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Free Weekly Business English Lesson #41
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Business English Dialogue and Phrases for Shadowing
Introduction1. Linda, have you ever participated in an internship or known someone who has? Well, internships are a great way for university students to get their feet wet in the real business world. What does get your feet wet mean? (To try out something for the first time in order to get used to it or to see if you like it.) Yeah, that's right. Okay, next question. Which companies in America do you think are the highest rated among interns? In other words, which companies do interns really give positive feedback about?Click here for a link to the source article on the highest rated companies for internships.Lesson transcriptA full-time positionMs. Cho: Good afternoon Mr. Okamoto. Ms. Jones said that you wanted to see me. Mr. Okamoto: Yes, please come in and have a seat. So first of all, I'd like to hear what you've thought about your internship thus far.Ms. Cho: It's been great, but a tidbit challenging. But everyone is really nice and helpful, so whenever I don't know what to do I can usually find someone to give me a helping hand.Mr. Okamoto: That's good. The first rule of business is that when you don't know ask. Have you thought about what you want to do after your internship finishes?Ms. Cho: To be honest, not much. I've been focusing so much on trying to get a handle on the day-to-day tasks here that I haven't had much time to think about it.Mr. Okamoto: Well, the reason why I'm asking is that we need more heads in the sales and marketing department. And I got the okay from the board to hire on a new member. Would you be interested in the position?Ms. Cho: Wow. I wasn't expecting that. I did study marketing in Uni with a focus on digital-ageadvertising trends, so it would be right up my alley. But, I just graduated, and…Mr. Okamoto: Don't worry, it's not a now or never situation. Think it over this week and either send me an email or pop by my office to let me know. Here's the salary we are willing to offer