Professionals Podcasts - Business and ethics

Listen to an extract from a lecture on business and ethics.

Do the Preparation task first. Then listen to the audio. Next go to each Task and do the activity. If you need help, you can read the transcript at any time.


Language level

Upper intermediate: B2


Excellent exercise and excellent podcast.
There are topics in the article that not always is clear for everybody, and nowadays is very critical to attend this issues.
- Enviromental
- Energy consumption and waste management

interesting task! Good job.

Hi there,
I'm new member. It was really interesting topic. I don't really know about business and some rule in it. I'm interested in if lot's of companies use this rule and warn it. I hope that another topic will be helpful and useful for me. I have a little problem with task 1. I supposed that i don't really understand it. I hope that next time will be better.
All the best,

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.


Best wishes,


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

Hello nicky62,

There are no guidelines on how long you should spend on a page. As a teacher, I'm glad to hear that you spend a long time on the page and that you listened more than one time. This means that you have had a lot of contact with the grammar and vocabulary. In general, the more contact you have with the language, the better.

It sounds like you are working well, but if you're interested, there are some ideas on how to use our site on our Frequently asked questions page that you might find useful.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

thank you for this great topic!! I like it