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In Today's Business Dialog, Henry Martin Welcomes Alice Martinez


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Functioning IN Business, FIB 9A-8

Saly: Lao Opening

FIB Opening

Gary’s Tips: Greetings

Larry: Gary’s Tips.

Saly: Gary’s Tips.(in Lao)

Saly: Gary discusses greetings.(in Lao)

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!

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Saly: Explanation in Lao the words welcome, situation, first name, and last name, and the proper use of first and last names.

FIB Closing

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

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