Talking to your Subordinate or Direct
If you are a manager, then you will more likely have someone reporting to you. The most common terminology I am used to is a direct. Throughout this lesson, I will use the word direct. 如果你是经理，那么你就更有可能有人向你汇报工作，我最常用的术语是“direct”，在这节课中，我将使用direct这个词。
There are many things you have to say to a direct. You have to give them work, explain things, encourage them to do better, and even reprimand them when they are not performing well. We will cover these types of sentences in this lesson. 有很多事情你必须向直属说，你必须给他们工作，解释事情，鼓励他们做得更好，甚至在他们表现不好的时候批评他们，我们将在这节课中讨论这些句子。
A common question a manager asks is to find out what the status of a project is. 经理常问的一个问题是项目处于什么样的状况。
“What is the status of the marketing documents?” 市场营销文件现在怎么样了?
“How far along are you in your analysis?” 你的分析做到哪了?
“Are you almost done with the technical report?” 你的技术报告快要完成吗?
“When are you going to finish the design plans?” 你打算什么时候完成设计计划?
“Can you give me a status on your progress so far?” 到目前为止，你能告诉我你的进展情况吗?
“How is the reporting assignment going?” 报告任务是怎么样了?
“When can you give me a working draft by?” 你什么时候能给我一个工作草案?
Requesting a weekly status mail from your direct is very common among large companies with many employees. Basically, the status mail will include what has been accomplished the current week, and what will be done next week. If your company has this process, or if you just want to implement it yourself, you can tell your direct something like the following. 要求每周发进度邮件给你的直属，在拥有许多员工的大公司里是非常普遍的。基本上，进度邮件将包括本周已经完成的，以及下周将做什么。如果你的公司有这个过程，或者你只是想自己执行它，你可以告诉你的直接领导下面的东西。
“At the end of every week, can you send me a weekly status mail? I’ll email you a template you should follow. You should email it to me every Friday.” 每星期结束时，你能发给我一份每周的进度邮件吗?我会给你发送一个你应该遵循的模板，你应该每周五都给我发邮件。
“I want you to send me a status report at the end of every week. You should include what you did for that week and what you plan on doing for the next week.” 我想让你每周结束的时候都给我发一份进度报告，你应该要包括你在那一周所做的事情，以及你下周要做的事情。
“Can you send me a weekly status report? If you haven’t done it before, let me know and I will send you a template to use.” 你能给我发一份周报吗?如果你以前没有做过，告诉我，我会给你发一个模板来用。