Richard meets Richard - Branson, that is! - and gets business advice from one of Britain's greatest entrepreneurs.

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Which is the best title for this video?

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Task 2

Select all the things that Richard Branson says about good entrepreneurs.

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Task 3

Reorder these words to make sentences from the video.

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Task 4

Match the words and phrases to make expressions from the video.

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I love to read this article. I mean the sentence: "Don't try to do everything yourself ,,, try to find people who are better than you". Thank you Richard, hihi, both of them have the same name. Thank you Sir Richard too

i think there is a lot of qualities that can make a good entrepreneurship, like talking, working hard, have good contacts, having good relation with other people, etc.

yes, one time i tried to have my own business and i think it was really hard.

i think that we should admire entrepreneurships for what they do.

Hello,
I want to know the meaning of some phrases:
1) I'M OFF to meet a few of them
2) BY HAVING a blast
3) Screw it
Thanks in advance

Hello David Lara,

 

1) I'm off to... means the speaker is going somewhere to do something. For example:

I'm off to meet a few of them = I'm leaving because I'm going to meet...

 

2) have a blast means to have a great time, especially at some kind of social event. For example:

I had a blast at the party last night.

 

3) Screw it! is something we say when we have lost patience. For example:

This computer is hopeless. Screw it, I'm going to have to buy a new one.

Note that this is a very informal slang expression which may be mildly offensive to some people. 

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you very much for your quick answer Peter!

for me it was difficult

I think the entrepreneur must be persistent in his job, and knows the weak and strong sides of the business. I will want to start my own business in short time. yes, we could admire business people, much of them get money in honest a fair way.

In my opinion, what makes an entrepreneur is the idea which is different from others. Furthermore, some personal traits such as enthusiastic, consistent
and courageous.

I think they should be reliant, never surrender, even though when they falling flat on the face. I had once my own business, it was related with e-commerce. I believe that sucessfull entrepreneurs are a role model of how to carry our professional lives, we should always try our best and believe in ourselves.

Hello everyone..
☆ What qualities make entrepreneurs successful?
- The most important thing is the creative capacity to recognize opportunities, like Sir Richard says "to see a gap in the market and then fill that gap". Entrepreneurs are enthusiastic, optimistic, and future-oriented. They believe they'll be successful and willing to risk their resources in pursuit of profit. They have energy levels and are sometimes inpatient. They are always thinking about their business and how to increase their market share.
☆ Have you ever had or wanted your own business?
- Establishing a business requires the capital to be invested in it and also to run business in proper way needs a sound knowledge and understanding and is a very big deal in itself. If I have had these creteria then I'll go for it.
☆ Do you think we should admire business people?
- Yes of course, I admire successful business people. Aren't they the example of what success is?
We may jealous of them but only jealous of their reach, power and their success in positive thinking.

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