Listen to an extract of an interview with a professor of Business Studies about the subject of motivation.

Professionals Podcasts - Motivation in the workplace


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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I am new in site to study business English. i need the clear about "Preparation task" that is from where i start...

Hello suman_mia,

Yes, that is correct. The pages are designed with the tasks in the suggested order. Remember that most pages also contain a transcript so after doing all the tasks you can listen and read the text at the same time to finish.


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After you press the Finish button, it turns into the Show Answers button. If you press Show Answers, you can see the correct answers.

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I'm really enjoying this site. I hope you'll download more of these as it is a good practice for us who are working abroad. :)
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Hello Nusly Martinez,

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

Prepositions are used in a number of ways and familiarising yourself with these different ways is a good idea. For example, prepositions are used to show position/location, direction/movement and time. They are used with some verbs to form multi-word verbs. They also collocate with certain adjectives and certain verbs. My suggestion would be to type 'preposition' into the search window on the right of the page (look for the magnifying glass symbol near the top of the page) and take a look at the results, which will guide you to useful pages.

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