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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:
  • At times I can miss details because I tend to focus more on the big picture.
  • … but I always make sure I have people around me who can make sure I don’t miss important details.
  • I sometimes have trouble letting go of a project.
  • To grow in this area… I’ve intentionally tried to spend more time with people who help me remember that I’ve done enough.

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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:
  • Take on responsibility
  • Increased/greater workload
  • Increased/greater responsibility
  • Tackle responsibilities
  • In my previous position…
  • To help solve the problem…
  • In this way…
  • As a result…

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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:
  • Let me think about that for a second.
  • I think I would start by…
  • Let’s say that…
  • Based on that assumption…
  • I’m passionate about…
  • Will this position give me opportunities to…

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Speaking Exercise:

Mock Interview Part 2: You are about to do the second 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: What would your past boss say your biggest growth opportunities are?
  • You:
  • Interviewer: What are some of your leadership experiences?
  • You:
  • Interviewer: Let’s talk about a hypothetical situation. What would you do if you were leading a meeting and one of your coworkers suddenly got up and left the meeting?
  • You:
  • Interviewer: Any questions you want to ask me?
  • You:

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