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Mary, You're a Great Employee, but You've Been Late a Few Times recently


VOA Station ID

Functioning In Business

(FIB 8E-7)

Lao Opening

FIB Opening

Business Dialog: Expressing Feelings

Larry: Business Dialog

Saly: Lao

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I’m sorry to hear that. Lao translation

I’d like to start making the time up during my lunch break. Lao translation

Eliz: Let’s listen to today’s Business Dialog.

Rita Gonzales, a production manager at Harris Asphalt, Inc., is talking to Mary Zimmerman.

Mary, a member of Rita’s team, has been late for work several times in the last two weeks.

SFX: office sounds

Rita: Mary, you’re a great employee, but you’ve been late a few times recently.

Mary: Rita, I’m really sorry, but I’m having childcare problems.

Rita: What’s going on?

Mary: Well, my mother used to take care of my son during the day.

But she got sick, and ...

Rita: Oh, I’m sorry to hear that.

Mary: Thank you. I think she’s going to be fine.

Rita: Oh, that’s good.

Mary: So now my husband and I take turns driving our son to a day care center in the morning.

Rita: Mary, I’m really sorry that you’re having these problems.

It must be very difficult for you.

Mary: Yes, it has been difficult.

Rita: How long will things be like this, do you think?

Mary: Well, my mother is feeling much better now.

But she’ll need at least another month of rest.

Rita: Well, that’s not too long.

Mary: I’m glad you think so, but I’m worried about what other people think.

Rita: Oh, don’t worry about that.

I’ll explain the situation to them.

I’m sure they’ll understand.

Mary: I’d like to start making the time up during my lunch break.

Rita: That sounds fair to me.

Mary: Thanks, Rita!

MUSIC

Focus on Functions: Expressing Feelings

Larry: Focus on Functions: Expressing Feelings

Larry: Listen and Repeat.

Saly: Lao

Eliz: Oh, I’m sorry to hear that.

(pause for repeat)

Eliz: I’m really sorry that you’re having these problems.

(pause for repeat)

Eliz: It must be very difficult for you.

(pause for repeat)

Eliz: Oh, don’t worry about that.

(pause for repeat)

Eliz: I’m sure they’ll understand.

(pause for repeat)

MUSIC

Saly: Overview in Lao

FIB Closing

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