This is the first in a two-part Business English Podseries on the work of administrative assistants. We’ll be looking at vocabulary and collocations related to office duties and daily routines.
Before we start, let’s talk a bit about collocations. Collocations are groups of words that are commonly used together. Native speakers are so used to using them, they know what sounds “right” and what sounds “wrong.” For example, in English the phrase“go online” is a natural way to refer to using the internet. But it wouldn’t be natural to say something like “proceed online” or “travel online”, even though “proceed” and “travel” are other ways to express “go.” You’ll hear lots of collocations related to office life in today’s dialog. Listen out for them and we’ll explain what they mean and how to use them in the debrief.
在开始前，我们先来说下 搭配，搭配就是能使用在一起的许多词。母语的说话人已经习惯使用搭配了，他们知道如何用是对的，如何用是错的，比如在英语短语“go online”就是使用网络的一种自然表达法。但是即使proceed” 和“travel” 都能表示go的意思，“proceed online”和“travel online”也不是很自然的说法。在今天的对话中，你会听到许多鱼办公室生活相关的许多搭配。要仔细听，我们会解释他们的意思和用法。
Now, on to the role of an administrative assistant. The job title of “administrative assistant”, or “admin assistant” for short, can cover quite a broad range of responsibilities. Admin assistants typically spend a lot of time handling data – whether it’s timesheets recording the working hours of other employees, or rosters used for scheduling meeting rooms. Much of what they do involves making sure that other employees are working as efficiently as possible.
现在，看下行政助理的角色。“administrative assistant”简称为“admin assistant”，会涉及很多职责。行政助理会花很多时间来处理数据——无论是用来记录员工工作时间的时间表还是开会人员的花名册。很多工作都要确保其他员工能有效率地工作。
In this episode we’ll talk with Christina, who works as an admin assistant in the human resources department of an auto parts manufacturer. Christina’s going to tell us about some of the responsibilities of her position.
1. What is Christina’s first task every day?
2. How many employees are on the sales team?
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