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Making a decision

Listen to a meeting in which colleagues make a decision to practise and improve your listening skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.



Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hi rerre,

In this context youl could use between us, among us or amongst us. All are correct and there is no difference in meaning.



The LearnEnglish Team

Where I work decisions are made by the top management and then communicated to employees.

There are three forms:

1. After of analysed a research.
2. Based us in previous experiences.
3. Taking in count development of process.

Usually, everybody is giving their opinion and then we can discuss and make a decision
PS. Hello Kirk, I would like to ask you if the sentence below is correct?
'' The coronavirus interrupted my business."
Thank you

Hi Nikolaos Stavrianakis,

Your sentence is grammatically correct. However, since the situation is still ongoing the present perfect is probably better: The coronavirus has interrupted my business.



The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you!!

How are decisions usually made where you work?

For some consideration, I prefer not to respond to your question. But in my opinion, a successful company must have an intelligent leader, a creative team, and good plans.

It is not easy to make a decision in a work team, but it is the good way if we want to avoid bad surprises and get control of what we are doing and what we expect. Fortunately, as smart as team leaders are, they discuss together to choose one way and work on it. That allows every member of the team to contribute to the finale decision.

In the company which I work we have meeting to make decision, some times we have consecutive meeting discuses about same project. Although consulting is a great idea, some time it takes our time even we may forget about the goal of sessions. Some how I agree to taking an agile approach so in some cases we can start and work out in rest of project later, as we go along.

I don't have a job but what I have seen in the institute where I have been studying is that the desitions are frequently addressed by the principal in a gathering which is previously scheduled regarding to the strengths and weaknesses seen both of teachers and students throughout the term time.Such desitions are held in an approach stated in researches of the field that comprises the framework of language adquisition, which is taken by the research department.Therefore the gatherings are approached to give the guides and talk over about the progress seen.