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Title: WELCOME TO A COURSE IN BUSINESS ENGLISH COURSE AT THE FACULTY OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS


1
INTRODUCTION
2
A Day in Croatias Business Life
  • Clan Uprave Turisthotela stekao 1.707 dionica
  • Mali dionicari porucuju da je ponuda Mola
    preniska
  • Sindikati preferiraju Kanditovu ponudu za
    Sladoranu
  • Rast trgovine na malo u srpnju
  • 5 Sept, 2008, Poslovni dnevnik

3
Translation
  • Clan Uprave Turisthotela stekao 1.707 dionica
  • Member of Turisthotel Board acquires 1,707 shares
  • Mali dionicari porucuju da je ponuda Mola
    preniska
  • Small shareholders consider Mols bid too low

4
Translation
  • Sindikati preferiraju Kanditovu ponudu za
    Sladoranu
  • Trade unions prefer Kandits bid for Sladorama
  • Rast trgovine na malo u srpnju
  • Retail trade up in July

5
Business English expressions
  • Member of Turisthotel Board acquires 1,707 shares
  • Small shareholders consider Mols bid too low
  • Trade unions prefer Kandits bid for Sladorama
  • Retail trade up in July

6
UNIVERSITY ESSENTIALS
  • name
  • school organization
  • people
  • studies (degrees, types of, study programmes,
    majors, courses, exams)

7
Degrees (academic titles)
  • 3 degrees (first, second, third)
  • 1.bachelors degree (3 or 4 years of study)
  • 2.masters degree (c.5 y)
  • 3.doctors degree, doctoral degree, PhD (c.8y)
  • Cultural note and use of titles (Reader)

8
Prepositions
  • I am studying for a degree in economics/business
  • He received his MA degree from the University of
    Zagreb.
  • She has a MSc in biology. I thought she had a
    Ph.D..

9
Arts vs. Science
  • Arts, humanities, social sciences (?)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Master of Arts (MA)
  • e.g. Bachelor
  • Natural sciences using quantitative methods
    (social sciences?)
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc)
  • Master of Science (MSc)
  • of Economics/Business

10
Overview
  • FEB and its organization the Dean, Council,
    departments
  • People studentsfull-time s. /part-time s.,
    junior s./senior s.
  • faculty (teachers) professors, lecturers,
    assistants
  • administrative staff the Student
    Administration Office
  • Studies undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate /
    study programmes Economics, Business /
    full-time, part-time study programme
  • Majors (graduate studies) e.g. Accounting,
    Economics, Finance,  Informatics, Management,
    Macroeconomics, Marketing, Tourism, Trade, ... 
  • Coursescurriculum, syllabus, compulsory/elective/
    optional c.
  • Exams preliminary e., final (comprehensive) e.,
    sign up (apply for) an exam, take an exam, sit an
    exam, pass an exam, fail an exam.

11
Translate the words/expressions below
(Assignment 2)
  • diplomski studij?
  • obavezan predmet
  • prijaviti se za ispit
  • EFZG
  • Sveucilište u Zagrebu
  • smjer
  • izvanredni student
  • akademski stupanj

12
What is the difference between...?
  • ECONOMIC
  • ECONOMIZE
  • ECONOMICAL
  • ECONOMICS
  • ECONOMIST
  • ECONOMY

13
ECONOMIZE, ECONOMICAL, ECONOMIC, ECONOMICS,
ECONOMIST, ECONOMY
  1. (adj.) 1.relating to or involving
    economics, money, finance, 2.which produces
    enough profit to make it worth continuing with
  2. (n.) someone who studies the way in
    which wealth is produced and used in an area
  3. (v.)to reduce the amount of time,
    money, goods etc. that you use
  4. (n.)1.the system by which a countrys
    goods and services are produced and used, or a
    country considered in this way, 2.the careful use
    of money, goods, time etc. so that nothing is
    wasted, 3.a way of spending less money
  5. (adj.)using money, time, goods etc.
    carefully and without wasting any
  6. (n.) the study of the way in which
    wealth is produced and used

14
  • ECONOMIC (adj.) 1.relating to or involving
    economics, money, finance, 2.which produces
    enough profit to make it worth continuing with
  • ECONOMIST (n.) someone who studies the way in
    which wealth is produced and used in an area
  • ECONOMIZE (v.)to reduce the amount of time,
    money, goods etc. that you use
  • ECONOMY (n.)1.the system by which a countrys
    goods and services are produced and used, or a
    country considered in this way, 2.the careful use
    of money, goods, time etc. so that nothing is
    wasted, 3.a way of spending less money
  • ECONOMICAL (adj.)using money, time, goods etc.
    carefully and without wasting any
  • ECONOMICS (n.) the study of the way in which
    wealth is produced and used

15
ECONOMIC, ECONOMIZE, ECONOMICAL, ECONOMICS,
ECONOMIST, ECONOMY
  1. The country is facing a severe.... crisis.
  2. He expects Europes ............ to grow faster.
  3. This system was extremely ............ because it
    ran on half-price electricity.
  4. ............ is the oldest in social sciences.
  5. What has gone wrong with the ............ system?
  6. Some ............ analysis is required here.
  7. Strikes were damaging the countrys ............
  8. She has a degree in ............

16
Reader ex.III (p.8)
  1. The country is facing a severe ECONOMIC crisis.
  2. He expects Europes ECONOMY to grow faster.
  3. This system was extremely ECONOMICAL because it
    ran on half-price electricity.
  4. ECONOMICS is the oldest in social sciences.
  5. What has gone wrong with the ECONOMIC system?
  6. Some ECONOMIC analysis is required here.
  7. Strikes were damaging the countrys ECONOMY.
  8. She has a degree in ECONOMICS.

17
Home assignment
  • Reader (R) Read pp.9-10
  • Ex p.9(a, b), p.11 (1,2)
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