Office Manager 办公室主任
Today's podcast continues our series on business vocabulary, with a special focus on collocations or word partnerships. By focusing on words that are commonly used together you can improve your vocabulary and also your ability to understand your English-speaking colleagues. 我们在今天的节目中将继续学习商务英语词汇，并且主要集中在词语的搭配组合。通过学习这些经常搭配在一起使用的词语，大家的词汇量会得到提升，并且能够更好的与英语为母语的同事交流。
When you think of "office administration", what are the first things that come to mind? They might be things like paperwork, filing, copying, and other boring and repetitive tasks. Most people probably don't think of an office manager's job as a crucial service that supports the successful running of a company and, therefore, its ability to make money. 一提到“办公室管理”，你最先想到的是什么?也许是文件处理、档案管理、材料备份等等无聊而又单一的工作。办公室主任的工作至关重要，他为公司的成功运作提供支持，并且创造利润，但大部分人可能并不这么认为。
Well, today we're about to meet Thomas, who's going to tell us about the role he plays as office manager at the Mexican subsidiary of a multinational chemical company. 托马斯是一家跨国化工公司墨西哥分公司的办公室主任。今天他会给我们谈一谈他的职位在公司所起到的作用。
1. How does Thomas summarize his role as Office Manager?
2. What characteristics does Thomas list as important qualities of an office manager?
3. According to Thomas, what is a common misunderstanding about the best way for an office manager to do his job?内容来自 听力课堂网：http://www.tingclass.net/show-8462-246501-1.html