Listen to a conversation between a human resources officer and an employee who is unhappy with the way he is treated by his boss.

Professionals Podcasts - Complaining

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Hello!
thanks for your useful site!!! i am from iran, and here we havenot BRITISH COUNCIL!!!so we have to use your site but how can i improve my english langouage!!???my level is intermediate B2
best wishes

Hello f.s.mahdavi,

We have a couple of pages that are just the thing you are looking for: please take a look at our Getting started and Frequently asked questions page for advice on how to use our site to improve your English.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello!

Thank you for these useful podcasts. I have one technical question. How can I set the level? Is this option available?

Hello NinzyaTurtle,

You can use our Find out your English level page to find pages at a specific level. You can skip Step 1 and go directly to Step 2 (Search for content). I'd say this page is at the B2 level, so if you're looking for something more difficult, choose 'C1'; something easier would be 'B1'. You can also find a lot of content at the C1 level on non-learner-centred pages, e.g. BBC News, The Telegraph, TED talks, etc.

I hope this helps you.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks a lot for such a detailed answer!

Hi all,

Firstly, I would like to Thank you for your brilliant Podcasts, they are really very beneficial. I enjoy listening to them while I drive to work.

Speaking of complaining, I sent an email today morning to one of our Subcontractors, complaining about the delay of some work and I would like to share with you one of the sentences that I wonder if its grammatically right:

" Please note that ground floors in both of the substations are currently ready for painting work, which is if delayed, it will directly impact the access dates given to NCC for Ground Floors".

Please share me your thoughts.

Regards,

Ahed

Hi Asaahed,

Thank you for your nice words! It's good to know we're helping people.

Your sentence is almost correct and would be easily understood by any reader, but I would change it slightly:

Please note that ground floors in both of the substations are currently ready for painting work, which if delayed will directly impact the access dates given to NCC for Ground Floors.

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

I think it's a good advice to contact directly with manager department, not complaining to human resources officer.

this professional podcast is very useful , it lets me know how i'll behave if have such this problem

The issues raised in this podcast are everyday ones experienced by some workers around the world. The pieces of advice provided are professional ones.

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