Take a look at the following statements:
1. You plan on studying/working in the UK.
2. You are preparing for a job interview in which you’ll need to speak English. 你在為需要說英語的工作面試作準備。
3. You plan on working for a business company.
4. You are currently working for a business company.
5. You are interested in improving your business English.
If you answered “yes” to one or more of the statements above, I suggest that you check out “You’re Hired,” an online feature presented by the British Council: http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/youre-hired. If none of the questions applied to you yet you’d still like to improve your listening skills, you should pay a visit to the website anyway. It’s a video series about WebWare, a (fictional) IT company looking for a new Sales Director; viewers will “follow Philip Hart and Marcia Boardman as they take us through the process of recruiting a new team member”. Along the way, you’ll learn many vocabulary words and phrases pertinent to the business world; you’ll also familiarize yourself with the English accent (great practice for those of you taking the IELTS or TOEIC).
假如你對上述某一句或某幾句話的答案是「對」，那我建議你看看「你被錄取了」這個線上專題，它是由英國貿易文化辦事處教育文化部所提供：http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/youre-hired；假如這些問題對你全部不適用，但你還是想加強自己的聽力技巧，那你仍應逛逛這個網站。這一系列的影片是以 WebWare 為主題，這家（虛構的）資訊科技公司要找一位新的銷售總監。觀眾將「在 Philip Hart 和 Marcia Boardman 帶領下，把招募新成員的流程走一遍。」一路上，你將學到許多跟商界有關的字彙和片語，對英語的腔調也將更熟悉。（如果有人要考雅思或多益，這是很棒的練習）
The British Council has tons of valuable online resources for English learners and those looking to study abroad—and it’s all free! Simply visit http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/ for more exercises and games.