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 #52 Date of Episode: June 14, 2016 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! ________________________________________________________ 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/. I’ve been teaching English for over 8 years helping my own students achieve their English excellence.
3. Business English Ace Radio – Class Notes 3 ©2016 Wham Media Every week, you and I get together to help you increase your English skills for success in the global economy. I think of each of you as part of my extended student family right here in our virtual classroom. Learn a new phrasal verb, collocation or English idiom. Get the answer to the Erroneous English Question of the Week. 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/bear52. Thanks for being joining me in our virtual classroom every week. Here’s our agenda for our class in Episode 52: Here’s what I have for you in our class today: Erroneous English Questions of the Week – Third Conditional with “didn’t” Business English Vocabulary Word of the Week – Double Indemnity Business Idiom of the Week – Stay Afloat Business Career Corner – 6 Key Skills for Mastering Cultural Agility Business English Ace Blog Article Replays: Newsletter Extra Resources – April 5 Twisted Business English Phrases of the Week – Diamond in the Rough Get ready for your weekly Business English class in your earbuds. Welcome to my classroom. Class is now in session.
4. Business English Ace Radio – Class Notes 4 ©2016 Wham Media SEGMENT II - Erroneous English Question Bad grammar not only is costly to companies, but to you personally. In an article in the Harvard Business Review, an author wrote that he does not hire anyone who does not have good grammar skills. 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 51, your last Erroneous English Questions you learned about correctly using Emigrant and Immigrant correctly. You can go back and listen to Episode 51 at www.businessenglishace.com/bear51. Our Erroneous English deals with a common mistake using the Third Conditional. Our question is – Which is correct English? A) Miss Odom probably would have lived to 95 years old if she didn’t slip down. OR B) Miss Odom probably would have lived to 95 years old if she hadn’t slipped down. I explain the correct English at the end of our class.
5. Business English Ace Radio – Class Notes 5 ©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 SEGMENT III: Business English Ace Vocabulary Research indicates being word wealthy means a life of success. Join me every week on the podcast to grow your Business English word power. The Business English Ace Vocabulary Word of the Week is – Double Indemnity. Double indemnity is a noun that means – A type of insurance that pays double the principal amount if loss occurs due to certain specified causes (e.g., accidental death). That definition comes from a list of financial jargon compiled by the Bank of Montreal. Example: The mining company bought a double indemnity life insurance policy for its CEO when she visited the tin mines in war-torn Barukistan. Double indemnity is a noun that means – A type of insurance that pays double the principal amount if loss occurs due to certain specified causes (e.g., accidental death). 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.
6. Business English Ace Radio – Class Notes 6 ©2016 Wham Media SEGMENT IV Business English Ace Phrasal Verbs, Idioms, Collocation Do you like learning phrasal verbs, idioms, and collocations? Then come on in – you’re at home! Every week you learn a new phrasal verb, idiom, or collocation that you can use in your business conversations or documents. Last week in Episode 51 you learned about the idiom cut to the chase. You can go back to listen about how to use Cut to Chase at http://www.businessenglishace.com/bear51. Today you learn about the Business Idiom – Stay Afloat. Stay afloat means “to remain solvent” (financially secure). EX: The mayor of Smallville decided to fire half of city employees in order for the city to stay afloat. So now you know how to use the Business Idiom stay afloat – in your business conversations and documents. Remember you can download all grammar and vocabulary presentations for your class www.businessenglishace.com/bear52. 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 for stellar career advice you can use at school or the office. You always get extra skills for an edge over both colleagues and clients in the competitive global economy.
7. Business English Ace Radio – Class Notes 7 ©2016 Wham Media As you know, adaptability is a key skill for success in the business world. With trillion-dollar capital flows daily in an instant, global leaders need to be culturally fluent to survive in the worldwide business environment. I found a perfect for you reading on the Fast Company website – 6 Exercises for Mastering Cultural Agility. The first two tips are: 1. Be self-aware. Being aware of your own cultural biases, behaviors, and worldviews. 2. Know your operational environment, and its cultural nuances and adjusting your behavior, accordingly. Do you operate in a fluid global business environment? Then check out this article. Maybe you already do these exercises. You can read the whole article – 6 Exercises for Mastering Cultural Agility at bit.ly/6agility. SEGMENT VI Business English Ace Blog Article Replay Every week I highlight an important past post on my blog, businessenglishace.com. 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.
8. Business English Ace Radio – Class Notes 8 ©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 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 51, you learned about the phrases: “to go splat.” You may go back and listen to Episode 51 at http://www.businessenglishace.com/bear51. Today you and I look at the following headline in our Twisted English series: Signet Jewelers Is a Diamond in the Rough. What does the expression “diamond in the rough” mean? The twist in the headline comes from combining a jeweler like the Signet company and the expression “diamond in the rough.”
9. Business English Ace Radio – Class Notes 9 ©2016 Wham Media A diamond in the rough is someone or something whose good qualities are hidden. Thus, the headline could be rewritten as Signet Jewelers Is a Hidden Value - a good investment, according to the headline Remember you can download the whole presentation at www.businessenglishace.com/bear52. That’s your Twisted Business English Phrase of the Week – diamond in the rough - someone or something whose good qualities are hidden. 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 Questions. Our Erroneous English deals with a common mistake using the Third Conditional. Our question is – Which is correct English? A) Miss Odom probably would have lived to 95 years old if she didn’t slip down. OR B) Miss Odom probably would have lived to 95 years old if she hadn’t slipped down. The Erroneous English Questions involves the Third Conditional.
10. Business English Ace Radio – Class Notes 10 ©2016 Wham Media The Conditional - IF clause - always uses the Past Perfect Tense like in Sentence B, not simple past like in Sentence A. The Results Clause – “probably would have lived” is “would have” + the past participle. Use the Third Conditional to talk about past conditions. In our case, Miss Odom did slip so she did not live to 95 years old. You can download the full presentations in the Class Notes at http://www.businessenglishace.com/bear52. 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 52 – another super-charged class full of English excellence to increase your English fluency. Thanks for enriching 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! 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 53 next week. Until then, Class Dismissed.
11. Business English Ace Radio – Class Notes 11 ©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