“If I didn’t have to go to meetings, I’d like my job a lot more.”
It’s a remark I’ve heard from many of the leaders I’ve
worked with over the years. I used to think that it was
understandable—even humorous—but I’ve come to the conclusion
that it’s actually a sad comment on the state of our
Everyday Business English is for students at intermediate level and can be used for self study or in class. The book develops spoken language skills by presenting and practising vocabulary and expressions that are useful in everyday working life.
This practical series presents essential vocabulary and phrases in specialist areas. The language is introduced in a short dialogue or text which students can listen to on an audio CD. Key language points are analysed and practised.
Volunteers report on a variety of staff meeting survival tactics. Some do Zen exercises in their
heads. Others doodle. Some prepare lessons. Others plan their vacations. The winners are those
who listen. Some listen for information. Others analyze the speakers' language skills, listening for
clues to their students' use of language and rhetoric. Some listen to the group dynamics and the
power plays. Others listen to the bits they are interested in and tune out for the rest. But just as
you are taking measure of your colleagues, so they are taking measure of you.