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1 When you start up a business the following are all important. Put them in order from the most to the least important. financial backing luck ambition a business background a sense of adventure a good marketing strategy good contacts original ideas hard work and dedication

2 NAMEEstée Lauder 1) BORN IN (YEAR & PLACE)__________________________ 2) COMPANY FOUNDED IN (YEAR)__________________________ 3) COMPANY’S MAIN PRODUCTS__________________________ 4) SOLD IN__________________(countries) 5) CURRENT ANNUAL TURNOVER__________________________ 6) DIED IN (YEAR)__________________________ face creams, cosmetics, perfumes 1908 in Queens, New York 1940s over 130 over 6 billion dollars 2004

3 financial backing luck ambition a business background a sense of adventure a good marketing strategy good contacts original ideas hard work and dedication SUCCESS? Think about a successful businessperson you admire. Tell your partner what makes them so good at what they do.

4 positivenegative calm mean honest lazy helpful lacking in drive organized hands-off cooperative hard-working disorganised unhelpful ambitious generous uncooperative hands-on stressed dishonest

5 NounAdjective adventureadventurous ambitious decisive financial flexibility lucklucky organized pioneering success stressful 1) ambition 2) decision 3) 4) flexible 5) organization 6) pioneer 7) successful 8) stress finance

6 Write down your answers on a piece of paper. Your teacher will collect them in and read them out. Can you guess who is being described? What sort of worker/student are you? How would your colleagues describe you?

7 Past continuous He was working at the University of Chittagong in the 1970s. Past simple Muhammad Yunnus founded Grameen Bank in NOW NOW

8 Last night you were the winner of The Trainee and you won the prize of a £750,000 contract with the successful entrepreneur Tomas Flint. Today all of the newspapers and magazines want to talk to you. Student A is the winner of the reality show and Student B is a journalist from a national newspaper. Before you meet, prepare information so that you can talk about: What job you used to do before the show How you won a place on the show What the most difficult thing you had to do was Why you think you won the prize

9 You’re wrong That’s rubbish No way! Of course not! I’m sorry but I can’t agree with you Absolutely not! Well maybe, but I… I’m afraid I don’t completely agree with you What are you talking about? I agree with you up to a point… I don’t really see it that way. The problem is that… Disagreeing diplomatically

10 ? ? ? ? I don’t really see it that way Well maybe, but... I’m afraid I don’t completely agree with you The problem is that… I agree with you up to a point… I’m sorry but I can’t agree with you All people caught stealing from a company should go to jail All people have the right to work flexi-time All employees should be entitled to a free meal at work Companies should pay for employee gym membership The last person to be hired should be the first person to be fired What do you think?

11 Case Study - The English Academy Strengths 1 good location 2 spacious facilities 3 high standard of teaching 4 well-qualified staff 5 good results 6 well-established (15 years) Weaknesses 1 needs a facelift – ‘shabby’ 2 not enough seating in the library 3 not enough computers 4 slow internet connection 5 more expensive than new school 6 some teachers are not qualified 7 receptionists are unfriendly 8 old-fashioned teaching material/methods


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