ESL Business English | Esercizio Ascolto Inglese

It’s time for another mini-grammar lesson! Once again, the Team at Scrambled Eggs School in Milan have created some great exercises to help you practice and improve your Business English skills. Today’s topic is going to.

Have you ever wondered how to talk about the different tasks that you do at work as well as explain upcoming projects? Our Team of experienced, Native English Teachers are here to help and make sure that you are ready for every situation!

To talk about intentions, plans decided before the moment of speaking that will happen in the future, as well as predictions we use going to.

Structure: verb to be + going to + infinitive.

Examples:

  • Are you meeting the client today? No, I am going to meet them next Monday at 13:00. = The meeting has already been planned and will take place next week.
  • Next week is going to be a very busy week in the office because our new product launches. = They think next will be busy because I know that the company’s new product will launch.

Now, it is time to put your English listening skills to the test! This listening is most suitable for B1 learners. Listen to the following audio about three different work-related stories and try to extract some information. If you would like to do some pre-listening exercises click here.

After you have listened to the audio once, twice or as many times as you need, test your English listening knowledge with the following exercise!

Next week at work

After listening to the audio above, read the following text and fill in the blanks with the correct answers.

How did you do? Did you find it a bit challenging? Feel free to try again! If you ready to move on and learn some more English, then click here to access some of our other quizzes and articles.

5 Ways to Say Resolve | Phrases to Learn English

Are you looking for a way to resolve situations linguistically? We all have language deficiencies that we need to sort out and here at Scrambled Eggs we are ready and equipped to help you clear up any misunderstandings!

The English language can be tricky because sometimes a word has more than one, or even two, meaning(s). The verb resolve is a great example! It is a versatile verb and so we have put together a list of five different ways you can say it!

Do you need to settle a negotiation with an important client?

Or, maybe you need to sort out an important issue with a friend.

Perhaps you need to clear up a misunderstanding in order to move forward with a project.

And then work out a compromise, because who doesn’t want to walk away from a problem with a solid agreement?

Last but not least, maybe you need to fix a problem before moving on with a task.

As you can see, there are five ways you can use the verb resolve. Can you use them all correctly? Can you think of different situations when you could use each one? Now you are ready to linguistically resolve any situation!

Le 5 Frasi di Business English Più Importanti (intermedio)

Siamo tornati ancora una volta con un altro post del blog sul Business English. Considerato che la nostra scuola di inglese è ubicata nel cuore di Milano, in un vivace distretto finanziario, vogliamo giusto offrire ai lettori del nostro blog il meglio del Business English a Milano, per tutti i livelli. Se ti piace quello che vedi, dai un’occhiata ai nostri Corsi di Business English a Milano sul nostro sito web, e anche al post per livello avanzato.

Quindi siediti, allaccia la cintura e tieniti pronto a imparare alcune espressioni di altissimo livello che puoi utilizzare nelle tue prossime interazioni in Business English:

1. “I’ll think about it” (Ci penserò)

Una classica risposta ad una domanda su cui non sei ancora sicuro o semplicemente quando ti trovi in una situazione in cui non vuoi direttamente dire “no”.

2 computers for €300? That’s a great offer, but I’ll think about it.

We really like the product but the price is a little high. We’ll think about it and contact you later.

Thank you for your quotation, I’ll think about it and let you know.

2. “Apologize” (Chiedere scusa)

Verbo: quando fai qualcosa di sbagliato o quando accade qualcosa di spiacevole, chiedi scusa (“apologize” è un modo per dire scusa o “to say sorry” in inglese).

Unfortunately we are late on the product delivery. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

I apologize for my tardiness, it won’t happen again.

If the supplier doesn’t apologize for this problem, we will never work with them again.

3. “I’m looking forward to…” (Non vedo l’ora di…)

Per mostrare entusiasmo o piacere per un evento futuro, usiamo questa espressione.

Se hai un incontro la prossima settimana e ne sei felice:
I’m looking forward to our meeting next week.

Se hai ordinato un prodotto e stai aspettando che arrivi:
I’m looking forward to receiving my new computer. 

Questa espressione è anche un modo molto popolare per chiudere una e-mail:
I’m looking forward to hearing from you. (second part of expression depends on the situation)

4. “Afford”  (Permettersi)

Questa è una parola che descrive il tempo o il denaro. Se puoi permetterti (afford) qualcosa, questo vuol dire che hai il denaro per comprarla. Se non puoi permettertela (afford), non puoi comprarla.

I need a new computer, but I can’t afford anything at this moment.

She’s the best employee we have, we can’t afford to lose her!

Let’s move into a bigger office, the company can definitely afford some new changes.

 5. “ASAP” (Al più presto possibile)

Questo è un acronimo che sta per As Soon As Possible (Al più presto possibile) . Nel mondo degli affari di Milano, tutto è sempre scaduto “ieri” e dunque il bisogno di fare le cose “ASAP” (al più presto possibile) è un must.

We’re behind in this project. Could you send me the documents ASAP?

The company is low on money. We need to find a new client ASAP!

Here are the contracts. If you could sign them and return them to me ASAP, that would be great.

 

 

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