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  1. An office away from the office 第11組 4000Z010 沈家如 4000Z036籃雅芬 4000Z039張嬌玲 4000Z054陳姿樺

  2. Words Of First Paragraph • Typical (adj.) 典型的,象徵的,有代表性的 showing all the characteristics that you would usually expect from a particular group of things • Start of 出發; 開始 to begin by doing something, or to make something begin by doing something • Stressful (adj.)緊張的; 壓力重的making you feel worried and nervous • Chitchat(n.) 閒談; 閒話 informal conversation about unimportant matters • Frustration(n.) 挫折, 失敗when you feel annoyed or less confident because you cannot achieve what you want; something that makes you feel like this

  3. 1. You have just enough time for a few hours of relaxation before you have to get up and repeat the process all over again the next day. 2. For these people, telecommuting might be seen as the answer to the daily stress and frustration of office jobs. Main Ideas Of First Paragraph

  4. Words Of Second Paragraph • Telecommuting (n.) 遠距離辦公 teleworking • Refer to 提到, 談論 to talk or write about someone or something, especially in only a few words • Full time全部時間的; 專任的; 全日制的 (of work or education) done for the whole of a working week • The Wall Street Journal 華爾街日報 • Surpass(vt.)勝過; 優於; 大於; 多於 to do or be better than

  5. 1. Telecommuting is a term that refers to the use of telecommunication to work away from the company’s office, most often at a home office. 2. Few people telecommute full time, but a growing number of companies are allowing their employees to work from home at least part of time. Main Ideas Of Second Paragraph

  6. Words Of Third Paragraph • Employer (n.) 雇主a person or company that pays people to work for them • Demand (n.) 需求a very firm request for sth. ; sth. that sb. Needs • Acceptance (n.) 同意;認可the act of agreeing with sth. and approving of it • Rrsistance (n.) 反對 opposition to something • Appropriate (adj.) 合適 suitable ; acceptable or correctfortheparticularcircumstances • Inaddition 除…以外 used when you want to mention another person or thing after sth. else

  7. Absenteeism (n.) 曠職;曠課 the rate of people absent from work or school • Productivity (n.) 生產效率 therateatwhichgoodsorservicesareprocuced • Retention (n.) 記性;記憶力 the act of keeping, having, or maintaining • Stressed (adj.) 焦慮不安 too anxious and tired to be able to relax • loyal (adj.) 忠誠的 remaining faithful to sb./ sth. and supporting them or it • Recruitment (n.) 徵募 findingandhiringworkersinacompany • Attract(v.) 招引 tomakesb/sthcomesomewhereormakepartinsth

  8. Main Ideas Of Third Paragraph 1. Employers understand that offering telecommuting opportunities is a way to cut costs. 2. Offering telecommuting opportunities reduces absenteeism, increases productivity, and improves employers retention. 3. Employers also see telecommuting as a powerful recruitment tool to attract top talent.

  9. Words Of Fourth Paragraph telecommuting (n.) (利用電腦終端)遠距離工作(或辦公) telecommuter (n.)遠距離工作者 confidential (adj.)祕密的; 機密的 meant to be kept secret and not told to or shared with other people privacy (n.) 隱私 the state of being alone and not watched or disturbed by other people security (n.) 安全, 防備, 保安; 防護, 防禦(措施) the activities involved in protecting a country, building or person against attack, danger etc. independent(n.)獨立自主的人 confident and free to do things without needing help from other people

  10. self-motivated (n.) 自我激勵to make sb. Want to do sth. or behaves in a particular way disciplined (adj.) 受過訓練的; 遵守紀律的 to train sb, to obey a particular rules and control the way supervision (n.) 管理; 監督in charge of sb/sth and make sure that everything is done correctly, safely, etc. feedback (v.) 回饋的意見或訊息 advice, criticsm or information about how good or useful sth or sb’s work is micro-manager (n.)管理細節的經理 amanager who wants to be involved in every detail of his or her staff’s work delegate (n.)代表to assign responsibilities to other people

  11. Main Idea Of The Forth Paragraph A successful telecommuter has to be independent,self-motivated, and disciplined. A telecommuter who needs constant supervision and feedback will not be successful. This will cost the company in the lone run. Finally, it is more difficult to manage a telecommuter than an on-site worker.

  12. Words Of Fifth Paragraph • flexibility (n.) 彈性to bend easily without breaking • savvy (n.) 理解能力 practical or understanding of sth • commute (v.)減輕 • frustrating (adj.)使人沮喪的 causing you to feel annoyed and impatient because you cannot do or achieve what you want • Keep up 保持

  13. Main Idea Of The Fifth Paragraph Experts predict that telecommuting will become a standardin the corporate world