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Free Weekly Business English Lesson #35
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Business English Dialogue and Phrases for Shadowing
Introduction1. New Year resolutions2. Some information about the new lesson format- Goals of the previous lesson format- Goals of the new lesson format- Shadowing for more effective learning Lesson transcriptPlanning a business tripMs. Jones: Excuse me Mr. Okamoto. Do you have a few minutes to go over my itinerary for the business trip to South Africa?Mr. Okamoto: Sure. Let's take a look at what you've got.Ms. Jones: As I mentioned before, I'll be bringing the intern Lucy with me so that she can get the hang of meeting with overseas clients.Mr. Okamoto: Will either of you need visas for the trip?Ms. Jones: No, we won't as South Africa offers a visa exemption for people staying under 90 days. After arriving we'll go directly to our hotel to prepare for our client meeting the following day. I'll email you our itinerary for reference later.Mr. Okamoto: Just out of curiosity, who will be giving the opening presentation at the meeting, you or Lucy?Ms. Jones: I thought that it would be a good chance for Lucy to get her feet wet, so she'll be giving the opening speech. I'll handle the Q&A after.Mr. Okamoto: That's a great idea. There's no point in her going if she doesn't really take the bull by the horns.Ms. Jones: I'm assuming that the meeting will take most of the afternoon, and we will probably be going out to dinner with the clients in the evening. If all goes well, we will be back at the client's office the next day to work out the contracts and that will be that. Then, we will be catching our return flight the following evening.Mr. Okamoto: Hmm. In that case, do you expect to be free that afternoon?Ms. Jones: It looks that way, unless we have any snag ups with the prospective clients of course.Mr. Okamoto: If you have time on your hands, could I get you to swing by the law firm that handles our business in South Africa? It would be a good gesture to stop in and at le