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Free Weekly Business English Lesson #43
Business English Dialogue and Phrases for Shadowing
Introduction1. Linda, have you ever had your computer crash on you? What happened? How did you resolve it?2. Go to http://www.bizeigojutsu.com for more free lessons, study tips, and information on upcoming English language seminars.Lesson transcriptA computer crashMr. Kondo: (Ring-ring) Hello, this is Tadashi in IT. How can I help you?Ms. Cho: Good morning Mr. Kondo. This is Lucy Cho in the Marketing department. My PC seems to have some kind of glitch. Could someone possibly come up and take a look at it for me?Mr. Kondo: Sure. I don't have anything on my plate at the moment. I'll come and see what seems to be the issue for you. Just give me about five minutes to get my things together.Ms. Cho: Oh great. See you soon.(Five minutes later)Mr. Kondo: Ms. Cho, right?Ms. Cho: Oh, you made it here in a flash. Thank you for coming so quickly.Mr. Kondo: No problem. Unless we're in the middle of a project we're usually not that busy. But don't tell my boss that though huh. (lol)Ms. Cho: (Laughing) I'll keep it between you and me.Mr. Kondo: So, what's the issue you seem to be having?Ms. Cho: My PC froze up. See here? I tried to force quit all of my open windows, but I can't even do that. And I'm in the middle of working on an important report, so I don't want to do a hard restart. If I lose all of the work I've done on this file, I'll never be able to finish it on time!Mr. Kondo: Did you save your work as you went along?Ms. Cho: Yeah, pretty much.Mr. Kondo: Okay. Let me try a couple of things and see what we can do to fix this… Were you using the Internet when it froze?Ms. Cho: Yeah. I was downloading some images to add to my Power Point presentation.Mr. Kondo: Were you using our image database or just Google images?Ms. Cho: Image database? Umm, no. I was just DL-ing them off the Web.Mr. Kondo: I see