Tip 20 ”exceptional” 無料ビジネス英語学習

無料ビジネス英語学習 Words & Phrases 第20弾は、”exceptional” です。

上司が部下のパフォーマンスを褒めてあげる際に使えます。
日本人の感覚だと “It’s very good.” も すごく褒めている印象ですが、
相手が外国人だと平均点ぐらいで評価されている意味合いに感じてしまうんですね。

部下に対して心から褒めてあげる場合は、
“exceptional” = 「非常に優れた」 という意味のワードをつかって、

“This is exceptional work.”
と言ってあげましょう!

きっと部下のモチベーションも高まって、更にいい仕事をしてくれるはずです。
“exceptional” を強調するイントネーションも、動画を見ながら練習してみてください!

Hello and welcome to this Bizmates words and phrases
video series for Japanese businesspeople.

And today's word is "exceptional".

But before we do that,
let's look at our usual test,

which is this one, my question…

What information do you keep between you and your colleagues?

What secret information? Oh secret is a bad word.
We don't want to use that.

But what information, important information do you keep?

Okay?

Between you and your colleagues.

Tell me I want to know.

I won't tell anyone.

Okay, All right.
So, let's go one to today's word which is exceptional.

I like the sound of that.

Any word that has an "x" in it, x" "xceps".
Exceptional, it sounds really cool.

Exceptional.

Okay, now here's what I often hear.

So you know if I asked Taro, if he's my boss.
For example if Taro's my boss. And I say Hey Taro,

Have you had a chance to read my report?
I've finished this report, please check it.

And he says,

Yes, it's very good.

It sounds okay.

But very good, to many people sounds like it's average.

So Taro is saying, Yes, it's very good.

But me I'm hearing, Yes, it's average.

Yes, your report is so, so.

This is what it sounds like really, OK.
Very good, because we use it so often.

Everything is very good, very good, very good.

It's almost like everything is very good.
It's average.

So if you really want to say it's really, really good.

Then you can say this.

Uh... Taro, have you had a chance to read my report?

Yes, this is exceptional work.

Oh…

This is exceptional work.

That's right.

Not very good, it's exceptional.

And the pronunciation is this is exceptional.

Yes, pause.

This is exceptional.

Put the strength there.
The emphasis there and work.

Yes, this is exceptional work.
You try.

Okay, and let's try it with the question.

Have you had a chance to read my report?

Perfect. Okay, so for homework,

tell me about a time, when you did exceptional work.

Okay?

So you could show off.
You could say, yeah Hika, I did this project. It was excellent.

It was exceptional.
Tell me about it; I want to know.

See you next time.

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