Health and safety - 41 - English at Work keeps you safe

source: BBC Learning English    2017年4月12日
Tom has taken a tumble at Tip Top Trading. He was chasing a mouse but he fell over! What a disaster! Will Anna be able to help and find the right phrases to deal with health and safety at work?
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Narrator: Welcome back to the offices of Tip Top Trading where Tom has taken a tumble. He was trying to catch a mouse but tripped over. Can Anna help soothe the pain? Let's find out.

Tom: Ooh… oww… ouch. My arm really hurts.

Paul: What's all this noise about?

Denise: It's Tom. He's had an accident – tripped over a mouse – I mean tripped over trying to catch a mouse.

Paul: Golly gosh. Are you OK Tom?

Tom: I dunno. I think I've broken something.

Denise: Your pencil I think! Just sit there at my desk and I'll go and call a first-aider.

Paul: Anna,you're going to have to fill in one of those Health and Safety reports.

Anna: Oh really? Do we have to?

Paul: It's procedure and it's the law – it's got to be done. Now Tom, would a biscuit make you feel better?

Narrator: Health and Safety is important in the workplace. The office needs to be a safe place to work in, but accidents do happen and that's when you have to report it. Anna, do you know where to find the form you need to fill in?

Anna: I think so. It's here on the company intranet… here it is, 'accident report form'.

Narrator: Yes, it's sometimes called an 'incident or accident report form'. It will ask you: How did the accident happen? What was the cause of the accident? Were there any injuries? And how could the accident have been avoided?

Anna: OK, I had better get started.

Denise: Right, I've call the first-aider. She'll be here in ten minutes. Now, do you need a hand with this form, Anna?

Anna: Yes please Denise. It wants to know how the accident happened.

Denise: Just say there was a mouse… no, a large rat… running about that needed catching. And Tom, very bravely, tried to catch it

Anna: Yes… and then he tripped over something.

Denise: Was it your ego Tom?

Tom: Err? Ha ha. Ouch! No, it was a sample box of Perfect Peaches.

Denise: So, the cause of the accident was a box of Perfect Peaches left on the floor. Who left them there anyway?

Tom: That might have been me Denise.

Denise: What do I always say about putting things away? Now Anna, it says here 'Were there any injuries?'

Anna: So I'll write, 'Yes, a member of staff broke his arm.'

Denise: Sprained his arm. I think he'd be in more pain if it was broken, hey Tom?

Tom: What? Err, yeah. It still hurts though.

Denise: Hmm! Now finally it says 'What can be done to avoid this accident again?'

Anna: Get rid of the mice… I mean rats?

Denise: No. Store things away properly and keep the office tidy, eh Tom?

Tom: Yeah, I suppose so… but I was only trying to catch that mouse.

Denise: I know, very heroic. I'm starting to see what Anna sees in you, you know.

Tom: Oh no, Anna, our dinner date!

Narrator: So, it's been an eventful day in the office. Anna has done the proper thing by completing an accident report form. If you have to report an accident at work, here are some of the questions you might be asked:
How did the accident happen?
What was the cause of the accident?
Were there any injuries? And:
How could the accident have been avoided?

Narrator: So luckily for Anna she might get out of that date with Tom!

Anna: Hey Tom, don't look so glum. I'm up for dinner if you still are?

Tom: Ouch… really?

Anna: Sure Tom, and as you've only got one arm now, you won't be hugging me all the time.

Denise: You'll have to spoon feed him his food too!

Tom: Denise, could you go and call pest control please?

Narrator: Careful what you say Denise, or you may get injured too! So it looks Anna and Tom's dinner date is on – I can't wait to be a fly-on-the-wall! See you again soon. Bye!

Rescheduling an appointment

source: Twominute English    2013年5月29日
You can't make it to the appointment on time? Well, don't panic! You can call up the other party and tell them that you need to reschedule for another time. Learn how to say that from this video.
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0:07 In this lesson we will learn the phrases you can use when you want to reschedule an appointment.
0:17 Hi, may I speak to Mr. Peter Aston?
0:21 Yes, it’s Peter here.
0:23 I am calling from Domain Corp. You have an interview scheduled with us for this Thursday.
0:28 Yes I know. I will be there.
0:31 I am sorry but we need to shift it to Friday as the person who is supposed to take your interview will be out of town.
0:38 Oh! That’s ok. What time do I have to be there then?
0:43 11:30. I really apologize for this.
0:46 That’s completely okay. I understand.
0:54 Hello, how are you doing?
0:56 Doing great. How can I help you?
0:59 Actually I have an appointment for a haircut at 4 pm today and I need to cancel it.
1:05 Which day would it be best for you then?
1:09 Friday or Saturday would be great for me.
1:12 There’s a slot Saturday morning. Would 11 a.m. be okay for you?
1:19 It suits me just fine.
1:22 Well, in that case I’ll just write you in.
1:29 Hi! I have an appointment for high-speed Internet installation. My last name is Smith.
1:36 Yes, Mr. Smith, your appointment is for 3.00 pm on Friday.
1:42 Yes, but unfortunately there is a conflict in my schedule. Can I reschedule it for Monday afternoon?
1:50 The only time we can come on Monday is at 3.00 pm
1:55 Is it possible for someone to come a bit earlier?
2:00 I’m sorry but we are booked up on Monday.
2:04 Can you send someone on Tuesday at 2 p.m. then?
2:08 Yes, Sir. So your appointment is now rescheduled for next Tuesday at 2.
2:19 Steve? It’s Peter here. How are you doing?
2:23 I am good. So are you ready for the presentation?
2:28 Well, I’m calling you up to let you know that I won’t be able to make it because some of my relatives are coming home.
2:35 But we have to submit the presentation by tomorrow at any cost or else the boss will give us a hard time!
2:45 Don’t worry about that. I’ll have a word with him. I am sure he’ll understand.
2:50 How can you be certain of that?!
2:54 Well, just make sure I don’t get burnt because of you.
2:58 Yes, of course Steve.
3:04 I really apologize for this.
3:10 Which day would it be best for you then?
3:18 You have an interview scheduled with us for this Thursday.
3:25 So your appointment is now rescheduled for next Tuesday at 2.
3:38 I have an appointment for a haircut at 4 pm and I need to cancel it.

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source: Mark Kulek    2017年3月29日

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source: MrSkypelessons    2017年3月30日
A detailed look at a sample Use of English paper for the CAE (Cambridge Advanced Exam).

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source: Rachel's English    2012年5月3日
Each video in this American English pronunciation series takes one letter (like "A"), or a group of letters (like "OUGH"), and steps through the many different ways that letter or group of letters can be pronounced, with exampl...

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Business English 40 (Industry, industrial production, free market and socialist)

source: TeacherPhilEnglish    2010年1月30日
This free lesson helps you learn four phrases: Industry, industrial production, free market and socialist.

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source: TeacherPhilEnglish    2010年1月30日
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source: BBC Learning English    2008年7月2日
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BBC News Review - Social media giants tackle extremism

source: BBC Learning English     2016年12月6日
Tackling online extremism:
Social media giants get together to deal with the problem of extremist pictures and videos shared online.
Find out more with Neil and Dan as they look at how the world's media is reacting and the words you need to talk about the story.
Learn more here

Greetings and Introductions

source: Oxford Online English   2013年11月4日
the full lesson:
Saying 'hello' is the simplest thing to do in any language, right? Actually, even here, there are many things to think about. Different forms of greeting are appropriate in different situations, and if you want to make the best impression you can, you need to make sure you use the right forms! Watch the lesson to find out more.

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source: Anglo-Link    2014年3月25日

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source: Shaw English Online     2014年1月26日
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Don't be rude! Sarah will explain some direct English questions asking about someone's personal dating life can be very rude. She will teach you the polite way to ask.

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source: Shaw English Online     2014年1月28日
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