Listen to an extract of an interview with a professor of Business Studies about the subject of motivation.

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


Hello LearnEnglish Team
I would like to know whether you have the business english lessons , i really need it to improve my english at work..

Hello Meta Fajarini,
Have you tried our Business & Work section?  It has materials specially designed for exactly that.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

It's really good to find these podcasts, they help me a lot to improve my understanding ability. I'd like to have an IELTS exam in the near future. The question of mine is how can I imagine the listening task of that exam? Is it on the level of these professional podcasts or completely different, and closer to the everyday speech (e.g. films, or radio) witch I can hardly to understand exactly?
Thanks for your help!

Hi Adam,
How to improve the vocabularies? Where can I find the training?
Best Regard

Hello Jenny,
It's a good question.  Improving your vocabulary is about increasing its size (more words and phrases) but also about being able to recall and use the words and phrases you have already learned.
One of the best ways to increase the size of your vocabulary is to read, or to listen and read (so you can hear the pronunciation), and to note down new words and phrases as you go.  It's important to organise the items, however.  For some advice on how to organise your vocabulary notes take a look at my answer to another question here (click).
You can find a lot of things to listen to and read on LearnEnglish, and exercises to go with them.  You can also find a lot of vocabulary games, which will help you to recall and use the words you have when you need them.
I hope those suggestions are helpful.  Good luck with your learning!
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Adam,
Thanks for the tip!
(I've recognized in the meanwhile that there are no witches at all :) )

it's really a useful site and am benefiting a lot from all the articles, lessons and podcasts too

Hello EmanBusiness!
It's always nice to hear learners find our material useful. If you've enjoyed the professional podcasts, look out for more coming soon!
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

Oh, i am so happy that i find out about this site. I am preparing for ielts exam and i think this recordings really helps my listening. Thanks, britishcouncil ;)