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 #55 Date of Episode: July 5, 2016 Listen to Episode 55 Are you taking the IELTS General or Academic exam this year? I’ve launched an extensive e-Course, 10 videos + special bonuses in Wham Media’s 42 Ways to Achieve IELTS Excellence. Go to http://www.businessenglishace.com/12 to purchase the e- Course to help you notch an optimal Band Score. Don’t risk a low Band Score. Enjoy IELTS Excellence today. That’s http://www.businessenglishace.com/12 for your free IELTS Cheat Sheet. Use the Promo Code IELTS42 to get a 50% Discount ________________________________________________________
3. Business English Ace Radio – Class Notes 3 ©2016 Wham Media Hello and Welcome to Episode 55 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/. I’ve been teaching English for about 9 years helping my own students achieve their English excellence in both their personal and professional lives. Every week, you and I get together to help you increase your English skills for success in the global economy. Every week you increase your confidence using English, learn a new phrasal verb, collocation or English idiom. That always makes a teacher smile knowing her students are progressing. Check your English grammar with the Erroneous English Question of the Week. Improve your Business English vocabulary and get career advice to help you achieve greater career success. The notes from our class today can be downloaded off my blog site at www.businessenglishace.com/bear55. Thanks for being joining me in our virtual classroom every week. Here’s our agenda for our class in Episode 55: Here’s what I have for you in our class today: Erroneous English Question of the Week – Can you use Device and Devise correctly? Business English Vocabulary Word of the Week – Key Currency Business Collocation of the Week – Takeover Bid
4. Business English Ace Radio – Class Notes 4 ©2016 Wham Media Business Career Corner – 5 Essential Tips to Reinvent Your Career Business English Ace Blog Article Replays: 8 Tips for Writing MBA Personal Essay Twisted Business English Phrase of the Week – Deflated Pump Now it’s time to get started with your free English class in your earbuds. Welcome to my classroom. Class is now in session. Listen to Episode 55 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 54, your last Erroneous English Question you learned about correctly using That-Which in Non-Defining Relative Clauses. You can go back and listen to Episode 54 at www.businessenglishace.com/bear54. Our Erroneous English Question deals with confusion using Device and Devise. Our question is – Which is correct English?
5. Business English Ace Radio – Class Notes 5 ©2016 Wham Media A) The company director deviced a plan to protect the price of the stock. OR B) The company director devised a plan to protect the price of the stock. 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 How’s your English vocabulary? Research also indicates being word wealthy is a predictor of life success. Join me every week on the podcast to grow your Business English word power so you have greater personal and professional achievements. Last week the Business English Ace Vocabulary Word of the Week was – Sovereign Risk. You can go back and get the definition to Sovereign Risk in Ep 54 at http://www.businessenglishace.com/bear54. This week the Business English Ace Vocabulary Word of the Week is – Key Currency. Key currency is the monetary standard used for international transactions. Currently, the US dollar is the key currency. Example: Myonesia bought oil on the global market using the key currency.
6. Business English Ace Radio – Class Notes 6 ©2016 Wham Media Key currency is the monetary standard used for international transactions; right now the US dollar is considered the key currency. Study the vocabulary on the podcast each week. Every fifth word vocabulary term you have a quiz. So – key currency – makes the fifth word. It’s quiz time. You may want to review these words in the past podcast episodes before attempting the quiz: malfeasance, double indemnity, letter of credit, sovereign risk, key currency Go to http://bit.ly/vocabq10. I’ll put the link in the class notes for Episode 55 at http://www.businessenglishace.com/bear55. Make sure to tell your friends to tune into Business English Ace Radio every week so they can boost their business vocabulary as well. SEGMENT IV Business English Ace Phrasal Verbs, Idioms, Collocation If there is one part of English vocabulary that students fear, it has to be studying phrasal verbs, idioms, and collocations. Relax! 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 54 you learned about the idiom a dime a dozen. You can go back to listen about how to use a dime a dozen at http://www.businessenglishace.com/bear54. Today you learn about the Business Collocation – Takeover Bid.
7. Business English Ace Radio – Class Notes 7 ©2016 Wham Media “Takeover” has a few collocations in Business English. Collocations are “chunks of English” that you can learn to expand your vocabulary. Takeover bid means one company tries to buy the shares of another company to gain control of it. EX: Macrosoft’s takeover bid to buy the video channel failed when the latters’ shareholders refused to sell their stock. So now you know how to use the Business Collocation takeover bid – in your business conversations or emails. Remember you can download the today’s class notes at www.businessenglishace.com/bear55. Continue to expand your business vocabulary with every episode of the podcast so you are ready for the quiz! SEGMENT V Business English Career Corner Last week in the career corner you learned the 5 Habits of People Who Always Get Promoted. You may go back and listen to Episode 54 at businessenglishace.com/bear54. Now, this week. Are you stuck in your career? Do you wish you had another job instead? Well, today, you get some advice to help you make a career change!
8. Business English Ace Radio – Class Notes 8 ©2016 Wham Media Welcome to this edition of Business English Career Corner about 5 Essential Tips to Reinvent Your Career. I read the article on the Fast Company website. Listen to Episode 55 The first tip is the most predictable – you need a plan! Make an assessment of where you are and where you want to be. Get more information about this and the 4 other tips to reinvent your career You can read the whole article – 5 Essential Tips to Reinvent Your Career at http://bit.ly/reinventc. 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. Good luck! 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 last week highlighted resources from an archived newsletter.
9. Business English Ace Radio – Class Notes 9 ©2016 Wham Media Go to http://bit.ly/news4515 to check out these fabulous resources to improve your English today. Today – are you applying to study your MBA this year? Get these hot tips to help boost your Personal Statement for the application. Read my blog article - 8 Tips for Writing Your MBA Personal #Essay the Right Way! Go read the article for these 8 tips at http://bit.ly/mbastatement. SEGMENT VII Business English Ace Twisted English Every week your Twisted English segment helps you understand headlines in the financial news. Twisted English is when you and I examine news headlines with a twist. In the last episode, Episode 54, you learned about the phrase: “to be cleared for takeoff.” You may go back and listen to Episode 54 at http://www.businessenglishace.com/bear54. Today you and I look at the following headline in our Twisted English series: Deflated Pump Maker Will Revive. What does the expression “deflated pump” mean? The twist in the headline comes from combining “deflate” which means to be down and “pump” which means “to inflate” with the final turn in the headline – “revive.”
10. Business English Ace Radio – Class Notes 10 ©2016 Wham Media If someone or something is “revived,” they have another opportunity, usually to live. Plus the company is a “pump maker” which is deflated or probably not doing good business right now, according to the headline. So in our headline today, there is a twist inside a twist. Thus, the headline could be rewritten as Deflated Pump Maker Will Rise Again. That’s your Twisted Business English Phrase of the Week – deflated pump. 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. Listen to Episode 55 SEGMENT VIII – Erroneous English Question Answer Ok, it´s time to answer our Erroneous English Question. Our Erroneous English Question deals with confusion using Device and Devise. Our question is – Which is correct English? A) The company director deviced a plan to protect the price of the stock. OR B) The company director devised a plan to protect the price of the stock.
11. Business English Ace Radio – Class Notes 11 ©2016 Wham Media First, two definitions. Device is a noun and is never used as a verb. It means an invention made for a specific purpose or reason. Like for example: The smartphone is a device to communicate by text, voice, and audio. Devise, on the other hand, is a verb which means to plan. For Example: The CEO devised a plan to cut costs and save the company from default. So, Letter B – The company director devised a plan to protect the price of the stock – is the correct English. Did you get the right answer? Tell me – leave a comment on the Business English Ace Facebook page at bit.ly/beaface. Make sure to download the class notes for Episode 55 at www.businessenglishace.com/bear55. Avoid Erroneous English and improve your English grammar every week right here on the podcast –just subscribe to Business English Ace Radio in iTunes at businessenglishace.com/itunes so you don’t miss any episodes! SEGMENT IX/ Close So, that’s our Episode 55 – another awesome class full of English excellence to increase your English fluency. Thanks for enriching your Business English with me today on the podcast.
12. Business English Ace Radio – Class Notes 12 ©2016 Wham Media 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 56 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
13. Business English Ace Radio – Class Notes 13 ©2016 Wham Media Wham Media’s 25 Powerful Phrasal Verbs for Business Check out the video e-Course, Wham Media’s 25 Powerful Phrasal Verbs for Business, to improve your English and gain a competitive advantage over both colleagues and clients at the office. Study Wham Media’s 25 Powerful Phrasal Verbs for Business to polish your English today! Course Organization: Wham Media’s 25 Powerful Phrasal Verbs for Business consists of three videos: Video 1 – Group I of 10 Phrasal Verbs Learn the two types of phrasal verbs: inseparable, separable. Study these 10 expressions by definitions and sample sentences: back up, call back, drum up, fall through, get ahead, knuckle down, pull out (of), rip off, sell off, set up. Video 2 – Group II of 10 Phrasal Verbs Study these 10 expressions by definitions and sample sentences: come up with, get through, put off, run through, stand in, cut in, drop by, end up, go over, hand out. Video 3 – Group of 5 Phrasal Verbs Study these 5 expressions by definitions and sample sentences: bring up, lead off, run over, sort out, take down Study these 10 expressions by definitions and sample sentences: back up, call back, drum up, fall through, get ahead, knuckle down, pull out (of), rip off, sell off, set up. Course Materials:
14. Business English Ace Radio – Class Notes 14 ©2016 Wham Media Video Course - 3 videos, Exercises Workbook, 3 Video Scripts, Bonus Presentation Slides, Final Exam Course Expected Outcome: After completing this e-Course, you will strengthen your knowledge of business phrasal verbs for the professional success you seek and deserve. You will have the confidence to use these expressions in conversations with colleagues and clients. Check out the video e-Course, Wham Media’s 25 Powerful Phrasal Verbs for Business, to improve your English and gain a competitive advantage over both colleagues and clients at the office.