Business English lesson - Words to talk about office politics

source: Learn English with Let's Talk     2016年5月27日
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Name dropping - it means to use important names to influence colleagues and clients in order to get your work done.
Example: Paul has the habit of name dropping and it is so annoying.

To curry favour – to try to get into the good books of people like trying to impress your boss by getting coffee for him/her often.
Example: I have seen Sam currying favour all the time.

Badmouthing – to criticize or back bite someone
Example: It’s a bad habit to badmouth about someone.

Idea snatching – to pass off another’s idea as your own
Example: Idea snatching has become a very popular malpractice these days.

Lobbying - to seek support or influence (people who try to gain support for their own benefit for their idea to be successful)
Example: I have always found Peter lobbying in order to make his ideas successful.

Overstepping - going beyond one’s scope (interrupting or trying to boss your own manager)
Example: Overstepping will not always help someone to climb up the ladder.

Groupism – supporting people because they are part of a group (the group does not allow outsiders to enter)
Example: There is a lot of groupism in this office and it needs to stop for everyone’s benefit

Playing favourites – to like or dislike certain people for personal reasons
Example: The manager has been playing favourites for a long time and that is the reason the deserving candidates are not getting promoted.

Being pushy - being aggressive to get your work done
Example: A pushy boss will never be a favourite with his employees.

As far as possible one needs to stay away from practicing such bad work ethics.

Talking about hobbies and Interest ( Asking questions & replying)

source: Learn English with Let's Talk     2016年5月24日
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Questions to ask someone about their hobbies and interest.
• What do you like doing?
• What sort of hobbies do you have?
• What do you do in your free time?

Basic replies to questions about hobbies and interest.
I like /love + noun/gerund ( ing form)
• I love football.
• I like watching football.
• I love photography.
• I like playing tennis.

I spend a lot a lot of time + gerund
• I spend a lot of time clicking pictures.
• I spend a lot of time watching TV
• I spend a lot of time surfing the internet.

I am really into + noun / gerund ( ing form)
• I am really into swimming. ( the word really emphasizes that you like doing something)
• I am quiet into singing.

I am keen on + noun / gerund ( ing form)
• I am keen on skating
• I am keen on knitting
• I am keen on reading books

I enjoy + gerund
• I enjoy playing football.
• I enjoy cooking.
• I enjoy travelling to new locations.

Replying in detail about hobbies and interest.
• Playing football keeps me fit.
• Going to watch a movie gets me out of the house
• According to me wild life photography is exciting
• Learning to cook new dishes is pretty interesting

Adjectives to talk about your hobbies and interest.
Creative – I like painting as I am very creative.
Outgoing – I am an outgoing person, so I like travelling a lot.
Active – I love playing football as it keeps me active.
Socializing – I love to socialize so I never miss any parties.

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Learn English By Listening - Crazy English 365 Sentences | Unit 6

source: Daily English Conversation      2016年2月14日
Learn English By Listening - Crazy English 365 Sentences Day 6.
103. I mean what I say.
104. I owe you one.
105. I really regret it.
106. I suppose so.
107. I thought so, too.
108. I understand completely.
109. I want to report a theft.
110. I want to reserve a room.
111. I was just about to call you.
112. I was moved.= I was touched.
113. I wasn’t aware of that.
114. I wasn’t born yesterday.
115. I wish I could.
116. I wouldn’t worry a bout it, if I we’re you.
117. I’d like a refund.
118. I’d like to deposit some money.
119. I’d like to make a reservation.
120. I’ll be right with you.
121. I’ll check it.
122. I’ll do my best.
123. I’ll get it.
124. I’ll give you a hand.
125. I’ll have to see about that.

Making an Appointment in English

source: Twominute English      2013年2月21日
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0:00 Welcome to Teaching you English in two minutes or less.
0:06 In this lesson, we are going to learn what to say when you need to make an appointment.
0:15 Good morning Jane. This is Sam from Morgan International.
0:21 Good morning. What can I do for you?
0:23 I want to meet you about the requirement of a air-conditioning in your office.
0:29 Oh yes! We want a new air-conditioning plant.
0:32 Did my assistant Sarah tell you about it?
0:35 Yes, she called us. Can I meet you this Friday morning?
0:41 I am afraid, I am tied up in the morning, but any time after lunch is fine.
0:46 Good. How about 2.30?
0:50 2.30 sounds fine. You can visit my office.
0:54 Thank you. I will be there. See you on Friday, 2.30.
0:59 Sure Sam! Bye!
1:05 Hello, this is Jane from Apex Tech.
1:08 Hello Jane. How are you?
1:10 I’m fine. I am calling about our Friday appointment.
1:10 I’m fine. I am calling about our Friday appointment.
1:10 I’m fine. I am calling about our Friday appointment.
1:13 I am sorry but I have to cancel the meeting as something urgent has come up.
1:18 Okay. When is it convenient to meet you then?
1:21 Well, I am free Monday morning. Will that be ok?
1:25 That’s fine.
1:26 Great! Then we can meet on Monday at 10.30. Sorry for the change!
1:31 No problem. I can understand.
1:39 Professor, I need to talk to you about my project. I need some help with it.
1:44 Well, you can visit me after college today in my office.
1:49 Would you be in after 5 PM?
1:52 Well, not after 5. You can see me around 4 PM if you want.
1:59 Actually I have to go somewhere and I will be back only in the evening.
2:03 What about tomorrow morning at 10?
2:06 Hmm... 10 tomorrow morning is fine. You can come to my office.
2:12 Thank you professor. I will see you at 10.
2:14 Sure.
2:19 What can I do for you?
2:23 When is it convenient to meet you then?
2:29 You can visit me after college today in my office.
2:38 I want to meet you about the requirement of a air-conditioning in your office.
2:51 Professor, I need to talk to you about my project. I need some help with it.