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商务英语播客第136课:Hosting a Dinner Party(1)

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Have you ever had the good fortune to be invited to someone's home during a business trip? Perhaps it was a client or a prospective client. Maybe it was acolleague or potential business partner. And have you ever had the opportunity to have overseas visitors in your own home?

在出差的时候你有没有过被邀请去朋友家做客的经历?也是他是一个客户或者是一个潜在的客户。也许他是一个同事或者一个潜在的商务合作伙伴,你有没有一些海外探访者来到你家做客的经历?

These are great chances to get to know the people you do business with. You are engagingwith people on a personal level and building better relationships. And it's important to do that right. The language you use, either as a host or a guest, requires great care.

这些都是你了解生意场上的朋友的绝好机会。你是以个人的角度和他们打交道,建立良好的关系。正确的交往对你来说至关重要。在语言的使用,你或者站在一个客人的角度或者是一个主人的角度也是非常重要的。

In today's lesson, we're going to hear a conversation among four people. Grace and Lee are on a business trip to their company offices in California. During their trip, they have been invited to visit the home of a work colleague, Tanya. Tanya and her husband, Mark, are hosting a dinner for the two guests.

在今天的这一课中,我们将听到四个人之间的对话。葛瑞丝和李在去往加利福利亚州分公司办公室的路上。在旅途中,他们被邀请到了一个同事,塔尼亚的家里做客。塔尼亚和她的丈夫,在家中招待两位客人用餐。

This is a perfect situation to learn some important aspects of English. We'll look at how to make people comfortable, how to show interest in others, how to refuse offers politely, and how to show modesty. These are all essential skills when you sit down to dinner with colleagues or clients.

这是一个学习英语表达重要性的绝佳场景。我们将听到如何使得气氛更融洽,如何表现出想要了解对方,如何礼貌地拒绝请求,如何表现出谦虚。这些和同事或者客户一起吃饭时应该注意的地方都是很重要的。

Listening Questions

1. What does Grace say is usual on business trips?

2. What is interesting about Tanya and Mark's home?

3. What is Grace hoping to do if they finish their work on time?

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