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Harry, I'm really Looking forward to Working with You and the Orchestra


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Functioning In Business(FIB 8E-7)

Saly: Lao Opening

NDE Opening

FIB 8E – 7

Saly: Lao Opening

FIB Opening

Focus on Functions: Talking about the future

Larry: Focus on Functions: Talking about the future

Saly Explanations in Lao

Larry: Listen and Repeat.

Saly: Instructions in Lao

Eliz: I’m really looking forward to working with you.

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Eliz: I’ll be back here in three weeks.

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Eliz: We could meet then.

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Eliz: When you get back to your office, give me a call.

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Eliz: We can set a specific date.

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Eliz: We’ll be touring Europe for two months.

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Saly: Explanations in Lao

Gary’s Tips: Future Plans

Larry: Gary’s Tips.

Saly: Instructions in Lao

Eliz: Now it’s time for Gary’s Tips with Gary Engleton!

Gary: Hello, Elizabeth! Today we’ll discuss ways to talk about the future.

In English, you can use many different language forms to talk about the future.

For example, when Mr. Blake tells Mr. Epstein about his plans for the future, he uses the expression “tomorrow I’m flying to New York.”

Epstein: So listen, what are your plans from here?

Blake: Well, tomorrow I’m flying to New York in the afternoon to meet with some prospective customers.

Gary: In English, instead of using a special verb form, we often indicate the future by using time expressions such as “tomorrow,” “later” or “in the future.”

Listen to these examples:

Epstein: Also, I’d like to ask if you could just keep in touch later.

I’m very interested to know what happens.

In the future, we never know what’s going to happen.

But it may be possible for us to work together.

Blake: Okay. I certainly will, Mike.

Gary: Today’s Business Dialog also has examples of how to talk about the future.

One common expression is “I’m looking forward to...”

Amy: Harry, I’m really looking forward to working with you and the orchestra.

Harry: I feel that same. This is an exciting project!

Gary: The modal “will” and its contracted forms, such as “I’ll” or “we’ll,” is often used to predict or promise something in the future, as in this example:

Amy: When will we be able to meet to discuss the details?

Harry: Well, I’ll be back here in three weeks.

Gary: Sometimes “will” is combined with the I-N-G form, as in the question “What will the orchestra be doing?”

Amy: So what will the orchestra be doing in the next few months?

Harry: Well, we’ll be touring Europe for two months.

Gary: Thanks for joining us today for Gary’s Tips. We’ll see you again next time!

Eliz: Thanks, Gary!

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Saly: Review in Lao Gary's Tips

FIB Closing

Eliz: Well, our time is up. Tune in again next time for Functioning in Business. See you then!

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