字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 Neil voiceover: I've been working at the BBC for a long time now. I've met lots of people. And I sometimes bump into them… and make small talk. They call it small talk, but that doesn't mean it's of little importance. Neil: Hey Callum! Callum: Hey! Hey Neil, how's it going? Haven't seen you in ages… Neil: It's been a while. Callum: Yeah, yeah. How's the kids? How's the family? Neil: Yeah, yeah. They're good, they're good. And you… I heard you've got a new job. Callum: Yes I have, yes. Started a few weeks ago, yeah, yeah… Neil: So… What's the salary? Callum: Um… It's OK. I've got to go… Neil: How much exactly? How much do they pay you? Callum: Um… some. Enough. Neil: What's the figure? Callum: Sorry, I've got to run. See ya. Neil: OK. Nice to see you. Bye. See ya. Neil voiceover: Let's see what our experts have to say about that. Sam: They seem to know each other; seem to have a little bit of knowledge of each other. Kee: Absolutely. He's obviously found out that he's changed jobs. Sam: Yeah, yeah. And he reacted really nicely to it. Kee: Yeah, absolutely. Until he decided to ask how much he's earning. Sam/Kee : Yeah. His salary. Kee: Why would you not ask that question? Sam: It's just not a common question. It's considered very rude to talk about money generally… Kee: It is, isn't it? Sam : But specifically money you make. Kee: Right. Sam/Kee: It's just not done. No, you wouldn't ask that, would you? Sam: So, what do you think he could have done instead? Kee: I think the obvious question is, 'How are you finding your new job?' Sam: Yeah. Kee: Are you enjoying it? You know, like, what are your colleagues like? Sam: Yeah Kee: Or even just asking about the job itself. 'What are you doing in your new job?' I think that's a standard thing to do rather than… 'So, what's your salary?' Sam: Exactly. Kee: And I think most people will want to talk about their new job. Sam: Yeah definitely. Kee: They'll want to tell the other person about what they enjoy and what they're not enjoying. But not this guy. Money. Neil voiceover: Thanks for the tips, guys. I'll try harder next time.