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At the Conclusion of a Business Meeting, Ms. Winthrop Invites Mr. Vale to Tour her Factory


VOA Station ID

Function In Business, FIB 8F-7

Saly: Lao Opening

FIB Opening

Saly: Instruction in Lao how to do True or False exercise.

Language Focus: True/False

Larry: True or False.

Eliz: You should never socialize with someone from another company.

(ding)

(pause for answer)

Eliz: False. Sometimes it can help your company.

(pause)

Eliz: You should use common sense in deciding whether or not to socialize with people from another company.

(ding)

(pause for answer)

Eliz: True. You should avoid a conflict of interests.

MUSIC

Business Dialog: Declining an Invitation

Larry: Business Dialog

Saly: Explanation in Lao

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

At the conclusion of a business meeting, Ms. Winthrop invites Mr. Vale to tour her factory.

SFX: Room noise

Winthrop: I’d like to invite you to see our factory while you’re in New York.

Vale: That’s very kind of you. But I’m afraid my schedule is booked up all next week.

Winthrop: That’s too bad. Well, let’s keep in touch.

I may be in London early next year...

Vale: Okay. Please give me a call.

Winthrop: Thank you. I’ll do that.

Well, it’s nearly twelve thirty.

Why don’t you join me for lunch?

Vale: I’m sorry, but I have other plans.

Thank you anyway.

Winthrop: Not at all. Perhaps another time.

MUSIC)

Saly: Explanations in Lao the expressions: Why don’t you… with

examples

Focus on Functions: Variations: Invitations and polite refusals

Larry: Variations.

Listen to these variations.

Saly: Instructions in Lao

Eliz: I’d like to invite you to see our factory.

Larry: Would you like to see our factory?

(pause)

Eliz: I’m afraid my schedule is booked up.

Larry: Unfortunately my schedule is booked up.

(pause)

Eliz: That’s too bad.

Larry: I’m sorry to hear that.

(pause)

Eliz: Why don’t you join me for lunch?

Larry: Are your free for lunch?

(pause)

Eliz: I’m sorry, but I have other plans.

Larry: I’m afraid not. I have other plans.

(pause

Eliz: Thank you anyway.

Larry: I appreciate the invitation.

(pause) MUSIC

Saly: Learning two new words from Special English Word Book: blue and boat.

FIB Closing

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