Nov 072013
 

In this special business edition of 6 Minute English, Feifei and Neil are talking about a very modern issue – workplace stress. Feifei wants to ask Neil how he deals with stress in the office – but it’s a very personal question. What’s the right way to ask?
Join Feifei and Neil as they role-play a business conversation which involves asking some personal questions, and pick up some useful phrases and cultural tips along the way.

Asking personal questions: Key phrases

Warning someone that you’re going to talk about something personal:
I wanted to talk about a personal matter. Is that alright with you?
Introducing a personal question:
If you don’t mind me asking… If it’s not too personal a question… May I ask…

 

 

6 Minute English – Business English: Asking personal questions Transcript Video

 

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