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Posts Tagged ‘company’

Business English – Work-Life Balance

Friday, April 12, 2013 @ 12:04 PM
posted by Jo

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.

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Business English – Leadership

Thursday, January 3, 2013 @ 11:01 AM
posted by Jo

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

Business English – Globalisation

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 @ 06:12 PM
posted by Jo

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


Business English – Motivation

Saturday, December 22, 2012 @ 12:12 PM
posted by Jo

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


App Review – Speak Business English I & II

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 @ 10:08 AM
posted by Jo

Speak Business English I & II 

The Speak Business English I & Speak Business English II Apps offer English learners the ability to speak like a professional in the workplace.  If you are unsure what ‘break even’, ‘in the red’ or ‘an educated guess’ mean, then these Apps are for you.  Each Application provides a series of everyday business scenarios, such as talking about a new project, motivating co-workers, talking about company strategy and many more. With each scenario there is a dialogue to read and listen to, with many useful business expressions and idioms throughout.  You can click on each expression to see a definition as well as example sentences.   read more


English Conversation – Jobs and Work

Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 08:03 PM
posted by Jo

Jobs and Work

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about employment, work and jobs.  It contains common idioms we might use in the workplace with our boss or with our colleagues. It also includes conversation questions relating to one's job such as what a typical work day is like, what our positions is, what the company we work for is like, whether we enjoy our job and more. read more