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Lesson
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Rupert: Could you let me know your exact office address?

Alison: Yes, of course, no problem. I’ll send you an email to confirm our meeting, and I’ll make sure I include our office details and how to get here. 

Rupert: Thanks, well, that’s all settled then. (Click to show/hide text) I’ll see you a week on Wednesday. In the meantime, I do hope your trip to Belgium goes well.

Alison: Thank you, Rupert. I look forward to seeing you then. Goodbye.

Rupert: Bye, Alison. Oh, sorry Alison before you hang up, would you be kind enough to email me the background information about your new range of products so that I can read up about them before the meeting?

Alison: No problem, I’ll send it through now.

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Situation: During a telephone call, Alison and Rupert make the final arrangements for their business meeting.

Style: friendly and professional

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Functions:

  1. Asking for information: Could you let me know your exact office address?(note: please copy the tone and emphasis carefully here.) 

  2. Arranging to confirm details: I’ll send you an email to confirm our meeting, and I’ll make sure I include our office details and how to get here. (note: please copy the tone and emphasis carefully here.) 

  3. Confirming that it’s arranged: Thanks, well, that’s all settled then. (note: please copy the tone and emphasis carefully here.) 

  4. Closing a telephone call: I look forward to seeing you then. Goodbye. (note: please copy the tone and emphasis carefully here.) 

  5. Trying to prevent a telephone conversation ending: Oh, sorry Alison before you hang up... (note: please copy the tone and emphasis carefully here.) 

  6. Making a request: would you be kind enough to email me the background information about your new range of products…? (note: please copy the tone and emphasis carefully here.) 

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Notes:

  1. Could you let me know…? = Please let me know… (more direct) / Would you mind letting me know…? (less direct) 

  2. I’ll send you an email = I’ll email you 

  3. I’ll make sure I include = I’ll be sure to include 

  4. how to get here. = directions to this place 

  5. that’s all settled then = so, we have agreed on that (more formal) 

  6. a week on Wednesday = one week from this Wednesday / on Wednesday week 

  7. In the meantime, (more formal) = between now and then 

  8. I do hope = I strongly hope (note: we never actually say it like this!) 

  9. I look forward to (phrasal verb) seeing you = I anticipate with pleasure seeing you (note: we never actually say it like this!) 

  10. before you hang up (phrasal verb) = before you end the telephone call / before you put the phone down (phrasal verb) 

  11. would you be kind enough to email me (more formal) = would you mind emailing me 

  12. the background information = the general description 

  13. your new range of products = the items that you have recently started producing 

  14. so that I can read up (phrasal verb) about them = so that I can do the necessary research about them 

  15. I’ll send it through (phrasal verb) = I will send it via email (or fax) 

 

 

Audio file name: DailyStep-4_business-arrangements-002_GB-05

Functions:

  1. Asking for information: Could you let me know your exact office address?(note: please copy the tone and emphasis carefully here.) 

  2. Arranging to confirm details: I’ll send you an email to confirm our meeting, and I’ll make sure I include our office details and how to get here. (note: please copy the tone and emphasis carefully here.) 

  3. Confirming that it’s arranged: Thanks, well, that’s all settled then. (note: please copy the tone and emphasis carefully here.) 

  4. Closing a telephone call: I look forward to seeing you then. Goodbye. (note: please copy the tone and emphasis carefully here.) 

  5. Trying to prevent a telephone conversation ending: Oh, sorry Alison before you hang up... (note: please copy the tone and emphasis carefully here.) 

  6. Making a request: would you be kind enough to email me the background information about your new range of products…? (note: please copy the tone and emphasis carefully here.) 

Notes:

  1. Could you let me know…? = Please let me know… (more direct) / Would you mind letting me know…? (less direct) 

  2. I’ll send you an email = I’ll email you 

  3. I’ll make sure I include = I’ll be sure to include 

  4. how to get here. = directions to this place 

  5. that’s all settled then = so, we have agreed on that (more formal) 

  6. a week on Wednesday = one week from this Wednesday / on Wednesday week 

  7. In the meantime, (more formal) = between now and then 

  8. I do hope = I strongly hope (note: we never actually say it like this!) 

  9. I look forward to (phrasal verb) seeing you = I anticipate with pleasure seeing you (note: we never actually say it like this!) 

  10. before you hang up (phrasal verb) = before you end the telephone call / before you put the phone down (phrasal verb) 

  11. would you be kind enough to email me (more formal) = would you mind emailing me 

  12. the background information = the general description 

  13. your new range of products = the items that you have recently started producing 

  14. so that I can read up (phrasal verb) about them = so that I can do the necessary research about them 

  15. I’ll send it through (phrasal verb) = I will send it via email (or fax) 

 

Functions:

  1. Asking for information: Could you let me know your exact office address?(note: please copy the tone and emphasis carefully here.) 

  2. Arranging to confirm details: I’ll send you an email to confirm our meeting, and I’ll make sure I include our office details and how to get here. (note: please copy the tone and emphasis carefully here.) 

  3. Confirming that it’s arranged: Thanks, well, that’s all settled then. (note: please copy the tone and emphasis carefully here.) 

  4. Closing a telephone call: I look forward to seeing you then. Goodbye. (note: please copy the tone and emphasis carefully here.) 

  5. Trying to prevent a telephone conversation ending: Oh, sorry Alison before you hang up... (note: please copy the tone and emphasis carefully here.) 

  6. Making a request: would you be kind enough to email me the background information about your new range of products…? (note: please copy the tone and emphasis carefully here.) 

Notes:

  1. Could you let me know…? = Please let me know… (more direct) / Would you mind letting me know…? (less direct) 

  2. I’ll send you an email = I’ll email you 

  3. I’ll make sure I include = I’ll be sure to include 

  4. how to get here. = directions to this place 

  5. that’s all settled then = so, we have agreed on that (more formal) 

  6. a week on Wednesday = one week from this Wednesday / on Wednesday week 

  7. In the meantime, (more formal) = between now and then 

  8. I do hope = I strongly hope (note: we never actually say it like this!) 

  9. I look forward to (phrasal verb) seeing you = I anticipate with pleasure seeing you (note: we never actually say it like this!) 

  10. before you hang up (phrasal verb) = before you end the telephone call / before you put the phone down (phrasal verb) 

  11. would you be kind enough to email me (more formal) = would you mind emailing me 

  12. the background information = the general description 

  13. your new range of products = the items that you have recently started producing 

  14. so that I can read up (phrasal verb) about them = so that I can do the necessary research about them 

  15. I’ll send it through (phrasal verb) = I will send it via email (or fax) 

 

Lesson
Functions
Notes

Rupert: Could you let me know your exact office address?

Alison: Yes, of course, no problem. I’ll send you an email to confirm our meeting, and I’ll make sure I include our office details and how to get here. 

Rupert: Thanks, well, that’s all settled then. (Click to show/hide text)  I’ll see you a week on Wednesday. In the meantime, I do hope your trip to Belgium goes well.

Alison: Thank you, Rupert. I look forward to seeing you then. Goodbye.

Rupert: Bye, Alison. Oh, sorry Alison before you hang up, would you be kind enough to email me the background information about your new range of products so that I can read up about them before the meeting?

Alison: No problem, I’ll send it through now.

.

Situation: During a telephone call, Alison and Rupert make the final arrangements for their business meeting.

Style: friendly and professional

.

Functions:

  1. Asking for information: Could you let me know your exact office address?(note: please copy the tone and emphasis carefully here.) 

  2. Arranging to confirm details: I’ll send you an email to confirm our meeting, and I’ll make sure I include our office details and how to get here. (note: please copy the tone and emphasis carefully here.) 

  3. Confirming that it’s arranged: Thanks, well, that’s all settled then. (note: please copy the tone and emphasis carefully here.) 

  4. Closing a telephone call: I look forward to seeing you then. Goodbye. (note: please copy the tone and emphasis carefully here.) 

  5. Trying to prevent a telephone conversation ending: Oh, sorry Alison before you hang up... (note: please copy the tone and emphasis carefully here.) 

  6. Making a request: would you be kind enough to email me the background information about your new range of products…? (note: please copy the tone and emphasis carefully here.) 

.

Notes:

  1. Could you let me know…? = Please let me know… (more direct) / Would you mind letting me know…? (less direct) 

  2. I’ll send you an email = I’ll email you 

  3. I’ll make sure I include = I’ll be sure to include 

  4. how to get here. = directions to this place

  5. that’s all settled then = so, we have agreed on that (more formal) 

  6. a week on Wednesday = one week from this Wednesday / on Wednesday week 

  7. In the meantime, (more formal) = between now and then 

  8. I do hope = I strongly hope (note: we never actually say it like this!) 

  9. I look forward to (phrasal verb) seeing you = I anticipate with pleasure seeing you (note: we never actually say it like this!) 

  10. before you hang up (phrasal verb) = before you end the telephone call / before you put the phone down (phrasal verb) 

  11. would you be kind enough to email me (more formal) = would you mind emailing me 

  12. the background information = the general description 

  13. your new range of products = the items that you have recently started producing 

  14. so that I can read up (phrasal verb) about them = so that I can do the necessary research about them 

  15. I’ll send it through (phrasal verb) = I will send it via email (or fax) 

 

 

Audio file name: DailyStep-4_business-arrangements-002_US-05

Functions:

  1. Asking for information: Could you let me know your exact office address?(note: please copy the tone and emphasis carefully here.) 

  2. Arranging to confirm details: I’ll send you an email to confirm our meeting, and I’ll make sure I include our office details and how to get here. (note: please copy the tone and emphasis carefully here.) 

  3. Confirming that it’s arranged: Thanks, well, that’s all settled then. (note: please copy the tone and emphasis carefully here.) 

  4. Closing a telephone call: I look forward to seeing you then. Goodbye. (note: please copy the tone and emphasis carefully here.) 

  5. Trying to prevent a telephone conversation ending: Oh, sorry Alison before you hang up... (note: please copy the tone and emphasis carefully here.) 

  6. Making a request: would you be kind enough to email me the background information about your new range of products…? (note: please copy the tone and emphasis carefully here.) 

Notes:

  1. Could you let me know…? = Please let me know… (more direct) / Would you mind letting me know…? (less direct) 

  2. I’ll send you an email = I’ll email you 

  3. I’ll make sure I include = I’ll be sure to include 

  4. how to get here. = directions to this place

  5. that’s all settled then = so, we have agreed on that (more formal) 

  6. a week on Wednesday = one week from this Wednesday / on Wednesday week 

  7. In the meantime, (more formal) = between now and then 

  8. I do hope = I strongly hope (note: we never actually say it like this!) 

  9. I look forward to (phrasal verb) seeing you = I anticipate with pleasure seeing you (note: we never actually say it like this!) 

  10. before you hang up (phrasal verb) = before you end the telephone call / before you put the phone down (phrasal verb) 

  11. would you be kind enough to email me (more formal) = would you mind emailing me 

  12. the background information = the general description 

  13. your new range of products = the items that you have recently started producing 

  14. so that I can read up (phrasal verb) about them = so that I can do the necessary research about them 

  15. I’ll send it through (phrasal verb) = I will send it via email (or fax) 

 

Functions:

  1. Asking for information: Could you let me know your exact office address?(note: please copy the tone and emphasis carefully here.) 

  2. Arranging to confirm details: I’ll send you an email to confirm our meeting, and I’ll make sure I include our office details and how to get here. (note: please copy the tone and emphasis carefully here.) 

  3. Confirming that it’s arranged: Thanks, well, that’s all settled then. (note: please copy the tone and emphasis carefully here.) 

  4. Closing a telephone call: I look forward to seeing you then. Goodbye. (note: please copy the tone and emphasis carefully here.) 

  5. Trying to prevent a telephone conversation ending: Oh, sorry Alison before you hang up... (note: please copy the tone and emphasis carefully here.) 

  6. Making a request: would you be kind enough to email me the background information about your new range of products…? (note: please copy the tone and emphasis carefully here.) 

Notes:

  1. Could you let me know…? = Please let me know… (more direct) / Would you mind letting me know…? (less direct) 

  2. I’ll send you an email = I’ll email you 

  3. I’ll make sure I include = I’ll be sure to include 

  4. how to get here. = directions to this place

  5. that’s all settled then = so, we have agreed on that (more formal) 

  6. a week on Wednesday = one week from this Wednesday / on Wednesday week 

  7. In the meantime, (more formal) = between now and then 

  8. I do hope = I strongly hope (note: we never actually say it like this!) 

  9. I look forward to (phrasal verb) seeing you = I anticipate with pleasure seeing you (note: we never actually say it like this!) 

  10. before you hang up (phrasal verb) = before you end the telephone call / before you put the phone down (phrasal verb) 

  11. would you be kind enough to email me (more formal) = would you mind emailing me 

  12. the background information = the general description 

  13. your new range of products = the items that you have recently started producing 

  14. so that I can read up (phrasal verb) about them = so that I can do the necessary research about them 

  15. I’ll send it through (phrasal verb) = I will send it via email (or fax)