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A talk about motivation

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Language level

Upper intermediate: B2


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Someone please tells me why It's false

6. People always work better when they start the day later and work into the night.

Hello hamo0ody,

The final paragraph says that people work best when they can choose how to work.

So what does work? Giving your workers freedom; freedom to work on the things they want to work on, freedom to choose when, where and how they work. Want to work from home three days a week, get up late and work into the night instead? Fine. 

In other words, people should be able to choose. Starting later and working into the night is one possibility, not something that everyone should do. It is given as an example, not a solution for everyone. Therefore the claim that people 'always' work best in this way is not true.



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I have completed the lesson for 'A Talk About Motivation' . The level I chose was Upper Intermediate B2.

What is motivating me in my job is to receive good words from my management . also the incentive can motivate me too.

for me it can be higher salary,good looking places with an interesting design and the creativity potential that the job has.also when i do things that have engaging audiences feedback (like making games) i am more motivated.

In my opinion the best incentive to do a good performance is to have a person that has a big leadership and that can direct your decision in doing something at work. I'am thinking to a boss, a chief or someone else that has an ascendent on you and that is a good example for all the members of a working group, something like a spirituale guide, an example to follow, not only at work, but generally also in your life.

How can I download the audio track?

Hello Sabiya,

I'm afraid the audio files are not available for download. You can, of course, listen as often as you like on the page.



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