Professionals Podcasts - Going global

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.

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Language level

Upper intermediate: B2

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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.

 

Peter

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.

Hi Ahmed Imam

A statue is generally of a person or animal, whereas a sculpture can take any form. In most cases, a statue is a specific kind of sculpture.

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Is the Sphinx in Egypt a statue or a sculpture?
Thank you.

Hello Ahmed Imam,

Both terms can be used. Generally, a sculpture is not a huge thing, so an adjective like 'massive' or 'monumental' would be used. For example, if you visit the relevant wikipedia page you'll see that it described as both a statue and a monumental sculpture.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

the sentence (the much talked .....) the word talked is past simple or past participle

Hello ahmed mohamed salem,

'the much talked about' is an adjectival phrase modifying 'global market'. 'talked' is an adjective (formed from the past participle) in this case.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

I think going global is the best idea than ever. The companies can have more markets to deploy. And the consumers can have more choices. By these two factors, the global competitiveness will increase significantly and the development will be unavoidable in the world.

in the present tense which is right rain beat against the windows or rain beats against the windows

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