爱思英语编者按:BEC商务英语,商务英语考试中的No.1,含金量已经无需多言。但是,无论是还在犹豫是否要参加BEC考试的,还是已经通过BEC考试的,都在疑惑到底学了BEC有什么用呢?本节目通过核心学习、词汇、课文、对话等四方面内容让BEC活学活用起来。

Ⅰ.核心学习:Profit & Loss 赢利和亏损

Steve: Good morning Mike. How was your weekend?
史蒂夫:早上好,迈克。周末过的如何?

Mike: I had a relaxing weekend. How about you?
迈克:很放松,你呢?

Steve: I studied all weekend for a business exam. What do you think the most vital thing for any company is?
史蒂夫:我用整个周末来学习,以应付商业考试。你认为对一个公司来说什么是最重要的事情?

Mike: That's easy - a good coffee machine and mufti Fridays.
迈克:太容易了——是好的咖啡机和星期五便装日!

Steve: I cannot believe how wrong you are there my friend. The most important thing is profit. Without profit, the company will eventually close.
史蒂夫:我真不敢相信,你简直大错特错了。最重要的事应该是公司的利润。没有利润,公司迟早要关门的。

Mike: I knew that - I just said the mufti Friday and coffee machine for a hoot.
迈克:这我知道。我刚才说咖啡机和便装日只是说着玩儿的。

Steve: Business is serious Mike, not to be fooled with.
史蒂夫:商业上的事是认真的,迈克,可儿戏不得。

Mike: Wow - you make it sound like a matter of life and death.
迈克:哇塞—你怎么说的跟生死攸关似的?

Steve: No Mike - it's much more important than that!
史蒂夫:不,迈克,它比生死攸关还重要呢!