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I Remember the Nice Game of Golf that We Had together when I Was in China


VOA Station ID

Functioning In Business

FIB 8F – 5

Saly: Lao Opening

FIB Opening

Larry: All right, everyone. Time for Functioning in Business. Quiet, please ...

FIB MUSIC lead-in and then background

Eliz: Hello, I’m Elizabeth Moore. Welcome to Functioning in Business!

MUSIC swells and fades

Larry: Functioning in Business is an intermediate level business English course with a focus on American business practices and culture.

Today’s unit is “Keeping in Touch, Part 3.”

This program focuses on Invitations.

Saly: Introduction to Functioning in Business in Lao.

MUSIC

Interview: Blake

Larry: Interview

Saly: The word interview in Lao

Eliz: Today, we are talking to Mr. Charles Blake from his office in Beijing.

SFX: Phone beep

Eliz: Hello again, Mr. Blake.

Blake: Hello.

Eliz: Today we are listening to the conclusion of your conversation with Mr. Epstein.

It took place just after Ms. Graham rejected your proposal.

Blake: Yes, Mike and I were talking about keeping in touch.

Eliz: Yes, and then he invited you to play golf

Blake: Yes, I remember.

Eliz: Let’s listen to that conversation.

MUSIC

Dialog: FIB Dialog, Meeting with Epstein and Blake

Larry: Dialog

Saly: Explanation about the following dialog in Lao.

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.

Epstein: One other thing. What are you doing this afternoon?

Blake: Well, I have no plans.

Epstein: Well, I remember the nice game of golf that we had together when I was in China.

I have a membership in a golf club just across the Bay here, and I’ve made some reservations.

Would you like to join me in a round of golf this afternoon?

Blake: That sounds like a great idea. Sure.

Epstein: Good, the weather’s fine.

Blake: Okay. Let’s go.

Epstein: Great. I’d just love to get out of this office today.

Blake: Great.

Epstein: Let’s go.

MUSIC

Language Focus: Variations

Larry: Variations.

Listen to these variations.

Saly: Explanation about variations in Lao

Eliz: What are you doing this afternoon?

Larry: Do you have any plans for this afternoon?

(pause)

Eliz: I have no plans.

Larry: I’m not doing anything.

(pause)

Eliz: Would you like to join me in a round of golf?

Larry: Would you like to play golf with me?

(pause)

Eliz: That sounds like a great idea.

Larry: That sounds good to me.

(pause)

MUSIC

Interview: Blake

Larry: Interview

Saly: The word interview in Lao.

Eliz: Mr. Blake, how would you describe your relationship with Mr. Epstein?

Blake: Well, I think that we have a good business relationship.

We get along well, and I’m sure he’ll remain part of my network.

Eliz: You both share a strong interest in industrial technology.

Blake: Definitely, and I hope that we’ll have the chance to work together in the future.

Eliz: Mr. Blake, thank you for talking to me today.

Blake: It’s always a pleasure.

MUSIC

Language Focus: Questions Based on FIB Dialog

Larry: Questions.

Listen to the question, then listen to the dialog.

Saly: Instructions in Lao.

Eliz: Have Mr. Blake and Mr. Epstein ever played golf before?

(short pause)

Epstein: One other thing. What are you doing this afternoon?

Blake: Well, I have no plans.

Epstein: Well, I remember the nice game of golf that we had together when I was in China.

Eliz: Have Mr. Blake and Mr. Epstein ever played golf before?

(ding)

(pause for answer)

Eliz: Yes, they played together when Mr. Epstein was in China.

(short pause)

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

Saly: Instructions in Lao.

Eliz: When will Mr. Blake and Mr. Epstein play golf?

(short pause)

Epstein: I have a membership in a golf club just across the Bay here, and I’ve made some reservations.

Would you like to join me in a round of golf this afternoon?

Blake: That sounds like a great idea. Sure. Eliz: When will Mr. Blake and Mr. Epstein play golf?

(ding)

(pause for answer)

Eliz: They’ll play this afternoon.

(short pause)

MUSIC

FIB Closing


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