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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


Hello corflz

Yes, that's the idea, though I'd say he goes along with the team rather than he goes with the flow. 'to go with the flow' implies that you're content to do something, or at least that you have no problem with it, whereas here David clearly doesn't feel so positively about the plan. But of course he's at work and has to work with his colleagues, so he follows their plan despite disagreeing with it.

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The LearnEnglish Team

In my work usually we decide the subjects together.

As a teachers assistant, I don't get involved in any decision making. Once a month there is a teachers meeting with the managers to discuss any issues, projects in place or anything that needs input from everyone.

Initially I try to review the lesson at home on my own.
If I don't understand, I compare myself with other students to see what they understand. If I can't clarify my ideas in ths wayI ask the teacher .

It was a nice expérience.

In the context where I work the most of the decisions are made by the top-down companies.
As a coordinator I have to check that they are applied by workers.
Decisions regarding organisation of the activities within my department are shared with my collaborators. I think that the involvment of the collaborators in the decisions in certain areas is fundamental to find out better solutions

Hi there!
I think there is something wrong with the task 2.
I search for the others 4 questions but i can't find them and when i click on finish, it says that there are 4 unanswered questions.
i can't understand what is going on!

Hello Andres

Please see my response to JaskaranKalra just below. The task works, it's just that you have to be careful when you move the answers into the boxes. There are two answers in each box and when you move the second answer into the box, you must click or press on the small hand inside the box. If you don't do that, your first answer moves back to the top of the task.

It's quite easy to do but a little difficult to explain, so if you need me to explain it in more detail to you, please let us know.

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

There is a problem with task 2.
I am able to see only 4 options but when i click on finish button, it shows that i have completed only 4 options out of 8. I have also tried to scroll but there are no further options to see.

Hello JaskaranKalra

I'm sorry to hear that you've had a difficult time with this task.

I've just tried task 2 and it worked for me. Sometimes people find this kind of task difficult to complete because the words do not remain in the box where they put them. To avoid this, you have to always click or press on the small white hand (on the right side of each word or phrase) to both pick it up and leave it in the correct box.

It might also be a good idea to try viewing the page in another browser or on another device.

I hope that helps you, but please let us know if you still can't get it to work.

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team