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 #53 Date of Episode: June 21, 2016 Listen to Episode 53 Are you taking the IELTS General or Academic exam this year? I’m launching an extensive e-Course, 10 videos + special bonuses in Wham Media’s 42 Ways to Achieve IELTS Excellence. In the meantime, get your IELTS Cheat Sheet! Go to http://bit.ly/11cheatsheet to download your free IELTS Cheat Sheet and get updates to the course’s progress. That’s http://bit.ly/11cheatsheet for your free IELTS Cheat Sheet. Get your IELTS Cheat Sheet now – just in case! ________________________________________________________ Hello and Welcome to Episode 53 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/.
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. I think of each of you as part of my extended student family right here in our virtual classroom. Every week you increase your confidence using English, learn a new phrasal verb, collocation or English idiom. Check your English grammar with 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/bear53. Thanks for being joining me in our virtual classroom every week. Here’s our agenda for our class in Episode 53: Here’s what I have for you in our class today: Erroneous English Question of the Week – Percent vs. Percentage Business English Vocabulary Word of the Week – Letter of Credit Business Phrasal Verb of the Week – To Rip Off Business Career Corner – 10 tips to get your CV short-listed Business English Ace Blog Article Replays: Business English Ace page Twisted Business English Phrases of the Week – Off Target 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. SEGMENT II - Erroneous English Question Don’t let bad grammar stop you from getting a promotion. Every week on podcast you get a quiz to check good English usage. Thus, we begin our class with the Erroneous English Question of the Week. In Episode 52, your last Erroneous English Question you learned about correctly using Didn’t with the Third Conditional. You can go back and listen to Episode 52 at www.businessenglishace.com/bear52. Our Erroneous English deals with a common quandary or challenge – do you use percent or percentage? Our question is – Which is correct English? A) A large percent of the population owns at least one dog and one cat. OR B) A large percentage of the population owns at least one dog and one cat. I explain the correct English at the end of our class. SEGMENT III: Business English Ace Vocabulary Research indicates being word wealthy means a life of success.
5. Business English Ace Radio – Class Notes 5 ©2016 Wham Media Join me every week on the podcast to grow your Business English word power. The Business English Ace Vocabulary Word of the Week is – Letter of Credit. Letter of Credit is a noun that means – a letter issued by a bank to another bank (especially one in a different country) to serve as a guarantee for payments made to a specified person under specified conditions. That definition comes from a list of financial jargon compiled by the Bank of Montreal. Example: When the CEO of J and L Electronics went to Barukistan, he carried a letter of credit in case his credit cards did not work. Letter of Credit is a noun that means – a letter issued by a bank to another bank (especially one in a different country) to serve as a guarantee for payments made to a specified person under specified conditions. 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
6. Business English Ace Radio – Class Notes 6 ©2016 Wham Media Did you study the idiom from last week? As you know every week you and I explore a new phrasal verb, idiom, or collocation that you can use in your business conversations or documents. Last week in Episode 52 you learned about the idiom stay afloat. You can go back to listen about how to use Stay Afloat at http://www.businessenglishace.com/bear52. Today you learn about the Business Phrasal Verb – Rip Off. Rip off may be used as a separable or an inseparable phrasal verb. Rip off [somebody] or Rip [somebody] off means “to charge too much money for something.” EX: The car salesman ripped me off $500 when I bought the new Corvette. So now you know how to use the Business Idiom rip off – in your business conversations and documents. Remember you can download all grammar and vocabulary presentations for your class www.businessenglishace.com/bear53. Continue to expand your business vocabulary with every episode of the podcast. SEGMENT V Business English Career Corner Are you looking for another job and you need to write a better CV or resume? You’re in luck this week!
7. Business English Ace Radio – Class Notes 7 ©2016 Wham Media Welcome to this edition of Business English Career Corner for stellar career advice to polish your CV or resume. Every week in the Business English Career Corner you always get extra skills for an edge over both colleagues and clients in the competitive global economy. While preparing for the podcast this week, I decided to change up the Career Corner. Normally you get advice on how to be more productive for success at the office. But this week, here is even more practical advice to make your CV or resume shine. I found a perfect article for you in the London Telegraph – 10 tips to get your CV short-listed. Tip 1: Don’t be dull - transform statements on your CV by adding a result to make those dull statements more interesting. For Example: Led a team of 20 sales staff There is not much information. It is quite dry. Instead, write: Led a team of 20 sales staff who exceeded all performance targets. Now you have connected your ability to manage 20 employees with the result - doing better than expected in projects. You can read the whole article – 10 tips to get your CV short-listed at bit.ly/cv10tips. Good luck on your job hunt!
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 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 highlights the Business English Ace page. Are you a Business English Ace? Check out the page now and sign up for the 5 Traits of a Business English Ace and get 3 instant bonuses now! Simply visit businessenglishace.com/bea. And don’t forget to check out the Business English Video primer – a YouTube playlist that covers many English skills. That’s businessenglishace.com/bea to get started. I’ll put the link in the Class Notes for Episode 53. SEGMENT VII Business English Ace Twisted English I have a question – do you read business news in English? It’s an excellent way to not only stay informed about the global business world, but improve your vocabulary.
9. Business English Ace Radio – Class Notes 9 ©2016 Wham Media Another way you improve your English is the Twisted Business English segment of the podcast. 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 52, you learned about the phrase: “diamond in the rough.” You may go back and listen to Episode 52 at http://www.businessenglishace.com/bear52. Today you and I look at the following headline in our Twisted English series: Is the Media Off Target On Gun Stocks. What does the expression “off target” mean? The twist in the headline comes from combining the topic of guns and the expression “off target.” Something or someone who is off target they are mistaken in their ideas or thinking. Thus, the headline could be rewritten as Is the media wrong about gun stocks?. Remember you can download the whole presentation at www.businessenglishace.com/bear53. That’s your Twisted Business English Phrase of the Week – off target - someone or something that is mistaken. Stay tuned for more Twisted Business English right here every week on Business English Ace Radio.
10. Business English Ace Radio – Class Notes 10 ©2016 Wham Media 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 quandary or challenge – do you use percent or percentage? Our question is – Which is correct English? A) A large percent of the population owns at least one dog and one cat. OR B) A large percentage of the population owns at least one dog and one cat. Just remember this simple rule when choosing between percent and percentage. Use percent when you give a number – like 50%. Use percentage when you don’t give number like Sentence B which is the correct answer: B) A large percentage of the population owns at least one dog and one cat. Did you get the right answer? Tell me – leave a comment on the Business English Ace Facebook page at bit.ly/beaface.
11. Business English Ace Radio – Class Notes 11 ©2016 Wham Media You can download the full presentations in the Class Notes at http://www.businessenglishace.com/bear53. 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 53 – 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 e-Course to boost your pronunciation. So go to businessenglishace.com/1 now. I am H. E. Colby. You are invited to listen to Episode 54 next week. Until then, 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