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Business English Course
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Shadowing Exercise 1:

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 remember thinking as a child that I really enjoyed taking things apart to understand how they worked.
  • I originally got passionate about this field when I interned with an engineering firm one summer during college.
  • I decided to become an agricultural engineer because I want to create an impact in countries where there isn’t enough access to consistent, healthy food sources.
  • I decided to become an agricultural engineer because I want to use my skills to one day help those in countries where there isn’t enough access to consistent, healthy food sources.

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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:
  • I see myself in mid-management role where I’m able to use my communication skills to bridge the gap between lower level employees and upper management personnel.
  • I bring a strong work ethic to the table.
  • I’m good at drafting up proposals.
  • I listen to the thoughts of others very well.
  • I would love to work for this company.

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Speaking Exercise 1:

You are about to do the first part of a mock interview. First, press the record button, then quickly press the play button for the audio file. After each question from the interviewer, pause the audio playback so you have time to answer the question. Once you’ve given your answer, press play again to hear the next question. Repeat this until you’ve answered all questions. Be sure to keep recording the whole time, don’t stop recording yourself.

  • Interviewer: Hi, I’m Matt. I’ll be your interviewer today. How are has your day been so far?
  • You:
  • Interviewer: We’re glad you’re here. First, why don’t you start by telling us a little about yourself?
  • You:
  • Interviewer: Excellent. If your former boss or coworkers were to describe you, what would they say?
  • You:
  • Interviewer: Sounds good. What sort of strengths would you bring to the team here?
  • You:
  • Interviewer: Wonderful. Where do you see yourself in 5, 10, and 15 years?
  • You:

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