Jan 162014

In this week’s 6 Minute English – Business English: Misunderstandings with transcript video:
A famous French writer once said: “Language is the source of misunderstandings”, and for many language learners misunderstandings can happen on a daily basis. But when you know the right language you can deal with misunderstandings quickly and easily – or even avoid them altogether.
Join Feifei and Neil and their studio guests as they explore and practise the language of misunderstandings.


Business English Misunderstandings

Misunderstandings: Key phrases

Checking what someone means
What do you mean by that?
Do you mean…?
So are you saying…?

Correct me if I’m wrong, but do you mean…?
Sorry, I’m not sure if I got that. Are you saying…?

Asking someone to explain what they mean
Sorry, what exactly do you mean by that?
Sorry, could you go over that again?
Could you expand on that?

Checking that someone has understood you
Is that clear?
Does that make everything clear?

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