Expert Business: Business Meetings

WARM UP

Please answer the questions in complete sentences.

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1. How often do you attend business meetings?
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2. What questions do you usually ask in business meetings?
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3. If you could present an idea in a business meeting, what would it be and why?
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4. Have you experienced answering difficult questions in a business meeting? What happened?
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CONVERSATION PRACTICE

Let’s read the dialogue. I will be Ella and you will be Mr. Wilson. After reading it once, we’ll switch roles.

ANSWER

VOCABULARY CHECK

Let’s read each word and their meaning aloud. Please repeat after me.

ANSWER

1. summarize
[verb] to describe briefly the main facts or ideas of something
2. expenditure
[noun] the total amount of money that a person, business, etc., spends
3. viewpoint
[noun] a way of thinking about a situation

CHECK YOUR UNDERSTANDING

Choose the correct answer based on the dialogue you read.
ANSWERS
  1. b
  2. a
  3. b

ANSWER

1. What does Ella suggest to do with their training process?
a. maintain the training process
b. improve the training process
c. remove the training process
2. What does Mr. Wilson suggest to check first?
a. the expenditure of the process
b. the time spent on the process
c. improve the training process
3. When will Ella present the expenditure of the process?
a. within the day
b. next week
c. tomorrow

SITUATION PRACTICE

Read the dialogue and fill in the blanks with the correct vocabulary words.

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