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BUSINESS ENGLISH: Free Listening Comprehension Exercises
Exercise 3: Report on Michael Dell

Here's what you do:
  1. Click on the video below.
  2. Watch the first 1:00 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. How much of his own money did Michael Dell invest in his company when things were going bad?
  $700 million dollars
  $70 million dollars
  $7 million dollars

2. What was the result of this gamble?
  He made more than 2 million dollars.
  He lost half of his money.
  The stock fell, but Dell made money.

3. When did Michael Dell start his career?
  In a dorm room
  22 years ago
  56 years ago

4. Apart from lowering prices on computers, what is Dell doing to turn around its business?
  Trying to improve customer service
  Closing some customer service centers

5. According to this report, Dell ___________________.
  agreed to an exclusive partnership with Intel
  bought 2 million shares of Intel
  will no longer only be using Intel chips

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