Do you work in an English-speaking environment? English at Work is the series for you

Do you work in an English-speaking environment? English at Work is the series for you


Narrator: Hi I’m Neil. Thanks for joining
me on English at Work – a new series of programmes set in an office, full of top tips to help you learn some useful business language which you could use in the workplace. In the next few minutes you can join me on
an introductory tour around one of London’s biggest imitation plastic fruit manufacturers,
called Tip Top Trading. We’re going to hear from some of the employees that work so hard
to keep the business running smoothly. So come on then! Let’s step into the office
and eavesdrop on Tip Top Trading’s possible newest recruit. I say ‘possible’ because she is still being interviewed for the job of Sales Executive Anna: Firstly, this job is an ideal match
for my skills and experience: I’ve spent several years working in sales and I get on
with people easily. Well, I mean, apart from the ones I don’t like of
course! Secondly, I know Tip Top Trading is one of the fastest-growing companies
in London, and I want to be part of that. Paul: That’s absolutely right. Tip Top Trading
is the fastest-growing company in the plastic fruits sector. Narrator: Well said, Anna! If she gets that
job I’m sure she’ll be an asset to the company. The decision is in the hands of Manager, Paul,
who we heard there. He’s a nice guy really, a little disorganised, but when things go
wrong he’s got to take charge a bit like this Paul: Yesterday was not a great day. Two clients
came in with serious complaints. Mrs Kumquat received a delivery
of imitation bananas that were purple – not very convincing, and Mr
Lime ordered grapefruits, but got pineapples. Tom! Tom: Yeah, listen… Paul: Were you responsible for these errors? Tom: Well… yes, but – Paul: Look, mistakes happen. But it seems
that Mrs Kumquat left our offices even angrier than when she came in and she
says she will never use Tip Top Trading again! Tom: I tried my best. Paul: Hmmm. Narrator: Ah yes, Tom! I hadn’t warned you
about Tom, one of the company’s top Sales Executives – he’s good… Tom: (on phone) Tom speaking. Yah! Frankie!
So what’s the latest, are we on? … but his interpersonal skills need working
on. Listen to this! Tom: My computer has crashed. I’ve lost my
phone. And there’s a big, BIG problem with my timetable. I have two meetings
scheduled at the same time with two extremely important clients.
I can’t do them both at once! See what I mean! Now, every office needs a
good office assistant – and Tip Top Trading is no exception. It’s got Denise, who’s there to assist, organise and sometimes make the tea… Denise: Oh sorry excuse me, here’s your tea Paul. Paul: Thanks Denise. Narrator: But goodness! She likes to talk… Denise: Really! ‘Denise do this! Denise do
that!’ I’m telling you Sharon, I’ve almost had enough! I get treated like I’m some kind
of servant! Narrator: That’s Denise! I think we’ll just
leave the office now and let them get on with their work So that’s Tip Top Trading. There are plenty
of other people we’ll meet along the way… so go on, why don’t you join me for English
at Work from bbclearningenglish.com. See ya!

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