I first met Kieran at the British Council in Valencia a few years ago. He now specializes in teaching business English, and I thought it might be interesting for you to hear him speak about his classes. Don’t worry if you’re not studying or working in business, we talk about many things and I think you’ll enjoy listening to this interview.
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Kieran thinks that a Spanish stereotype of the British isCorrect
Kieran thinks that the biggest problem facing his students is thatCorrect
What was Kieran’s job in LA?Correct
Most of Kieran’s business classes areCorrect
Kieran says that small businesses are often not successful in his neighbourhood becauseCorrect
Kieran would like to retire from teaching atCorrect
window dresser = escaparatista
current affairs = temas de actualidad
to hire out = poner en alquiler
issue = asunto
encourage = animar, alentar, estimular
efficient = eficiente
tasks = tareas
(meeting) agenda = orden del día
template = plantilla, patrón
come across = dar la impresión, entenderse
minutes (of a meeting) = minuta, actas
chairperson = presidente, moderador
(to conduct) market research = (realizar) estudios de mercado
freelance = independiente, por cuenta propia
to isolate = aislarse
lamppost = poste de alumbrado, farola
ironically = irónicamente
heart attack = ataque al corazón, infarto
revulsion = asco, repugnancia
I thoroughly enjoyed chatting with Kieran and I hope he can come back for another interview in the near future.
If you are interested in taking lessons with Kieran using Skype, you can contact him by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by using his Skype name: kieran.mcveigh
If you would like to improve your business English, we have a complete business English course at intermediate B1 to B2 level. You can buy our course on CD and as a direct download at mansioningles.com. There is more information here.