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Most Receptionists probably Want to Become Administrative Assistants


FIB VOA Jingle

Functioning In Business, FIB 9C-7

Saly: Lao Opening

FIB Opening

Saly: Instructions in Lao

Eliz: What’s the difference between a receptionist and an administrative assistant?

Gary: Administrative assistants have more technical responsibilities than

And they usually need to know how to use computers.

Eliz: Do some companies have receptionists?

Gary: Yes. There are some receptionists in large companies.

But it’s usually a very low-level job.

Most receptionists probably want to become administrative assistants.

Eliz: Thanks for the interesting information, Gary!

MUSIC

Language Focus: True/False

Larry: True or False.

Saly: Instruction in Lao how to do this exercise

Eliz: Many people in business today use e-mail instead of making phone calls.

(ding)

(pause for answer)

Eliz: True. E-mail has become very popular in American business.

(pause)

Eliz: In general, a receptionist has more responsibilities than an administrative assistant.

(ding)

(pause for answer)

Eliz: False. An administrative assistant usually has more technical responsibilities than a receptionist.

MUSIC

Business Dialog: Requests and Offers

Larry: Business Dialog

Saly: Explanations in Lao about the following dialog

I can’t print this document. Lao translation

Would you mind checking the cable for me? Lao translations

Eliz: Let’s listen to today’s Business Dialog. Jerry Spaulding, the President of Spaulding Electric, asks his assistant, Carol Wong, for help with his computer.

SFX: office sounds

Jerry: Uh, Carol. Could you help me for a minute?

Carol: Sure, Jerry. What can I do for?

Jerry: Well, I can’t print this document.

Could you try to figure out what’s wrong?

Carol: Hmmm. The printer’s on..., so it should print.

Jerry: What about the cable?

Would you mind checking the cable for me?

Carol: No, not at all. Oh, yeah.... OK....

The cable is loose.

That may be the problem.

Let me fix it.

(pause)

SFX: printing (continues to end)

Jerry: (VO) OK!! It’s printing!

Thanks a lot, Carol.

Carol: Anytime!

MUSIC

Saly: Learning two new words from Special English Word Book: cell and center

FIB Closing

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

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