Are you majoring in Business? Or are you working in a workplace that required you to use English? If the answer is yes, so have you ever had difficulty in communicating with your colleagues, or your boss in English? If yes again, so what will you do to avoid this situation, and how to make your communication skills better?
This week, ELSA released 14 new lessons about office Setting to help you communicate confidently in your workplace. Let’s check some in so many useful phrases about office setting we put in new module.
1. Deparments in a company
- Marketing /ˈmɑrkətɪŋ/
Def: promoting and selling products or services, including market research and advertising.
*Try adding a short vowel /er/ before the /r/ – say /MA-er-kuh-ding/, and then speed up that ‘er’ sound
- Research and Development /riˈsɜrʧ ænd dɪˈvɛləpmənt/
Def: work directed towards the innovation, introduction, and improvement of products and processes.
*Pronounce the ‘s’ here with a soft snake hissing sound /ssss/. Many people mistakenly say this with a strong /shh/ sound, which is not correct
- Finance /’ˈfɑɪ·næns/
Def: The management of large amounts of money, especially by governments or large companies.
- Open space /ˈoʊpən speɪs/
Def: open space is any open piece of land that is undeveloped and is accessible to the public.
*Don’t forget to pronounce the ending /sss/ sound – or else it might sound like /spay/. Say /spei-sssss/
- Conference room /ˈkɑnfərəns rum/
Def: A room in a building, such as an office building, set aside for the use of people to hold meetings
- Corner office /ˈkɔrnər ˈɔfəs/
Def: A corner office is an office that is located in the corner of a building.
- Cubicle /ˈkjubɪkəl/
Def: A small separate part or one of the compartments of a room.
Pronounce the ‘u’ here with an /jiu/ sound – your lips are rounded, but are separated from each other
- Let’s set up a meeting to discuss this further.
/lɛts sɛt ʌp ə ˈmitɪŋ tu dɪˈskʌs ðɪs ˈfɜrðər./
- Which day works better for you?
/wɪʧ deɪ wɜrks ˈbɛtər fɔr ju?/
*Don’t forget the ending /ch/ sound. Press the tongue tip against the little bump behind your top teeth, stopping the air briefly. Then release the pressure into a /shh/ sound