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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:
  • How have things been going over there lately?
  • What have you guys been working on recently?
  • Could I get everyone to briefly introduce themselves? Let’s just share name, position and branch location. Let’s go geographically, west to east. Starting with ________.
  • Today we will be discussing…

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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:
  • Please keep your mic muted until you’d like to say something.
  • Please turn your video on during the call so we can all see each other. Alright then…
  • So now…
  • Next up…
  • When we’re done here I will…

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Speaking Exercise 1:

Imagine you’re on a video call with two of your coworkers, Robert and Carrie. You are waiting for a third co-worker, Susan, to join before you begin discussing the topic of the meeting, which is whether or not you need to hire more employees due to company expansion. Record your responses for each blank below.

  • You:
  • Robert: Things are good! We’ve been enjoying the warmer weather, and everyone seems happier now that we moved to the new building.
  • Carrie: Same here. It’s been great to see everyone with such good morale, and to see them step into new levels of responsibility with the expansion of the company.
  • You:
  • Robert: Hello, my name is Robert Satterlee. I am the regional director at Whites Head.
  • Carrie: Hi, my name is Carrie Rose, and I’m the marketing manager at the Philly branch.
  • Susan: I’m Susan, and I handle all of the hiring at Banks branch.
  • You:
    (You present some of the options for hiring)

[easy_voice_mail]

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Speaking Exercise 2:

Record a voice message to give your response (the actual words you would say) in each of these situations. Use 1 of the phrases from the lesson in each of your responses. You should have 3 total voice messages when you’re finished.

Situation 1: You’re in a meeting with your marketing team and after sharing some new ideas, you want to hear what they think and what other ideas they want to contribute.

You:

Situation 2: You want to move the video call from introductions and small talk to conversing about the topic of the meeting.

You:

Situation 3: You’re on the video call and your coworker just said something that you agree with. Many of the other people on the call have been quiet and not shared ideas yet. You want to let your coworker know that you agree with them and invite the others in the meeting to express ideas as well.

You:

[easy_voice_mail]