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  • Hello everyone how are you doing today I'm  sure you're here because you want to get  

  • professional and learn business english right well  you might think that business english is kind of a  

  • boring subject but it doesn't have to be  and today we are going to make it both fun  

  • and memorable for you by teaching it to you  with some of your favorite tv series aww yeah  

  • so business english as you might already imagine  is an area of english that deals with the context  

  • of business now this is one of the areas of  english that receives the most attention and it  

  • business english is just such a broad term you probably think about  

  • it as just the words that you need to learn to  be able to use in a business context right but in  

  • fact in many ways it is also about the technique  now when you learn words for business english you  

  • probably need to learn them related to meetings  presentations job interviews and negotiation  

  • but you also need to learn the technique that  is associated with those different areas so for  

  • example if we look at job interviews not only do  you need to know the words that you will need if  

  • you have an interview in english but it's also  important that you know how to talk about your  

  • past work experience and career goals in english  and another common misconception that I hear from  

  • english learners all the time is that they think  that they only have to learn formal english to  

  • be able to communicate in business context but  business english often is and should be informal  

  • so in this lesson we will teach you different bits  of language and give you advice so you know what  

  • to say and how to say it but of course before we  jump into the lesson I wanted to let you know that  

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  • new lessons let's begin with the english that  you're likely to use at the workplace but first of  

  • all what is the workplace now at the start of the  session i'll had you write down an incident that  

  • you found offensive in the workplace now what I'm  going to do is choose one and we're going to act  

  • the workplace is the place where people work  such as an office or factory similarly the  

  • workforce is all the people who work in  a particular industry or company we just  

  • fired one-third of their workforce it's  unseemly to go through their pockets as well

  • let's talk meetings now in companies  people arrange meetings to brainstorm  

  • ideas find solutions to problems and figure  out courses of action on a certain activity

  • in this lesson we're including text definitions  of some words highly relevant to this topic don't  

  • miss out on them and feel free to pause the video  if you need more reading time let's start with the  

  • basic collocations that go with the word meeting  some of the main ones are to arrange a meeting  

  • which means to organize one similarly when you  call a meeting you decide a meeting is necessary  

  • so that a certain topic can be discussed michael  bluth had called a meeting with the family's  

  • long-time attorney to discuss his father's  incarceration I am so sorry he was a client  

  • to hold a meeting means to direct a meeting in  a more casual tone you can say to run a meeting  

  • would you want me to write a meeting for yourself  uh or even better could you mail this letter for  

  • me you can't just give that to a mailman I can't  trust a mailman with this this is important  

  • then you attend a meeting which is the formal  alternative to simply saying go to a meeting  

  • we said that in meetings people try to figure out  or define a course of action this is the set of  

  • actions to be taken people often also say plan  of action or poa for short what's your course of  

  • action here saul's guy kooby tracks him down which  shouldn't take long and when he does I'm gonna

  • I'm gonna talk to him

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  • I look forward to meeting you  inside the fluency circle oh yeah  

  • now of course meetings are also the place  where people discuss different issues and  

  • agree or disagree on some different ideas now  when expressing your opinion in english it can be  

  • a little bit tricky you need to be cautious  and polite when you're doing this in a  

  • business context especially if you are trying  to communicate some strong idea that you have  

  • so let's take a look at some ways that you can do  this in such cases it's always a safe option to  

  • start your statement with in my opinion or from  my point of view michael scott here uses this  

  • expression although the general idea is not very  business wow what a day feels more like a night  

  • at a party than a day at work well in my opinion  business should feel like a night out night at

  • the there's roxbury to be music if you want  to state a strong opinion then you could say  

  • for example to be perfectly frankthink we should terminate this contract  

  • on account of that they've failed  to deliver the goods on time

  • like meetings the realm of presentations is very  

  • wide ranging and we can only hope to  scratch the surface with this lesson  

  • now if you're giving a presentation it's really  important that you're able to put emphasis on  

  • certain points so that you can kind of drive home  the point that you're making that is you can kind  

  • of put strength behind your message now of course  one way that you could do this is by using words  

  • like a lot really or very but if you do this  too much it can sound very repetitive it can  

  • be ineffective and it can even sound a little bit  boring so you'll kind of lose your audience now  

  • we're going to look at some better ways that you  can do this but first let's start off with a quiz  

  • which of these can we not use as an alternative  to vary or a lot painfully fully heavily

  • trick question all these are actually great  alternatives to use painfully as in it's painfully  

  • obvious clear evident apparent it may be possible  that nelson actually believes he didn't have  

  • that much to do with the founding of pied piper  either because but it is painfully obvious that  

  • he had a huge hand in it you could say fully in  collocations such as fully aware accept understand  

  • fully booked informed etc good news the majority  of the nation's networks are fully operational  

  • I hardly call that good news senator and  you know full well it wasn't the chinese  

  • I fully believe that a woman should be in charge  of what happens to her body in this case the body  

  • is anne's and the woman in charge of it is me you  could say heavily in collocations like heavily  

  • involved criticized dependent reliant influenced  it seems that as a 13 year old george michael had  

  • been heavily influenced by the star wars films and  had endeavoured to recreate his favorite moments  

  • we suspect rex wolf is laying low inbreakaway territory in eastern moldova  

  • this area is heavily dependent on  contraband and drug running and  

  • unfortunately the u.s has no  intelligence or diplomatic presence there  

  • lastly you could say sharply to describe a rise  or drop in a presentation about numbers example  

  • oil prices fell sharply these measures could  sharply reduce pollution from road traffic talking  

  • about numbers is another significant component of  business presentations we need to become familiar  

  • with ways we can use to describe compare and  contrast numbers and interpret and explain charts  

  • to describe a decline or a decrease in numbers  you could use drop fall and dip their share of  

  • the market dropped to 50 this year prices fell  sharply yesterday profits dipped slightly last  

  • year but if numbers experience a sharp decrease  you could say slump crash collapse or plummet 4  

  • 28 in the morning here in the oc I'm john beard  well there is some more grim economic news today  

  • the housing prices continue to plummet and the  economy say it may take swipe some what are  

  • you what are you doing you could also say in the  recession the company's profits plunged 60 sales  

  • slumped by 20 last year to describe an increase in  numbers you can use climb rise and go up example  

  • inflation climbed two percent last month the  divorce rate has risen steadily since the 1950s  

  • to describe a stronger rise you could use surge  rocket soar go through the roof jump example  

  • online sales have surged because of the pandemic  sales of their new cd have gone through the roof  

  • now of course a job interview is another  area where your business english will be  

  • put to the test and as we mentioned earlier  it's not only important that you learn the  

  • words necessary that you'll need to use in a job  interview but it also requires a lot of practice  

  • and focus and kind of understanding the different  kind of questions that you might be asked so as  

  • you can imagine this is difficult even for  native speakers and it's going to require  

  • a lot of preparation for you so we will give you  some brief tips here but if you would like a more  

  • focused video on english for job interviews  then just give us a like down below  

  • to let us know and we'll make that  for you alright now at a job interview  

  • you'll be asked about your background previous  experience your accomplishments your weaknesses  

  • etc you want to make sure to get a good first  impression so seriously do I do I look okay  

  • I'm a little nervous oh yeah you really you look  great yeah you know just don't get your hopes up

  • why not well the interview what about it you  know you don't make a very good first impression  

  • what oh you don't know if you're lucky you'll pass  the first round of questions and be appointed to  

  • a second round let's start out with a general  question what can you say when an interviewer  

  • asks you about your background they'll probably  ask you can you tell me a little about yourself  

  • needless to say you don't want to  do what this guy did why don't you  

  • tell me a little about yourself peter in  japan how to search number one steady head  

  • this one is a little more practical but  keep in mind that it's a comedy show  

  • okay eagleton ron tell me a little about yourself  well I love the outdoors love nature amen  

  • I'm a big believer in environmental conservation  recycling and composting and like I'm a yoga nut  

  • and I'm a nut nut you need to do your homework  and have a clear idea of how to respond to each  

  • question that you know you're likely to be asked  the key to nailing the question can you tell me  

  • a little about yourself is speaking briefly and  relevantly to the job you don't want to give a 10  

  • minute summary of your life so focus on things  related to the work and your career objectives  

  • some common phrases people say at job interviews  to respond to this question are I thrive on  

  • challenges I work well under pressure I would  describe myself as detail oriented and proactive  

  • I always appreciate constructive criticism  about my job performance I thrive on it um  

  • are you okay glorious got down to business at  the coffee shop finished the poem I worked better  

  • under pressure crawler I like you I could tell  from the moment I walked in here that we were  

  • one and the same needs you oriented love crunching  numbers however I cannot emphasize this next point  

  • enough do not lie in a job interview just because  you think that it's something that sounds good  

  • or that you think will make it more likely  that you'll get hired this is not the case  

  • if they catch you lying or if they just feel  like you're not very honest they're not going  

  • to hire you for the job so what I recommend that  you do instead is that you reflect on what your  

  • real strengths and weaknesses are and actually  write those down and think about how you can best  

  • communicate those in the interview and especially  important is to think of actual examples of this  

  • from your past work experience or if you  haven't worked in the past then just think  

  • about any other projects that you've had or  anything else from your life that you can give  

  • that will really kind of show how you  will be working in the actual job then  

  • when asked about your interest in the job you  could say you want to take on more responsibility  

  • do you know what the phrasal verb  take on means avoid delegate undertake

  • that's right take on means to undertake a task or  responsibility especially a difficult one hey stew  

  • you busy just updating my blog because i've got  an important assignment for you great I'm really  

  • ready to take on more responsibility around here  yeah I applaud that if the interview asks you  

  • why should we hire you you could say I'm a perfect  fit for this job because let's see fit used in  

  • some examples well both me and ben are trying  to help april find a new job we thought maybe  

  • she could work for you I feel like it would be  a perfect fit although I don't know exactly what  

  • you guys do here I'm guessing it's a business  maybe there's something for you at glendon hill  

  • that's nice of you to say but I'm not the right  fit for a place sure you are 20 years experience  

  • in the nonprofit sphere we coordinate all the  time with ngos you'd be a valuable asset to us

  • and finally when it comes to negotiation there's  a lot of technique and even strategy involved so  

  • in this section of the lesson we're going  to look at some different vocabulary that  

  • you will need if you're negotiating so in  negotiation you might have heard of a compromise  

  • now a compromise means to come to an agreement  where both sides kind of lower their expectations  

  • so just to kind of give you an example of this  say that you want to sell me something at 100  

  • but I only want to pay 50 for that thing  well we could compromise by me paying you 75  

  • for that thing and another expression you  might hear that kind of means the same thing  

  • is to meet someone in the middle so I would  say hey meet me in the middle i'll pay you 75  

  • I let claire think she's in charge I hide whatwant in something bigger and more expensive then  

  • when she rejects that we compromise on whatwanted all along I call my method the trojan  

  • horse now when things are moving along innegotiation and you make an offer you would  

  • say the ball is in their court which means that  it's their turn to either accept the offer or  

  • make a counter offer in other words make an offer  that's different example we've made him an offer  

  • but now he has to decide whether to accept the  ball is in his court in the context of contract  

  • negotiation if you agree to the terms of said  contract you're ready to sign on the dotted line  

  • so as you've seen in today's lesson  watching series like the office  

  • suits and mad men can be a great way to  pick up on business english vocabulary  

  • so if you need to learn business english a really  fantastic place to start is by getting addicted to  

  • a great series like this and of course you'll  have a lot of fun doing it and if you want to  

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