FREE AUDIO BUSINESS ENGLISH LESSON
Scheduling a Meeting
Read the dialogue below. First read it as you normally would.
Then read it in a tone of frustration. Now read it a third time In
a tone of accommodation and cooperation.
Mrs. Dole: We need to meet next month for the quarterly meeting. When is the conference room available?
Assistant: It’s open in the mornings every week next month. Do you have a day in mind?
Mrs. Dole: I was hoping to get it on the 15th, but for a full day!
Assistant: Let me see who is using it then and if I can move them to the multipurpose room.
Mrs. Dole: That would be grand! Ah! We need to have the smartboard and I know the multipurpose room doesn’t have one.
Assistant: It seems like the group that’s using the conference room is small enough that a change won’t hurt them. Let me check with them first anyway and then I will let you know where we stand with your request.
Mrs. Dole: Thanks. I really appreciate it
Assistant: I got a go-ahead from the other team, so you can use the conference room all day on the 15th. I
will make sure all the equipment is up and running for when you need it. By the way, you didn’t
mention a start time or an end…
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Agradecimiento especial a los profesores Peter Kirkby y Judith Martín por su colaboración en este ejercicio.