FIB 12A-8: Proposing a Toast

  • Saly Chittavoravong

President Barack Obama and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono toast during a state dinner at the Istana Negara in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

ໃນບົດຮຽນນີ້ ທ່ານຈະໄດ້ຫັດເວົ້າຕາມຫຼັງ ແລະຮຽນຄວາມຮູ້ພິເສດ ທາງດ້ານວັດທະນະທຳຈາກ Gary ເລື້ອງການຍົກຈອກຂຶ້ນດື່ມສະຫຼອງຕ່າງໆ.

FIB 12A – 8

FIB Opening

Saly: ທ່ານນັກ​ສຶກສາ​ທັງຫຼາຍ ມື້​ນີ້​ເຮົາ​ຈະ​ເລີ້​ມຕົ້ນ​ບົດຮຽນ​ຂອງ​ເຮົາ​ດ້ວຍ​ໜ້າ​ທີ່​ຂອງ​ພາສາ.

Focus on Functions: Proposing a Toast

Larry: Focus on Functions: Proposing a Toast

Saly: ສໍາລັບ​ໜ້າທີ່​ຂອງ​ພາສ​າເທື່ອ​ນີ້ ​ເຮົາ​ຈະ​ໄດ້​ຮຽນ​ວິທີ​ຍົກ​ຈອກ​ດື່ມ​ອວຍພອນ​ໃຫ້​ກັນ.

Larry: Listen and Repeat.

Saly: ເຊີນ​ຟັງ​ແຕ່ລະ​ປະ​ໂຫຽກຄັກໆ ແລະ​ເວົ້າ​ຕາມ​ຫຼັງ.

Eliz: I’d like to offer a toast.

(pause for repeat)

Eliz: I’d like to propose a toast.

(pause for repeat)

Eliz: “Here’s to all of you.”

(pause for repeat)

Eliz: “Thank you for your hard work.”

(pause for repeat)

Eliz: Let’s all drink “To good health and prosperity.”

(pause for repeat)


Saly: ຈາກປະ​ໂຫຽກຕ່າງໆ​ທີ່​ທ່ານ​ໄດ້​ຫັດ​ເວົ້າ​ຜ່ານ​ໄປ ມີ​ສອງ​ປະ​ໂຫຽກທີ່​ມີ​ຄວາມ​ໝາຍ​ຄ້າຍຄື​ກັນ. ປ​ະ​ໂຫຽກດ່ັງກ່າວ​ກໍ​ຄື: I’d like to offer a toast. ແລະ I’d like to propose a toast.

Gary’s Tips: Proposing a Toast

Larry: Gary’s Tips.

Saly: ອັນດັບ​ຕໍ່​ໄປ​ນີ້​ຈະ​ແມ່ນ​ພາກ​ຄວາມ​ຮູ້​ພິ​ເສດ​ ຈາກ Gary.




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

Gary: Hello, Elizabeth! Today I’ll be talking about how to propose a toast.

In today’s Business Dialog, the managers of a small company are addressing the employees at their annual dinner.

You can hear the sound of knives tapping against glasses.

This is one way to welcome a speaker and to ask for quiet.

SFX: loud conversations and dinner noises

Carol: Excuse me!

SFX: sound of knives clinking on glasses - gradual lowering of voices

Carol: I would like to offer a toast.

Gary: Carol uses the expression, “I’d like to offer a toast.”

You can also say “I’d like to propose a toast,” as Carol does later.

Carol: Our sales are up fourteen percent from last year and our costs have fallen almost ten percent.

I don’t know how you all have done it, but you’ve done a great job!

So I’d like to propose a toast. offer a toast propose a toast

“Here’s to all of you! Thank you for your hard work.”

Gary: In this case, the toast is a kind of thank you.

She thanks the employees for their hard work.

Another common toast is for good health and prosperity, as in this part of the Business Dialog.

Notice that Harry begins his toast with the phrase “Let’s all drink....”

Harry: Let’s all drink “To good health and prosperity for everyone in the coming year!”

Gary: You can also toast to the success of a business relationship, as in the toast that Mr. Blake makes at this dinner with Mr. Chapman and Mr. Gomez:

Blake: I’d like to propose a toast!

To a long and prosperous relationship between Federal Motors and International Robotics.

Gary: Offering a toast is a good way to help build both a personal and business relationship.

I hope today’s tips were helpful!

Eliz: Thank you, Gary!


Saly: ຈາກພາກ​ຄວາມ​ຮູ້​ພິ​ເສດ​ມື້​ນີ້ເຮົາໄດ້​ຮຽນຫຽັງ​ແດ່ທ່ານ? ຄວາມ​ຮູ້​ດັ່ງກ່າວ​ກໍແມ່ນ​ວິທີອວຍພອນ​ຫຼື​ສະ​ແດງ​ຄວາມ​ຍ້ອງຍໍ​ຊົມ​ເຊີຍ​ກັນ​ໂດຍ​ການ​ຍົກ​ຈອກ​ຂຶ້ນ​ດຶ່ມ.

offer a toast ຫຼື propose a toast

ເປັນໜ້າເສັຽໃຈທ່ານມື້ນີ້ເວລາຂອງເຮົາໝົດລົງແລ້ວ. ພໍ້ກັນໃໝ່ໃນບົດຮຽນໜ້າ.

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