英语四级

听力入门英语演讲VOA慢速英语美文听力教程英语新闻名校课程听力节目影视听力英语视频

BBC六分钟英语听力精选:工作邮件

Cherie207 于2014-06-20发布 l 已有人浏览
增大字体 减小字体
大家好,欢迎收听BBC六分钟英语听力精选,我们将会给你带来各种各样的消息新闻,今天要说的是办公室禁止内部邮件。
    小E英语欢迎您,请点击播放按钮开始播放……

74573y2le6s7tny.jpg 

Work emails

工作邮件

Michelle和Neil今天将要谈到的主题是,一家公司打算在工作场所里禁止所有内部邮件。无法想像办公室工作中没有了邮件发收,对于很多的公司白领来说,同事间发送和接收邮件只是工作中的一部分。

本期问题:

我们都很讨厌收到垃圾邮件(即恼人的垃圾邮件),但根据最近的研究报告所知,哪个国家产出最多的垃圾邮件呢?是:

a) 印度

b) 美国

c) 中国

让我们一起听节目,找答案吧。

听力内容:

Work Emails

NB: This is not a word for word transcript

Michelle: Hello and welcome to 6 Minute English from BBC Learning English. I'm Michelle.

Neil: And I'm Neil.

Michelle: Thanks for joining me Neil. Have you got used to being back in the office after that lovely long Christmas break?

Neil: Just about I think.

Michelle: It's always difficult coming back to work after a holiday, especially when the first thing you have to do is spend the morning going through all the work emails that have built up!

Neil: Yes indeed. Going through old work emails is a bore.

Michelle: Well today we're talking about a company that aims to ban, or to stop, all internal emails in the workplace.

Neil: It's difficult to imagine office life without internal emails! But before we get on to that, come on Michelle, it must be time for my first quiz question of the year?

Michelle: OK if you're ready. Today's question is about spam. That's the word for annoying junk emails. Now we all hate getting spam, but according to a recent report, which country produces the most spam? Is it:

a) India

b) The United States

c) China

Neil: I really have no idea what the answer might be. So I'm going to guess, and for no particular reason I'm going to say India.

Michelle: OK well we'll find out the answer at the end of the programme. Now, for many office workers, sending and receiving emails to and from fellow employees is just part of the job. But now a big IT company called Atos plans to ban all internal emails by the year 2014.

Neil: Yes, the company has said that employees are wasting too much time dealing with internal emails, and that this has become the natural, lazy way to communicate.

Michelle: Let's hear from Rob Price, a managing partner at Atos. Here he's speaking on BBC 5 Live. First he says email has become the definitive thing people use, meaning something that's fixed or determined. But how does he suggest people in the office could communicate with each other instead?

Rob Price, managing partner of Atos

Email has become the definitive thing that people have used, they naturally use, they lazily use. Why don't you walk across the office? Or, use Instant Messaging? Or, use a range of kind of social media? So there's different things that people can do. This is about deciding what's the most effective way of communication, and adopting and embedding those within the organisation. (OK).

Michelle: So he suggested a couple of alternatives ways to communicate instead of using emails. Did you catch them Neil?

Neil: Well first there was the good, old fashioned way of communication. Can you imagine walking across the office to speak to someone?

Michelle: Amazing. That's always a good one isn't it?

Neil: And he also suggested using a range of social media like instant messaging.

Michelle: That's right. And he says that it's about deciding what is the most effective way of communication and embedding, or implanting it within the organisation.

Neil: So let's listen again to that clip once again.

Rob Price, managing partner of Atos

Email has become the definitive thing that people have used, they naturally use, they lazily use. Why don't you walk across the office? Or, use Instant Messaging? Or, use a range of kind of social media? So there's different things that people can do. This is about deciding what's the most effective way of communication, and adopting and embedding those within the organisation. (OK).

Michelle: So what do you think Neil? Do you think it's a good idea to get rid of work emails altogether?

Neil: I think it's a good thing to try to do. I'm not sure if it could actually be eliminated completely. But, you know, go and talk to people, it's better!

Michelle: I think so too. But of course internal emailing can be incredibly useful. And for many employees, it would be difficult to work without it. Especially as emails can be a good way of keeping records, or keeping evidence of things that happen.

Neil: That's true. But Rob Price from Atos has some more suggestions of the sort of methods people can use for record-keeping instead of emails. Let's listen to this rather fast list of ideas.

Rob Price, managing partner of Atos

Video conferencing, file sharing, live meetings, Wikis, collaborations, bases, knowledge management systems, enterprise social systems. There's lots of different solutions and we need to be cognisant of how those are used in the light of an organisation.

Michelle: Wow. A couple of things he mentioned there were video conferencing, file sharing and bases – which is short for data bases. So he's got plenty of ideas for the modern office!

Neil: So Atos is hoping that by adopting some of these alternative types of communication, employees will communicate better with each other and a lot of time will be saved.

Michelle: Now time to go back to that quiz question Neil. I asked you which country produces the most spam? The answers were:

a) India

b) The United States

c) China

And what was your answer?

Neil: I had no idea and had a complete guess at India.

Michelle: OK. Well according to a recent study by security firm Kaspersky, the answer was indeed a) India. So there you go.

Neil: Well. Lucky me.

Michelle: OK so could you remind us of today's words please Neil?

Neil: Yes here they are:

to ban

internal emails

spam

definitive

embedding

to get rid of

keeping records

adopting

Michelle: Thanks Neil. And that's all we've got time for in today's programme. But please do join us again for more 6 Minute English at our web address bbclearningenglish.com. Thanks for listening. Bye

Neil: Goodbye

词汇学习:

1. to ban 禁止

2. internal emails 内部邮件

3. spam 垃圾邮件

4. definitive 限定的;限定词

5. embedding 植入

6. to get rid of 摆脱;解除

7. keeping records 保存记录

8. adopting 采纳;批准

 1 2 下一页

分享到

添加到收藏

听力节目排行