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Background:Business English podcast 012 : Here we discuss Starbucks Coffee and how it began. Listen to this business English ESL podcast while learning great business vocabulary along with conversational English. Tell us what you think on the discussion forum here.
September 12, 2007
Background: Business English podcast 011 : Here we discuss investments and uranium stocks. What do you think will be a good investment in the next few years? Tell us what you think on the discussion forum here.
September 04, 2007
Background: Business English podcast 010 : Here we discuss the airline industry. We talk about how it is a very risky investment for a number of reasons. What are your thoughts on this industry? Tell us what you think on the discussion forum here.
August 19, 2007
Background: Business English podcast 09 : Here we discuss a very interesting historical financial crisis that involved a flower called a tulip. Also, we can now discuss this podcast on our discussion forum here.
July 25, 2007
Background: Business English podcast 08 : Here we discuss International Trade and daily conversation. Also, we can now discuss this podcast on our discussion forum here.
June 28, 2007
Background: Business english podcast 07 : Here we discuss the idea of "Web 2.0" . We discuss what this is, as well as the new generation of the internet. Listen, and learn excellent phrases and vocabulary for the workplace and general conversations. Also, we can now discuss this podcast on our discussion forum here.
July 15, 2007
Background: Business english podcast 06 : Here we discuss the chinese stock market and what is currently happening. We discuss the idea of a stock market "bubble" and some useful terms that you would certainly need when talking about stock markets and investing. Also, we can now discuss this podcast on our discussion forum here.
NEW - May 28, 2007
Background: Business english podcast 5 : Here we have a discussion about the Luxury goods market in China. As the Chinese economy has been growing, the demand for brands such as BMW, Gucci, and Armani has increased rapidly. Here we discuss this topic while learning excellent and useful phrases and vocabulary. Also, we can now discuss this podcast on our discussion forum here.
May 08, 2007
Background: Business english podcast 4 : Financial Incentive. Here we listen to a business english podcast about a conversation between two managers. One manager is asking for advice on motivating his workers to be more productive. Listen, Learn excellent business phrases and vocabulary and let us know what you think and how we can improve this!
April 23, 2007
Background: Business english podcast 3 : A start-up Company
Start-up company: A new company that is just starting. Usually there are a group of investors who use their money together for the initial investment. They often have the goal of getting big enough to list their company on a stock exchange. Sometimes we just say “start-up” instead of “start-up company”. They mean the same thing.
SEO: It stands for Search Engine Optimization. This is talking about getting an internet website popular on search Engines like Google or Yahoo.
April 17, 2007
Background: Business english podcast 2 : buying a house
Mortgage: a bank loan for a house.
Down payment: the money that you pay at first when you buy something on a loan. For example, if you bought a 200 000 home, you might pay 10% or 20 000 dollars for a down payment. The rest of the 180 000 is the mortgage.
April 2, 2007
Background: This Business English lesson is about a guy who wants to invest $10 000 in the Chinese mainland stock market. He is talking to a financial sales representative to see what his options are. He wants to buy an index fund so he can have a lot of exposure to the stock market without paying the high fees of mutual funds. He finds out that he can only buy mutual funds because there are no index funds for the mainland. He feels a little hesitant to listen to the sale’s person because he knows that financial sale’s people earn more money in commissions when they sell mutual funds. Sometimes sale’s people will recommend products that will make themselves more money, and not the products that they truly believe will be the best for the client. In the end the client decides to buy the mutual fund because he believes he has no other good options with his limited $10 000 investment and the fact that he isn’t really sure which companies he should buy on the Chinese stock exchange.