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A project management meeting

Listen to a project management meeting to practise and improve your listening skills.

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Advanced: C1

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I think before general meeting it is important to provide all the attendees with clear agenda and inform about goals and purposes of meeting. Attendees should be provided with proper training and follow up instruction of how to contribute to common goal of meeting. It is vital to ensure that projects assignments are distributed based on expertise of meeting participants. It is coordinator's role to make sure that right persons and right amount of people attending the event.

In my opinion, before setting up any meeting, it is very imperative that these following questions get answered: What is the purpose of the meeting, who should be summoned to attend the meeting, what kind of benefit will the company get by accomplishing that job, and for sure all other characteristics of team spirit, competence, and stamina should be founded among the presenters.

The tips I have for an effective meeting is , we should have a clear details about the meeting , the meeting agenda , the action should be taken in that meeting ,

For effective meeting, it should be well - prepared beforehand and write all details about the topic/project that meeting be planned for.

I listened to this as a possible lesson for my C1 students but found the speaking to be too slow and over pronounced. It is not day to day normal speech, which is what my business students at that level are asking for.

I don't have any tips about the project meeting. All of characters have a good skill for their job

Your lessons are very helpful for me. Thank you!

Hello!
In the sentence: "I'm not sure if it's fair to ask Barbara to be supporting Matteo in his..."
Can we say: "I'm not sure if it's fair to ask Barbara to support Matteo in his..."?
Is there a significant difference between the two forms?
Thanks
Miguel

Hello Miguel
Yes, you could certainly say that and it wouldn't really change the meaning. 'support' is a 'normal' infinitive and 'be supporting' is a continuous infinitive, i.e. an infinitive in continuous aspect. You can read a bit more about this on https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/english-grammar/continuous-aspect . In this case, I'd say the meaning intended is the third one, since the idea is that Barbara would be helping Matteo for a period of time.
The 'normal' infinitive expresses the same thing here due to context, but the continuous form just provides a little more emphasis in this case.
All the best
Kirk
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