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Free Weekly Business English Lesson #48
3 days ago
Business English Dialogue and Phrases for Shadowing
Introduction1. So Linda, have you ever heard of the word portmanteau? Okay, I'm going to say some words, some portmanteaus, and you try to guess which two words they originally came from. Brunch, Eurasian, liger, Cambozola, Velcro, and Microsoft.2. We are now organizing our next seminar in Tokyo on speaking English more smoothly and naturally. In this three-hour seminar you will learn techniques on how to study more efficiently to improve your communication skills. There will also be a number of activities that will help you to improve your listening and speaking abilities. By the end of the seminar, you will have the know-how to take your English to the next level. This seminar is for intermediate speakers and up (TOEIC 450+ / EIKEN 2 or higher). Click this link for more details. Lesson transcriptOrganizing an evening with clientsMr. Okamoto: Ms. Cho, do you have a moment?Ms. Cho: Of course. How can I be of assistance?Mr. Okamoto: We just got word from our big South African client that two members of their team will be passing through Tokyo en route to Seoul this Wednesday. They'd like to swing by our office for a quick update meeting and then go out together in the evening. Ms. Jones will be picking them up from Haneda Airport, but I'd like you to organize the evening for us.Ms. Cho: Sure, no problem. So, how many people will be going out in the evening in total?Mr. Okamoto: Let's see, from our office it'll be Jim from sales, Ms. Jones, and myself, so five in total. To conserve on time, it's probably best to find somewhere in this general vicinity. Ms. Cho: Do you have a preference regarding the type of cuisine?Mr. Okamoto: Since they are in Japan on only a one-day layover, I'm sure they'd like to try some traditional Japanese food.Ms. Cho: Do you know if they have any allergies or food preferences?Mr. Okamoto: No, that totally slipped my mind to ask. And I'm not sure if I can get that information for