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Work-life balance refers to the balance between a person’s career and his or her personal life. Many people work longer hours and have fewer holidays and days off, in part because of globalization, outsourcing, and a loss of job security. As a result, employees have less time for personal interests, friends and family. Such an imbalance can lead to reduced productivity, depression and high levels of stress. Although the employee makes the choice to work longer hours, the corporate culture is also responsible. Companies should educate their workers on the importance of a healthy work-life balance.
This is the preparation material for a Business English topic about doing business online. Getting a business online can provide new opportunities and benefits. There are many different ways to do business online. Depending on the products and customers, some may plan to run their entire business online. Others may decide to provide just some services online. Customers will expect you to have a website where they can find information about the business, such as contact details and what products or services are offered.
1. Download a copy of the Official IELTS Information for Candidates booklet so you know exactly what the test involves.
2. Get familiar with the test format. You can download sample questions from the IELTS site here.
3. IELTS has official practice materials to help you understand the format of the test and the types of questions. There are two volumes of Practice Materials.
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is an exam which gives an accurate and reliable measurement of your English language abilities. It is recognised by more than 7,000 educational institutions, governments and employers around the world and is often used for the purposes of gaining admission into a university or to obtain a visa to live in an English-speaking country. It is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test and it is taken by more than 1.7 million people every year. read more
This is the preparation material for a Business English conversation topic about Sustainable Business. Sustainable business (or green business) is doing business in a way that has no negative impact on the local or global environment, community or society. In general, a business is sustainable if it considers sustainability when making business decisions, supplies environmentally friendly products or services and has made a commitment to environmental principles in its business operations. Nowadays, more and more companies are trying to conduct their business in a sustainable way. 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