Listen to a project management meeting to practise and improve your listening skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.

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To get an effective meeting, I think we need to prepare some things beforehand. First we need to make a good plan: Who will join? what is a goal needing to get? What is propriate timeline? The plan will depend on what kind of the meeting we will do. We need a brainstorming meeting, a meeting for introducing some things new, or a meeting for reporting of work. From the kind of the meetings, then we will choose members for them who each should get different skills or expertises according to their roles so they can effectively contribute for the best with no overlap on others. Next, on the meetings, issues are going to be introduced by coordinators, and then brainstorming processes, timelines and deliverables will be produced. Last, A good coordinator and good members are very important, so it's very good to choose them right at first step.

I listened to this as a possible lesson for my C1 students but found the speaking to be too slow and over pronounced. It is not day to day normal speech, which is what my business students at that level are asking for.

I don't have any tips about the project meeting. All of characters have a good skill for their job

Your lessons are very helpful for me. Thank you!

Hello!
In the sentence: "I'm not sure if it's fair to ask Barbara to be supporting Matteo in his..."
Can we say: "I'm not sure if it's fair to ask Barbara to support Matteo in his..."?
Is there a significant difference between the two forms?
Thanks
Miguel

Hello Miguel
Yes, you could certainly say that and it wouldn't really change the meaning. 'support' is a 'normal' infinitive and 'be supporting' is a continuous infinitive, i.e. an infinitive in continuous aspect. You can read a bit more about this on https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/english-grammar/continuous-aspect . In this case, I'd say the meaning intended is the third one, since the idea is that Barbara would be helping Matteo for a period of time.
The 'normal' infinitive expresses the same thing here due to context, but the continuous form just provides a little more emphasis in this case.
All the best
Kirk
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