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Business English. MARKET. LEADER. Unit 2 Work and Leisure. a new language course for tomorrow’s leaders. 暨南大学外国语学院大学英语部 Jinan University. Work is more fun than fun. If you do things well, do them better. Be daring, be first, be different & be just. What is your attitude about work?.

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    1. Business English MARKET LEADER Unit 2 Work and Leisure a new language course for tomorrow’s leaders 暨南大学外国语学院大学英语部Jinan University

    2. Work is more fun than fun. If you do things well, do them better. Be daring, be first, be different & be just.

    3. What is your attitude about work? Do you live to work or work to live?

    4. Business English Vocabulary: Days, months, dates Leisure activities Reading: Describe your routine Case Study Independent Film Company Language Focus Present simple Adverbs and expressions of frequency Skills Talking about work and leisure overview 暨南大学外国语学院大学英语部Jinan University

    5. Business English Speaking Let’s Talk about Work • What are some of the important things in a job? • What is your desired job? • Do you think people can change their jobs from time to time? • Where would you like to work? 暨南大学外国语学院大学英语部Jinan University

    6. Business English What do people want from work? Listen to four people. Make three word partnerships they use from the words in each box. Listening 2.1 1 high colleagues long salary helpful holidays 2 friendly office travel opportunities large boss 3 company phone mobile computer laptop car • fast facilities • flexible promotion • sports hours 暨南大学外国语学院大学英语部Jinan University

    7. Business English Key Language 1 Match some word partnerships from Exercise A to their meanings 1 to 6. • A lot of money. • A lot of time away from work. • Good people to work with • The chance to go to different places on business • Move quickly to a higher position at work • You can change the times when you start and finish work High Salary Long holidays Helpful colleagues Travel opportunities Fast promotion Flexible hours 暨南大学外国语学院大学英语部Jinan University

    8. Wednesday Saturday Monday Friday Tuesday Thursday Sunday 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th Business English Days of the week Key Language 1 Which 2 days are the weekends? 暨南大学外国语学院大学英语部Jinan University www.englishfirst.com.cn

    9. Business English Months of the year Key Language 1 Write the months of the year under the correct seasons. June April January August December February May October March September November July Spring Summer Autumn Winter March September December June April July October January May August November February March June September December 暨南大学外国语学院大学英语部Jinan University www.englishfirst.com.cn

    10. Business English Key Language 1 Complete the time phrases with in, at or on. Then write the phrases under the correct preposition. • _______night 4._______Thursday 7.________June • 2._______the autumn 5. _______the afternoon 8. ________New Year • 3. _______15th May 6. _______Tuesday evening 9.________the weekend at on in in in at on on at Complete the sentences with in, at or on. in • We have a lot of big orders _________March. • 2. The office closes for three days ________ New Year. • 3. There is an important meeting _________15th June. • 4. The CEO visits our branch ___________the summer. • 5. We deliver large goods __________Monday afternoons. at on in on 暨南大学外国语学院大学英语部Jinan University

    11. Business English Reading Describing Your Routine Michael Dell’s working day Michael Dell is chairman of Dell Computer Corporation in the US. For about 30 percent of his time he travels overseas and meets international customers. Each year he makes two or three trips to Europe and two trips to Asia. When he is at his home in Austin, Texas, he gets up at 5:30 a.m. each day. He lives with his wife, Susan, and their four children, who are all under the age of ten. His wife owns a clothes shop in Austin. In the mornings he does exercises for an hour from 6:00 a.m. and then drives to his office. He arrives at 8:00 a.m. At his office he talks to customers and makes plans for the organisation. He leaves the office at about 6:15 p.m. and has dinner with his family. He reads stories to his children and gets them to bed. He often spends time in the evening writing e-mails. ‘Then I go to sleep, get up and do it all again,’ he says. In his free time he likes to go running and biking. From The Times 暨南大学外国语学院大学英语部Jinan University

    12. Dell, Incorporated

    13. Austin, capital of Texas

    14. Business English Task • What time does Michael Dell: • Get up? • 2 Do exercises? • 3 Arrive at his office? • 4 Leave the office? 5:30 a.m. 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 6:15 p.m. 暨南大学外国语学院大学英语部Jinan University

    15. Business English Task Mark each statement true or false. 1.Michael Dell makes three trips to Asia each year. 2.He lives in Europe 3. He has four children 4. His wife has a ship in Austin, Texas. 5. He has dinner with customers. 6. He works on his computer in the evening false false true true false true 暨南大学外国语学院大学英语部Jinan University

    16. Business English Task Match the words in each box to make word partnerships. 1 go a) football 2 play b) exercise 3 do c) running 4 travel a) time 5 meet b) customers 6 spend c) overseas 暨南大学外国语学院大学英语部Jinan University

    17. Business English Speaking Work in pairs. Tell your partner about your day. Go to school Leave home Get up Have lunch Go running Have dinner Go to bed Go shopping Go swimming Take a walk study Watch TV Go to bed Call my parents 暨南大学外国语学院大学英语部Jinan University

    18. Business English Language Focus 1 Present simple We use the present simple to talk about habitsand work routines. I travel overseas. He reads stories to his children. Does he talk to customers? Yes, he does. / No he doesn’t We don’t drive to work 暨南大学外国语学院大学英语部Jinan University

    19. Business English Task Complete the article about Giorgio Armani’s working day. Use the verbs from the box. Works sleep has spends wakes stops walks travel goes Giorgio Armani_________ up at 7 a.m. He ___________ to the gym and _________ an hour there. He_________ breakfast and then _________to the office with his body guard. He has pasta and a salad for lunch and then he _________for 10 minutes. He ________until 8 p.m. on design and administration. He ________ every two months—to the US, Russia or other parts of Europe. On his way home from the office, he often_________ for a drink at Nobu. At weekends e goes to his villa. wakes goes spends has walks sleeps works travels stops 暨南大学外国语学院大学英语部Jinan University

    20. Business English Complete the article about Patrick Ross. Use the correct verbs in brackets Task I’m Patrick Ross and I ___________(work) for an American securities company in Beijing. I ___________(live) near Chaoyang District, and I _________(travel) to work by subway. My wife is Chinese. She __________(work) part-time for a shipping company. She __________(drive) to work. We both ____________(like) sports and traveling. We________ (play) golf at the weekend. Our two Children ________ (go) to an international school. work live travel works drives like play go 暨南大学外国语学院大学英语部Jinan University

    21. Business English Writing Write a paragraph like the one in Exercise B about yourself 暨南大学外国语学院大学英语部Jinan University

    22. Business English Key Language 2 Leisure activities Match the leisure activities to the pictures. running walking biking swimming 暨南大学外国语学院大学英语部Jinan University

    23. Business English Key Language 2 Complete the leisure activities below. Use words from the box. You can use each word more than once. 1 _______golf 2 _________TV 3_________restaurant 4___________CD playing watching going to listening to playing going to playing going to 5 ______ tennis 6 ________the cinema 7_________football 8________the gym 暨南大学外国语学院大学英语部Jinan University

    24. Business English love like don’t mind don’t like hate Do you like swimming? Speaking I love cooking. I like swimming. I don’t mind fishing. I don’t like shopping. I hate dancing. 暨南大学外国语学院大学英语部Jinan University www.englishfirst.com.cn

    25. Business English Talk about your leisure activities. Use the verbs in box1 and the time phrases in box 2. Speaking I love running at the weekend. I like going to the cinema on Friday night. • at the weekend • on Friday night • in the summer / winter • in August / December • in the morning / afternoon / evening • love • like • quite like • don’t like 暨南大学外国语学院大学英语部Jinan University

    26. Business English Language Focus 2 We often use adverbs of frequency and expressions of frequency with the present simple to say how often we do things. He oftenspends time in the evenings writing e-mails. Each yearhe makes two trips to Asia. How oftendoes he get up at 5:30 a.m? Healways gets up at 5:30. Expression of frequency go at the beginning or the end of a sentence. Two nights a week he works late at the office. He works from home once a month. 暨南大学外国语学院大学英语部Jinan University www.englishfirst.com.cn

    27. Business English 0% time 100% How often do you …? Language Focus 2 Adverbs and expressions of frequency never sometimes Often usually always I never play basketball I sometimes go shopping with my mother. I often eat out with friends. I usually watch TV in the evening. I always listen to music after work. 暨南大学外国语学院大学英语部Jinan University

    28. Business English Task Write the words in brackets in the correct place in the sentence. 1 She gets up early. 2 They start their first meeting at 9 o’clock. 3 We are late for meetings. 4 I am busy in the afternoon. 5 The office closes at 3 p.m. usually always never often sometimes 暨南大学外国语学院大学英语部Jinan University

    29. Business English Task Complete these expressions of frequency. Use words from the box. 1 fromto time. 2 nowand 3 oncea 4 a month 5 every 6 times a week time then week twice Sunday three 暨南大学外国语学院大学英语部Jinan University

    30. Business English Task Read the pairs of sentence. Cross out the incorrect words 1 a) He reads the papers every day. b) He always /sometimes reads the papers. 2 a) We eat in the company cafeteria four times a week. b) We usually / sometimes eat in the company cafeteria. 3 a) I work late once a month. b) I usually / sometimes work late. 4 a) The managers don’t go to business dinners at the weekend. b) The mangers never / sometimes go to business dinners at the weekend. 5 a) The company director travels on business twice a week. b) The company director always / often travels on business. 暨南大学外国语学院大学英语部Jinan University

    31. Business English Work in pairs. Ask and answer the questions. Add similar ones of your own. Speaking How often do you… • play sports? • use a mobile phone? • drive to work / college / university • go to a gym . Fitness centre? • entertain at home? • go on business trips? • go aboard on holiday? • Buy a newspaper / magazine? 暨南大学外国语学院大学英语部Jinan University

    32. Business English An interviewer asks people from different countries about their typical day. Listen and complete the chart Listening 2.2 Check e-mail Look in diary; Then have a coffee Say hi to colleagues; Then check e-mails At home At her desk In the cafeteria Once a month never Twice a year 暨南大学外国语学院大学英语部Jinan University

    33. Business English Task Match the questions with the answers. • 1 What do you like best about your job? • How many hours a week do you work / study? • When do you finish work? • Do you meet your colleagues after work? • What do you do in your free time? • Usually about 6 o’clock • From time to time. • We sometimes go for a meal • c) I play golf. • d) I work flexible hours, which is great. • e) Between 30 and 35 hours. 暨南大学外国语学院大学英语部Jinan University

    34. Business English Listening 2.3 Complete the conversation. Use words from the box. Then listen and check. keen enjoy really interested love Pat What do you do at the weekend? Tim I’m _________ on sport. I ________ like karate, and I _______ playing football. But I’m not really __________ in watching sport on TV. I don’t _______professional football matches, for example. keen really love interested enjoy 暨南大学外国语学院大学英语部Jinan University

    35. Business English Speaking Work in pairs. Tell your partner how you feel about your work or studies. Use phrases from the Useful language box. I enjoy having flexible hours. I don’t enjoy doing overtime. I really like my boss / colleagues. I don’t like long meetings. What do you do in your free time? What do you do at the weekend? What do you do after class? What do you do in the evening? How often do you …? 暨南大学外国语学院大学英语部Jinan University

    36. Business English Case Study Independent Film Company Vancouver, Canada Receptionist production assistant camera operator producer 暨南大学外国语学院大学英语部Jinan University

    37. Problems with employees

    38. Introduction: The aim of the report is to assess the problems with employees at work collected from a recent interview. Findings: Working hours: Almost all employees complain about the lack of break time at work. The receptionist has only one 15-minute break in the morning while the other three have no regular breaks whatsoever at work. In addition, they also complain about the frequent overtime and weekend work. The receptionist even asks for more flexible hours. Lunch time: The production assistant, camera operator and TV producer all complain that they have no definite lunch time at work. They usually get takeaway fast food, eat in restaurants or, very often, miss lunch when they are busy. Conclusion: Generally speaking, most employees are satisfied with their work at Independent Film Company. Recommendations: It is recommended that working conditions need to be improved and necessary facilities have to be provided for certain employees.

    39. Business English 0% time 100% Unit 2 Work and Leisure Summary Sheet Present simple Asking questions What do you do in your free time? at the weekend? after work? in the evening? How often do you…? Do you like…? Yes, I do. / No, I don’t. Seasons We use the present simple to talk about habits and work routines. I travel overseas. He reads stories to his children. Does he talk to customers? Yes, he does. / No he doesn’t We don’t drive to work Spring Summer Autumn Winter Adverbs and expressions of frequency Expressing feelings I like / love… I don’t like… I’m keen on… He isn’t really keen on… I really enjoy… She doesn’t enjoy… I’m interested in… We aren’t interested in… How often do you …? never sometimes Often usually always I never play basketball I sometimes go shopping with my mother. I often eat out with friends. I usually watch TV in the evening. I always listen to music after work. 暨南大学外国语学院大学英语部Jinan University