Posts Tagged ‘business’
Living and working abroad would be really easy if everyone spoke the same way and behaved in the same way. But, as soon as you leave your own culture it quickly becomes clear that things are not the same. There are small and large differences between cultures. And how well you are able to deal with these differences will affect how good your experience will be working overseas.
This is the preparation material for a Business English lesson about Leadership. Leadership is organising a group of people to achieve a common goal. It is very important for businesses to be run by effective leaders. Good leaders motivate, encourage and inspire their staff to work to their best potential. Leadership involves making decisions about many different things, but it is special compared to any other role because it has a unique responsibility for people. Some believe that people are born to be either leaders or followers, while others believe that leadership is a skill we can learn. read more
This is the preparation material for a Business English conversation lesson about globalisation and multinational business. A multinational company is one that operates in more than one country, and typically operates in a number of major global markets. Examples of multinationals are Coca-Cola, Cadbury Schweppes, McDonalds, Kellogg’s and many more. An important characteristic of these organisations is that they have well established corporate brands that are widely recognised. Globalisation has changed society in many ways. Some people believe this has been a positive change, while others argue that it has had many negative impacts. read more
This is the preparation material for a Business English conversation lesson about motivation. Motivation in business is about the ways a company can encourage staff to give their best. Motivated staff care about the success of the business and work better. Understanding what motivates individuals is important in the workplace. Research suggests that motivated employees are happier at work. They get more satisfaction from their work, are absent less often, tend to be more loyal and work with more enthusiasm. read more
This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about meetings. A meeting is a gathering of people to discuss information, plan activities, make decisions and solve problems. Almost every company, group activity or project requires meetings. There are good meetings and bad meetings. Good meetings achieve a goal or purpose and make you feel that you’ve achieved something. Bad meetings make you feel that you have wasted your time. Whether we like them or hate them, learning how to participate well in a meeting is a beneficial skill to have. read more
This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about travel and vacations. There is an audio discussion about backpacking with some questions to consider, as well as some common idioms we use when talking about holidays and travel. There are also some conversation questions relating to this subject. read more