Listen to this business school seminar from the year 2006 where the seminar leader talks about how eBay achieved its success.

Professionals Podcasts - eBay


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.

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Hello Gevorgyan,
It is sad what you've mentioned about Armenia's neighbors, I was born in a former republic of USSR and I know from our experience what does it means to have such neighbors. Even nowadays we are far from saying that all of the problems that have arisen from the very beginning of the independence of our country are solved, but I keep hoping that one day all of these will be in the past...
You was saying that your country is cut from outer world, but then how the purchased goods is being delivered to the buyers?

This article is very interesting and I've learned a lot. In Russia eBay is not famous online marketplace, we use most of all.

Very interesting, I just made some mistakes in task 2 using words as doesn't instead of does not. But its a beginning.

Many thanks for the opportunity to learn


I suppose in task 2/8 "and" is missing after word "buyers".

Yes, that's right. There was a problem with our exercise creator - it was eating words! We've fixed it now, so you should be able to see all the words fine.
Thanks for pointing out this problem.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

ebay has not get success in China, I don't know the reason, in China a local company named Taobao which carry on a same business with ebay. It seems that Taobao is better than ebay in China.

eBay wasn't successful in Poland to. Its position may change over the time though - eBay provides access to auctions from all over the world, while its Polish equivalent is bounded to Polish market only.  It's funny how important is to be first on the market. It is not enough to be first though. I know companies being first with an innovative idea on the market but who messed things up running their business.