Unit 1 Cooperation or Investment Intentions. In this unit, you will: Review terms commonly used in business. Learn and understand conversations about cooperation and investment. Learn how to ask for and receive information regarding business opportunities. WARM-UP LISTENING. Key. Section A
In this unit, you will:
Read and memorize the following expressions.
We’d like to discuss a possible opportunity …
Can you tell me about …
What are the start-up costs?
I would like some more information ...
Responding to Inquiries
That sounds interesting. Can you tell me more?
We have a prospectus ready for investors.
First, let’s determine …
In other words, you would like to …
There are advantages of working together.
This is beneficial to both parties.
If you look at the information, you will find …
We need to iron out our differences and reach an agreement.
We are prepared to invest 50 percent of the start-up costs.
We can supply the capital.
We will supply the workforce.
I wonder if you could help me …
One point is unclear to me, however …
I do have a question about …
Do you have any reports or prospectuses that I could look at?
Explaining Key Points
Allow me to clarify …
Please note the following information …
In conclusion, you must agree that …
As you can see from the prospectus …
Directions: Act out the conversation by
using the following expressions.
① ... there are advantages for
both companies to work together,
… this is beneficial for both
… both sides will benefit from
… this is profitable for everyone
②… to answer any question they
… to clarify any point they might
… to address any concern they
… to discuss any possible conflict.
③ I’ll have to clear that with my boss first.
I need to run that past my supervisor first.
I will need my manager’s approval.
My supervisor needs to approve that idea.
④ We should try to close this deal …
We need to come to a full and final agreement …
We will finalize our business arrangement …
We should sign our formal agreement …