FIB VOA Jingle
Functioning In Business, FIB 9C-7
Saly: Lao 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!
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.
(pause for answer)
Eliz: True. E-mail has become very popular in American business.
Eliz: In general, a receptionist has more responsibilities than an administrative assistant.
(pause for answer)
Eliz: False. An administrative assistant usually has more technical responsibilities than a receptionist.
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.
SFX: printing (continues to end)
Jerry: (VO) OK!! It’s printing!
Thanks a lot, Carol.
Saly: Learning two new words from Special English Word Book: cell and center
Eliz: Well, our time is up. Tune in again next time for Functioning in Business. See you then!