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Episode 21: Don't panic

Tom tries to share his ideas with Anna

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The staff at Tip Top Trading are gossiping about Paul's announcement that Anna is to lead the company's new stock management system for the new laser-curved fruit. Meanwhile, she is worrying about what to do and gets some useful advice from an unlikely member of the team.

  • Language for asking for help

This week's programme focuses on politely asking for help and advice.

Phrases from the programme:

I would be most grateful if you could give me some help.

Please could I ask you for some advice?

I know you're busy but could you spare me a few minutes of your time please?

  • Listening Challenge

What does Denise advise Anna to do first when planning the stock management strategy?

The answer is at the end of the pdf transcript.

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