English At Work

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Do you work - or wish you worked - in an English-speaking office? Get the phrases you need to succeed in business and avoid embarrassing mistakes with colleagues and clients. In this fun office-based drama, we follow Anna's progress at Tip Top Trading, the UK's most successful plastic fruit merchant.

Anna has to take charge following a fire alarm. Is this a real fire emergency or just a drill?...
Paul, the boss, mistakenly thinks Anna's been smoking on company premises and she has to explain herself....
Anna finds Mr Ingle doing something dangerous and illegal and she has to sort it out. What will she say?...
Anna is going to lead the company's new stock management system for the new laser-curved fruit, but is worried about what to do and must learn how to ask for help....
An office meeting has been scheduled, but Paul is running late. He's asked Anna to take charge and start the meeting without him. She has to learn how to structure a meeting but just as she does, Paul arrives with some exciting news for Anna....
Anna works hard on a new marketing strategy but Tom gets all the credit. Anna needs to learn how to say there has been a misunderstanding....
Anna's been trying to sort out the order of Imperial Lemons for Mr Lime. She sends an email but her choice of text-speak isn't appropriate and Paul, the boss, isn't impressed....
Oh no! Anna's interview has been interrupted, just as she started to do really well!
Anna's job interview for a position in sales is going to be a challenge. How will she cope? Listen to the first episode of the English We Speak to find out.
Meet Anna, Tom, Paul and Denise - the characters in our series about business communication, English at Work.
In the final episode of English at Work, Anna has some important decisions to make. What will she do?
It's time for Paul to hand out some harsh words but he's about to hear some words he won't like.
Will Anna save the day at the big product launch?
One of the Tip Top Trading clients is not happy about how slowly the team are processing the order. Can Anna act quickly to get everything done?
Tom forgot to tell Anna about a product launch on Friday and now she has to find a venue for this event at short notice. The problem is she doesn't know how to do it!
Anna is very busy and has to decide on her priorities. And Tom and Denise are arguing about pens! What will Paul do about it?
Denise has returned to work, but now she wants to learn how to be a Sales Executive. Who is going to show her what to do? Find out more in this programme.
Now Denise has left the company, there is chaos at the offices of Tip Top Trading. What can be done to make things better?
Denise left just at a time when things are getting busy. How is everyone going to cope? Find out more in this programme.
It's Denise's last day today. It's an emotional day for Denise, but Anna has been really useful with her career advice. What was Anna's advice to Denise? Find out in this programme.