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Ms. Graham Feels the Decision Has to Be Made Now


VOA Station ID

FIB 8C-6

Lao Opening

FIB Opening

Language Focus: Questions Based on FIB Dialog

Larry: Questions.

Listen to the question, then listen to the dialog.

Saly: Instructions in Lao

Eliz: Has Ms. Graham decided to reject Mr. Blake’s proposal?

(short pause)

Graham: Look, Charles, I appreciate your efforts in putting together this proposal.

But, frankly, I just don’t feel that your company can provide the support that we need in order to meet our deadline.

You have no organization in the United States, and to me that represents too great a risk.

I’m sorry, but I’m not going to be able to accept your proposal.

Eliz: Has Ms. Graham decided to reject Mr. Blake’s proposal?

(ding)

(pause for answer)

Eliz: Yes, she has. She has decided not to accept the proposal.

(short pause)

Larry: Listen to the question, then listen to the dialog.

Chinese: Listen to the question, then listen to the dialog.

Eliz: Is Ms. Graham willing to discuss the issue further?

(short pause)

Epstein: Shouldn’t we discuss this a little more?

Perhaps we can work out something.

Graham: No, Mike. We don’t have much time, so we have to make a decision now.

I’m sorry, Charles.

Eliz: Is Ms. Graham willing to discuss the issue further?

(ding)

(pause for answer)

Eliz: No, she isn’t. She feels that the decision has to be made now.

(short pause)

MUSIC

Culture Tips: Company reliability

Larry: Culture Tips

Saly: Explanations in Lao

· a reference Lao translation

· a business publication Lao translation

You could do a search on the Internet. Lao translation

Eliz: Welcome once again to “Culture Tips” with Gary Engleton.

Today, our e-mail question is: “My company is based outside the U.S. and we’re looking for an American partner.”

“How do I find a good company to work with?”

Gary: Well, basically, you have to do a lot of research.

Eliz: What kind of research?

Gary: For example, you could do a search on the Internet and in business publications for information.

Then you should visit the companies and talk to the managers.

Ask each company for a list of references.

Eliz: References?

Gary: Yes, the names of companies they have worked with.

Finally, interview people from those companies to find out how reliable each company is.

Gary: If this is for a big contract, you could hire a professional to do research.

Eliz: That’s a complicated process. Won’t it take a lot of time and money?

Gary: Yes, but if it’s important to you to find a good business partner, it’s worth the time and money.

Eliz: Thank you, Gary, for your excellent suggestions.

Gary: My pleasure!

MUSIC

Language Focus: True/False

Larry: True or False.

Saly: Instructions in Lao.

Eliz: If you are trying to find a good American company to work with, you should do a lot of research.

(ding)

(pause for answer)

Eliz: True. You should try to find out as much as possible about potential partners.

(pause)

Eliz: If you want to find out about a company, you should ask them for a list of references.

(ding)

(pause for answer)

Eliz: True. You can check the references to find out how reliable the company is.

MUSIC

FIB Closing

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