The podcast for 9 February 2016 looks at polite requests. Before booking a holiday, we often need to get permission from our boss and coordinate with our colleagues. Here’s communication skills expert Ken Taylor with an exercise.
In the podcast for 12 January 2016, we’ll practise saying where things are, using prepositions of place.
You’ll hear a friend describing her new office. Translate her German
sentences into English. Pay particular attention to the prepositions.
The podcast for 29 December 2015 is a short news item about the impact of the mafia on business in Italy. As you listen, try to answer this question: according to the researchers, what was the maximum reduction in a region’s GDP that was found to be the result of organized crime?
The podcast for 24 November 2015 looks at at some of the phrases you need on the telephone. Imagine you’re making a phone call. First, you’ll hear the person you are calling say something in English. We’ll then tell you in German how you should respond in English.
In the podcast for 10 November 2015, you can listen to a short news item about the changing nature of work in the United States. As you listen, try to answer this question: what percentage of the US workforce is made up of part-time, freelance workers?