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Business English Course
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Shadowing Exercise 1:

While this lesson is intended to focus mostly on writing, many of these phrases we use while speaking as well, so we’ve included shadowing exercises for those phrases.

Listen to each statement from an American English speaker. Then try to repeat each phrase to practice talking like a native English speaker.

Shadowing Exercise Transcript:
  • I wanted to… get your input on the Example Industries proposal.
  • I reached out because… I know you voiced interest in the new position.
  • Thanks for your quick reply yesterday.
  • I apologize for the late response to your message last week.

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Shadowing Exercise 2:

Listen to each statement from an American English speaker. Then try to repeat each phrase to practice talking like a native English speaker.

Shadowing Exercise Transcript:
  • (This is) just a friendly reminder… that we’d like all work submitted for the Example Industries project by the end of this week.
  • Just a quick heads up that… that we are planning to have a team meeting over lunch next Thursday.
  • Do you have some availability…early next week?

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Shadowing Exercise 3:

Listen to each statement from an American English speaker. Then try to repeat each phrase to practice talking like a native English speaker.

Shadowing Exercise Transcript:
  • I’m looking forward to… our call next week.
  • (Please) Let me know… if you have any questions.
  • (Please) Let me know… your thoughts.
  • Please keep me in the loop as the Example Industries project develops.
  • (Please) Don’t hesitate to reach back out if you have more questions.