Business Result Pre-Intermediate Unit 6
Choose a few of the things below and work together to agree on at least one comparison between those things:
Business meetings in your country/ Business meetings in another country
PowerPoint presentations in your country/ PowerPoint presentations in another country
Advertising in your country/ Advertising in another country
Emails in your language/ Emails in English
Polite language in your language/ Polite language in English
Working for a foreign company in your country/ Working for a domestic company
Working in a large company/ Working in a small or medium-sized company
Being a middle manager/ Being an executive
Being an employee/ Being self-employed
Being a casual worker, freelancer or temp/ Having a permanent contract or job for life
Teleconferences/ Video conferences
Being sacked (= being fired)/ Being made redundant (= being downsized)
Demotion/ Losing your job
Civil servant/ Office worker in the private sector
The HR department/ The R&D Department
Tell the class some of your opinions and see if they agree
What language could you use to give your opinions, e.g. in the sentence
“… being freelance is more stressful than having a permanent job”
What phrases for giving opinions, asking for opinions, agreeing and disagreeing can you think of using the following words?
Listen to tapescript 32 and see if you can add any more language to the boxes above.
Have the same discussion in groups and see if you have the same opinions.
PDF version for easy printing: agreeing on comparisons