BEC剑桥商务英语证书在中国被认可的主要以外资企业居多,特别是英联邦和欧盟成员国家的企业。BEC在外企及外籍人士中认可度还是很高的。下面是关于BEC口语的一些情景对话。明知回收产品是件吃力不讨好的工作,但基于道德良心的问题,Grace还是坚持这个看法。然而在面对股东责难之前,她深知必须先获得同事的大力支持才行。本单元中Grace运用适切的说话技巧获得大家的支持,顺利结束今天的会议。

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Grace: Let me take a minute to sum up the mainpoints of this discussion. We can't leave the producton the market; we'll lose more money in the end. Wecan test special powders for each area, but we can'tleave the powder on the market while we do the tests. We'll take the powder off the marketthis week, and work hard on tests for the next month.

Sam: I don't think we'll be able to turn things around in just one month.

Grace: You're right. In the month we'll work on just two or three special powders. If they work,we'll start selling them again in the right areas. Our advertising will say that we're good people -- we'll let profits take a beating before we let anyone get hurt.

Vincent: That should help people to understand that we did our best before -- that we neverwanted to harm anyone.

Grace: The plan may not work right away -- it may be some time before sales go up again. It'snot going to be easy getting the shareholders and management to support us here. I needyour full support.

Vincent/Sam: Don't worry. You'll have it.

Grace: If everyone's in agreement, I propose the following; we call a top-level managementmeeting for tomorrow to push the plan. We'll work on the shareholders after the powder is offthe market. It isn't going to be easy.

Vincent: Don't worry. We're in for the duration.

Grace: If nobody wants to add anything, we can draw the meeting to a close.

句型总结

●  总结重点

1. Let me take a minute to sum up the main points of this discussion.

2. Let's pause for a second and go over the main points of this discussion.

3. Let's take a moment and look at the main points of this discussion.

4. Let's take a little time to run down the main points of this discussion.

这句型用于总结会议中所讨论的重点,属于正式的语句。它一来可重新控制失控的场面;二来可删除已被与会者反对的意见,列举自己认为最贴切适用的结论。 "take a minute"的意思是‘花一点时间’;"sum up"为‘总结;扼要化’。

●  宣布结论

1. If everyone's in agreement, I propose the following;...

2. If we all agree on this, I propose the following;...

3. If there are no objections, I propose the following;...

4. If we're all together on this, I propose the following;...

这句话是说‘如果大家没意见,我提议…’。为半正式用语,用于下结论时。在这句话说完之后,你可以马上接着说明自己的看法。 "in agreement"是‘同意’;propose是‘提议’。

●  宣布结束讨论

1. If nobody wants to add anything, we can draw the meeting to a close.

2. If nobody has anything to add, we can close the meeting.

3. If nobody has anything further to say, we can end the discussion.

4. If nobody has further points, we can end at this point.

"draw...to a close"是‘结束(某事)’。此句型是用以结束会议的实用句,适用于正式场合。说话者不说"Does anybody want to add anything?",刻意舍征询的作法,而直接用此句型,表现出预设无异议的心态,暗示已无其它重大事件需要讨论,会议进行至此可告一段落了。

● More 宣布散会

当讨论会议差不多告一段落,与会者也已对结论和实施方案有个默契时,身为主持会议者,应在适当时间宣布讨论会结束。宣布会议结束与开始的说法都是身为主席的人应该熟悉的开会句型。

提议结束的句型

If everyone's in favor, I suggest that...

If everyone's in agreement, I propose that...

Then I recommend that...

Do you all agree that...?

Can we conclude the meeting...?

Does anyone have anything else to add...?

宣布结束的句型

OK, then I think we can end the meeting here.

If nobody has anything to add, then we can draw the meeting to a close.

So, if that's everything, we can stop here.