VOA Station ID
Function In Business, FIB 8F-7
Saly: Lao Opening
Saly: Instruction in Lao how to do True or False exercise.
Larry: True or False.
Eliz: You should never socialize with someone from another company.
(pause for answer)
Eliz: False. Sometimes it can help your company.
Eliz: You should use common sense in deciding whether or not to socialize with people from another company.
(pause for answer)
Eliz: True. You should avoid a conflict of interests.
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.
Saly: Explanations in Lao the expressions: Why don’t you… with
Focus on Functions: Variations: Invitations and polite refusals
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?
Eliz: I’m afraid my schedule is booked up.
Larry: Unfortunately my schedule is booked up.
Eliz: That’s too bad.
Larry: I’m sorry to hear that.
Eliz: Why don’t you join me for lunch?
Larry: Are your free for lunch?
Eliz: I’m sorry, but I have other plans.
Larry: I’m afraid not. I have other plans.
Eliz: Thank you anyway.
Larry: I appreciate the invitation.
Saly: Learning two new words from Special English Word Book: blue and boat.