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Unit 6

Bribery and Business Ethics

By Li Hongmei

Learning outcomes
Learning outcomes

  • Key Words & Phrases

  • Pre-reading Activities

  • Background Information

  • Text Structures

  • Exercises

  • Structured Writing

Key words
Key Words

  • bribery

  • ethic

  • ethics

  • quick-witted


  • n. [U] the act of giving or taking bribes


  • He is appearing in court on charges of bribery and tax evasion.



  • n. [C] a general idea or belief that influences people‘s behavior and attitudes 道德;伦理

    The group may provide guidelines for behavior such as a professional ethic or a code of conduct.



  • n. (pl.) moral rules or principles of behavior


    The principles of good faith reflect professional ethics and general social morality.


Quick witted

  • a. able to think and understand things quickly 聪颖的;机敏的

    Brady is quick-witted and articulate.


    A quick-witted neighbor heard the screams and called the police.


Key phrases
Key phrases

  • close a deal

  • speed up

  • hit upon/on

  • amount to

  • behave oneself

  • be caught in

  • be on the take

  • square…with…

  • on the increase

  • way of life

  • pay up

  • stand by

  • in practice

  • accuse sd. of sth.

  • in private

  • a fact of life

  • throw out

Pre reading questions
pre-reading questions

  • What is most important for the success of a business according to the speaker?

  • What helps promote business integrity according to the speaker?

  • Do you agree with the speaker that business integrity distinguishes the successful companies from the failed ones? Give your reasons

Us securities and exchange commission
Us Securities and Exchange Commission

an American government organization, whose mission is to protect investors and maintain the integrity of the securities markets.


International chamber of commerce
International Chamber of Commerce

The aim of the ICC, founded in 1919, is to serve world business by promoting trade and investment, open markets for goods and services, and the free flow of capital.


Text structure
Text structure

Bribery has become a common occurrence in many countries (Paras 1-4)





three main categories of bribery (Paras 5-8)

the efforts to ban bribery and the result (Paras 9-11)


  • 这些科学家在创建基因图谱的过程中体会到:合作不仅仅是一种有吸引力的选择,它还是一种责任。

In the process of creating the genetic map, these scientists realized that cooperation was more than an attractive option; it was a responsibility.

Their research findings were nothing leaa than a miracle. As a result of their findings, new light has been shed on the history of human genes.

In fact, only hard work in combination with proper methods will give you an advantage over others.

The judge said the punishment would serve as a warning to others.

The risk of the infection is confined to those who have close contact with the patients.

From such an analysis we are in a better position to understand what has happened and what to do about it.

Structured writing
structured writing从这一分析中我们可以更好地知道发生了什么以及要做些什么。

  • Topic

    Sticking to high moral standards is easier

    said than done

  • Examples

    • a young British sales manage selling cars

    • negotiations not going well

    • bribing the minister

    • inviting the minister to visit London

    • the deal approved

Thank You !从这一分析中我们可以更好地知道发生了什么以及要做些什么。