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Planning an event

Read a dialogue where three people negotiate who does what to achieve a task.

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Event planning team

All right, so I've divided up the tasks among the three of us planning this event like this:

@Jen: make guest list, schedule social media announcements, arrange room set-up, organise musicians
@Ed: book catering, send out invitations, design posters, book speakers
@Mike: reserve rooms, design invitations, write and publish blog post, get emcee

But please don't feel like we need to stick to this. If you prefer to do something else, feel free to say so.

Mike, 14:41

Yeah, I was thinking, as you are project leader @Mike, maybe it's best you make the guest list? I've got experience in graphic design so I'm happy to design the invitations.

Jen, 14:50

@Jen, do you mind designing the posters too? I'm not very good at designing.

Ed, 14:55

Sure, it'll be fun. If I take the poster design off you @Ed, do you think you can organise the musicians?

Jen, 14:56

Absolutely, I know some really good musicians that do events like this one. And I also know a really good emcee. Do you want me to take over getting the emcee too?

Ed, 14:58

@Ed I actually already have an emcee in mind, so I think I'll handle that. I'd appreciate it if you could write and publish the blog post about the event though.

Mike, 15:01

That's not a problem. I quite enjoy online marketing tasks.

Ed, 15:01

If that's the case @Ed, do you want to schedule the social media announcements too?

Jen, 15:03

I can do that ... if someone books the speakers.

Ed, 15:04

I'll book the speakers. And since I'm making the guest list, I should send out the invitations too. @Jen, are you still OK with arranging the room set-up?

Mike, 15:08

Yes, let me do the room reservations as well.

Jen, 15:09

Good idea. That would work nicely.

Mike, 15:10



Language level

Intermediate: B1


A good teamwork would work nicely! ;)

In my project teams the tasks are divided by specialist. For instance, the marketing specialist development the tast related with marketing and social media, the quality specialist do the tasks related with the customer relationship and the operations specialist do the tasks related with the development of the project

The tasks of the project team are usually divided among four people to get all tasks done in a timely fashion.

In our project teams, we are usually divide the event matters according to choice and interest of every one.
The team work is most important in all aspects of life. The project tasks are most nice and successful when all the team members do work with real experience ,concentrations ,devotions and most interest.

When I was at university, we used to schedule a first meeting to define the tasks and divide them among the team members. The usual procedure was the following: first, we created a list of the tasks and then we started a process in which each of them was assigned to the member who chose to work on it according to their skills and abilities. Tough tasks were often the most difficult to assign but we always found a way to negociate.

Our tasks are usually divided according to the group leader. The assignments are given by project leader to other members of the group. We have to accept the task given to us either we like it or not.

If our team has a leader, he divides tasks between project people. Otherwise, In first we try to divide tasks by the capabilities of individuals. finally, we should compromise with each other and if we can't do that, we choose the choices randomly.

An event has eight teams: content team, design team, MC team, stage team, entertainment team, media team, logistic team and management team can be exist longer and better

oh, it is very difficult and buzzy.

i am a student, in our school we don't have a lot of projects or something but when we have a project i usually write the things that we should do and see what is the best for me