Professionals Podcasts - Motivation in the workplace

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


 The test is easy  to complete and easy to understand.

Hi Adam,
can you tell me what "let's get this straight" means?
Thank you for your help!

 Hi TheDebora

You use the expression 'let's get this straight' when you want to understand something or make it clear. If you want to check that you understand someone, you might say this before you check that what you understand is correct.

In this podcast, the interviewer is surprised by what the professor says and wants to check that it's true. 

I hope that helps.

Jack Radford

The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you very much Jack,
I've got it now.

Whi did you discarded my post?
I only asked what "let's get this straight" meant.

Hi TheDebora

We didn't discard your post, it's just that every post on the site needs to be checked before it is published. Sometimes it takes a while to check all of the posts.

Jack Radford

The LearnEnglish Team 

 Hi adam
thanks for all of you "the british cousil team " . it was very easy and i'm waiting forward your next tasks 

Thanks Adam,

thanks for all of you "the british cousil team


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