欢迎回到 商务英语播客. Today’s lesson is the first in a series about agreeing and disagreeing in 英文会议. This is part of a broader project to take another look at some of our older lessons.
Success in business can depend on how your opinions align with other people’s ideas. 为此原因, agreeing and disagreeing are essential communication skills. It doesn’t matter whether it’s the board room, the meeting room, or the staff room, you need to know how to agree and disagree effectively.
今天, we’re going to focus on agreeing. 事实上, there are many ways to agree with someone! Sometimes we want to use a short expression. Sometimes we need something longer and more polite. Sometimes we want to show energy and enthusiasm. And sometimes we want to use an example or repeat someone else’s idea. It really depends on the situation.
在今天的对话中, we’ll hear a conversation between three people who work for a pharmaceutical, or drug company. Gene, Louis, and Carina are talking about the results of a new trial for a drug called Zorax. 在他们的谈话中, they use many different expressions for agreeing.
1. How does Louis agree with the idea that the drug will be a “big seller?”
2. What is one word that means “excellent” or “very good” that is used to agree?
3. What idea does Gene repeat with emphasis at the end of the conversation?
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