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VOA 商务英语 lesson10

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Lesson 10
Dialog1 1: in store for(coming in the future) ,process(过程)
F: I see some  major changes in store for style plus factory workers.
M: Yes,they have two choices really.(realistically speaking.
F: learn to use computers.
M: right, learn to use computers or find another job.
F: either choice’s difficult.
M:The employees are skilled2 at their work, they understand the process of making clothing.
F: They just need to learn computer skills.
M:Right, they need to be skilled with computers.
Q: What are the workers choices?
A: learn to use computers or find another job.
Dialog 2: tradeoff(权衡),loyal→loyalty3
I was laid off/downsized/my position was terminated(表示客观原因)
I was fired/I was let go/I was asked to resign(表示主要雇员主观原因)
F: As I asked you before, what do I do with my workers?
M:You could retrain them or you can hire new workers.
F: I don’t want to lay off people, some of our employees have been working for us for 20 years.
M:That loyalty is hard to replace.
F: but it may be difficult to retrain these people.
M: true, it may be easier to find new ones.
F: there’s really a tradeoff here.
M: If you hire new workers, you lose time rebuilding loyalty.
F: and if I retrain my old workers , I lose time while they are in training.
M: The bottom line (归跟到底)is that you are going to lose time.
F: and time is money.
Q: What are Ms.Anderson’s choices?
A: retrain workers or hire new workers.
Dialog3 :factor(因素)
M: There are three factors to consider, cost ,time and loyalty.
F: Cost?you mean how much it’ll cost to retrain the workers?
M: and how much it’ll cost to train the new ones.
F: Both will take time.
M: No.2, time. Time spent in retraining is time lost in production.
F: and lost time means lost revenue4.
M:The third factor is loyalty, We talked about worker loyalty already.
F: and our loyalty to them, our factory is like a family.
M: So your choice boils down to these factors: cost,time and loyalty.
Q: What are three factors Ms.Anderson should consider?
A: cost,time and loyalty

Small Talks:(表示感激)
--I really appreciate your coming/listening .
--It’s my pleasure.I look forward to our next meeting.
 


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1 dialog IvtxH     
n.对话,对白
参考例句:
  • At last there can be a reasonable dialog between our two governments.我们两国最后终于能理智地进行对话了。
  • Address every primary view and dialog possible.要尽可能考虑到所有主要的视图和对话。
2 skilled 7iTzD3     
adj.(in)熟练的,有技能的;需要技能的
参考例句:
  • Unskilled workers usually earn less money than skilled workers.无技能的工人通常比有技能的工人挣钱少。
  • She was skilled enough in French to translate a novel.她法语娴熟,足以翻译小说。
3 loyalty gA9xu     
n.忠诚,忠心
参考例句:
  • She told him the truth from a sense of loyalty.她告诉他真相是出于忠诚。
  • His loyalty to his friends was never in doubt.他对朋友的一片忠心从来没受到怀疑。
4 revenue 5BJzR     
n.总收入,财政收入,税收;税务局
参考例句:
  • The country diminished the revenue by reducing tax.这个国家通过减税而使税收减少了。
  • A government's revenue and expenditure should be balanced.政府的财政收入和支出要平衡。
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