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Holding meetings in English 用英语主持会议

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  Business English: Holding meetings in English 用英语主持会议

  The Structure of a Meeting 会议的结构

  One of the most common requirements of business English is holding meetings in English. The following sections provide useful language and phrases for conducting meetings and making contributions to a meeting。

  Meetings generally follow a more or less similar structure and can be divided into the following parts:

  I - Introductions

  Opening the Meeting

  Welcoming and Introducing Participants

  Stating the Principal Objectives of a Meeting

  Giving Apologies for Someone Who is Absent

  II - Reviewing Past Business

  Reading the Minutes (notes) of the Last Meeting

  Dealing with Recent Developments

  III - Beginning the Meeting

  Introducing the Agenda

  Allocating Roles (secretary, participants)

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

  IV - Discussing Items

  Introducing the First Item on the Agenda

  Closing an Item

  Next Item

  Giving Control to the Next Participant

  V - Finishing the Meeting

  Summarizing

  Finishing Up

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

  Thanking Participants for Attending

  Closing the Meeting

  The following pages focus on each part of the meeting and the appropriate language for each situation。

  Running a Meeting 主持会议

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

  Opening 宣布会议开始

  Good morning/afternoon, everyone。

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

  Welcoming and Introducing 欢迎和介绍出席人员

  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 阐明会议主要议题

  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 ..。

  Giving Apologies for Someone Who is Absent 对缺席者表示遗憾

  I'm afraid.., (name of participant) can't be with us today. She is in..。

  Unfortunately, (name of participant) ... will not be with us to day because he ..。

  I have received apologies for absence from (name of participant), who is in (place)。

  Reading the Minutes (notes) of the Last Meeting 宣读上次会议记要

  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)

  Here are the minutes from our last meeting, which was on (date)

  Dealing with Recent Developments 询问近期动态

  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?

  Has everyone received a copy of the Tate Foundation report on current marketing trends?

  Moving Forward 转向下一个议题

  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 介绍议程

  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

  I suggest we take item 2 last。

  Allocating Roles (secretary, participants) 分配秘书和出席者的会议角色

  (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 ..。

  (name of participant) will lead point 1, (name of participant) point 2, and (name of participant) point 3。

  (name of participant), would you mind taking notes today?

  Agreeing on the Ground Rules for the Meeting (contributions, timing, decision-making, etc。) 就会议程序(发言,时间,决策)达成一致

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

  I suggest we go round the table first。

  Let's make sure we finish by ..。

  I'd suggest we ..。

  There will be five minutes for each item。

  We'll have to keep each item to 15 minutes. Otherwise we'll never get through。

  Introducing the First Item on the Agenda 介绍第一项议题

  So, let's start with ..。

  I'd suggest we start with..。

  Why don't we start with..。

  So, the first item on the agenda is

  Pete, would you like to kick off?

  Shall we start with ..。

  (name of participant), would you like to introduce this item?

  Closing an Item 结束一个议题

  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 开始下一个议题

  Let's move onto the next item

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

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

  Now we come to the question of。

  Giving Control to the Next Participant 请下一位出席者发言

  I'd like to hand over to (name of participant), who is going to lead the next point。

  Next, (name of participant) is going to take us through ..。

  Now, I'd like to introduce (name of participant) who is going to ..。

  Summarizing 总结

  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 结束今日议题

  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。

  Is there Any Other Business?

  Suggesting and Agreeing on Time, Date and Place for the Next Meeting 建议和征询下一次会议时间,日期和地点

  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 感谢出席人员

  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 宣布散会

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

  The meeting is closed。

  I declare the meeting closed。


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