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Verbs andprepositions'Verb + preposition' combinations are often useful for describing skills and personal qualities. Match the verbs (1-7) to the prepositions and phrases (a-g).A good manager should:1 respond a) in their employees' abilities.2 listen b) to a deputy as often as possible.3 deal c) to employees' concerns promptly.4 believe d) with colleagues clearly.5 delegate e) with problems quickly.6 communicate f) in regular training courses for employees.7 invest g) to all suggestions from staff.Which do you think are the three most important qualities
Complete these sentences with suitable prepositions1 I agreed with her that we need to change our marketing strategy.2 I talk my boss every Monday at our regular meeting.3 We argued next year's budget for over an hour.4 He apologised losing his temper.5 We talked our financial problems for a long time.6 The Finance Director argued our Managing Director over profit sharing.7 I apologised Paula for giving her the wrong figures.8 Can we agree the date of our next meeting?
ManagingpeopleLaurie Mullins is the author of Management and organisationalbehaviour. listen to the first part of the interview and answer these questions.
https://thespeakingcats.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/2_43.mp31 Who was the first manager that impressed Laurie?2 How do you spell his name?3 What was his job?4 What three things did he emphasise?Listen to the second part and complete these notes.https://thespeakingcats.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/2_44.mp3Anita Roddick• founded The Body Shop in 1• displayed a genuine 2 towards staff• strong belief in:- environmental and 3 issues- feminist principles- practical 4• to Third World countries• not possible to provide 5 and social support without making a profit• was in business to make a 6Richard Branson• founded the 7 brand in 8• over 9 companies• famous for combining a true 10 spirit with a genuine 11 for people
Listen to the final part and complete this summary.https://thespeakingcats.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/2_45.mp3All three managers had or have a genuine belief in effective 1 ; involvement and 2 for their staff; 3 so that staff can see them, 4 them; and they were able to have immediate 5 with them.All either did or do engender a genuine 6 from members of their staff. All three had or have a genuine belief in creating a climate of mutual consideration, 7 and 8 with their staff.In pairs, tell each other which manager you would like to work for. Why?
Skills : Socialising and entertainingSocialising is an important part of good management. When socialising for business in your country, how important are the following?1 being on time2 the way people dress3 what people are interested in, e.g. fashion, football, etc.4 how you address people (first names or family names?)5 giving gifts6 shaking hands / kissing / hugging / bowingPaul is on a business trip to Syria. Mohammed is a Syrian business contact. Listen to their conversation, then answer these questions.https://thespeakingcats.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/2_47.mp31 What does Mohammed invite Paul to do? 2 Does Paul accept?Complete this extract from the conversation.https://thespeakingcats.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/2_47.mp3Paul: Mmm, 1 to invite me, Mohammed, but I think I'd prefer to stay in the hotel, 2 • I'm really tired at the moment. It was a long flight, and I feel a little jet-lagged. I need an early night.Mohammed: OK, Paul, I Perhaps we could meet Abdullah at the weekend
Paul is being entertained by Abdullah and Mohammed.Listen to their conversation. Below are the answers to three questions.What were the questions?https://thespeakingcats.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/2_48.mp31 Well, we like the same things as Western people.2 I generally watch television with my wife.3 I like to go out to restaurants.Listen to another part of the conversation between Paul and Abdullah. Why has Paul come to Damascus? How can Abdullah help him?https://thespeakingcats.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/2_49.mp3Listen again. In which order do you hear these sentences?a) I do know someone who might help you. b) Would you like me to give him a call first? c) Can you recommend anyone? d) Hold on a minute, I've got his business card. e) I'm looking for a company to supply carpets for my store. 1f) He specialises in traditional designs.