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A team meeting about diversity

Listen to a team meeting about diversity 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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Intermediate: B1

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Well, I am a teacher and I believe that diversity is necessary to promote a human education. Our society needs more people aware of the value of different cultures, traditions and beliefs, because these can help improve things. For example, in my country, Colombia, indigenous communities have a respectful relationship with the land and the environment. They believe that natural resources, such as water, are gods, and should take care of them. However, indigenous people are often victims of displacement and murder because of their beliefs. This is a shameful and unfortunate situation, and teachers have many things to do about it.

Diversity in workplace can have postive impact on business if it's well adressed by managers. The difference in culture, in habits, religion, accent and in mother langage doesn't have relationship with work performance. So rules must be written by managers based on egality, integrity and respect. This is a requirement to build a work environment where every employee can make the maximum effort and bring added values to acheive his objectives and contribute to acheive the global employer's business objectives. This also gives the employees the same opportunities to evolve and be satisfied.

Although there are many cultures and religions in my country, the problem of diversity has not caused much trouble.

My class is very diverse with many students from different countries. We can learn about each other's culture, language and good habits. In addition, we can explore many traditions from many countries.

My workplace is very diverse, we are several people with different professions, in different areas, this is the great benefit, it allows us to have different solutions to the same problem.

I believe it can for a certain degree , but employees should accept the differences in culture,religion,traditions , work ethics , different views to the world , attention to details. otherwise, conflict might arise.
for me I am very open minded and I like to mingle with people around the world , and reckon that it positively influences work environment for a lot of reasons.
Firstly,it helps people to to know a little more about the different cultures of its members.
Secondly, it can benefit the team to come up with diverse opinions to daily troubles or , wide variety of possible solutions
Promoting equality and accepting diversity in a company might manifest itself in things like gathering the whole team regularly in a venue where all employees are included
Or creating a charter of work ethics where issues like difference, fighting isolation and promoting inclusion are paid attention to.

I disagree.
It is a promotion of multiculturalism and tolerance.
Do you know a story about the Tower of Babel?
It's meaning that peoples of different languages and cultures can't work together doing common things.

hey, I've read the peoples opinions, you are the only one directly disagree that idea. And ı couldn't understand your reason and the relation between the examle you mentioned about Tower Babel, properly. So can you please extend your opinion why you are disagree ? Have you ever been in a group work or project whichs members are from diffirent etnique groups, religions, life standards, ages.. etc. Which kind of problem have you experienced?

Diversity can be something quite interesting, I'd like to share time with people from different cultures and with different beliefs, I mean, I may not adopt their ideology but knowing about that would be something I would really like.

actually,i work in hospital from 10 year i have diverse to nationality and religions cultures that is add to me alot from experiences and that helps me how to communication with different mentalities ,how to respect others from diverse backgrounds even though they are different to you

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