Learn English a word a day – Endorse

今天我们要学的词是endorse。 Endorse, 是公开表示支持的意思。Endorse a proposal, 就是支持一项提议。美国华盛顿特区的市长芬提最近公开表示,支持民主党参议员奥巴马参选总统。”D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty has endorsed Senator Barack Obama’s presidential bid.”

新闻集团希望收购财经新闻出版商道琼斯公司。媒体报道说,”The board of Dow Jones endorsed the $5 billion offer from News Corp,” 意思是道琼斯的董事会表示,可以接受新闻集团提出的50亿美元的收购案。

Learn English a word a day – Jump Ship

Learn English a word a day – Jump Ship

Learn English a word a day - Jump Ship

今天我们要学的词是jump ship。 To jump ship, 意思是跳槽。 “LeBron James decision to jump ship was not unexpected,” 勒布朗.詹姆斯决定跳槽并不意外。

“John didn’t like his new boss and jumped ship the first chance he got,” 约翰不喜欢自己的新老板,所以一有机会就跳槽了。 “Staff are jumping ship left and right after the management shakeup,” 高层主管大变动后,很多员工都跳了槽。 “He was tempted to jump ship when the recruiting company offered to double his salary,” 想把他挖走的那家公司提出给他两倍工资,让他在是否要跳槽的问题上非常动心。

Learn English word of the day – Marketing

Cantonese learning – Hong Kong Food Paradise

Hong Kong is a great place for enjoying food from all over the world, but do you know how to order food in Cantonese? Here are some phrases you need to know before going to the restaurant. 

  1. Can I have the menu? = Mh Goi Bei Go Choi Paih Ngoh
  2. What dish is this? = Ni go haih me choi?
  3. Chinese food = Jung choi
  4. Spicy = La
  5. Salty = ham
  6. Chopstick = Faai Ji
  7. Can you use chopsticks? = Neih sik mh sik yung faai ji a?
  8. Spoon = chi gang
  9. Knife = Do
  10. Fork = cha
  11. Dumplings = Gau Ji
  12. Noodles = Mihn
  13. Bill = maaih dan
  14. Where can i pay? = Mh goi hai bin douh maih dan a?

生活百科 如何在快餐店里吃到健康的食物 How to Make Healthy Choices at Fast Food Restaurants

Learn English Interview Skills – To be an insurance agent

Dialogue 1
I:  Tell me about yourself.
A:  I was born and raised in Beijing. I attended Peking University and received my bachelor抯 degree in Economics. I have worked for 2 years as a financial consultant in Beijing for China Pacific Insurance Co. Ltd. I enjoy playing tennis in my free time and learning foreign languages.
I:  What type of position are you looking for?
A:  I抦 looking for a position in which I can utilize my experience.
I:  Are you interested in a full-time or part-time position? 
A:  I am more interested in a full-time position. However, I would also consider a part-time position. 
I:  Can you tell me about your responsibilities at your last job?
A:  I advised customers on financial matters. After I consulted the customer, I completed a customer inquiry form and catalogued the information in our database. I then collaborated with colleagues to prepare the best possible package for the client. The clients were then presented with a summarized report on their financial activities that I formulated on a quarterly basis.
I:  What is your greatest strength?
A:  I am an excellent communicator. People trust me and come to me for advice. One afternoon, my colleague was involved with a troublesome customer who felt he was not being served well. I made the customer a cup of coffee and invited both my colleague and the client to my desk where we solved the problem together.
I:  What is your greatest weakness?
A:  I tend to spend too much time making sure the customer is satisfied. However, I began setting time-limits for myself. 
I:  Why do you want to work for our company?
A:  After following your firm progress for the last 3 years, I am convinced that your company is becoming one of the market leaders and I would like to be a part of that team.
I:  When can you begin?
A:  Immediately.

Dialogue 2
I:  Please tell me something about your insurance background.
A: I majored in international banking at college so I took many insurance courses. And I worked at an insurance company for my graduation field work.
I:  Why do you want to be an insurance agent?
A:  I care about people and I know the importance of insurance.
I:  Do you have any work experience in promotion? 
A:  Yes, I do. I have worked as a salesman for P&G Company Ltd.
I:  Do people respond well to you? 
A:  Yes, I am good with people.

注释:

应聘保险代理人

中国加入世贸组织后,外国保险公司在几年内将进入中国市场,与国内保险公司争夺高级人才。作为一个合格的保险代理人,应当增加经济学和保险学知识,并增强法律观念和敬业精神。
 BASIC EXPRESSIONS  基本句型表达

1) I抦 looking for a position in which I can utilize my experience.
我想找个能充分发挥我工作经验的工作。

2) I advised customers on financial matters.
我在金融事务上为顾客提供咨询。

3) I am an excellent communicator.
我非常善于和人沟通。

4) I tend to spend too much time making sure the customer is satisfied.
为了确保顾客满意,我经常要花费很多时间。

5) And I worked at an insurance company for my graduation field work.
我在一家保险公司进行了我的毕业设计。

consulant  顾问,咨询者  utilize 利用
catalogue  按目录分类  package 一揽子交易
troublesome  棘手的,麻烦的  promotion 促销 

主要的保险品种有:automobile insurance(汽车保险)、life insurance(人寿保险)、health insurance(健康保险)、business insurance(商业保险)和travel insurance(旅游保险)。
1) I have worked for 2 years as a financial consultant for 
 China Pacific Insurance Co. Ltd.
 Ping An Insurance Company of China
 The People抯 Insurance Company of China
 
 我为 中国太平洋保险公司  作了两年的金融顾问。
  中国平安保险公司
  中国人民保险公司

2) I抦 looking for a position in which I can  utilize my experience.
         work  happily 
         advance
 
 我在寻找一个能 发挥我工作经验  的职位。
                      使我工作愉快
                      使我得到发展

3) I am an excellent        communicator.
                          advisor
                          consultant

Mandarin lesson in hong kong-Insurance