In this unit you will learn how to use graphs and compare companies, jobs and products.
Listen to information about three top companies to work for and choose the tab that brings only the correct information.
America Online has more applicants than Dell.
America Online has a lower percentage of turnover than Dell.
Dell has fewer new jobs than Johnson & Johnson.
Johnson & Johnson has a higher turnover than America Online.
Johnson & Johnson has more new jobs than America Online.
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.
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 comparisons among different products and take notes. Then, choose the tab that brings the objects that they are most possibly talking about.
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 to the audio with measures and write the equivalences you hear. Then, check your answers with your colleagues.
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?
More/less … than