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Business Meeting
I. Pre-Listening Exercises
II. Listening Exercises
III. Post-Listening Exercises

Level:Topic:Type:Speakers: Length:
medium business proposalsconversationtwo men01:59

I. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]
Sam and Gary, employees at a sporting goods company, discuss the results of recent survey administered by their company.

HELPFUL TIP: Lively discussion is often part of business meetings. Don't be afraid to share your ideas when the time is right.

II. Listening Exercises [Top]
Listen to the conversation by pressing the "Play Audio" button and answer the questions. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz.

1. What was the main focus of the survey?
A. leisure sporting activities
B. average age of athletes
C. durability of sporting equipment

2. Which group seems to be most active in sports?
A. 18-26
B. 27-35
C. 36-45

3. Which sport was cited as the third most popular?
A. jogging
B. tennis
C. cycling

4. What is NOT one of Gary's marketing strategies?
A. target the 18 to 26 year-old age
B. sell tennis rackets
C. carry more athletic shoes

5. Why does Sam want to target the 46-55 age group?
A. They have more buying power.
B. They are very health conscious.
C. They tend to enjoy sports more.

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III. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]

Take the roles of the two people in this conversation and summarize their business meeting. What personality traits are important in a person to conduct good business?

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"twiddle one's thumbs" = do nothing while waiting for something to happen

"Let's stop twiddling our thumbs and start making decisions about the future of this company."

"leave no stone unturned" = do everything possible to solve a problem

"Things might look bad, but leave no stone unturned in trying to find the answer to our company's economic problems."