Lesson: Discussing Potential Blockers in a Company's Long-Range Plan

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Explore potential challenges in this conversation on business plans. Join Milo and Kay’s discussion on concerns like rising rental rates, real estate, and interest rates. Immerse yourself in our English learning resource, where you can listen and read, enhancing your language skills while navigating business-related discussions and vocabulary.

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Discussing Potential Blockers in a Company's Long-Range Plan

Discussing Potential Blockers in a Company's Long-Range Plan

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Discussing Potential Blockers in a Company's Long-Range Plan

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Milo: So, now, I would just like to discuss potential challenges we might face, um, that might block us from achieving these plans. I have a few ... 

Kay: Yeah, I think one of my big concerns here is the, um, thethe rent- the rental rates and the- the real estate. Um, I feel like that could really potentially skyrocket, and ... 

Milo: Mm-hmm. 

Kay: A- another concern would also be the- the rising interest rates as well, um ... I think these are both things we should have on our radar. 

Milo: Yeah. No, definitely. And I think that's a very good point, just the state of the economy in general, right? Because if ... cause we are offering a higher-priced ice cream, so ... 

Kay: I mean these luxury items are typically the first thing that people cut when they're cutting their own budgets down, so it's- it's something …

 

Vocabulary:

skyrocket - to rise quickly

have on our radar - to take notice of

luxury - high quality and expensive

potential - possibility to be good

concerns - worries

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What is Kay's primary concern related to potential challenges?

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Why does Milo mention the state of the economy?

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According to Kay, what is the likely impact of budget cuts on luxury items?

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Fill in the gaps: luxury, potential, radar, economy, skyrocket, interest

Discussing Potential Blockers in a Company's Long-Range Plan

Milo: So, now, I would just like to discuss challenges we might face, um, that might block us from achieving these plans. I have a few ... 

Kay: Yeah, I think one of my big concerns here is the, um, the the rent- the rental rates and the- the real estate. Um, I feel like that could really potentially , and ... 

Milo: Mm-hmm. 

Kay: A- another concern would also be the- the rising rates as well, um ... I think these are both things we should have on our

Milo: Yeah. No, definitely. And I think that's a very good point, just the state of the in general, right? Because if ... cause we are offering a higher-priced ice cream, so ... 

Kay: I mean these items are typically the first thing that people cut when they're cutting their own budgets down, so it's- it's something …

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