Helen: This is Real English from BBC Learning English.
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.
Helen: Today’s expression is 'e-business'.
Jean: E-business. 什么意思呢？
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.'
Helen: That’s right.
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
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
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
Helen: That’s a very good tip. Now let’s recap
Jean: E-business就是网上的电子商务的意思。Unfortunately we have to
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.