Philip, CEO of IT company WebWare, can't believe what sales director Brian is telling him!

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Task 1

Choose the correct answers to the questions.  

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Task 2

Business notes

In this episode WebWare’s CEO Philip Hart sacks his Sales Director for underperforming. Philip uses 2 expressions to do this. The first is I’m going to have to let you go which is quite a gentle way of expressing the fact. The second is You’re fired, which is a little more direct.

There are even more ways to express this in English. Dismiss and discharge are both quite formal:

He was dismissed for turning up late on a regular basis.

The director was discharged of his duties.

Other less formal, but more colourful ways of saying the same thing are:

give someone the axe

give someone their cards

give someone the boot

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very interesting helpfull exercises ... i hope, i'll be able to speak English very well soon.

Yes, Philip has done right, let Brian go and engages a new capable sales director is a correct step. But talented person is not easy to find, moreover the requirements of Philip are so high: possess master's degree, strong interpersonal skills, have to be a team player with vision, good at Spanish or Mandarin apart from English. Alas! Let's see how Marcia does her job. Thank you.

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 Hi.. i found these exercises very interesting. I hope by doing these exercises i will be able to improve my english. Looking forward to get rid of my  grammetical mistakes which i make while writing. Hope by doing listen and watch exercise my listening ability will also improve.
 
 

it is true that self can only help everybody in learning the language ENGLISH. only self has to be determined to learn english . so everybody of this group have to be ready to learn the same. and then only the group member will help to people.

I want to learn English. So every one can help me

the only way is to go to school ;   i am sorry to be  so
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Hallo Sharif WE want to learn English!!! We must write a lot for this motive. 

yes,of course everyone can help you. but i think you can help yourself by yourself. i mean if you like english,and you work hard to know everything about this language, i swear you will be great!! i wish you the best my friend! ;)

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