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Business English (12): Neformálny medzinárodný večierok

Server Sme.sk Vám v spolupráci s jazykovou agentúrou Skrivanek prináša pravidelnú lekciu kurzu biznis angličtiny. Tentoraz sa dozviete tipy a triky, ktoré Vám pomôžu elegantne preplávať vodami nielen medzinárodného obchodného večierka.

Server Sme.sk Vám v spolupráci s jazykovou agentúrou Skrivanek prináša pravidelnú lekciu kurzu biznis angličtiny. Tentoraz sa dozviete tipy a triky, ktoré Vám pomôžu elegantne preplávať vodami nielen medzinárodného obchodného večierka.

Predchádzajúce lekcie z biznis angličtiny nájdete tu >>

Read the following two paragraphs and fill in the words according to the definitions below:

1. Intended to entrap

2. The opposite of successfully

3. Arranged or changed so as to match

4. Regarding

5. The opposite of obligatory

6. Eager anticipation

7. Exciting sexual desire

8. Suitable for a particular person, condition, occasion, or place; fitting

Business parties can be very 1. ______. The combination of a business environment, colleagues, party like behaviour and drinks can easily end up 2. ______ if the participants do not bear in their minds that their behaviour should be 3. ______ to the combination of business and a party.
4. ______ the invitation to a business party, it is not exactly 5. ______ whether you want to come or not. It is an unspoken 6. ______ that you should show up and stay for at least thirty minutes. Also the dress code will not be too party-like. Men should not wear white shirts but a shirt is a must. The rules for women are similar, the clothes do not have to be exactly the same as for a business meeting but wearing 7. ______ dress or make-up is not 8. ______ for this event as well. If you are not sure about what you should wear for the party, double check the dress code of the company so that you get dressed appropriately. If you do not have time to change your clothes before you go to the party, women can just put on some jewellery and evening make-up and men can choose darker suits to wear at work that day.

Read the next part and fill in the verbs from the box:

improve talk fit remove create enhance see


The business party is a good teambuilding activity when the colleagues can ______ to each other about things different from business related ones and the manager can ______ how and whether the employees ______ into the team. Such a party can also ______ relationships between the colleagues and ______ professional barriers. Employees can ______ their reputation and image and can ______ a greater number of business contacts.

Have a look at another paragraph and fill in appropriate preposition:

Usually it depends 1) _____ the company what kind 2) _____ a party it prepares but there are certain features which remain the same. 3) _____ the party there is food and frequently alcohol as well. These can be very tricky components since the people have to stick 4) _____ the company etiquette. If you show up 5) _____ a party, it will demonstrate 6) _____ your managers that you want to partake 7) _____ the culture 8) _____ the company and you can mingle 9) _____ friends and colleagues or build new business contacts.

Read the rest of the article and put the paragraphs into the correct order:

A) ___________

On the other hand, you should be aware of that inappropriate behaviour and excessive drinking can lead into the risk of disciplinary action or angry management. You should act during the party as though your behaviour is being observed every minute because it probably is and you should conduct yourself in a strictly professional way all the time. Try not to talk about business and keep the conversation light-hearted and positive because complaining will not help to stimulate cheerful and relaxed atmosphere either.

B) ___________

In other words, try to enjoy the party as much as you can obeying the rules and the etiquette of the company and try to get to know your colleagues and managers to strengthen the company relationships.

C) ___________

Eating or drinking too much will not present you in the best way as well. Also, gossiping or talking only about work will not improve the mood of the party and its participants. If not specified, taking your friend or a partner to a business party is not usually welcome because they are not the employees of the particular company and do not help the process of teambuilding.

D) ___________

Always keep one hand free during the party so that you can shake hands with new colleagues and keep your drink in your left hand as you definitely do not want to offer your colleagues a cold wet handshake. Take a great deal of time to network with people at the party, especially with those who can influence your future career such as top management or people from other departments or from other locations.

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE HERE:

Correct answers:

Read the following.. 1) insidious, 2) unsuccessfully, 3) adjusted, 4) Concerning, 5) voluntary, 6) expectation, 7) provocative, 8) appropriate

Read the next part... 1) talk, 2) see, 3) fit, 4) improve, 5) remove, 6) enhance, 7) create

Have a look... 1) on 2) of 3) At 4) to 5) at 6) to 7) in 8) of 9) with

Read the rest of the article... A - 2, B - 4, C - 3, D - 1

JAZYKOVÁ AGENTÚRA SKRIVANEK

Skrivanek ja najväčšia jazyková agentúra v strednej a východnej Európe. Na trhu jazykových služieb pôsobí už od roku 1994. Kancelárie a učebne agentúry Skrivanek nájdete v 3 mestách na Slovensku a v ďalších 13 krajinách sveta.

Ako jedna z najväčších prekladateľských agentúr v Európe sa stal Skrivanek uznávaným šecialistom na európske a ázijské jazyky. Zamestnáva viac ako 400 kvalifikovaných jazykových odborníkov a ponúka odborné preklady do všetkých jazykov.

Okrem rôznych typov kurzov pre verejnosť Skrivanek zabezpečuje aj výučbu na kľúč pre firmy a jednotlivcov, jazykové audity, pobytové a zahraničné kurzy alebo prípravu na jazykové skúšky pre deti aj dospelých.

Viac informácií nájdete na www.skrivanek.sk

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