Published on July 12, 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 #51 Date of Episode: June 7, 2016 Listen to Episode 51 Are you taking the IELTS General or Academic exam this year? Later in June, I’m launching an extensive e-Course, 10 videos + special bonuses in Wham Media’s 42 Ways to Achieve IELTS Excellence. Go to http://bit.ly/42launch to download your free IELTS Cheat Sheet and get updates to the course’s progress. That’s http://bit.ly/42launch for your free IELTS Cheat Sheet. Start studying now for the exam and use these sure-fire tips to help you! ________________________________________________________ 1 Hello and Welcome back to 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/.
3. Business English Ace Radio – Class Notes 3 ©2016 Wham Media I’ve been teaching English for over 8 years helping my own students achieve their English excellence. Every week, you and I get together to help you increase your English skills for success in the global economy as well. I think of each of you as part of my extended student family right here in our virtual classroom. Grow your Business English word power. Sharpen your grammar skills. Get career advice to help you be more successful at school or the office. The notes from our class today can be downloaded off my blog site at www.businessenglishace.com/bear51. Thanks for being joining me in our virtual classroom every week. Ok, let’s review your class for Episode 51. Here’s what I have for you in Episode 51 today: Erroneous English Question of the Week – Can you use emigrant and immigrant in a sentence correctly? Business English Vocabulary Word of the Week – malfeasance Business Idiom of the Week – Cut to the Chase Business Career Corner – 9 Ways to Hold More Effective Meetings Business English Ace Blog Article Replays: 6-Pack of Business Jargon (Empower, Scalable, Moving Parts, Open the Kimono, Jumped the Shark, and Jawbone) Twisted Business English Phrase of the Week – Why Paintball Went Splat Get ready for your weekly Business English class in your earbuds.
4. Business English Ace Radio – Class Notes 4 ©2016 Wham Media Welcome to my classroom. Class is now in session. Listen to Episode 51 SEGMENT II - Erroneous English Question Don’t let bad English grammar hamper your career. In an article in the Harvard Business Review, an author wrote that he does not hire anyone who does not have good grammar skills. Grammar errors are costly in business. Every week on podcast you get a quiz of your English grammar power. Thus, we begin our class with the Erroneous English Question of the Week. Think of the Business English Ace Radio show as your weekly English lesson to fortify your grammar. In Episode 50, your last Erroneous English Questions you learned about correctly using Reported Speech and Modals correctly. You can go back and listen to special double edition of the podcast in Episode 50 at www.businessenglishace.com/bear50. Our Erroneous English deals with two confusing words – Emigrant and Immigrant Our question is – (from the Irish perspective) Which is correct English? A) Many emigrants (spell out) from Ireland settled in New York City. OR B) Many immigrants (spell out) from Ireland settled in New York City.
5. Business English Ace Radio – Class Notes 5 ©2016 Wham Media 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 grow your Business English word power. The Business English Ace Vocabulary Word of the Week is – Malfeasance. Malfeasance is a noun that means – an unlawful act by a public official. Example: The mayor of Smallville was arrested for financial malfeasance last Friday. Malfeasance is a noun that means – an unlawful act by a public official. Be sure to study your vocabulary terms from the podcast. Every fifth word vocabulary term you have a quiz. So, it’s time to study the following vocabulary terms: In Episode 50, you had your latest quiz. If you missed the quiz, go test your knowledge of the 5 previous vocabulary words at http://bit.ly/vocabq9. I’ll put the link in the Class Notes for Episode 51.
6. Business English Ace Radio – Class Notes 6 ©2016 Wham Media Make sure to tell your friends to tune into Business English Ace Radio every week so they can boost their business vocabulary as well. Listen to Episode 51 SEGMENT IV Business English Ace Phrasal Verbs, Idioms, Collocation Do you like learning phrasal verbs, idioms, and collocations? Then you’re in the right place! Tune in every week for a new phrasal verb, idiom, or collocation that you can use in your business conversations or documents. Last week in Episode 50 you learned about the phrasal verbs Fall Through and Catch On. You can go back to listen about how to use Fall Through and Catch On at http://www.businessenglishace.com/bear50. Today you learn about the Business Idiom – Cut to the Chase. Cut to the Chase means “to get right to the point” in a conversation. EX: The boss looked at his watch and finally snapped at Loretta to cut to the chase and tell her colleagues about her new product idea. So now you know how to use the Business Idioms cut to the chase – in your business conversations and documents. Remember you can download all grammar and vocabulary presentations for your class www.businessenglishace.com/bear51. Continue to expand your business vocabulary with every episode of the podcast.
7. Business English Ace Radio – Class Notes 7 ©2016 Wham Media SEGMENT V Business English Career Corner Welcome to this week’s edition of Business English Career Corner for top notch advice to improve your success at the office or school. Tune into the Career Corner every week for extra skills to get a competitive advantage over both colleagues and clients. Do you get trapped in endless meetings at the office? I found an interesting infographic about wasteful meetings and how you can make those office gatherings more productive at entrepreneur.com. Did you know that the average employee has over 60 meetings a month and half – 50% of those gathering are unnecessary? What do you think was the #1 way to hold a productive meeting? The graphic has 9 ways to hold efficient meetings. Well, the first way to hold fruitful meeting was to have an agenda – and follow it closely. The second way was to appoint a meeting leader who is in charge of making sure that the meeting is run well. If you are tired of boring and wasteful meetings at the office, go read about the other 7 ways to hold fruitful meetings. You can read the whole article – 9 Ways to Make Meetings More Effective at bit.ly/9meet. SEGMENT VI Business English Ace Blog Article Replay Every week I highlight an important past post on my blog, businessenglishace.com.
8. Business English Ace Radio – Class Notes 8 ©2016 Wham Media The article replay this week is a 6 Pack of Business Jargon. Jargon is almost every career field. The business world certainly has a lot. Go check out these 6 Business Jargon words in Slideshare presentations: (Empower, Scalable, Moving Parts, Open the Kimono, Jumped the Shark, and Jawbone) Go to bit.ly/bizjargon6 to read more. I’ll put the link in the Class Notes for Episode 51. SEGMENT VII Business English Ace Twisted English Do you read financial news in English? It’s an excellent way to not only stay informed about the business world, but improve your vocabulary. Every week your Twisted English segment helps you understand headlines in the financial news. Twisted English is when you and I examine news headlines have a twist. Headline writers have to be clever and often use phrases to attract your attention – the twist. In the last episode, Episode 50, you learned about the phrases: “pump up” and “cruise higher.” You may go back and listen to Episode 50 at http://www.businessenglishace.com/bear50. Today you and I look at the following headline in our Twisted English series: Why Paintball Has Gone Splat. What does the expression “go splat” mean?
9. Business English Ace Radio – Class Notes 9 ©2016 Wham Media The twist in the headline comes from combining the sport of paintball and what happens when you get shot – the paint splatters on you. And you lose and have a messy shirt! So, to go splat means to fail. Thus, the headline could be rewritten as Why Paintball Has Failed. Remember you can download the whole presentation at www.businessenglishace.com/bear51. That’s your Twisted Business English Phrase of the Week – to go splat. Stay tuned for more Twisted Business English right here every week on Business English Ace Radio. And by the way, 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 deals with two confusing words – Emigrant and Immigrant Our question is – Which is correct English? A) Many emigrants (spell out) from Ireland settled in New York City. OR B) Many immigrants (spell out) from Ireland settled in New York City.
10. Business English Ace Radio – Class Notes 10 ©2016 Wham Media Get more Business English tips direct in your inbox + receive 3 bonuses today! Enroll in Business English Ace Academy. Go to businessnenglishace.com/1 Emigrate is to leave a country in order to live in another. Immigrate is to enter a foreign country to live. Notice in the sentence, it says “from Ireland.” That means that they left Ireland for New York City. So, from the Irish point of view, the people going to New York City are e- m-i-g-r-a-n-t-s. A) Thus, if you said Letter A - Many emigrants (spell out) from Ireland settled in New York City – you are right! You can download the full presentations in the Class Notes at http://www.businessenglishace.com/bear51. Avoid Erroneous English – tune in every week for the Erroneous English Question of the Week. And tell your friends about Business English Ace Radio, too! SEGMENT IX/ Close So, that’s our Episode 51 – another jam-packed class to enrich your English fluency. 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!
11. Business English Ace Radio – Class Notes 11 ©2016 Wham Media You get about 2 emails per week with lessons to boost your Business English. Enroll today and get 3 signing bonuses including an audio eCourse to boost your pronunciation. So go to businessenglishace.com/1 now. I am H. E. Colby. You are invited to listen to episode Episode 52 next week. Until then, Class Dismissed Listen to Episode 51