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Market Leader Intermediate – Unit 3: Change – Skills

A. Four managers are discussing their company’s policy about smoking. Listen to the meeting and answer the questions.

  1. Why are some people not happy with the behaviour of the staff who smoke?
  2. What is Eduardo’s solution to the problem?
  3. Why does Mitsuko object to Eduardo’s proposal?
  4. What proposal does William make?
  5. Do the managers reach a decision about the smoking policy?

Đáp án:

  1. Smokers have been leaving cigarette ends outside the building.
  2. Toallowsmokersto smoke on the balcony outside the restaurant.
  3. Because non-smokers like to use the balcony to relax.
  4. To allows mokers to have a longer break in the · morning so that they can go to the park for a cigarette.
  5. Np. The decision is postponed.

B. Listen again and tick the expressions in the Useful language box that you hear.




OK, let’s get down to business.

Right, can we start, please?



The purpose of this meeting is …

The aims of this meeting are …



How do you feel about …?

What do you think?


Could you let him finish, please?

Could you just hang on a moment, please?



I’m not sure that’s relevant.

Perhaps we could get back to the point.



I think we should move on now.

Can we come back to that?


Hold on, we need to look at this in more detail.

I think we should discuss this a bit more.





OK, let’s go over what we’ve agreed.

Right, to sum up then …

Đáp án:

The purpose of this meeting is …

How do you feel about…?

What do you think?

Could you let [Mitsuko] finish, please?

I think we should move on now.

To sum up, then …

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Reading Market Leader Intermediate – Unit 3: Change– HocHay


A. Read the first two paragraphs quickly and decide if the statements are true (T) or false (F), according to the article,

  1. The fall of the Mercedes luxury brand was not as severe as other brands.
  2. In 2002, Mercedes’ losses were its first for three decades.
  3. In 2002, Mercedes cars were famous for their reliability.
  4. Dieter Zetsche is the boss of Mercedes and Daimler.

Đáp án: 

  1. F
  2. F
  3. F
  4. T

B. Find words and phrases in the first five paragraphs of the article that mean the same as the following.

  1. sudden and surprising
  2. a period of 10 years
  3. failing
  4. the first company to develop new methods of doing something
  5. someone that you compete with
  6. jealously
  7. a complete change from a bad situation to a good one
  8. the financial result of a company’s business (i.e. profit or loss)

Đáp án:

  1. dramatic (line 2)
  2. decade (line 5)
  3. breaking down (line 8)
  4. trailblazer (line 22)
  5. rival (line 23)
  6. enviously (line 24)
  7. turnaround (line 29)
  8. the bottom line (line 47)

C. Without looking back at the article, try to match the words to form common word partnerships.

  1. luxury
  2. chief
  3. parent
  4. fourth
  5. management
  6. fuel-efficient
  7. team
  8. dramatic

a) executive

b) models

c) effect

d) company

e) brand

f) style

g) approach

h) quarter

Đáp án: 

  1. e
  2. a
  3. d
  4. h
  5. f
  6. b
  7. g
  8. c

D. According to the article, which of these factors helped Mercedes improve its performance?

  1. Mr Zetsche’s walrus moustache
  2. Having BMW as a rival
  3. Being hard
  4. Increasing jobs
  5. Giving workers security for life
  6. Using Mr Zetsche’s operational experience
  7. Cutting jobs
  8. Building cars the experts want them to build
  9. Lowering product quality
  10. Improving the looks of new Mercedes cars
  11. Producing new models
  12. Using a team approach

Đáp án: 

3, 6, 7, 10, 11 , 12

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