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Episode 01

Philip is the CEO of WebWare, an IT company. He needs to hire a new sales director as soon as possible.

Do the preparation task first. Then watch the video and do the exercises. You can also read the transcript.



Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2


Hi Vuqar,

Thanks for the suggestion. I'll pass it on to the technical team to consider next time the pages are edited.



The LearnEnglish Team

In this transcript, "pull one’s weight" means have to do his duty?

Hello kaunghtoo

That's the idea. More precisely I would say it means to do your part, i.e. to do your job at the same level as the rest of the team. You can see another example sentence in the Cambridge Dictionary (near the bottom of this page).

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks, British Council for such Organised English lessons:)

very informative

Dear Sir/ Madam
This is Samand Ibrahimi new member of this course. I have a question about (Do the Preparation task first. Then watch the video. Next go to Task and do the activity. If you need help, you can read the transcript at any time.)
1: the preparation part is empty 2: I can not find the video and 3rd one I can not make changes in the activity section. what should I do?

Hello Samand Ibrahimi

Welcome to LearnEnglish! I've just checked the page and it's working properly for me. I'm sorry for the inconvience, but if it's still not working for you, I would suggest you try using a different device and/or a different web browser to view it. If you still can't see the tasks or video, please let us know what browser version you are using and we'll see if we can discover what's wrong.

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The LearnEnglish Team

Not bad!

Thank you Team. The lesson was great!

Well guys, about the third question from Task 1 I would like to comment the following:
Phil asks explicitly for a “five years' relevant experience, in an international company”, not necessarily an international experience.
I´ve worked for a multinational for a while and yet, I haven´t been expatriated. Therefore, I´ve worked for an international company but I did not have an international experience!
Could answer B be the right one? “a higher degree and five years ‘experience?”
Many thanks