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Hello, everyone.
My name is Robin and in this video I'm going to talk about 'titles'.
Titles are very formal so when we're talking to someone in the business
world we should use a title before their name.
Now first I'm gonna talk about titles for people we know or people we just met.
And later I'm gonna talk about titles for strangers.
Let's take a look
Okay I have five titles here.
Very common titles.
Maybe you've already heard about them or know them.
Let's take a look.
The first one M-r-s. is pronounced [misses], misses.
And misses is used only for married women.
Okay so if her last name is Smith I would call her Mrs. Smith.
Okay she's a married woman.
The next one is miss.
Miss and Miss is used for single women not married. Okay?
So Mrs. Smith, oh I know she is married.
Miss Smith, oh she's single.
Okay again both of them are only used for women.
Mrs. and Miss are a little bit old style. Okay?
So we don't use those too much anymore. What we use nowadays is this one, m-s.
The MS is pronounced [mizz], [mizz].
And we only use Ms. for women but we don't know if they're married or single.
Okay? We're just using a title for women so in the
very formal situation and in business this is what you should use Ms., Ms. Smith.
Okay? Okay so those are what we use for women.
Over here we have Mr.
And Mr. of course is used for all men.
Doesn't matter if they're married single.
Every man is mister. Okay, so again if his last name is Smith, Mr. Smith.
And the last one doctor.
Of course doctor we use for doctors.
Doesn't matter if it's a woman or a man. All doctors we should call doctors before
their name so like Dr. Smith.
Okay? So those are the titles.
Again for business, you only need to know this one Ms. and this one Mr.
Any man is Mr. and every woman should be Ms.
Let's take a look at my name.
Okay of course I'm a man so we should use Mr.
But Mr., we should use it in a formal way so I wrote three styles here.
One of them is wrong. Okay? Very wrong.
Let's take a look.
I have Mr.Robin Shaw, Mr. Robin, Mr. Shaw.
Which one is wrong?
Well it is this one Mr. Robin.
Now a lot of my students say Mr. Robin. Mr. Robin, Mr. Robin.
This is wrong, okay?
You got to be very careful.
Robin is my first name. Okay? And in a formal situation don't just use the first name with Mr.
Okay? So this is wrong. You never want to say Mr. Robin.
Mr. Robin Shaw. Okay my first name is here but actually the Mr. Shaw.
Okay This is this is a good way very formal.
Mr. Robin Shaw or Mr. Shaw.
Okay use this style or this style but never say this style.
All right let's take a look at an example.
I invited six people to my party.
I invited Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Ms Jane Spark, Miss Kirkland, Mr. Scott and Dr. Casting.
I invited six people to my party.
I invited Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Ms Jane Spark, Miss Kirkland, Mr. Scott and Dr. Casting.
Alright now I'm gonna talk about some titles or expressions to use when you're
walking in public and you don't know someone.
Okay you don't know their name, but you want to talk to them in a polite way.
Okay very formal way
And if you look here you might say excuse me you want to get someone's attention you say "excuse me."
Okay there's four main ways.
This is for men. This is for women. So let's start with the men.
So, very simple "excuse me sir".
Okay very polite, "excuse me sir."
"Excuse me Mr.", "Excuse me Mr." This is the best one but this one is also possible.
Okay when you don't know their name, "excuse me sir" or "may I help you sir?".
Okay the other two are for women.
Now you can say "excuse me ma'am" "excuse me ma'am".
This is usually for older women. "Excuse me ma'am" and
"Excuse me miss" is for younger women.
So probably under age 20.
Okay under age 20 we would probably say "miss".
So young women and even children females women "excuse me ma'am", "excuse me, miss".
"May I help you, ma'am?", "May I help you, miss?"
Okay so all of these very polite and you should use them.
Alright, so that's titles titles for people we know.
Titles for people we don't know - if you want to speak in a polite way
you should you always use titles. It shows a lot of respect.
Okay that's it for this video see you next time.
Hello everyone I'm Robin and in this video we're gonna talk about being fired
okay there are many expressions in English that express being fired of
course when you're fired from a job that's a terrible thing because you lost
your job and as I said there are lots of expressions to express being fired let's
take a look now I'm gonna use the sentence he was of course it could work
for men he or women she he was she was he was fired all right that's the most
common way to express being fired he was fired but there are some other ones and
this is the first group there will be a second group later
let's take a look he was fired he was laid off okay
now fired is probably your fault the employee fault but if you're laid off
that's the company fault the company has some financial difficulties so they have
to layoff many workers he was dismissed okay he was dismissed this is kind of a
polite way to say he's fired he was let go okay fired is a very terrible word he
was fired he was let go means the same thing but it's not as powerful so it's a
little a little nicer to say he was let go he was released he was released again
kind of a more polite way to say he was fired and last one he was terminated he
was terminated this is actually very strong terminated cut he was terminated
all right this is the first group but there's more let's move on here's the
second group of expressions remember they all mean the same thing to be fired
or right so there's lots of slang and
idioms to look at the first one dumped he was dumped again it just means fired
he was sacked he was sacked he was canned he was canned
he was axed he was axed now an axe is like an axe to cut a tree so he was axed
similar he was cut now the last two idioms also very common he was given the
boot the boot he was given the boot so he was kicked out of the company and he
was given the pink slip okay now a long time ago when someone was
fired from a company they were given a form to say you're fired and the color
of this form was usually pink okay so this expression given the pink slip
that means he's fired these days they don't use that form anymore but they
still use the expression or the idiom here to mean that person is fired
alright so these are also all very common and very good to use to talk
about when someone is fired alright so again being fired is a terrible thing
but in English we have a lot of expressions that mean you are fired
alright so I hope you learned a few more today that's it and I'll see you next
time
hello I'm bill and in this video we're going to talk about how you can
introduce yourself and your job because when you're meeting new people knowing
what you do for a living is kind of important and it happens a lot so think
about what's important about who you are and what you do for work now think about
the three most important things they are easy your name standard when you
introduce yourself and then also your title now your title is what you do at
your job maybe you are an accountant an engineer maybe you do marketing or
you're a Salesman or a manager any of these things okay that tells a lot about
you as a person or what your job title is and then also company what company do
you work for because different companies do different things if you work for a
company like Samsung you probably know a lot about electronics if you work a lot
of work for a company like Doosan you probably know more about heavy machinery
and industry so that explains a lot about who you are as well so if you're
introducing yourself and your job you want to focus name title company the
orders not too important we'll talk about that later but here as an example
I will introduce myself to you so you can see how people do it alright let's
take a look at my example okay so this is my official introduction I say hello
my name is Bill and I am an English professor at a university in Suwon so
one more time this is how I say my introduction hello my name is Bill
and I am an English professor at a university in Suwon as you just saw I
clearly said my name my title and my company now there are many universities
in Suwon that's why I didn't say the exact name because not everyone knows
every University in Suwon but that's okay not very important also just
remember always start name first then company and title you can put them in a
different order if you want to and in the next examples you can see how
there's different ways to organize your introduction let's take a look let's
look at a few examples of how to introduce you and your job my name is
David and I am a director at SK again my name is David and I am a director at SK
there's another way to do it I'm Paul and I currently work in the human
resources department at Doosan let's do it again
I'm Paul and I currently work in the human resources department at Doosan now
we'll take one more look yeah my name is Chris and I do marketing for
Samsung listen again my name is Chris and I do marketing for Samsung so there
you have it several examples that can help you remember how to do this okay if
you remember them you should be more than ready and confident to introduce
yourself and your job I hope this was helpful and I'll see you next video
hello I'm bill and in this video I'm gonna tell you about two questions you
need to know for business okay now they're really easy so you should not
have any stress about this okay what we have here is this question what do you
do now if you say it really fast what do you do
gets a little sounds a little strange but just don't worry go natural with it
what do you do what do you do what do you do that's what people want to know
now if this question we're longer what do
you do on the weekend well now it's about your weekend your
hobbies your fun time but if the question is just what do you do it's
about work and that's all it is so if you ask me what do you do I say I'm a
teacher that's my job that's my work now of course you may
have to change a to an if you're I'm an engineer or I'm a student just the a ok
that's what we have so think job title for this one now there's also here I'm
in charge of now in charge that means duty what are you responsible
for what do you need to do for your job if you're a leader of a marketing team
you may say I'm in charge of a marketing team you're the leader
that's your duty take care of them or you ask me I'm in charge of helping my
students that's what I have to do so I'm in charge of my students of course a
very easier than that we have the simpl where do you work now you can say the
company name you can be very specific and say
something like I work at worry Bank or you don't have to say the company name
you can just say I work at a bank that's fine too
let's look at some example dialogue where we put these two questions
together okay all right here's our first examples here
the question was what do you do well the easy answers I'm a doctor or I'm a
banker or I'm an accountant
what's whatever you do the next question where do you work well I work at a bank
I work at a store I work at a school just the place you work at put that in
there all right just like those two phrases I just showed you there's
another question that's very common especially in American conversation and
it goes like this what do you do for a living now for a living you know we all
have to live we all have to pay for it so that's our job right there so it's
basically asking how do you pay for your life what do you do for a living now
just like the what do you do question you can simply answer I'm a teacher I'm
an engineer I'm an accountant or you can go ahead and give a full longer
description of I work in the personnel department at SK so you can keep it
short you can keep it long that's okay let's take a look at examples of long
and short answers to this question all right
now here's the longer question what do you do for a living now the short answer
would just be I'm a teacher and that's fine but you can also give a
longer answer like I work in the legal department for Lotte so here you can go
short answer or long answer both are okay okay so there you have it three
simple questions you can use when you meet new people in business so what do
you do which is always about work remember that what do you do people want
to know about your job than me where do you work just what's your company where
is it what do you do and then of course what do you do for a living that's all
about how you earn your money so you can live I hope this was helpful for you and
I'll see you next video
hello everyone I am Robin and in this video we are gonna learn some very
useful expressions to describe a co-worker who is too nice to your boss
or manager alright now in every company there are
some employees your coworker who are too nice to the boss ok and why are they too
nice well maybe they want a promotion or they
want a higher salary they want some sort of advantage so they are very nice to
the boss and maybe they don't even like the boss but they are still always nice
to the boss very friendly to the boss always doing what the boss asks them to
do and maybe they even give gifts to the boss there are always nice to the boss
well of course we don't like those people we hate those people and we hate
those coworkers so we're gonna use these expressions now these expressions can be
used for both men and women and they are negative ok so we want to call these
people very negative names we don't like them the first one a yes-man very easy
to understand so a yes-man if I said he's a yes-man that means he always says
yes to the boss ok whatever the boss asks him to do he says yes he never says
no because the boss might be angry or upset if he says no so he's a yes-man
he always says yes the next one very negative let's use a girl she's a
bootlicker she's a bootlicker ok so you have to
imagine a boot and someone licking licking the boot ok very negative so
that means if the boss asks lick my boot she would say yes
okay so that just means whatever the boss asks she will do so we would say
she's a bootlicker okay the next one sucking up okay
she's always sucking up okay she's always sucking up means she's always too
nice to the boss okay she's sucking up the last two my
favorite they're very bad okay let's take a look the first one ass
kisser this is your ass so someone who is an ass kisser he's an ass kisser the
boss has an ass and he's kissing the ass okay
that means he's - really - nice - the boss we call him an ass kisser he
doesn't really kiss the boss's ass but he's too nice
and the last one brown-noser she's a brown-noser okay she's again too
nice to the boss she's a brown-noser now brown-noser the nose is brown why
well similar to ass kisser the brown noser is kissing the ass and then get
some shit on their nose because they're always kissing ass so she's a brown
noser or he's a brown noser very negative thing to call your coworker who
is too nice to the boss all right let's take a look at a few examples sentences
to help us understand these expressions all right let's take a look at the first
example he is a yes man he agrees with all the boss's ideas even the stupid
ideas he is a yes man he agrees with all the boss's ideas even the stupid ideas
and the next one he always sucks up to the boss he always sucks up to the boss
in the next one she is such a bootlicker she actually
hates the boss but acts friendly to him she is such a bootlicker she actually
hates the boss but acts friendly to him all right let's look at the next one
Steve is a big ass kisser he even washes the CEOs car on Sunday
Steve is a big ass kisser he even washes the CEOs car on Sunday and the last one
I hate brown nosers they always get more perks
I hate brown nosers they always get more perks are you an ass kisser
are you a brown-noser okay well from my experience of course I worked at many
companies and schools sometimes I do suck up to the boss you know happy boss
is certainly better than an angry boss but generally I'm not always a
brown-noser just sometimes be very careful if you call someone a
brown-noser or ass-kisser it's very negative okay so you can talk to your
coworkers he's a brown-noser but if you say you
are brown noser very negative that person's going to be angry all right so
I hope you understand these expressions and I hope you use them correctly that's
it and I'll see you next time
hello I'm Robin and in this video we're going to talk about some business
expressions asking about price and also answering about price all right now
first we're gonna look at the questions on how to ask about price and here they
are now we're gonna begin with how much first so of course the most basic
question to ask about price is how much is it how much is it so if you want to
know the price or the cost of something that's the easiest most common way how
much is it all right now here are some more you might hear they're all common
how much does it run how much does it run or sometimes people say how much
does it run for okay don't be confused by run this is just
talking about the cost how much does it run how much does it cost okay again
very basic how much does it cost you want to know how much it costs the price
how much does it sell for how much does it sell for how much will it cost me how
much will it cost me okay and the last one how much are you asking how much are
you asking now all of these questions are the same they're asking for the
price or the cost of something so the answer to all these question questions
where ever you're talking to would be the same answer all right now instead of
how much some people will say what and you see this blue line you never say
what is it it's always how much is it but for these ones people can use what
so you can say what does it run what does it cost what does it sell for what
will it cost me what are you asking what is possible - okay I prefer you to use
how much but you can also use what certainly you have to know both ways in
case someone says what or how much all right let's move on to how to answer
someone asks you how much is something and you have to answer these are the
best ways and the most common ways to answer all right now I'm gonna use $100
for every answer so you can understand they all mean the same thing so the most
common way is it's $100 how much is it how much does it sell for it's $100 okay
now if it's not exactly $100 we're gonna use about or around okay
so how much is it it's about $100 it's around $100 okay and here are three more
not so common as the top two you're still gonna hear them it sells for $100
it sells for $100 it goes for $100 it's priced at $100
okay so all of these are the same thing
answering how much something costs okay so the top two two ways that's the most
common but these ones are a little bit common you will hear them so you should
know them it sells for $100 it goes for $100 it's priced at $100
okay let's look at some example sentences okay let's look at the first
example dialogue how much is it it's about two dollars how much is it it's
about two dollars and the next one excuse me what does this car sell for
this one sells for $9,000 excuse me what does this car sell for this one
sells for 9000 and the next one do you want to buy a
membership to the fitness center how much does it run it's about $100 a month
no thanks do you want to buy a membership to the fitness center how
much does it run it's about $100 a month no thanks
the next one honey we should take a trip to Europe how much will it cost us
tickets go for $8,000 okay let's go in June honey we should take a trip to
Europe how much will it cost us tickets go for $8,000 okay let's go in June and
the last example what are you asking for this ring this one is priced at $500 oh
that's a little too expensive for me what are you asking for this ring this
one is priced at $500 oh that's a little too expensive for me so these are the
most common ways and best ways to ask about price and answer about price okay
so you should study these expressions they're very useful very helpful you
must know them that's it for this video and I'll see you next time
hi I'm bill and in this video we're gonna talk about some business small
talk now we remember small talk is just conversations that are not important
okay they're not about giving a lot of details it's just easy conversation
usually when you don't know what else to talk about now these questions are about
business and you can use them at work with a co-worker you can use it when you
meet friends or just when you're having conversations with new people it can
also be a get to know you kind of question and well the first one here
would be house business or like house work kind of like that just how is your
job going now remember you don't care about details
it's just how's business so a positive answer
would just be business is great thank you for asking or I'm having a very good
month at my job no stress but then there's also the
negative side how's business oh it's not good right now my company is losing
money or oh I have too much work to do I'm so busy it happens okay but now this
is the short one how's business you can also go with the what has business been
like it's kind of this week or last month
very close how has business been same meaning just a different way of asking
the question same thing what has business been like now here the answer
would probably be something like business has been good business has been
not so good let's take a look at some written examples really quick all right
all right here's some first examples okay question is how's business
well you can say business is good or you could say work is good
then kind of bad right now because it's not always good sometimes work is not
good and then the other question what's business been like you can say it's been
all right you could say it's been stressful or it's been a good month so
far all right now let's say you're in a
situation you're not at work you're out to dinner you're meeting new people and
someone asks you how's business well maybe you don't want to talk about your
job you want to talk about something else
well there are easy ways to move on from the question polite ways and easy ways
so if someone asks you how's business you can just quickly say it's the same
old same old fast answer no details and it answers their question but also hints
to them let's talk about something else you can also just do the business is
business just my business is my business that's what it is so let's take a look
at some written examples of using these to avoid the question now for when you
want to avoid the question the question is how's business
you can quickly end the conversation by saying it's the same old same old or you
could say business is business here's a very simple dialogue that you
might see so bill says hey Bob how's business bob says Oh business is
business bill says I see Bob how's your work bill it's the same old same old
okay I hope you found this helpful and if you can remember to start the
conversation how's business what has business been
like but then of course if you want to avoid the conversation and not talk
about business you can just do the it's the same old same old
or businesses business because it always is alright I hope you learned something
see you next video
hello everyone I'm bill and today we're gonna talk about some easy questions you
can ask or maybe you get asked when you meet a foreign visitor for the first
time okay because we got to remember maybe you
meet them at the airport when they come in
maybe you meet them at your office when they visit or maybe at a business dinner
you get introduced to someone you say your name's shake hands
this is a good thing to say okay now we all know to get to Korea people have to
travel very far usually so it's always nice to ask how was the flight cuz
sometimes it's a long airplane ride a long flight so if you ask how was the
flight maybe it was fine or I slept the whole
way if they're lucky I can't sleep on airplane so I'm jealous then you also
have was your journey okay same thing just a different way of saying it'd be
yes it was long but it was comfortable that's alright but now also maybe you
are in a different country and you meet someone and they ask you was your flight
okay was it okay coming here and again you can just say it was good thank you
or mmm not too comfortable or this service was not very good so really you
can get different answers for all of these questions people can talk about
how long the flight was how comfortable they were the service they received so a
lot of different ways to answer these so let's take a look at some sample
dialogues that show how these are used all right here's dialogue one you say
how was your flight the visitor it was comfortable but I
still had a hard time sleeping so you should say I'm sorry to hear that and
visitor that's okay I can rest at the hotel dialogue - you can ask was
yourjourney okay visitor it was fine thank you for asking so here you just
respond it was my pleasure
dialogue 3 now if you travel maybe the foreigner says to you was the flight
okay and maybe you answer it was alright but
the service was slow so the foreigner says maybe you should try another
airline company next time and you can say I think I will
alright now you have three easy questions you can ask a foreign visitor
when you meet them for the first time just uh how was your flight was the
journey ok was the flight ok so if you're when you're introduced to a
foreign visitor don't be nervous because this is a very simple thing you
can ask them when you're shaking their hand alright I hope you can remember
this and I'll see you next time
hello I'm bill now maybe you saw in another video we talked about asking a
foreign visitor about their flight over well that's good now to continue from
that though a good thing to ask them about would be
how is the hotel they're staying in because some people they don't like
sleeping in hotels so nice hotel is always good now the question you can ask
very easy would be how is the hotel again this shows that you care and you
worry about them well there's different things they can talk about when they
answer your question they could talk about the service at the hotel now the
service would be are the workers friendly do they have good food at the
hotel if there's a problem do they fix it quickly all right now also the
comfort of the hotel okay is it clean very important is it clean is the bed
nice do they have soft pillows alright that's important because they want to
feel comfortable when they're in a foreign country and then another thing
that they could talk about would be location of the hotel is the location a
very noisy place okay that makes it hard for them to sleep at night or is the
location good in that is the location close to things that the visitor wants
to see and do is it a interesting location or is it a boring location but
still asking the visitor how is the hotel is a good way to make them feel
more comfortable with you so let's take a look at sentences in how this is used
and answered ok so the question is how is the hotel well possible answers can
be I have everything I need the service is friendly the
location is close to where I need to be it's very comfortable all are very
possible answers okay now I want to tell you another way to ask this question
about how is the hotel now a common question that people ask would be this
it is is the hotel - you're suiting now this is underlined here for because -
you're suiting just means the same as is the hotel something you like is it
likeable do you like it so because it starts with is this quick answer would
just be yes it is or no it isn't but you could get longer
because this is a long question so let's give a good answer so we ask is the
hotel - you're suiting common answer it suits me just fine or it suits me well
enough but you can also just say things like I think it's good or I am
comfortable they're just very basic answers about the hotel
let's see some written examples on how this is used the question is is the
hotel - you're suiting and your possible answers can be yes it is Thanks
it suits me just fine or I am happy there all are possible and
fine answers so there you have ways to ask a foreign visitor how is the hotel
because it's important for them to be comfortable while they're visiting your
company so just remember how is the hotel and is the hotel - you're suiting
both mean the same thing but just different ways of saying it keeps it
more interesting for when you're talking so I hope that helps
you and I hope you remember it see you next time
what's the worst hotel used to that worst hotel I've ever stayed at it's a
dingy little villa Hotel in New Orleans one time for Mardi Gras they said it was
great because it was really close to downtown but it was more of like closets
that they made into a small hotel room just to make money off tourists now the
blankets in the bed were clean but now the rest of it wasn't at all it was the
floor was pretty dirty the bathroom was dirty and it was way too expensive
because they were taking advantage of the holiday no I don't it was about nine
years ago probably just the one in Bohr young because the mud festival was
happening just because there is everywhere every place in Boreum during
the mud festival is dirty because people walk around covered in
mud so no matter where you go everywhere there's mud inside outside there is no
clean place and again Thursday night we got there the hotel was only thirty
thousand long but then Friday because it's the weekend they told us next night
is a hundred thousand won and no matter what I did there was mud and sand
everywhere even in the bed even in the bathroom just can't stop it
hello everyone I'm Robin and in this video we are gonna talk about six
vocabulary to use when you're leaving your job okay
some are common some are not so common but they're all useful let's take a look
at the first two quit and give notice okay now quit is the most common word or
expression we want to use when leaving a job you can say I quit now usually I
quit means suddenly like today but it can be used to talk about the future
like I will quit next month I will quit next year and remember if you use it in
past tense don't say quitted you have to say I quit
my job last month okay just use quit for past tense all right let's take a look
at her example this job is terrible I quit okay this job is terrible I quit
this person is not happy with their job he says I quit maybe he says that to his
boss so in this sense he's probably quitting today he's at his
job he says I quit he probably goes home okay he no longer does his job the
second one give notice okay give notice when you give notice this is
more formal more professional and the polite way to quit so in our sentence
today I gave my boss two weeks notice okay so how long is the how long do you
want to continue working at your job two weeks notice some jobs you probably want
to give one month notice but anyway he gives to his boss sometimes it's a paper
sometimes it's just verbally speaking but you should give notice that's the
best way most polite way the professional way to
quit to give notice all right let's take a look at the next two the first two
vocabulary were about you wanting to leave a job the next two maybe you don't
want to leave your job but you have to the words are fired and laid off let's
take a look at fired first now fired a very negative a very bad thing to hear
if your boss tells you you're fired okay now if you're fired you're probably
doing something wrong you're a bad worker or something and
again fired is quick it's very quick if your boss says you're fired probably you
should leave that job today so go clean off your desk and go home
get out so your boss might say this you're a terrible worker you're a
terrible worker you're fired you're fired again
go home get out the next one laid off now laid off is not your fault
this is probably your fault but laid off is probably the company fault okay the
company has some financial problem money problem or there's not enough work for
all the employees okay so when the company has a problem they might have to
lay off some employees let's take a look at the example company sales are down
company sales are down I was laid off okay so probably this company has some
money problems and of course large companies when they lay off workers they
lay off thousands of workers so you can see that in the newspaper they will lay
off like 3,000 workers or 5,000 workers because the company has a lot of
problems all right in some cases you might be rehired when the company has
better conditions okay so the company sales are down you're laid off sales
start to go again they will rehire some workers but
usually they don't rehire the old workers they just hire new younger and
cheaper workers anyway both are bad if you're fired or laid off you probably
don't want that alright let's look at the next two examples here are the last
two vocabulary resign and retire let's look at resign resign be careful with
the pronunciation it's resign resign it's a verb to redesign alright now we
already learned you can leave the company by quitting or give notice and
the last one here is to resign now to resign is usually used with upper
management executives CEOs even politicians they resign from a company
now resign can be positive or negative so resign if I'm a CEO and I want to
resign from a company alright so probably I have another job at
another company or I'm planning to retire so I officially quit the company
I resigned it can also be negative especially for
politicians they have some public scandal or something and they have to
resign they have to quit ok let's take a look at my example he had to resign
because of a scandal ok so he's a very important person and he has to quit his
job but we don't say quit for the very important person we say resign ok and he
had some scandal he had to resign the last one retire ok so you worked hard
and it's time to stop working forever you have to retire so my example after
35 years of work long time it's time to retire okay so I'm gonna
retire from my company of course this is a good thing this is a
positive thing there can be early retirement okay some companies have
early retirement they might give you some extra money to retire early in some
cases it's voluntary means you you want to early retire and in other cases they
make you early retire okay but usually just retiring that's a good thing you
worked hard time to retire all right let's look at some example sentences all
right let's look at the examples number one I quit my job today my boss was
terrible I quit my job today my boss was terrible okay let's look at the next one
I will move to another city I will give two weeks notice to my company I will
move to another city I will give two weeks notice to my company next example
he got fired from his job because he was stealing money he got fired from his job
because he was stealing money the next example the company had to layoff 1,000
employees because of low sales the company had to layoff 1,000 employees
because of low sales all right the next example he resigned from the CEO
position due to low sales he resigned from the CEO position due to low sales
and the last example I will retire at age 65 I will retire at age 65 okay
I hope those examples helped you let's do a quick review of the six vocabulary
the first one quit I quit okay you don't like your job
anymore and you're gonna quit probably very quickly like today I quit the next
one give notice a little more professional and nice you tell your boss
or you write your letter to your boss and you give it to him I'm gonna give
notice that I'm quitting one month later all right you're fired
very bad you're a bad worker Mamie and your boss says you're fired
okay so get out now get out today laid off company problems not your fault
sorry but we have to lay you off okay you're fired
but it's not your fault resign again for kind of upper management and very
important workers they don't say I quit they say I resigned and the last one
retire of course you work many many years and you don't want to work anymore
you retire all right so I hope you have a very good understanding of these six
vocabularies and that's it see you next time
hello I'm Robin and in this video we are going to talk about your income and your
outgoings now let's start with income first now your income is the money
coming in how you make money the money you make that is your income all right
and these are the different ways you can get an income so let's see how they're
expressed in English now the first way is a salary if you have a job a
full-time job you get a salary now salary is usually calculated per month
or per year okay so when you talk about your salary for example I make $2,000 a
month or I make $40,000 a year that's how we would express salary the next one
is wage now a wage is usually for a part-time job okay students work for a
wage for example if they work at a fast-food restaurant maybe they get a
small wage this is calculated per hour or per day so for example I make $6 per
hour the next one is a commission so if you work especially in sales maybe you
get a commission if you're working at a car dealership you sell a car and you
would get a percentage of the the cost of that car that's called the commission
so the more cars you sell the more Commission you get bonus at the company
you work one year at the company and some company is not all companies will
give a bonus okay so that's extra money if the company is doing well fees
lawyers doctors they might charge fees if you're using their service you have
to effie okay so for example a lawyer might
have a hourly fee of like $400 or $500 okay you pay them a fee and that's how
they make their money from fees Social Security all right this is money from
the government it can be called also welfare so if you lost your job or
you're handicapped and you need some money from the government
this is Social Security that is also income pension that is your retirement
money so after you retire you can collect a pension
that's an income and the last one investments so if you are investing in
property or stock and you make money that is also an income all right so this
is the different ways you can get an income let's take a look at some example
sentences okay let's look at the first example his yearly salary is $30,000 his
yearly salary is $30,000 in the next example her wage is $6 an hour at the
fast-food restaurant her wage is $6 an hour at the fast-food restaurant and the
next one for every camera I sell I get 10% commission for every camera I sell I
get 10% commission and the next one my company usually gives a year-end bonus
last year I received $5,000 my company usually gives a year-end bonus last year
I received $5,000 and the next one I'm a lawyer my hourly fee is $500 I'm a
lawyer my hourly fee is $500 and the next one our family lives off of
social security the government gives us about $900 a month our family lives off
of Social Security the government gives us about $900 a month and the last
example when I retire from my company I can collect a pension of about $2,000 a
month when I retire from my company I can collect a pension of about $2,000 a
month okay so we talked about the different types of income the money
coming in now we're gonna talk about outgoings outgoings the money going out
how you spend the money let's take a look at the first one living expenses
now living expenses means the things you have to spend or what you need to buy
every day to survive this is talking about food or clothing or even
transportation things like that things you need to get every day those are
living expenses the next one bills okay so every month we have to pay bills we
have to pay the electricity bill the water bill things like that those are
bills rent if you're living in a house the house is not yours you're renting
okay you have to rent the house so you have to spend money to rent the house
every month mortgage now if you want to buy a house but you don't have enough
money you go to the bank you ask for a loan and they give you a loan and you
can buy a house that loan is called a mortgage all right
so rent you don't own the house you're just spending every month rent mortgage
you own the house but still every month you have to pay the bank for the loan so
the mortgage is the bank loan to buy the house insurance car insurance health
insurance every kind of insurance every month you have to buy insurance
and of course we have to pay tax on all our income we have to pay tax so these
are good examples of the outgoings let's look at some more example sentences okay
let's look at the examples my monthly living expenses are around $800 my
monthly living expenses are around $800 and the next one all my monthly bills
add up to about $1,200 all my monthly bills add up to about $1,200 and the
next one I pay five hundred dollars in rent next month my rent will go up one
hundred dollars I pay five hundred dollars in rent next month my rent will
go up one hundred dollars and the next one each month I have to make a thousand
dollar mortgage payment in 15 years my house will be paid off each month I have
to make a thousand dollar mortgage payment in 15 years my house will be
paid off and the next one I pay about $400 a month in health insurance to
cover my family I pay about $400 a month in health insurance to cover my family
and the last one my taxes are about thirty percent of my income my taxes are
about thirty percent of my income now you know different types of income and
you know different types of outgoings okay I did not teach all the different
types of income and outgoings I just taught the main ones okay the ones you
must know these are great financial terms you should study them you should
know them and you should use them anyway that's it for this video see you next
time
I'm bill and what we have right here is a small talk video usually good for when
you're meeting a foreign visitor who's in Korea on business and maybe you can't
think about what to talk about well how about the weather easy topic so there's
three different questions I want us to talk about about the weather and how to
ask a foreign visitor so here's the first one here it goes how is the
weather over there now here over there that means their country the foreign
visitors country how is the weather over there in your country now of course
their answer is going to start with it's the it is meaning the weather is so now
maybe they could say it's hotter than in Korea or maybe they say it's colder than
in Korea or even maybe more of an answer they could say it's raining a lot right
now over there remember that okay let's look
at the next question okay here we are with the next question
now the next question you can ask the foreign visitor would be this is the
weather good in your country this time of year now we say time of year that
means right now so there's a lot of different ways for someone to answer
this question because it starts with is the easy answer would just be yes it is
or no it isn't but giving boring answers isn't good so you got to think there's
lots of ways to do this you could say ah the weather is wonderful right now or if
the weather is very bad maybe they could joke and say
I'm happy to travel because the weather in my country is not fun now there's no
real common answer so it takes a lot of practicing but there are some easy
answers along the lines of it's very good right now or no it's too cold in my
country things like that are fine okay let's look at the last question okay
we're onto the last question the last question
it's a comparative okay we have to think about that and it goes like this is the
weather different from here that just means is the weather different
in your country from Korea so we have to use the ER here and I'll explain don't
worry so we think it is hotter than here or it is colder than here now there's
other ways of doing it too we could just say it is raining more than here okay or
it is more windy than here these are all fine as well now let's
think about all three questions and look at examples of them okay let's now
review the questions question one how is the weather over there sample answers
it's not as hot as Korea or usually very cold or nothing special hot in the
summer and cold in the winter question two is the weather good in your country
this time of year can say yes it is very enjoyable or it's a lot like Korea or no
it's not good this time of year question three is the weather different from here
can say it's colder than here it's more wyndi than here or it's snowing more
than here alright so those are three small talk questions you can ask a
foreign visitor about the weather in their home country and maybe you'll be
surprised how they answer I know for me Korea in the summer is much hotter than
where I'm from in America ok I'm from Michigan where it rains a lot
it gets hot in the summer but not as hot as Korea so in the summertime while I
live here in Korea I'm very uncomfortable sometimes just because of
the heat that's just my feeling so ask other foreign visitors about the weather
in their countries and enjoy the small talk have a good time
hello I'm bill and what I have for you here is small talk conversation okay now
this is a great way to start a conversation with small talk because
it's really it's all about current events and things that are happening
right now so if you're having trouble starting a conversation you can use
these to get things going okay now the phrases are we'll start
with this one I hear that now you can say I hear that
or I heard that you can use present tense or past tense both are fine okay
but now you would use I hear that something I hear that the election will
start soon now you say I hear that when you're listening to other people or
maybe the radio in your car or a podcast on your smartphone that's when it when
you're listening to something and you get news when you listen that's when you
say I hear that the election will start soon because my podcast told me that
that's a good way now the other one would be here I read that
the economy is getting better now I read that because I was on the internet
reading news on the internet or maybe a newspaper if you read that but anyway
mostly internet or an email from someone who's talking about something going on
that's fine so it's just I read that the economy is getting better you read about
it now you want to talk about it with someone that's fine then we have I saw
that now you use this when you're watching TV
and you see something on TV tells you news of what's happening now good
example here I saw that my favorite actor has a new movie coming ok so
that's good news right there and maybe you want to talk about your co-worker or
friend about that news so again look at one more time I hear that
the election will start soon so can we talk about the election or I read that
the economy is getting better let's talk about the economy now or I saw that my
favorite actor is making a new movie is he your favorite do you like the new
movie small talk let's look at some sample dialogues of these things being
used dialogue 1 I hear that there is a music festival this weekend
yes I'm thinking about going who are you going with dialogue - I read that
Samsung stock will go down soon really where did you read that I read it on my
internet newsfeed dialog 3 I saw that height Jinro is coming out with a new
beer where did you see that on the news last night ok so that's some great ways
to start a small talk conversation ok it's all about current events and what
did you hear about what did you read about and what did you see and take that
information and go start a conversation I hope it works out for you and you
should try it very soon all right good luck see you next video
hi I'm Robin and in this video we're gonna talk about the difference between
branch chain and franchise okay so for some of my students this is a little bit
confusing so I hope to clear up all the confusion now the first word we're gonna
talk about is branch okay you can call it a branch or a branch office alright
so a company will have a headquarters the central company and a branch office
is just an office okay now a good example of branch office are banks
okay banks have a lot of branches alright they'll have the main bank the
central bank and then they'll have different branches in the same city or
another city alright now let's take a look at my example
sentence we set up a new branch or branch office in Hong Kong we set up a
new branch in Hong Kong so maybe our business is in America and we set up a
branch office in Hong Kong so that branch office is just an office to help
us do business in Hong Kong it helps the headquarters alright that's branch let's
move on to chain okay so a chain is a store that has one owner okay so there
might be the parent company or the headquarters and they have other stores
around the world okay those are chains but the parent company the the
headquarters owns all the chains okay a chain does not have a private owner or a
private investor okay all the stores are owned by the same company one company
let's take a look at Walmart now Walmart is the biggest retail store in the world
they tried to come to Korea a few years ago but they failed so they're gone
now but there's still the largest in the world let's take a look at the example
sentence Walmart is the largest chain in the world okay so we see chain which
means the Walmart headquarters they own all the thousands of Walmart's in the
world all right those Walmart's do not have a private
investor or a private person buying and operating a Walmart just as one owner
let's move on to franchise all right the last word we're gonna look at is
franchise now you can contact the corporation and give them money and you
can open up one of their stores okay that's a franchise again it's different
than a chain for example Starbucks there's thousands of Starbucks around
the world but they're all owned by the corporation but on the other hand
McDonald's there's thousands of McDonald's around the world but these a
lot of these McDonald's have private investors all right they contacted the
corporation and they had a lot of money to invest and they opened up their own
McDonald's that's their franchise all right now I want to talk about Subway
not the underground transportation system that's a different subway this
subway is Subway restaurants okay they make Subway sandwiches and they're very
popular around the world but not so popular in Korea although there are some
Subway's in Korea all right subway is the largest franchise in the
world okay subway is the largest franchise in the world
there's over 37,000 franchises of Subway all right so a lot of people they invest
and open up their own Subway franchise okay so that's the difference between a
branch a chain and a franchise all right I hope you learned a lot in this video
see next time
hi I'm Robin and in this video I'm going to teach you some verbs to describe
upward movement okay upward movement what does that mean well that means
things are going up for example your sales your profits or your stock maybe
they're going up and you want to express that in English I want to use these
verbs to describe the upward movement alright so the first one go up if you
said sales are going up of course that's a good thing
increase profits are increasing good thing gain our stock has some gain good
climb our sales are climbing climb climbing
you could also use that as an upward movement and the last one here
strengthen our stocks are strengthening our sales are strengthening that means
getting better all right let's move on to some more the first group of verbs
describing upward movement we're great but these ones are better why are these
ones better because they're showing a higher and quicker upward movement there
you go you're going up faster and higher really quick so the first to jump and
leap they mean the same thing so if you say my stock jumped or my stock leapt
yet your stock went up very quick very high soar soar is a verb we use to
describe the bird the bird flying high in the sky the bird source so if your
profits soar yeah they're going up high to the sky that's a good thing search
very fast going up a search so our sales surged during the Christmas time okay
rocket like a rocket going straight up very fast our profits rocketed this year
skyrocket same as rocket going up very fast to the sky our profits skyrocketed
this year and the last one take off sales are really starting to take off
okay jump right up go up alright so these are good verbs to describe a very
quick and fast upward movement let's take a look at some examples alright
let's look at the first example our sales are going up our sales are going
up and the next one our profits increased by 200% this quarter our
profits increased by 200% this quarter and the next one my stock is gaining a
lot my stock is gaining a lot and the next one our profits continue to climb
with no end in sight our profits continue to climb with no end in sight
alright the next one this company is really starting to strengthen its
profits this company is really starting to strengthen its profits and the next
one sales jumped a lot since last year sales jumped a lot since last year the
next one our company stock leaped twelve percent
today our company stock leaped twelve percent today and the next one the stock
is soaring after the quarter results were released the stock is soaring after
the quarter results were released and the next one we always see a surge in
sales over the Christmas holidays we always see a surge in
sails over the Christmas holidays the next one since we released our new
product our profits have skyrocketed since we released our new product our
profits have skyrocketed and the last one when the advertising started the
sales took off when the advertising started the sales took off you just saw
some good examples and in my examples I used stocks profits and sales a lot now
these verbs don't have to be only used with profits and stocks and sales they
can be used with many other things to describe upward movement so for example
another example would be attendance so if you have an exhibition the attendance
at this exhibition skyrocketed okay it went up very fast or another example is
just a restaurant oK we've seen a lot of gain in customers at our restaurant this
year all right so it can be used to describe money situations but it can
also be used to describe other situations - alright that's it for this
video see you next time
hi everyone I'm Robin and in this video I'm gonna teach you verbs to describe
downward movement okay now downward movement is scary when
you're talking about stock or profit or sales okay
let's take a look these are the verbs you want to use for downward movement
the first one go down so if I say my profits in my company are going down
that's not good the next one decrease our profits are
decreasing remember the opposite word increase going up decrease increase
decrease sales are starting to slide sales are starting to slide this is a
common one now slide means sales were okay but they're starting to go down
downward movement they're starting to slide fall sales are falling my stock is
falling our profits are falling not good to hear
lose ground our sales are losing ground okay now this one's a little difficult
lose ground means a it's not stable something wrong
so if our sales are losing ground okay there's a problem with the sales going
down losing ground and weaken my stock is weakening remember your stock could
be strengthening going up but in this case downward movement my stock is
weakening going down alright let's move on the next three verbs also describe a
downward movement but these verbs are scarier because they describe a very
quick and big drop alright something you don't want to hear when talking about
stock profit or sales okay here are the verbs again a very quick and big sudden
drop the first one crash okay if you say our
sales crashed that's terrible because your sales write down very quick
collapsed our profits collapsed this year there's no money or profits
collapsed went right down and the last one plummet plummet very common to say
plummet my stock plummeted my stock plummeted okay that's a very terrible
thing if your stock plummeted because the value of your stock dropped right
down all right so these ones we would use for a very big and sudden drop let's
take a look at some example sentences all right let's look at the first
example profits decreased by four percent this quarter profits decreased
by four percent this quarter and the next example profits will slide if we do
not improve the quality profits will slide if we do not improve the quality
and the next example my company stock has started to fall since the CEO died
my company stock has started to fall since the CEO died and the next example
we lost ground on profits since our rival came out with a new product we
lost ground on profits since our rival came out with a new product and the next
one our stock has weakened over the last few days our stock has weakened over the
last few days and the next example our stock crashed after the CEO was arrested
our stock crashed after the CEO was arrested and the next one sales have
collapsed because our product has too many defects
sales have collapsed because our product has too many defects and the last one
our profits will plummet if we don't introduce a new product soon our profits
will plummet if we don't introduce a new product soon okay we saw how we can use
these verbs to describe downward movement now this video focused on these
verbs in a negative way we're always talking about money and of course any
time money is going down that's bad that's negative but these verbs can also
be used in a positive way too for example if I said cancer rates are going
down that's a good thing or if I said crime is decreasing that's a good thing
too okay just make sure you know you can use
them in a negative way or a positive way that's it for this video and I'll see
you next time
hello I'm Robin and in this video I'm going to teach you about using movement
adjectives these are adjectives that help us
express upward movement and downward movement let's take a look here are my
nouns increase gain climb these are nouns to express upward movement
decrease decline and drop these are nouns to express downward movement and
here are our adjectives now all of these adjectives can work with all of these
words okay you can use slight with every word you can use slow with every word
and all of these you can use with every word they all match let's begin with
slight now the meaning of slight is very little okay so if you have a slight
increase very little increase slight again you could have a slight decrease
very little going down very little slow of course slow means not fast slow you
could have a slow gain or a slow decline very slow gain slow decline gradual okay
gradual means slow over time so a gradual climb something is gradually
climbing or a gradual decline something is going down gradually slowly steady
you could have a steady increase steady very steady straight steady steady
decrease steady wrap it rapid means very fast okay if you have something a rapid
climb right up a rapid climb or a rat a rapid drop right down and the last one
massive massive means big large so if you have a massive gain very big gain or
am massive drop very big drop a massive
decline very big decline okay so all of these adjectives can work with all of
these nouns let's take a look at some examples let's look at the first example
my stock had a slight decrease in value this week my stock had a slight decrease
in value this week and the next one there has been a slow increase in sales
this year there has been a slow increase in sales this year and the next one
sales will gradually decline as the technology gets old sales will gradually
decline as a technology gets old and the next one we can see a steady
climb in profits we can see a steady climb in profits and the next one
our company is experiencing massive gains our company is experiencing
massive gains and the last one our profits will rapidly drop if we don't
lay off some employees our profits will rapidly drop if we don't lay off some
employees those were great examples of how to use movement adjectives in
sentences now before I go I want to talk about something else I don't want to
confuse you let's take a look all right so we learned this today a steady
increase increase is the noun steady is the adjective a steady increase alright
but now let's look at this sentence it increases steadily okay this is also
okay what's happening well increase is a noun and it could
also be used as a verb alright and steady is an adjective but it can also
be used an adverb all right so here it's
adjectives now here it's verb adverb all right so just be aware that there are
two ways to express that in this video we just focused on this way all right
that's it see you next time
hello I'm bill and what I have right here is some ways for you to tell your
opinion to other people okay because maybe you're having a discussion or
maybe even a small argument but these are good ways to tell how you're feeling
and what you think should be done now I have two positive ways here okay for
what you think are good ideas so these are for your good ideas and then down
here I have two negatives for when you want to talk about bad ideas now an
example here with this phrase I think that so if you have a good idea you can
start with this phrase to tell people your good idea okay maybe even something
simple like I think that we should eat healthy food okay good idea
eat healthy food so I think that we should eat healthy food same thing here
talk about this my belief is now this is almost the same
as I think that you can use it the same way okay but now we use this for our
business here you could say my belief is we are spending too much money on
marketing that's a problem right there so if you think you're spending too much
money tell people my belief is we are spending too much money on marketing
okay so you think it's a good idea to stop that now for the negatives here we
have this one talking about bad ideas I don't think that now an easy one here
would be I don't think that is good for the company maybe someone's going to
make a bad decision so you want to speak and try to stop it so I don't think that
is a good decision you want to change that better decision now same thing I
disagree that okay this could easily go I
disagree that will help the company okay again someone's going to make a bad
decision you want to tell them that your opinion says it's a bad decision we need
to change it so I disagree that will help the company okay let's look at some
examples dialog one I think that is a good deal you're right it used to be
more expensive dialogue to my belief is that we should focus more on advertising
that's a good idea now more people will know what we're selling dialogue 3 I
don't think that we should have a meeting on Friday I understand your
feeling there isn't anything new to tell the
employees dialogue for I disagree that the new contract is better than the old
one I suppose the old one was more clear
about expectations all right now you know some ways to tell people your
opinion both in a positive way and in a negative way remember for positive just
that I think that or my belief is you say that when you want to share a good
idea but then there's always the I don't think that or I disagree that this is
when you want to stop people from making a bad decision or you have a better idea
than what they have there you can use these at busy at work when you're
talking about business you can use them at home or even in your normal life just
any time you have a discussion with people or even an argument these are
great ways to let them hear your opinion all right I hope that's helpful and I
hope you use them too thank you
hi this is bill and in this video I'm gonna show you a term that is perfect
for a business situation okay now maybe you already know the word
compromise well there's a phrase you can use that means the same thing is
compromise it's just a easy to say kind of casual and it's great for sentences
okay now that phrase is meet in the middle
alright now it's kind of exactly what you think all right so now you can think
about it like this there's two men having a business negotiation okay
and now maybe the first man wants the price to be $20.00 okay and the second
man he wants the price to be $10 okay well the first man doesn't want $10 and
the second man doesn't want $20 so they negotiate and then they decide to meet
in the middle that means the man who wants $20 comes down and the man who
wants $10 comes up and they choose $15 see that they both give up a little they
meet in the middle it's a fair way to finish a negotiation because if you look
at the sentence I've written up here it says let's meet in the middle so we can
both be happy it's kind of like everybody wins
if you meet in the middle this is good for business when you're talking about
contract or prices of things you can actually also use this if you're
shopping at a market and maybe you think the person selling something is asking
for a price too high maybe you offer a lower price and after some talking maybe
you me in the middle or compromise same meaning
okay if you meet in the middle both sides win
all right let's look at some written examples of this being used here are
some sentences of how you can use meet in the middle
we are both far from what we want but if we meet in the middle we can both be
happy I want 20 items and you think I should
get 10 so let's meet in the middle and make it 15 items why don't we meet in
the middle so we can finish this negotiation so there you see some easy
and practical examples of using phrase meet in the middle now it's a good
phrase to know for business because it's common everybody uses it at some time
when they're negotiating it's a good term to use so if you practice it and
you use it I promise you that English speakers know the meaning and will think
it fits perfectly into your conversation okay so get out there and start talking
to people about meeting in the middle when you're trying to negotiate or
decide on something okay I hope you use it and I'll see you next video
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