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VOA 商务英语 lesson11

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New words: Board of Directors, implement1
Dialog 1:
F: Has Mrs. Edison decided2 whether to retrain or lay off?
M: She met with the Board of Directors yesterday. They are making the decision.
F: Fortunately for her, she is not the decision maker3.
M: I’ll say, she will be here soon to give me the decision.
F: we can help them implement it.
M: Yes. If the board decides to retrain the current workers, we can help them to organize their training program.
F: If they decide to hire new employees, we can help them recruit skilled workers
M: and then help them to train the new workers for their specific jobs.
F: Either way we have a full plate( either our plate is full) :我们有好多事情要做
Q: Who makes the decision? ---------The board of directors
Dialog 2:
F: well, Mr. Green, the board voted to retrain, the loyalty4 factor was an important one.
M: Workers’ loyalty to you?
F: And our loyalty to them.
M: It was a tough decision. There would be cost and time consideration in either case.
F: But we can never replace the lost loyalty.
M: I agree. you have invested a lot of time and money in your employees.
F: We cannot put a price tag on loyalty. (千金难买)
M: I am sure your company morale(士气)will be high now.
F: I hope so, but change always is a problem though.
M: Yes, no one likes change, but ultimately it’ll work out for the best.
Q: What is the most important consideration? ------Loyalty.
Dialog 3:
Pros6 and cons5—利弊 option
F: So, what is the next step? Where would we go from here?
M: Let’s start by looking at your retraining options.
F: Options?
M: Yes. It shouldn’t surprise you that you have a couple of options.
F: Both Options with pros and cons?
M: Yes, everything has its advantages and disadvantages.
F: and Nothing is ever simple.
M: Basically, you can either train your workers on site or off site. (场内场外)
F: well,without knowing the pros and cons, my first reaction is to train on site.
M: Let me pool(采集,汇总) some information together for our next meeting, so you can make an informed decision.
Q: How many options are there? ------Two.

Small talk:提建议
1) Why don’t we?
 E.g. –I am hungry
-- Why don’t we get some lunch..

2) Let’s?
E.g.---I need something to wake me up?
   ---Let’s take some café.


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1 implement WcdzG     
n.(pl.)工具,器具;vt.实行,实施,执行
参考例句:
  • Don't undertake a project unless you can implement it.不要承担一项计划,除非你能完成这项计划。
  • The best implement for digging a garden is a spade.在花园里挖土的最好工具是铁锹。
2 decided lvqzZd     
adj.决定了的,坚决的;明显的,明确的
参考例句:
  • This gave them a decided advantage over their opponents.这使他们比对手具有明显的优势。
  • There is a decided difference between British and Chinese way of greeting.英国人和中国人打招呼的方式有很明显的区别。
3 maker DALxN     
n.制造者,制造商
参考例句:
  • He is a trouble maker,You must be distant with him.他是个捣蛋鬼,你不要跟他在一起。
  • A cabinet maker must be a master craftsman.家具木工必须是技艺高超的手艺人。
4 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。
5 cons eec38a6d10735a91d1247a80b5e213a6     
n.欺骗,骗局( con的名词复数 )v.诈骗,哄骗( con的第三人称单数 )
参考例句:
  • The pros and cons cancel out. 正反两种意见抵消。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
  • We should hear all the pros and cons of the matter before we make a decision. 我们在对这事做出决定之前,应该先听取正反两方面的意见。 来自《简明英汉词典》
6 pros pros     
abbr.prosecuting 起诉;prosecutor 起诉人;professionals 自由职业者;proscenium (舞台)前部n.赞成的意见( pro的名词复数 );赞成的理由;抵偿物;交换物
参考例句:
  • The pros and cons cancel out. 正反两种意见抵消。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
  • We should hear all the pros and cons of the matter before we make a decision. 我们在对这事做出决定之前,应该先听取正反两方面的意见。 来自《简明英汉词典》
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