Listening reading and speaking exam practice

Listening exam practice (CE training)
Reading exam practice (CE training)
Speaking exam practice (in duo's)
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Listening exam practice (CE training)
Reading exam practice (CE training)
Speaking exam practice (in duo's)

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Listening practice
You are going to listen to an interview with Helen Parker, a training and development consultant. 
Choose the best answer to the questions. 

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Slide 3 - Link

How well does Helen say organisations understand their own training needs?
usually not very well
generally pretty well
often extremely well

Slide 4 - Quiz

How does Helen find out what sort of training will be useful to a company?
she asks the management
she interviews the employees.
she spends time in the company

Slide 5 - Quiz

What is the benefit of the activities she conducts?
They help her see how people work together
They allow her to understand a company's product or services
They encourage the management and employees to relax together

Slide 6 - Quiz

How do case studies help Helen?
They allow her to identify the most intelligent people in the organisation.
They let her watch how people react to certain ideas and situations.
They give her an opportunity to encourage people to share their emotions.

Slide 7 - Quiz

What do the bridge- or tower-building exercises show Helen?
How groups do or don't cooperate
what learning styles people prefer
which people are likely to leave the company sooner rather than later.

Slide 8 - Quiz

Which of these is a feature of the bridge-and tower-building exercises?
The teams must select appropriate materials.
There is a deadline for the project.
The construction must be done without tape or glue

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What does Helen say about the building games?
They put people in roles they don't usually perform at work
They generally reflect how relationships work on the job.
They help improve communication

Slide 10 - Quiz

After the first phase of work in a company, what does Helen do next?
She sets up training programmes
She makes suggestions for team reorganisation
She puts workers and managers into'training teams'

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What do coaching and mentoring have in common?
Both build on skills that are already present.
Both introduce and develop new skills.
Both require the financial backing of the company.

Slide 12 - Quiz

How is mentoring different from coaching?
Mentoring doesn't require as much commitment.
Mentoring usually requires expert involvement from outside the company.
Mentoring generally has a longer timeline.

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Reading practice

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Let's fill in those answers 
Next there will be 10 slides where you fill in the missing word you chose from the previous slide. 

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A recent ______ study in China has found that ____ marketing -

Slide 17 - Open question

The _______ of blogs and other user-generated consumer reporting is rapidly increasing and consumers trust ____________ views and opinions which speak to their individual requirements more than advertising.

Slide 18 - Open question

Knight Corporate Finance is a boutique business advisory firm that was _______ by Paul Billingham and Adam Zoldan.

Slide 19 - Open question

However the closest thing they have to an office where you could _______ for a visit is Home House, a members' club in central London.

Slide 20 - Open question

And they only use it as a place to host meetings. Both men ______ a busy professional life and the demands of a young family.

Slide 21 - Open question

Working from home is a ____ - so far successfull - to keep their _________ both at home and the office.

Slide 22 - Open question

Knowing expressions in English is important to understand what the true meaning of a text or a spoken or written sentence is. 

In the next few slides there is an expression that is written incorrectly. You need to identify the incorrect word and write it and the correct one. 

INSTRUCTION: First write the incorrect word and secondly write the correct word

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If we're going to turn this company around, we need to connect the spots and understand that all of our problems are somehow related.

Slide 24 - Open question

We don't want to allow workers to home their skills at our company and then take their expertise somewhere else for more money.

Slide 25 - Open question

Your theory makes a lot of sense but it's completely divorced from practising. We simply don't work that way!

Slide 26 - Open question

It's important to rejog teams from time to time even when there isn't a problem. It keeps ideas fresh.

Slide 27 - Open question

When he said my input was 'academic', I think he was using the word in the pejorating sense.

Slide 28 - Open question

My colleague is always passing the torch. I am fed up with it. I want her to do some tasks for once.

Slide 29 - Open question

“Nose up Bob! The VP of Finance is coming from NY today and he’ll expect to see the office in perfect state".

Slide 30 - Open question

The CEO said it was time that we mail the issue of budget cuts

Slide 31 - Open question

Joelle got the ring rolling and booked a table for our first meeting with the clients

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“We can’t ignore that there are some pin points that need to be addressed, if we want to improve team spirit.

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Speaking practice

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In order to talk sensibly for a few minutes about a topic there are a few things to think about. 
Watch the following  video and learn how to debate your topic best. 

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Speaking practice
I have prepared some disscussion topics. Read all topics carefully
Choose 1 topic that you feel passionate about and prepare to present this point to a fellow student. You need to speak about 3  minutes about it.  

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What to do?

Step 1: Read these   steps carefully.
Step 2: Exit this lesson
Step 3: Go to the MS Teams tile: English year 3
Step 4: Read the 10 discusstion topics.
Step 5: Choose 1 discussion topic and prepare your talk.
Step 6: Write bullet points down in your preparation.
Step 7: Wait for Mrs. Moriarty to link you to another student in the breakout room.
Step 8: Make your talk, expect counter-ideas from your partner. 
Step 9: Switch topics and repeat

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Exit this lessonup  lesson and start preparing your discussion topic. 

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