English At Work

by BBC World Service · · · · 82 subscribers

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.

This week's programme focuses on language that describes working overtime or working long hours.
This week's programme focuses on language to use when you want to disagree with somebody else's ideas and put forward your viewpoint.
After some embarrassing mistakes in deliveries, Anna goes down to the warehouse to ask some sensitive questions about mangos.
After Tom’s embarrassing mess-up of orders and visits from angry clients, the boss is not pleased.
Mr Lime is not happy. He ordered grapefruit from Tip Top Trading, but he got pineapples. How embarrassing!
Who is the mysterious Mr Lime and why is he so angry? Find out more in English at Work.
This episode of English at Work looks at language for making polite requests.
This episode of English at Work explores expressions you can use to introduce yourself and make small-talk in the office.
Our new series about business communication. In the third episode Denise explains why she's in such a state of panic and Paul is not pleased. Will Anna be able to help resolve the crisis?
Our new series about business communication. In the second episode Anna's job interview continues. But with all the pressure and stress, she has frozen mid-sentence, unable to find the right word in English for what she wants to say.
EAW: Welcome Feb. 28, 2012
Welcome to this new BBC podcast. If you subscribe to the podcast feed, you should receive the first episode of this series automatically on Feb 11th. To find other podcasts from the BBC, visit www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts.
Our new series about business communication. In the first episode Anna is desperate to do well in her interview for a sales job at Tip Top Trading.