UNIT 04 - Ongoing business

Ongoing business

In this unit you will learn how to describe current actions in the workplace and talk about ongoing projects.

STARTING OUT

Listen to the description of people performing tasks at work and complete the sentences as you hear them. After that, check your answers on the next tab.

Now listen again and repeat. Then, practice telling about things you are doing at work and send the audio to you teacher and to your colleagues.

LET'S TALK

Listen to these people talking about the preparation for a presentation and check the words and expressions you know. The new ones will be  READY/SET and I THINK SO.

Now listen again and do yourself the man’s part as many times as necessary for a good performance. Then, record it and send the audio to your teacher.

LISTEN TO ME

Listen to the audio about Nick’s business trip to Singapore, take notes of the ongoing actions that you hear and classify according to who is doing what. Then, click the answer key and check your answers.

ANSWER KEY

Flying to Singapore
Looking out the window
Getting on a bus
Going to the hotel
Taking a tour of the production division
Eating dinner
Sending an email

Driving Nick to the company
Introducing Nick to the sales manager
Showing Nick new computer components

LET'S READ

Reduce, recycle and reuse

Protecting the world’s environment is important to us all and companies must to do their best to take care of it when doing business.

Planting trees, building cleaner solar and wind energy plants, saving water and recycling need to to be among their most important goals 

Protecting our world

Although the protection of the environment is difficult and expensive, companies should try to balance profits and environmental concern. Because who really profits if the world doesn’t.

LISTEN AGAIN

Listen to the audio with information about some companies’ businesses and take notes of the numbers you hear. Then, check your answers with your colleagues.

UP TO YOU

What do people in your company are doing now?
How do you prepare for a presentation?
Do you need to talk to clients?
Do you ever write reports?
What environmental issues are important in your company?
What do you do at home to protect the environment?

SUMMARIZING

Balance
Co-worker
Environment/environmental
I think so
Presentation

Production division
Profit
Ready/set
Take a tour
Write a memo/report

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