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BUSINESS ENGLISH: Free exercise for listening comprehension
Five biggest mistakes that entrepreneurs make

Here's what you do:
  1. Click on the video below.
  2. Watch the first 2:00 of the video, and pay attention to it! (You can pause and rewind the video.)
  3. Answer the listening comprehension questions below the video.
  4. Check your answers.


1. According to the man in the video, the first mistake that entrepreneurs make is ______________________.
  having a clear mission
  not having clear goals
  being too aggressive

2. What's his advice for those thinking about starting a business?
  To write down their goals.
  To not think about their measure of success.
  To tell everyone they know about their goals.

3. What was his goal when he started his first business?
  To achieve a market cap of 2 billion dollars
  To build his company up to be worth 20 million dollars.
  To buy out all his competitors.

4. Why do some entrepreneurs try to prove that they're smart?
  For ego gratification.
  To build a company.
  To solve some particular problem.

5. Who does he say is especially prone to making this mistake?
  arrogant people
  new entrepreneurs
  young entrepreneurs

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