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Henry, I'm very Pleased to Meet you Finally


VOA Station ID

Functionning In Business, FIB 9A-8

Saly: Lao Opening

FIB Opening

Business Dialog: Greetings

Larry: Business Dialog

Saly(Lao): Business Dialog

Lao: Henry Martin is greeting Alice Martinez.

Lao: Alice has come to see Martin Electronics’ new product line.

I feel as if I already know you very well. Lao translation

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

Henry Martin is greeting Alice Martinez.

Alice has come to see Martin Electronics’ new product line.

SFX: office

Henry: Alice! Welcome to Martin Electronics!

I’m Henry Martin.

Alice: Henry, I’m very pleased to meet you finally.

Henry: Yes, we’ve sent each other so much e-mail and talked so much on the phone.

I feel as if I already know you very well.

Alice: I know just what you mean!

Henry: Well, why don’t you have a seat here in my office?

I’ll get us something to drink, if you’d like.

What would you like?

Alice: I’d love some coffee.

Henry: How do you like your coffee?

Alice: Hmmm... I like it strong and black, if possible. No sugar.

Henry: OK. I’ll get it for you.

MUSIC

Focus on Functions: Greetings

Larry: Focus on Functions: Greetings

Saly - Lao: Focus on Functions: Greetings

Larry: Listen and Repeat.

Saly - Lao : Listen to these sentences. Repeat each one.

Larry: Welcome to Martin Electronics.

(pause for repeat)

Larry: I’m Henry Martin.

(pause for repeat)

Eliz: I’m very pleased to meet you.

(pause for repeat)

Larry: Why don’t you have a seat?

(pause for repeat)

Larry: I’ll get us something to drink.

(pause for repeat)

Eliz: I’d love some coffee.

(pause for repeat)

MUSIC

Gary’s Tips: Greetings

Larry: Gary’s Tips.

Chinese: Gary’s Tips.

Saly - Lao : Gary discusses greetings.

UPBEAT MUSIC

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

Gary: Hello, Elizabeth! Today I’ll be talking about greetings.

In today’s Business Dialog, Henry Martin welcomes Alice Martinez.

In this situation, Henry and Alice use first names because they have already established a friendly relationship over the phone.

Henry: Alice! Welcome to Martin Electronics!

I’m Henry Martin.

Alice: Henry, I’m very pleased to meet you finally.

Gary: Notice that Alice says “I’m very pleased to meet you” even though they have already talked on the phone.

This is because they are meeting in person for the first time.

Then Henry suggests that Alice sit down and he offers to get her something to drink.

Henry uses the expression “Why don’t you...” to make his suggestion.

Henry: Well, why don’t you have a seat here in my office?

I’ll get us something to drink, if you’d like.

What would you like?

Alice: I’d love some coffee.

Gary: Alice and Henry are friendly with each other and their language is polite and a little informal.

Now listen to this variation, which uses more formal language:

Henry: Please have a seat.

Would you care for something to drink?

Alice: Yes, thank you. Coffee, please.

Gary: In this case, the expression “would you care for” is more formal than “would you like.”

The word “please” also makes this conversation seem more formal.

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

Eliz: Thanks, Gary!

MUSIC

FIB Closing

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

FIB MUSIC lead-in and then dips for voice over

MUSIC up and then fade

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