You will hear a radio interview with the manager of a summer activity course. For each question, choose the correct answer.
... The problem last year was that
... This, year, for the first time, children will
... Molly doesn’t think children will come for six weeks because
...It’s important that parents of children attending the course
Choose the best words to complete the text.
...........Tania has just graduated from university and she’s about to start climbing the career
Her degree is in accountancy. Last week, she had an interview for an entry-level accounting job in the ........ of a multinational pharmaceuticals company
The company is a manufacturer and ..............which means it sells its products to distributors who then sell them on to shops.
The company has expanded quickly since its researchers........... a breakthrough and created an effective new treatment for cancer
...........She’s also had an interview with an advertising
That company is much smaller than the pharmaceutical giant and the job would have more responsibility for preparing............. and managing company finances.
Tania always wanted to work in some kind of business environment but work–life..........is important to her
That’s why she chose to study accountancy. Also, the (8)(unemployment rate / balance of trade) is high in her country, which means jobs are hard to find. An advisor at her university said that even in hard times, businesses need accountants.
Complete the sentences with words from the box.
efficient fashionable flexible formal mineral sympathetic well-made
When you’re entertaining clients, it’s important to go to a restaurant with service – the kind of service that’s so good, you don’t really notice it.
Our awards ceremony will be a event but the party afterwards will be very relaxed.
Choose the best option to complete the sentences.
?you like a cup of coffee ...........................
You __________________ attend the meeting but it would be a good idea if you did.
I __________________ be late for this meeting
Roman waited __________________ the end of the meeting and then he announced the promotions
! we’ve reached our sales targets, we can relax a bit. But not before.................
? the South-east Asia sales results come in yet__________________
?How many people turned __________________ at the presentation
B Complete the texts using the correct form of the verbs in brackets.
Since 2000, the amount of time that we spend meetings has increased by an estimated 10% per year. An average meeting lasts 30 to 60 minutes, and we attend up to 10 meetings a week.
A recent study in the USA revealed that workers spend an average of two hours a week in pointless meetings. Two hours per person per week has been estimated at $400 billion per year of lost productivity.
However, meetings are also important for connecting colleagues, sharing ideas and for fostering innovation and creativity.
Some tips to make meetings more productive include having an agenda and sharing it before the meeting. Limit the discussion time, take notes, and define clear action points to be followed afterwards.
Some companies have limited meetings to just one day per week. With this restriction, employees report that many issues are resolved without
waiting until the next meeting day.
?_________ The amount of time we spend in meetings is
? How long is an average meeting
?How much time do we spend, on average, in a pointless meeting
? Which of these is NOT listed as a benefit of meetings
? Which of these is NOT a tip for having productive meetings
? What is the advantage of only allowing meetings on one day a week
? _______ A productive meeting is
? Which of these is NOT a definition of pointless
Match the sentences (1–10) with the responses (a–j).
a) I think he’s right
b) Who’s calling, please?
c) I’m sorry, we can’t agree to that. We need more time.
d) Sure. I said we made €16,000 last month.
e) If you’ll just let me finish …
f) Yes. What’s the approximate weight of the new model?
g) Well, I believe I should be paid more but I can accept that. We’ve got a deal.
h) I watch a lot of football on TV. I play football, too.
i) Yes. Hello. Good to see you again.
j) I’m not sure that’s a good idea. She’s not very experienced.
?Could I speak to Raoul Gervasi, please
We’d like to start the scheme next week.