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Listen to a trainer talking about the importance of relationship-building as a competency.

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

Language level

Upper intermediate: B2


Hello Parminder,

I already answered your other similar comment on a different page. Please don't ask your questions more than once. As I suggested before, both of these sentences are correct. To find the slight difference in meaning, you should look for the past simple and present perfect pages in our Verbs section.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

while saying "take notice of the information you learn about their interests."does it mean
"make them notice that you care about them" or "take notes what you learn about their interests."?

Hello Metin,

It means 'you should pay attention to'. That might mean taking physical notes or it might just mean noticing and remembering. The sentence is telling you what information you should especially listen for.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Hello, we are on same ship so we have to help each other to improove our english language. What do you think?

hi!m agree with you

Hi every one
I have found this podcast very useful , i'm learning English as well as the listening object , i'm trying to practise the given ideas both for initiating new relationship or nurturing an existing relationship in my environment ,

Its a fish!!!!species of a flatfish!!!thank you adam

Can anybody tell me whats the meaning of"dover sole"?


Try searching for this term on the internet - you should find the answer straight away!

Best wishes,

The LearnEnglish Team

It is important to cultivate relationship with colleagues in the workplace. I used to a reserved person and i rarely make small talk to people in the office or gather with them outside office, it may be because i used to find people behave hypocritically among colleagues or just like to backstabbing people during informal conversation. However, we can't denied that relationship building is critical in a workplace irregardless of how competent you are, because we are not working alone but are working with a group of people.