Listen to a radio programme in which people from three companies talk about their experiences of going global.

Do the Preparation task first. Then listen to the audio. Next go to each Task and do the activity. If you need help, you can read the transcript at any time.


Language level

Upper intermediate: B2


Very interesting.. British council increased my English level

My university started to increase the number of international students a decade ago and now are accepting more and more students from abroad mostly as graduate students. They encourage me to work harder on my research and learn English.

The experiences of going global of three companies demonstrate that in the aim going global by far the most important thing is to evaluate funds and customer base you'll need. Before taking business global, it is important to research the market. In today's global economy, companies of all sizes are establishing operations in foreign markets providing several advantages for own business. The example of Heike demonstrates business can go very well without globalization, she has enough work for herself and makes enough money preferring to do all the work herself. To my humble mind, she makes two sheets happen: she fulfilled as a person and as a professional. I consider, she is a happy person.

1- Is the word "count" suitable in the following sentence?
- Travelling presents new and exciting experiences which I may not count.
2- In the following sentence, is the word "emphatic" suitable and meaningful to use?
- Reading literature helps us to become more tolerant and emphatic towards others.
Thank you.

Hello, everyone. Please, what is wrong with the following sentence?
Sailors used the compass to pinpoint their destination.
Is the word "destination" suitable and meaningful here?
Thank you.

Hello Ahmed Imam,
The sentence is correct, grammatically speaking. The phrase 'pinpoint their destination' is fine.
However, I'm not sure a compass can be used to identify a destination. It shows direction rather than destination.
The LearnEnglish Team

Could you please help me?
- Skills are an advantage if you want to succeed in a particular career/profession.
Are both of these words correct?
Thank you.

Hello Ahmed Imam,

Yes, both of those words are possible here.

'Career' describes your professional life over a period of time.

'Profession' describes a particular professional role, such as accountant, police officer or lawyer.



The LearnEnglish Team

Could you please help me? I have been looking up the words "statue" and "sculpture" in some dictionaries but I'm totally confused.
Are they interchangeable or there is a difference?
Would you help me?
Thank you.