|E-business in action|
Helen:This is Real English from BBC Learning English. I’m Helen.
Jean:And I’m Jean.
Helen:Today we’re going to look at words and phrases that have recently become part of the English language.
Jean:在我们的Real English地道英语节目中，我们要来学学当今英国最新出现的一些新词汇和新说法。Now Helen，今天我们要学的新词是什么呢?
Helen:Today’s expression is 'e-business'.
Helen:Well, e-business is electronic business. It means any business done using the internet.
Helen:That's right. You could say 'E-business has grown very much in China recently.'
A: Why did you close your office?
B: Well, it’s all e-business these days, so I can just work from home on my computer.
C: Do you think we should start an e-business service?
D: Why not? It could be bring in sales in 24-7. I’m sure our customers would love it.
Jean:So Helen, what type of companies use e-business?
Helen:Well, anything to do with computers can be e-business. A lot of travel companies use e-business too.
Jean:Yes, that’s true, I have used online booking systems.
Helen:Yes. It is very easy to buy plane tickets or reserve a hotel room on the internet.
Jean:But you have to be careful with your credit card details.
Helen:That’s a very good tip. Now let’s recap e-business means:
Jean:E-business就是网上的电子商务的意思。Unfortunately we have to go now.
Helen:Yes, that’s all we have time for. You’ve been listening to Real English from BBC Learning English. Join us again soon.
Jean:See you next time.