UNIT 12 - Comparing Information

Comparing information

In this unit you will learn how to use graphs and compare companies, jobs and products.

STARTING OUT

Listen to information about three top companies to work for and choose the tab that brings only the correct information.

Now listen again and repeat. Then, record yourself making one more comparison between two of these companies and send the audio to you teacher and to your colleagues.

LET'S TALK

Listen to this conversation between two co-workers and check the words and expressions you know. The new ones will be SATISFIED and CHALLENGING.

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 comparisons among different products and take notes. Then, choose the tab that brings the objects that they are most possibly talking about.

CHOOSE ONE

CD player
Camera
Stereo
Printer

Copier
Calculator
Air-conditioner
Pen

Television
Refrigerator
Stereo
Cellphone

LET'S READ

Job satisfaction

What is more important to you? Higher pay or fewer working hours? More challenging work or less stress? A survey of Canadian workers asked these questions to find the reasons that make jobs good or bad for employees.

While good pay was important to the workers surveyed, salary was only fourth on the list. Balance between work and personal life, chances for improving and the belief that customers are satisfied were all more important than that.

No more stress

Finally, employees wanted managers who listen to their opinions, ideas and communicate better when making workplace decisions.

LISTEN AGAIN

Listen to the audio with measures and write the equivalences you hear. Then, check your answers with your colleagues.

UP TO YOU

Are you happy with your current job?
What makes your job interesting?
Do you have more responsibility now that in the previous one?
How important is good pay to you?
Which is less expensive, a cellphone or a computer?
Which is bigger, a copier or a printer?

SUMMARIZING

Applicants
Balance
Better than
Challenging
Cubic
Employee
Fluid
Gallon
Gram
Kilogram
Liter
Metric ton

Milliliter
More/less … than
Ounce
Pay/salary
Pound
Quart
Satisfied
Stress
Survey
Ton
Turnover
Workplace

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