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Talking about rumours

Listen to two people talking about a colleague to practise and improve your listening skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.

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Upper intermediate: B2

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Hello
Peter M
thanks for your notes. you are right.

Dear team.
From the lesson above.
Kiera: It won an award, didn't it?
The question:
Pronoun 'it' refers to 'idea of kiera' or refers to John????
The second:
About 'it' as dummy subject or object.
https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/english-grammar-reference/it-and...

The question:
Anything of 'it' from this lesson as dummy subject or object???
Thank you very much for your answer

Hi fahri,

  • It won an award, didn't it?

It refers to 'the project', which was mentioned by Will in the previous sentence. 

I can't find any examples of it as a dummy subject or object in this transcript.

Best wishes,

Jonathan

The LearnEnglish Team

Good evening...
I find a bit of difficulty in some vocabulary like " to take a credit, to be in someone's good book, high up..."but i am so glad because these new words offers me useful addition in english. i am so gratitude for your effort .
thanks

Yes I agree with you. For me B2 level more difficult. I must study hard

Hello Razan Mahairy,

Thank you for your kind words. It's great to know we're helping people.

 

A quick note on the vocabulary: when you copy phrases that you want to learn/remember, make sure you copy them correctly! You made a few errors:

to take credit for something (not a credit)

to be in someone's good books (not book)

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Not carrying the responsibility is What makes the boss bad.
Many of them do not endure their mistakes, they put it on others back and when success comes out they took it for themself.

Bosses should be leaders. They must encourage and motivate their workers to get the best result with all efficiency. Creating a good relationship between workers and bosses is the key to have a great work atmosphere. Everybody may have a bad day, that's because bosses could get angry for silly things, but workers are humans, we generally don't like when someone is shouting at us, so supporting workers must have a lot of importance for being a good leader.

a good boss should be a real leader who can inspire motivate and support his employers , moreover , he's supposed to be competent , and clear-headed about the way of leading his employers in order to increase productivity and achieve company's goals. more than that a boss should take care of his employers and be aware of there problems , and be engaged to find solutions for them , by way of conclusion a real boss represents a combination of professional and human qualities .

what makes a good boos is communication and respect his employees , and never look down at his employees especially if its a woman

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