Published on July 10, 2016
1. Business English Ace Radio – Class Notes 1 ©2016 Wham Media
2. Business English Ace Radio – Class Notes 2 ©2016 Wham Media BUSINESS ENGLISH ACE RADIO PROGRAM NOTES Episode #45 Date of Episode: April 12, 2016 Listen to Episode 45 now! SEGMENT I : Introduction Today's podcast is brought to you by audible.com – sign up for a free 30- day trial membership and choose your favorite audiobook for FREE. You can’t lose. Improve your English listening comprehension with audiobooks. Go to www.businessenglishace.com/audible and download your free audio book today to your iPhone, Android, Kindle or mp3 player. ________________________________________________________ Hello and Welcome to Episode 45 of Business English Ace Radio I am H. E. Colby, a seasoned English instructor and author of the Business English Ace blog at http://www.businessenglishace.com/. You’re tuned into the podcast devoted to helping you take your English fluency to the next level.
3. Business English Ace Radio – Class Notes 3 ©2016 Wham Media Thanks for being joining me in our virtual classroom every week. Without you, I would not have a podcast. In today’s lesson, you learn about the following: Erroneous English Question of the Week – How do you use since and for correctly? Business English Vocabulary Word of the Week – Lucrative Business Idiom of the Week – Eager Beaver Business Career Corner – How Leaders at Google, Buzzfeed Make Decisions Business English Ace Blog Article Replay: Paragraph’s Topic Sentence Twisted Business English of the Week – Toll Brothers May Take a Toll on Investors Are you ready for your free Business English lesson in your ear buds? Welcome to my classroom. Class is now in session. SEGMENT II - Erroneous English Question You know important English grammar is to your success at school or office. We begin our show with our segment on Erroneous English. Think of the Business English Ace Radio show as your weekly English grammar lesson. Before our Tuesday podcast, I post the Erroneous English Question on BusinessEnglishAce.com.
4. Business English Ace Radio – Class Notes 4 ©2016 Wham Media In Episode 44, your last Erroneous English Question discussed Frequency Adverbs. You can go back and listen to Episode 44 at www.businessenglishace.com/bear44. Our Erroneous English question this asks – Can you use Since and For correctly? A) Jack has known Teresa since a long time. or B) Jack has known Teresa for a long time I explain the correct English at the end of our class. Get more Business English tips direct in your inbox + receive 3 bonuses today! Enroll in Business English Ace Academy. Go to businessnenglishace.com/1 SEGMENT III: Business English Ace Vocabulary A large vocabulary is an indicator of success not only at school or business, but in life in general. Join me every week on the podcast to strengthen your Business English lexicon. Our Business English Word of the Day is – lucrative. Lucrative is an adjective that mean profitable. Example: Offering all-day breakfast to customers was a lucrative move by Lenny’s Café. Lucrative is an adjective that mean profitable. Be sure to study your vocabulary terms from the podcast.
5. Business English Ace Radio – Class Notes 5 ©2016 Wham Media Because, now you have a quiz because lucrative is the fifth word in our series of vocabulary terms. And you know we English teachers love our quizzes, right? Listen to Episode 45 now! The previous five vocabulary words are: overhead, grey marketing, class action, lagging indicator, lucrative. You can go back and listen to the previous episodes of the podcast to learn the definition of these words. When you’re ready, download the quiz at bit.ly/vocabq8. Tune into Business English Ace Radio every week for to boost your business word power. Tell your friends so they can build their word power, too. SEGMENT IV Business English Ace Phrasal Verbs, Idioms, Collocation Tune in every week to increase your knowledge about business phrasal verbs, idioms, or collocations. Today you are going to learn the business idiom – eager beaver. Idioms are cultural expressions that don’t make sense to many students of English or any other language. These phrases need to be learned one by one to understand them. Eager beaver is a noun that means – an energetic worker. EX: Anna certainly is an eager beaver after her boss threatened to fire her. So now you know how to use the business idiom – eager beaver – in your business conversations.
6. Business English Ace Radio – Class Notes 6 ©2016 Wham Media Continue to expand your business vocabulary with every episode of the podcast. Don’t forget to tell your friends to tune into Business English Ace Radio so they can also increase their business vocabulary, too. SEGMENT V Business English Career Corner Welcome to this week’s edition of Business English Career Corner where you get career advice. It’s your turn to get your unfair advantage over colleagues and clients at the office or to help you prepare for a rewarding career if you are at the university. Are you a good decision maker? Do you consider Google a company with smart decision makers? A recent Fast Company web article about how smart decision makers is worth your attention. What’s important for Larry Page, co-founder of Google, is the timeframe of a decision You begin by calculating the time and effort each decision is worth, who needs to have input, and when you’ll arrive at an answer. Read more on smart decision-making in the article How Leaders at Google, Buzzfeed Make Decisions at bit.ly/googlebuzzd. I’ll put the link in the Class Notes for Episode 45 at http://www.businessenglishace.com/bear45. SEGMENT VI Business English Ace Blog Article Replay
7. Business English Ace Radio – Class Notes 7 ©2016 Wham Media Every week I highlight an important past post on my blog, businessenglishace.com. This week we continue to focus on English writing. Do you write a topic sentence in your paragraphs? Learn more about how to write topic sentences to start your paragraphs in the best way. Go to bit.ly/topic-sentence1 to read the article - Paragraph’s Topic Sentence. By the way, check out my new eBook – 13 Essential English Writing Lessons to learn more about how to polish your writing for success in the global economy. Check it out at bit.ly/13english. Get more Business English tips direct in your inbox + receive 3 bonuses today! Enroll in Business English Ace Academy. Go to businessnenglishace.com/1 SEGMENT VII Business English Ace Twisted English Twisted English is when you and I examine an actual business news headline in English. But these news headlines have a twist. You do ready financial news in English, right? The Twisted English series helps you read financial news. Headline writers often use expressions in the title of their articles – what I call Twisted English.
8. Business English Ace Radio – Class Notes 8 ©2016 Wham Media In the last episode, Episode 44, you learned about the phrase: to spark interest You may go back and listen to Episode 44 at http://www.businessenglishace.com/bear44. Today’s headline in our Twisted English series is: Toll Brothers May Take a Toll on Investors What does the expression “take a toll” mean in a business context? The twist in the headline comes from joining the company name, Toll Brothers, with the expression take a toll. “Take a toll” means to harm or affect negatively. Thus, the headline could be rewritten as Toll Brothers May Harm Investors. Make sure that you visit the Class Notes for this episode. Download the Class Notes at www.businessenglishace.com/bear45. And that’s your Twisted English lesson of the week – take a toll Stay tuned for more Twisted Business English right here every week on Business English Ace Radio. SEGMENT VIII – Erroneous English Question Answer Ok, it´s time to answer our Erroneous English Question. Our Erroneous English question this asks – Can you use Since and For correctly? A) Jack has known Teresa since a long time. or B) Jack has known Teresa for a long time
9. Business English Ace Radio – Class Notes 9 ©2016 Wham Media Use since to express the starting point of a period of time (that continues to now). Use the Present Perfect tense. Use for to express a specific period (or duration of time). Use the Present Perfect tense. Thus, if you guessed B) Jack has known Teresa for a long time, you are correct! You can find out more in the Class Notes at http://www.businessenglishace.com/bear45. Avoid Erroneous English – tune in every week for your free English grammar lesson. And tell your friends about Business English Ace Radio, too! SEGMENT IX/ Close Thanks for enhancing your Business English with me today on the podcast. For more English tips in your inbox, enroll in the Business English Ace Academy at www.businessenglishace.com/1 and get instant signing bonuses today! I’m so glad you chose to improve your English today on the podcast with me today. I am H. E. Colby. Now, I’ve got to go plan my classes for the next week. You are invited to listen to Episode 46. Until next week, Class Dismissed. Get more Business English tips direct in your inbox + receive 3 bonuses today! Enroll in Business English Ace Academy. Go to businessnenglishace.com/1