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Talking about rumours

Listen to two people talking about a colleague to practise and improve your listening skills.

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



Language level

Upper intermediate: B2


In my opinion a good boss is never allowed to exclude their coworkers and has to take their whole points of view. Besides, he must be thorough with the relationship to their teammates and help them in case there would be a difficulty. However, his main role must never be put into doubt, since he must be able to lead their teamwork through decision-making and attend to frequent meetings, as section as company ones.

In my opinion what makes a good boss is the ability to comprehend the people who are working for you. I also think that is important to not make feel workers are inferior or that their opinion doesn’t count, listening is important!

What's make a good or bad boss is how they treat her team and how boss facing the problem in the team. A good boss have a good integrity.

what makes a boss a good one is the way he treats his employees so first he has to have great manners in talking and dealing with others plus he should give attention to his employees problems and complaints .

A good boss must be logical having a strong mind with a team work attribute aided by an interpersonal skills and an effective communication skill in mobilizing other subordinates to achieve organizational goal while a bad boss possess none of this skills but rather demoralised which can lead to ruins of the firm.

A good boss must be decent, gentleman, and he must respect his workers, if our boss respects all of us we will also respect him. Attention calls should not be made in front of classmates, I think you should call the person who made the mistake and speak privately with him.

I think that the boss need to have authority at some point, but to give democratic atmosphere - to listen everyone and vaule them as a person, and everyone have to participate during project, and bring ideas, reaching throughout the their goal and achive it.

What makes good boss is , he is a quit man , kind , fair and gentleman. What makes bad boss is nervous , unfair .

I think that a good boss is who knows how to give feedback to his employees,recognize the work of his employees,also is important that he listen to his workers's complaints,otherwise,they will to have to deal with people like jhon and that is a huge problem because the others will not feel like giving their opinion or ideas which help to improve the business

A good boss is who when you are wrong do not annoying with you, instead he teach you with the final pourpouse of you to develop better and in that way the company or the team group can reach the final aim.