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BUSINESS ENGLISH: Free exercise for listening comprehension
Exercise 9 (Fedex commercial - Business meeting parody)

Here's what you do:
  1. Click on the video below.
  2. Watch 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.

QUESTIONS: (REMEMBER - This is a parody, all the "responsibilities" that the boss talks about are actually negative things :)

1. What's is Jeff's "responsibility"?
  To feed the boss
  To feed the other workers
  To feed (give) the boss old information

2. To "live up to one's resume" means:
  To be a bad worker
  Be as good/effective as your resume/CV makes you seem
  To lie on one's resume

3. To "talk a good game" means:
  To talk a lot
  To talk about sports
  To make a lot of impressive promises

4. What does the boss want Rick to "do" for him?
  To fold under pressure
  To do nothing
  To keep thinking that everyone is out to get him

5. Which employee(s) will help the boss finish the proposal?
  Rick and Dean
  None of them - he's going to Kinko's
  Sue and Ted

Check answers


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