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254 Business Expressions – The Office TV show

Transcript:

Hey everyone, welcome back to another episode of the podcast. I’m Georgiana, your English teacher, and my mission is to help you speak English fluently.

And if you want to help me, share the podcast. That would mean a lot. Thanks.

Ok! We’ll start with a brief conversation that includes the top 10 business expressions.

And to make learning more fun, I’ve taken inspiration from ‘The Office‘ TV show. And you’ll learn grammar in context with a point-of-view story.

Let’s get started!

Jack walked into the office and said…

Jack: “Wow, this place looks familiar. It’s like I’m in ‘The Office’ TV show.”

Pam: “Yeah, Jack, we get that a lot. We like to think outside the box here.”

Jim: “You’re right, Pam! We’re

always brainstorming new ideas to stay ahead of the competition.”

Jack: “That’s great to hear. I’m ready to get the ball rolling and take it to the next level.”

Pam: “Good to hear. But make sure to touch base with your boss consistently. It’s important to stay in the loop and keep him updated on your progress.

Jack: “Definitely. I want to make sure we’re all on the same page following best practices for team collaboration.”

Michael: “And we need people like you to keep an eye on the details.”

Jack: “Thanks for the advice. At the end of the day, it’s all about producing high-quality work and making a difference.”

Pam: “Absolutely. This may feel like a TV set, but it’s a real community of people. Welcome aboard!”

Let’s listen to the used expressions:

#1 “Thinking outside the box” – This phrase means to think creatively or in a non-traditional way.
#2 “In the loop” – This means to be informed or included in a particular situation or discussion.
#3 “Get the ball rolling” – This phrase means to start a process or get something started.
#4 “At the end of the day” – This phrase summarizes or emphasizes a point.
#5 “Brainstorm” means generating ideas or solutions through group discussions or sessions.
#6 “Touch base” means making contact or following up with someone.
#7 “Get on the same page” – This phrase means to make sure everyone understands and agrees on a particular plan or idea.
#8 “Keep an eye on” means monitoring or watching closely.
#9 “Take it to the next level” – This phrase means improving or advancing to the next stage.
#10 “Best practice” – An officially accepted and detailed method or set of methods for use in a specific business or industry.

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