Reviewing the homework
Some students had had problems with some of the exercises on page 33 – the self-study section at the end of unit 3.
NOTE I want everyone to write me an email saying what problems you had so I can talk about them next week.
Introducing the website
The website is being renewed regularly so I encourage you to look at the business section of my website.
Discussing our work environments
On page 34 were ten statements and we split into two groups to talk about how important these statements are to us on our working environment. Here are the results:
|Dorothee’s Group||Klaus’ Group|
|1.||1. I need my own office. Sharing makes it difficult for me to concentrate on my work|
|2.||2. A place to sit or walk outside during my lunch break is an absolute must for me.|
|3. There has to be a good canteen with healthy, inexpensive food. I hate packed lunches.||3. There has to be a good canteen with healthy, inexpensive food. I hate packed lunches.|
|8. A workplace close to public transport connections is important to me. I don’t like driving to work every day.||8.|
|9. I prefer working in an older building with no air-conditioning, but windows I can open.||9.|
Listening to exercise 2 on page 34 and picked out the following benefit packages:
- vacation sell plan
- parking reimbursement
- subsidized travel scheme
- staff canteen
- training days
- (away days)
Here are the homework tasks:
- Write an email to me explaining the problems that you had with the exercises on page 33.
- Draw a sketch of your place of work so that you can explain where you work to the others.
- Exercise 3 page 35 – read the profiles and think about whether your company would be an Employer of the Year?