I. Listen to three situations where someone is giving praise. In each dialogue 1-3, what did someone do well? What has happened as a result?
II. Look at the extracts from the conversations. Complete them with the useful phrases for giving praise from listening the script. Then listen again and check your answers.
1. I'd just like to say I'm ___________________________how successful our stand was...
2. Jane, you ___________________get such a good location.
3. Well ___________________, Jane.
4. I want to tell you ___________________________________your presentation yesterday. You did a ________________________ .
5. I really ______________________________included the customer stories.
6. Anyway, they love it - you_____________________ very well.
Role-play the following situations to practice giving praise. Before you begin, decide how you will introduce the topic, and what specific aspect(s) you will praise.
1 Boss to employee - praise for a report.
2 Boss to employee - praise on winning a large new contract.
3 Colleague to colleague - praise for the new company website.
1) One of your colleagues has just returned from an international conference, where they represented your company. You hear that their presentation went very well. As you are working from home, you decide to drop them an email to congratulate them.
2) You are the boss of a small retail store. A new member of staff noticed that somebody was regularly stealing from you, and by reporting it to you has saved you a lot of money. Write a letter to the member of staff, praising them and telling them the results of their action.
Lesson 5. Compromise
Compromise/komprsmaiz/ when people are arguing, they make an agreement called a compromise by giving up part of what they want
· Do you often have to reach compromise in your job, studying?
· Think of an occasion when you solved a disagreement or problem by compromising.
When trying to reach a compromise, we often discuss the effects of possible actions or events on the situation. In order to do this, conditional sentences are often used:
If I had the chance.
If we bought 10,000 of them,...
I would make a lot of changes if I had the chance.
If we bought 10,000 of them, we'd have storage problems.
If I were you, I wouldn't accept that offer.
If I agreed to those conditions, would it affect my pension?
Would it affect my pension if I agreed to those conditions?
Match the two halves of the sentences:
I. Derek is the owner of a chain of Turkish restaurants in Ireland. The manager of one of the restaurants is a Turkish woman called Ayse. She wants to talk to Derek about something important. Read this summary of the first part of the dialogue. Then listen to the dialogue and correct the text where it is wrong.
Ayse wants to talk to Derek, her boss, because today she's received a letter from her family in Turkey, saying there's a problem at home and they need her to come home for three or four days. Derek seems to understand her problem and it's a busy week.
II. Listen to the second part of the dialogue and underline the part of the sentence in Italics that is correct.
1. Derek will not agree to Ayse's request because he cannot manage without her / he feels she is not being honest.
2. Ayse's main worry is her duty to her family / money.
3. They understand / do not understand each other's point of view.
III. Listen to the third part of the dialogue. What compromise do they reach?
IV. Look at the extracts from the dialogues. Complete them with the phrases used by Ayse and Derek. Then listen again to all three dialogues and check your answers.
1. I know it's a busy time of year, I do. I __________________________your point of view.
2. But put______________________ - imagine if it were your family.
3. This is what I suggest. Let's both ______________________and I'll phone you tomorrow morning.
4. Right, er... I've ________________________ thinking.
5. On the _______________________I need someone with your experience and ability with the staff and the customers.
6. So what _________________________ - if you went in four days' time that would give us time to show the ropes to someone else.
7. Let's ____________________then.
Respond to the following problems. Try to use language from the unit.
1) a regular customer says they are having financial problems and cannot pay for the goods or services you have provided. You need the money but do not want to lose a good customer.
2) there is an urgent project at work. Your boss wants you to work extra hours for the next two weeks, including all day Saturday and Sunday. No extra money is available to pay you for this.
As part of a presentation to new employees, you decide to suggest some “tips for reaching agreement”. Write four or five tips that you could show as part of the talk.
Unit III. APPLYING FOR A JOB
Lesson 1.Choosing Careers
1. Read the following suggestions for finding a job and, in pairs, discuss which ones you agree with and why.
· Contact your friends and see how they can help.
· Visit an employment agency and ask about available jobs.
· Look for the job that gives the best salary.
· Read the advertisements in the business section of your local newspaper and try to find a job that matches your skills, qualifications and interests.
· Ask your parents and their colleagues to get you the job in the companies where they work.
· Discuss your goals and interests with your friends and make a plan for how to proceed.
· Talk to a counselor at the place where you are studying and ask for some advice.
I. Listen to two friends talking about job hunting. Check ü the points that are mentioned in their conversation.
· consult with different businesses and find out what is required in each department
· go to an employment agency
· look at some ads and see what is available
· think about your specific interest in business
· get in touch with any business contacts your family might have
· identify strengths and weaknesses for specific areas of business
· visit college counselor and discuss
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