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Professionals Podcasts - Business and ethics


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Dear! Sir
i am a new member. would you please explain this sentences:
Now i'll look at some basic ethical considerations that a company needs to address. The first area is how the company treats its employees.
i could use this sentences ( The first area is how the company treats their employees)
i see some sentences in this paragraph used ( its ) why, how?
Thank you

Hello Tai le,

I'm happy to try to help you with the sentence but I'm not sure what exactly the point of confusion is. What exactly in the sentence is not clear? Is the use of one of the words or phrases confusing, or perhaps a grammar structure? If you can be as specific as possible then we'll be better able to help you.


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The LearnEnglish Team

Dear Sir/Madam

A bout your broadcasting ,it is awesome.But something really involved my mind is;what is literally difference between this accent and the one in real IELTS exam, I mean the British one.

Your guidance is highly appreciated and I am Looking forward to you answer.

Yours faithfully ,
Mousa roustaean

Hello Mousa,

In the IELTS you can hear many different accents, not just one. We try to have a variety of British accents in our recordings and videos. By the way, if you are preparing for the IELTS, I'd recommend you take a look at our IELTS section and at TakeIELTS, where there is lots of useful information and free practice materials.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

it takes about 45 minutes to listen more than one time , doing the tasks and look up new words in dictionary . how do conceder this time for this lesson? thanks a lot

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All the best,
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thank you for this great topic!! I like it

I have seen that the most companies prefer to help with money some NPO´s which have volunteers or employees specialized in some social action. That´s because to keep employees only for that is more expensive and less effective than to contract an Organization that works specifically with social cares.

Business ethic and corporate social responsibilities are strongly encouraged in most countries. Nowadays, companies recognize their responsibilities toward the society they operate in, you can easily notice how they elaborate their contributions to the society in their companies' websites and in their annual report. This is a kind of healthy culture and we should keep it up!  

Today. when applying for a job. money is not the only thing i take into consideration.a good salary can ensure you a full-material life. but the working environment is the first point i think about. i'd like to work with  friendly, and helpful 'staff, an employer who cares for his employees and solve the conflict arisen fairly. not take side with any group or anyone.we tend to misunderstand and be jealous of others' achievement or calibre cause we're all humans. i always have that feelings even with my best friends or my sister, brother. i crave more and more every day for some invisible things that i've already had, but ignore and think that why others can while i can't . sometimes, when conscious. the only way to stop that bad thought is to learn to satisfy with what i have....continue..