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【介绍会议英语】商务会议关键短语—组织会议 (英文版)

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    Key Business Meetings Phrases - Conducting a Meeting


    学习导语:


    会议是商务工作中必不可少的一环,我们不仅要参加各种会议,还需要主持和组织各类大小规模的会议,而在会议中的表现将对我们的工作前景产生巨大影响。因此我们需要对会议的流程和常用语非常了解,下文就为我们提供了会议用语的很好的总结。另外,同学们还可以在Intermediate级别的Unit 7和Unit 8 系统地学习如何参加和组织会议,这些知识和表达法不但能帮助我们组织英语会议,而且能对组织汉语的会议也很有裨益。


    By Kenneth Beare, About.com


    The following phrases are used to conduct a meeting. These phrases are useful if you are called on to conduct a meeting.


    Opening


    Good morning/afternoon, everyone.


    If we are all here, let's get started / start the meeting / start


    Welcoming and Introducing


    Please join me in welcoming (name of participant)


    We're pleased to welcome (name of participant)


    I'd like to extend a warm welcome to (name of participant)


    It's a pleasure to welcome (name of participant)


    I'd like to introduce (name of participant)

 

    Stating the Principal Objectives


    We're here today to ...


    I'd like to make sure that we ...


    Our main aim today is to ...


    I've called this meeting in order to ...


    Reading the Minutes (notes) of the Last Meeting


    To begin with I'd like to quickly go through the minutes of our last meeting.


    First, let's go over the report from the last meeting, which was held on (date)


    Dealing with Recent Developments


    Jack, can you tell us how the XYZ project is progressing?


    Jack, how is the XYZ project coming along?


    John, have you completed the report on the new accounting package?

 

    Moving Forward


    So, if there is nothing else we need to discuss, let's move on to today's agenda.


    Shall we get down to business?


    Is there Any Other Business?


    If there are no further developments, I'd like to move on to today's topic.

 

    Introducing the Agenda


    Have you all received a copy of the agenda?


    There are X items on the agenda. First, ... second, ... third, ... lastly, ...


    Shall we take the points in this order?


    If you don't mind, I'd like to go in order today.


    skip item 1 and move on to item 3

 

    Allocating Roles (secretary, participants)


    (name of participant) has agreed to take the minutes.


    (name of participant), would you mind taking the minutes?


    (name of participant) has kindly agreed to give us a report on ...


    Agreeing on the Ground Rules for the Meeting (contributions, timing, decision-making, etc.)


    We will first hear a short report on each point first, followed by a discussion of ...


    Let's make sure we finish by ...


    I'd suggest we ...


    There will be five minutes for each item

 

    Introducing the First Item on the Agenda


    So, let's start with ...


    I'd suggest we start with...


    So, the first item on the agenda is


    Shall we start with ...


    Closing an Item


    I think that takes care of the first item.


    Shall we leave that item?


    Why don't we move on to...


    If nobody has anything else to add, lets …


    Next Item


    Let's move onto the next item


    Now that we've discussed X, let's now ...


    The next item on today's agenda is...


    Summarizing


    Before we close today's meeting, let me just summarize the main points.


    Let me quickly go over today's main points.


    To sum up, ...,.


    OK, why don't we quickly summarize what we've done today.


    In brief, ...


    Shall I go over the main points?


    Finishing Up


    Right, it looks as though we've covered the main items.


    If there are no other comments, I'd like to wrap this meeting up.


    Let's bring this to a close for today.
 

    Suggesting and Agreeing on Time, Date and Place for the Next Meeting


    Can we set the date for the next meeting, please?


    So, the next meeting will be on ... (day), the . . . (date) of.. . (month) at ...


    Let's next meet on ... (day), the . . . (date) of.. . (month) at ... What about the following Wednesday? How is that?


    Thanking Participants for Attending


    I'd like to thank Marianne and Jeremy for coming over from London.


    Thank you all for attending.


    Thanks for your participation.


    Closing the Meeting


    The meeting is finished, we'll see each other next ...


    The meeting is closed.


    I declare the meeting closed.