Sarah starts her first day on the job and is shown around the office by Philip and Marcia.

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Task 1

Comprehension Task

Watch the video. Then decide if the sentences below are true or false.

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Task 2

Business Notes

In the final video Sarah starts her first day at WebWare and Philip and Marcia show her around the office. Sarah is surprised to find that she doesn’t have to hot desk. Hot desking is the practice of using any available desk at work, instead of having a desk assigned to you and is quite common in UK companies. It is often associated with flexible working and work-life balance, two buzz words in corporate life these days.

Flexible working is a phrase that describes any working pattern adapted to suit the needs of the employee.

Common types of flexible working are:

part-time: working less than the normal hours, perhaps by working fewer days per week

flexi-time: choosing when to work (there's usually a core period during which you have to work)

compressed hours: working your agreed hours over fewer days

staggered hours: different starting, break and finishing times for employees in the same workplace

job sharing: sharing a job designed for one person with someone else

home working: working from home

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Marcia Boardman: Let me show you to your office...
Philip Hart: Ok... we’ll leave you to it then!
Sir, I think the above sentences from the transcript are wrong and they should be - " Let me show your office to you." and "Ok... we’ll leave it to you then!" respectively.

Hello Rahul,

I've checked and the sentences in the transcript are quite correct: they are what is said in the video and they are grammatically correct.

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Sir, you mean all the sentences are correct:
1. Let me show your office to you.
1. Let me show you to your office.
2. Ok... we’ll leave it to you then!
2. Ok... we’ll leave you to it then!

Hello Rahul,

Yes, that's correct – all four are correct.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi,

For question five, the correct response is False but I don't understand why... We can read and hear:

Marcia Boardman: Other than that, how you organise your time is up to you...
Sarah Timms: That’s fine – I’m a good time manager!
Philip Hart: Ok... we’ll leave you to it then!

for me, Sarah will work with a timeable....

Hello Tomato251,

Philip tells Sarah about a couple of meetings that she must attend every week, but otherwise, as Marcia explains, how Sarah organises her time is up to her, i.e. Sarah decides her timetable otherwise. For this reason, Sarah doesn't really have a timetable - only two or three hours a week doesn't really count - and so number 5 in the Comprehension Task is false. I've copied the relevants parts of the transcript below.

I hope that clears it up for you.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Philip Hart: Now then, I’ll tell you about your schedule – there’s a sales and marketing meeting every Monday, as well as a meet-up with the various heads of department on Thursday afternoons, just so we know what we’re doing...

Marcia Boardman: Other than that, how you organise your time is up to you...

Sarah Timms: That’s fine – I’m a good time manager! 

Thank you that is good i hope to learn english in few time

Hi, i can not see video

Hello Gafurjon,

I was just able to see the video, so I don't think it's a problem with LearnEnglish. I'd suggest you download and install the latest version of the Adobe Flash player. This usually solves most video problems. If it still doesn't work for you, please tell us more about what happens and what kind of device and browser you're using.

Good luck!

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

I think you connect in low because i see same problem . regard

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