Published on July 11, 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 #48 Date of Episode: May 03, 2016 Listen to Episode 48 now! SEGMENT I : Introduction Alright, class. How many of you are subscribers to the Business English Ace Radio Extra email? Go to bit.ly/bearxto sign up today. On Monday you get a sneak preview of the new podcast episode on Tuesday and extra links and resources to improve your English, and occasionally special offers. On Wednesday after the new podcast debuts, you get links to the podcast’s grammar and vocabulary presentations for download. Visit bit.ly/bearx to today to sign up. Get your Business English Ace Radio Extra today.
3. Business English Ace Radio – Class Notes 3 ©2016 Wham Media ________________________________________________________ Hello and Welcome to Episode 48 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. The notes from our class today can be downloaded off my blog site at www.businessenglishace.com/bear48 when you subscribe to the Business English Ace Radio Extra email. Every English class you attend with me gives you hot tips to improve your English and advance your career goals. Thanks for joining me in our virtual classroom every week. Please tell your friends about the podcast so they can also increase their English skills. In today’s lesson, you learn about the following: Erroneous English Question of the Week – Do you know the difference between criteria and criterion? Business English Vocabulary Word of the Week – Gentleman’s Agreement Business Idiom of the Week – It’s a long shot. Business Career Corner – 7 Traits of Highly Effective Leaders - http://bit.ly/7leader Business English Ace Blog Article Replay: 13 Vocabulary Resources - http://bit.ly/13vocab Twisted Business English of the Week – Stunningly Expensive
4. Business English Ace Radio – Class Notes 4 ©2016 Wham Media 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. In Episode 47, your last Erroneous English Question you learned about the Zero Conditional. You can go back and listen to Episode 47 at www.businessenglishace.com/bear47. Our Erroneous English question this asks – Can you use Criteria and Criterion correctly? A) There is only one criterion of success – persistence. OR B) There is only one criteria of success – persistence. I explain the correct English at the end of our class. 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.
5. Business English Ace Radio – Class Notes 5 ©2016 Wham Media Join me every week on the podcast to strengthen your Business English lexicon. Our Business English Word of the Day is – Gentleman’s Agreement. Gentleman’s agreement is a noun that means - an arrangement or understanding which is based upon the trust of both or all parties, not a legal contract or treaty. Example: The presidents of Jalawi and San Rafael shook hands on a gentleman’s agreement to curb illegal fishing in the Gulf of Swengali. Gentleman’s agreement is a noun that means - an arrangement or understanding which is based upon the trust of both or all parties, not a legal contract or treaty Be sure to study your vocabulary terms from the podcast. Every fifth word vocabulary term you have a quiz. Make sure to tell your friends to tune into Business English Ace Radio every week so they can boost their business vocabulary as well. 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 IV Business English Ace Phrasal Verbs, Idioms, Collocation Expand your Business English vocabulary every week on the podcast to include phrasal verbs, idioms, and collocations. Tune in every week for a new phrasal verb, idiom, or collocation that you can use in your business conversations or documents. Today you are going to learn the business idiom – It’s a long shot.
6. Business English Ace Radio – Class Notes 6 ©2016 Wham Media It’s a long shot means – something that will probably not succeed but is worth trying EX: Lana has only been with the law firm for a year. She wants to be a full partner already, but it’s a long shot. So now you know how to use the business idiom – it’s a long shot – in your business conversations and documents. Remember you can download all grammar and vocabulary presentation for your class www.businessenglishace.com/bear48 when you subscribe to the Business English Ace Radio Extra. Continue to expand your business vocabulary with every episode of the podcast. SEGMENT V Business English Career Corner Welcome to this week’s edition of Business English Career Corner where you get a competitive advantage every week to thrive in the world economy. Don’t you want to be smarter than your colleagues and clients? Where are you on the debate – are leaders born or made? You can hardly read a business magazine today without an article about leadership. Whether you’re a freelancer, small-business owner, or full-time employee, you must know how to lead the pack at school or the office. You may want to check out this article I read on the Inc.com website – 7 Traits of Highly Effective Leaders. Do you share this trait for example, inspire action.
7. Business English Ace Radio – Class Notes 7 ©2016 Wham Media This is the so-called “vision thing.” Leaders help their colleagues reach their own success and clear away bureaucratic obstacles that might stop them. You help your team members unleash their energy to excel at their jobs. Read about the other 6 effective traits of leaders at school or the office at http://bit.ly/7leader. I’ll put the link in the Class Notes for Episode 48. SEGMENT VI Business English Ace Blog Article Replay Have you visited my businessenglishace.com blog? Every week I highlight an important past article to help you sharpen your English skills. You get a brand new vocabulary term right here on the podcast every week. Your boss, colleagues, clients, or fellow students judge you by the words you use. So, study vocabulary to project a more professional image. And…research shows a large vocabulary is a predictor of success in life in general. So, in this light, I wrote a blog post about 13 Resources to Grow Your Vocabulary. Go to read the article at http://bit.ly/13vocab Use these resources to expand your word wealth today. I’ll put the link in the Class Notes for Episode 48.
8. Business English Ace Radio – Class Notes 8 ©2016 Wham Media SEGMENT VII Business English Ace Twisted English Welcome to our Twisted English segment where you learn the meaning behind a clever English news headline. These news headlines have a twist using vocabulary you may not be aware of. In the last episode, Episode 47, you learned about the phrase: Run a Tight Ship. You may go back and listen to Episode 47 at http://www.businessenglishace.com/bear47. Get more Business English tips direct in your inbox + receive 3 bonuses today! Enroll in Business English Ace Academy. Go to businessnenglishace.com/1 Today’s headline in our Twisted English series is: Taser’s Stock Looks Stunningly Expensive. What does the expression “stunningly expensive” mean? The twist in the headline comes from the fact about Taser – which is a device used by the police – and the adverb stunningly in the headline. A taser charge stuns – disables – a suspect. And if there is something that you want to buy with a BIG cost – it “stunningly expensive” - very expensive or shockingly costly. Thus, the headline could be rewritten as Taser’s Stock Looks Shockingly (Very) Expensive. So, you probably would not buy a stock at such a high price, according to the headline.
9. Business English Ace Radio – Class Notes 9 ©2016 Wham Media Remember you can download the whole presentation at www.businessenglishace.com/bear48 when you subscribe to my podcast mailing list – the Business English Ace Radio Extra. And that’s your Twisted English lesson of the week – Stunningly Expensive Stay tuned for more Twisted Business English right here every week on Business English Ace Radio and tell your friends about this episode to boost their Business English as well. 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 Criteria and Criterion correctly? A) There is only one criterion of success – persistence. OR B) There is only one criteria of success – persistence. Criterion – a standard on which a judgment is made (singular of criteria) Criteria – standards on which a judgment is made (plural of criterion) Thus, if you answered A) There is only one criterion of success – persistence, you are correct! You can download the full presentation in the Class Notes at http://www.businessenglishace.com/bear48 when you subscribe to the newsletter for the podcast, Business English Ace Radio Extra. Avoid Erroneous English – tune in every week for your free English grammar lesson.
10. Business English Ace Radio – Class Notes 10 ©2016 Wham Media 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. Make sure you set aside at least 5 minutes a day practice your English – talk with a friend or listen to another podcast or watch a video. And one more assignment for you this week – tell a friend to download and listen to the podcast. Thanks for helping others to improve their English skills. I am H. E. Colby. You are invited to listen to Episode 49. 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