107 episodes

A podcast for people who use English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL/EFL) in their work environment and want to improve their overall language skills. In each episode, hosts Skip Montreux, Dez Morgan, and Samantha Vega discuss Business news making headlines around the world. Through their discussions, Skip, Dez and Samantha introduce English vocabulary & phrases related to business, review grammar, and identify cultural differences found in International business situations. An excellent way to improve listening comprehension skills, keep up with business trends, and advance your career.

Down to Business English: Business News to Improve your Business English D2B Bonus Content

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    • 4.7 • 28 Ratings

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A podcast for people who use English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL/EFL) in their work environment and want to improve their overall language skills. In each episode, hosts Skip Montreux, Dez Morgan, and Samantha Vega discuss Business news making headlines around the world. Through their discussions, Skip, Dez and Samantha introduce English vocabulary & phrases related to business, review grammar, and identify cultural differences found in International business situations. An excellent way to improve listening comprehension skills, keep up with business trends, and advance your career.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    South Korean Chaebols & The Korea Discount - Bonus Vocabulary

    South Korean Chaebols & The Korea Discount - Bonus Vocabulary

    In this Bonus Vocabulary episode of Down to Business English, Skip Montreux and Dez Morgan provide bonus vocabulary explanations and examples for words and phrases used in D2B 320 - South Korean Chaebols & The Korea Discount.

    After explaining the words and expressions in the context of how they were used in ‘D2B 320 - South Korean Chaebols & The Korea Discount’, Skip and Dez demonstrate how these words and phrases can be used in a model business conversation.


    The words and expressions they explain are:

    To kick in (phrasal verb)
    To be sheer (adjective)
    Transparency (noun)
    To take it easy on someone (expression)
    A peer (noun)

    South Korean Chaebols & The Korea Discount

    South Korean Chaebols & The Korea Discount

    South Korea’s economic landscape has been significantly shaped by its large family-owned conglomerates, known as chaebols. These entities have driven the nation’s rapid development, but also face criticism for their dominant market position and governance issues.

    Skip Montreux and Dez Morgan examine the world of South Korean chaebols and the phenomenon known as the Korea Discount. They explore the history and structure of these powerful business entities, their economic influence, and the controversies surrounding them. Their discussion also covers how these conglomerates impact the valuation of South Korean companies on the global stage, and the reasons behind the Korea Discount.

    D2B 320 provides a comprehensive analysis of South Korean chaebols and the Korea Discount, shedding light on the intricate dynamics of these family-run conglomerates and their significant impact on the country’s economy. From their historical roots to the modern challenges they face, this episode explores the complex role chaebols play in South Korea’s economic landscape.

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    • 25 min
    The US TikTok Ban: what you need to know - Bonus Vocabulary

    The US TikTok Ban: what you need to know - Bonus Vocabulary

    Skip Montreux and Samantha Vega provide bonus vocabulary explanations and examples for words and phrases used in D2B 318 – The US TikTok Ban: what you need to know. After explaining the words and expressions in the context of how they were used in ‘D2B 318 - The US TikTok Ban: what you need to know’, Skip and Samantha demonstrate how these words and phrases can be used in a model business conversation.
    The words and expressions they explain are:
    In a row (idiom)
    Secret sauce (noun)
    A precursor (noun)
    A moot point (noun)
    To be reprehensible (adjective)

    The US TikTok Ban: what you need to know

    The US TikTok Ban: what you need to know

    The United States government has taken unprecedented steps to ban the popular social media platform TikTok due to concerns over data security and potential influence from the Chinese government.

    Skip Montreux and Samantha Vega discuss the recent developments surrounding the US government’s decision to ban TikTok unless its Chinese parent company, ByteDance, sells it to a US entity.

    They explore the reasons behind the ban, including data security concerns and potential manipulation of TikTok’s algorithm by the Chinese government. Their conversation also covers the legal challenges posed by TikTok and the potential economic impact on small businesses that rely on the platform.

    D2B 318 provides an analysis of the US government’s decision to ban TikTok and the broader implications of this move. From data security concerns to the potential economic fallout for small businesses, this episode highlights the complex factors at play in this unprecedented situation.

    Do you like what you hear?
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    • 21 min
    Egypt's Economic Headwinds

    Egypt's Economic Headwinds

    Egypt’s economy is facing significant challenges, with key sectors like the Suez Canal and natural gas industry experiencing sharp declines in revenue. These difficulties are exacerbated by geopolitical tensions and internal economic issues, creating a complex landscape for the country’s financial future.

    Egypt’s economy is facing significant challenges, with key sectors like the Suez Canal and natural gas industry experiencing sharp declines in revenue. These difficulties are exacerbated by geopolitical tensions and internal economic issues, creating a complex landscape for the country’s financial future.

    D2B 317 provides an in-depth analysis of the multiple economic challenges facing Egypt. From the Suez Canal and natural gas sector disruptions to soaring public debt and inflation, this episode highlights the intricate factors contributing to the nation’s financial strain.

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    • 7 min
    The Cocoa Crisis - Bonus Vocabulary

    The Cocoa Crisis - Bonus Vocabulary

    In this Bonus Vocabulary episode of Down to Business English, Skip Montreux and Dez Morgan provide bonus vocabulary explanations and examples for words and phrases used in D2B 315 - The Cocoa Crisis.

    After explaining the words and expressions in the context of how they were used in ‘D2B 315 - The Cocoa Crisis’, they demonstrate how these words and phrases can be used in a model business conversation.

    The words and expressions they explain are:

    To stretch oneself thin (idiom)
    101 (adjective)
    To fluctuate (verb)
    To be volatile (adjective)
    Volatility (noun)
    To scramble (verb)

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

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Valuable programming

This is not only an excellent ESL program, but an excellent business news analysis program as well - top notch quality. I've lived and worked in the US for more than 30 years with an MBA. Nevertheless, after listening to 3 podcasts I am hooked. The measured pace of speech in the podcast dramatically increased my comprehension of complex business topics: Forex, Google Vs. Apple, etc. I never speak that slow myself. But what a difference it makes to have enough time to reconstruct in my mind what I have just heard.

Thank you.

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