Market_Leader_Adv_AK_AR2_JGFinal

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					Title: Market Leader Advanced

Entry Module Page Ex.           Headword                  Part of   Pronunciation
Numb                                                      Speech
er   1      1   6A              inspirational             adj       /"Insp@'reIS@n@l/
     2      1   6A              engage                    v         /In'geIdZ/
     3      1   6A              issues                    n         /'ISu:z, 'Isju:z/
     4      1   6A              to bear in mind           v phr     /t@ "be@r In 'maInd/
     5      1   6B              don’t make assumptions    v phr     /"d@Unt meIk @'sömpS@nz/
     6      1   6B              aware of                  adj       /@'we@r @v, Áv/
     7      1   6B              customs                   n         /'köst@mz/
     8      1   6B              sessions                  n         /'seS@nz/
     9      1   6C              executives                n         /Ig'zekjUtIvz/
    10      1   6C              was due to                v phr     /w@z 'dju: t@, tU/
    11      1   6C              approval                  n         /@'pru:v@l/
    12      1   7D              delivery                  n         /dI'lIv@ri/
    13      1   7D              gestures                  n         /'dZestS@z/
    14      1   7D              handout                   n         /'h{ndaUt/
    15      1   7D              pace                      n         /peIs/
    16      1   7D              rephrase                  v         /"ri:'freIz/
    17      1   7D              row                       n         /r@U/
    18      1   7D              script                    n         /skrIpt/
    19      1   7D              visual aids               n         /"vIZu@l 'eIdz/
    20      1   7D              connotations              n         /"kÁn@'teIS@nz/
    21      1   7D              precise                   adj       /prI'saIs/
    22      1   7D              adjust                    v         /@'dZöst/
    23      1   7D              process                   v         /'pr@Uses/
    24      1   7D              barriers                  n         /'b{ri@z/
    25      1   7D              sweeping                  adj       /'swi:pIÎ/
    26      1   7D              distracting               adj       /dI'str{ktIÎ/
    27      1   7E              set up                    phr v     /"set 'öp/
    28      1   7E              overseas                  adj       /"@Uv@'si:z/
    29      1   7E              anecdotes                 n         /'{nIkd@Uts/
    30      1   8A              cutting-edge              adj       /"kötIÎ 'edZ/
    31      1   8A              radically                 adv       /'r{dIkli/
    32      1   8A              transform                 v         /tr{ns'fO:m/
    33      1   8A              turnover                  n         /'tÆ:n"@Uv@/
    34      1   8A              home market               n         /"h@Um 'mA:kIt/
    35      1   8A              pop into                  phr v     /'pÁp "Int@, "IntU/
    36      1   8A              bounce (some ideas) off   phr v     /'baUns Áf/
    37      1   8A              cracker                   n         /'kr{k@/
    38      1   8A              hacked into               phr v     /'h{kt "Int@, "IntU/
    39      1   8A              downtime                  n         /'daUntaIm/
    40      1   8A              backdoor                  n         /"b{k'dO:/
    41      1   8A              empower                   v         /Im'paU@/
    42      1   9B              crafting                  v         /'krA:ftIÎ/
    43      1   9B              folks                     n         /f@Uks/
    44      1   9B              blow your minds           v phr     /"bl@U j@ 'maIndz/
    45      1   9B              linkages                  n         /'lIÎkIdZIz/
    46      1   9B              stakes                    n         /steIks/
    47      1   9B              pitfalls                  n         /'pItfO:lz/
    48      1   9B              fundamental               adj       /"fönd@'mentl/
 49   1    9   B   perspectives             n       /p@'spektIvz/
 50   1    9   B   set the stage            v phr   /"set D@ 'steIdZ/
 51   1    9   B   concept                  n       /'kÁnsept/
 52   1    9   B   full-blown               adj     /"fUl 'bl@Un/
 53   1    9   B   graphics                 n       /'gr{fIks/
 54   1    9   B   proceeds                 v       /'pr@Usi:dz/
 55   1    9   B   structured               adj     /'ströktS@d/
 56   1    9   B   head down                phr v   /"hed 'daUn/
 57   1    9   B   track                    n       /tr{k/
 58   1    9   B   Department of Commerce   n       /dI"pA:tm@nt @v 'kÁmÆ:s/
 59   1    9   B   embassies                n       /'emb@siz/
 60   1    9   B   tap into                 phr v   /"t{p 'Int@, 'IntU/
 61   1    9   B   review                   v       /rI'vju:/
 62   1    9   B   consulting               n       /k@n'söltIÎ/
 63   1    9   B   handle                   v       /'h{ndl/
 64   1    9   B   tune-ups                 n       /'tju:n öps/
 65   1    9   B   rehearse                 v       /rI'hÆ:s/
 66   1    9   B   participants             n       /p@'tIs@p@nts/
 67   1    9   B   simplify                 v       /'sImplIfaI/
 68   1    9   B   convoluted               adj     /'kÁnv@lu:tId/
 69   1    9   B   coaching                 v       /'k@UtSIÎ/
 70   1    9   B   identified               v       /aI'dentIfaId/
 71   1    9   B   stumbling over           phr v   /'stömblIÎ "@Uv@/
 72   1    9   B   interpreters             n       /In'tÆ:prIt@z/
 73   1    9   B   technical terminology    n phr   /"teknIk@l tÆ:mI'nÁl@dZi/
 74   1    9   B   comprehension            n       /"kÁmprI'henS@n/
 75   1    9   B   overload                 n       /'@Uv@l@Ud/
 76   1    9   B   significantly            adv     /sIg'nIfIk@ntli/
 77   1    9   B   colloquialisms           n       /k@'l@Ukwi@lIz@mz/
 78   1    9   B   clichés                  n       /'kli:SeIz/
 79   1    9   B   metaphors                n       /'met@f@z, -fO:z/
 80   1    9   B   acronyms                 n       /'{kr@nImz/
 81   1    9   B   mutual                   adj     /'mju:tSu@l/
 82   1    9   B   ample                    adj     /'{mp@l/
 83   1    9   B   soak-in                  adj     /'s@Uk In/
 84   1    9   B   paraphrase               v       /'p{r@freIz/
 85   1    9   B   facial                   adj     /'feIS@l/
 86   1    9   B   ripe                     adj     /raIp/
 87   1    9   B   misinterpretation        n       /"mIsIntÆ:prI'teIS@n/
 88   1    9   B   irritation               n       /"IrI'teIS@n/
 89   1    8   B   quote                    n       /kw@Ut/
 90   1    8   B   non-verbal               adj     /"nÁn 'vÆ:b@l/
 91   1    8   C   potentially              adv     /p@'tenS@li/
 92   1    8   D   intercultural            adj     /"Int@'kötS@r@l/
 93   1    8   D   conclude                 v       /k@n'klu:d/
 94   1    8   D   be misinterpreted        v       /bi "mIsIn'tÆ:prItId/
 95   1   10   A   networking               n       /'netwÆ:kIÎ/
 96   1   10   B   recommend                v       /"rek@'mend/
 97   1   10   B   region                   n       /'ri:dZ@n/
 98   1   10   C   delegates                n       /'delIg@ts/
 99   1   10   C   business cards           n       /'bIzn@s kA:dz/
100   1   10   C   contact                  n       /'kÁnt{kt/
101   1   11   E      Branch Director           n          /"brA:ntS d@'rekt@, daI-/
102   1   11   E      takeover                  n          /'teIk"@Uv@/
103   1   11   E      venue                     n          /'venju:/
104   1   11   E      Chamber of Commerce       n          /"tSeImb@r @v 'kÁmÆ:s/
105   1   11   E      is hosting                v          /Iz 'h@UstIÎ/
106   1   11   E      merging                   v          /'mÆ:dZIÎ/
107   1   11   E      close to your heart       phr        /"kl@Us t@ j@ 'hA:t/
108   1   11   E      merger                    n          /'mÆ:dZ@/
109   1   11   E      subsequently              adv        /'söbsIkw@ntli/
110   1   11   E      arose                     v          /@'r@Uz/
111   1   11   E      would be honoured         v          /wUd bi 'Án@d/
112   1   11   E      plenary talk              n          /"pli:n@ri 'tO:k/
113   1   12          NGO                       n
               Background (non-governmental organisation   /"en dZi: '@U/
114   1   12          logistics
               Background                       n          /l@'dZIstIks/
115   1   12          is undergoing
               Background                       v          /Iz "önd@'g@UIÎ/
116   1   12          being
               Background relocated             v          /"bi:IÎ ri:l@U'keItId/
117   1   12          adapt
               Background to                    v          /@'d{pt t@, tU/
118   1   12   Task 1 trainee                   n          /"treI'ni:/
119   1   12   Task 1 worldwide                 adj        /"wÆ:ld'waId/
120   1   12   Task 1 good command of (English) phr        /"gUd k@'mA:nd @v, Áv/
121   1   12   Task 1 medical                   adj        /'medIk@l/
122   1   12   Task 1 purchasing                v          /'pÆ:tS@sIÎ/
123   1   12   Task 1 vehicles                  n          /'vi:Ik@lz/
124   1   12   Task 1 supervising               v          /'su:p@vaIzIÎ/
125   1   12   Task 1 implementing              v          /'Impl@mentIÎ/
126   1   12   Task 1 liaising with             v          /li'eIzIÎ wID, wIT/
127   1   13   Task 2 cite                      v          /saIt/
128   1   13   Task 2 culture shock             n          /'költS@ "SÁk/
129   1   13   Task 2 re-entry                  n          /ri'entri/
130   1   13   Task 3 dignitaries               n          /'dIgnIt@riz/
131   1   13   Task 3 representatives           n          /"reprI'zent@tIvz/
132   1   13   Task 3 in honour of              prep phr   /In 'Án@r @v, Áv/
133   2   14   A      trainer                   n          /'treIn@/
134   2   14   A      mentoring                 n          /'ment@rIÎ/
135   2   14   B      development consultant    n          /dI'vel@pm@nt k@n"sölt@nt/
136   2   14   B      assess                    v          /@'ses/
137   2   14   B      agenda                    n          /@'dZend@/
138   2   14   C      long-term                 adj        /"lÁÎ 'tÆ:m/
139   2   14   C      high-flyers               n          /"haI 'flaI@z/
140   2   15   C      mentee                    n          /"men'ti:/
141   2   15   D      evaluate                  v          /I'v{ljueIt/
142   2   15   D      appraiser / appraisee     n          /@'preIz@, @"preI'zi:/
143   2   15   E      human resources           n          /"hju:m@n rI'zO:sIz, rI'sO:-/
144   2   15   E      intensive                 adj        /In'tensIv/
145   2   15   E      chairing                  v          /'tSe@rIÎ/
146   2   15   E      conflict                  n          /'kÁnflIkt/
147   2   15   E      resolution                n          /"rez@'lu:S@n/
148   2   15   E      feedback                  n          /'fi:db{k/
149   2   15   E      potential                 n          /p@'tenS@l/
150   2   15   E      volunteered               v          /"vÁl@n'tI@d/
151   2   15   E      line manager              n          /'laIn "m{nIdZ@/
152   2   15   E      overdue                   adj        /"@Uv@'dju:/
153   2   15   F   institute                 n       /'InstItju:t/
154   2   15   F   beneficial                adj     /"ben@'fIS@l/
155   2   16   A   mixture                   n       /'mIkstS@/
156   2   16   A   tuition                   n       /tju'IS@n/
157   2   16   A   e-learning                n       /'i: "lÆ:nIÎ/
158   2   16   A   MBA                       n       /"em bi: 'eI/
159   2   16   B   break out                 phr v   /"breIk 'aUt/
160   2   16   B   campus                    n       /'k{mp@s/
161   2   16   B   associate professor       n       /@"s@USi@t pr@'fes@, @"s@Usi@t/
162   2   16   B   tertiary                  adj     /'tÆ:S@ri/
163   2   16   B   crossover                 n       /'krÁs@Uv@/
164   2   16   B   authentic                 adj     /O:'TentIk/
165   2   16   B   was waxing                v       /w@z 'w{ksIÎ/
166   2   16   B   lyrical                   adj     /'lIrIk@l/
167   2   16   B   marketplace               n       /'mA:kItpleIs/
168   2   16   B   post                      n       /p@Ust/
169   2   16   B   global                    adj     /'gl@Ub@l/
170   2   16   B   was launched              v       /w@z 'lO:ntSt/
171   2   16   B   headquarters              n       /'hed"kwO:t@z/
172   2   16   B   joint venture             n       /"dZOInt 'ventS@/
173   2   16   B   consortium                n       /k@n'sO:ti@m/
174   2   16   B   elitist                   adj     /eI'li:tIst, I-/
175   2   16   B   accessible                adj     /@k'ses@b@l/
176   2   16   B   facilitators              n       /f@'sIl@teIt@z/
177   2   16   B   virtual                   adj     /'vÆ:tSu@l/
178   2   16   B   conferred                 v       /k@n'fÆ:d/
179   2   16   B   bears the stamp of        v phr   /"be@z D@ 'st{mp @v, Áv/
180   2   16   B   route                     n       /ru:t/
181   2   16   B   chief executive officer   n       /"tSi:f Ig'zekj@tIv "ÁfIs@/
182   2   16   B   takes into account        v phr   /"teIks IntU @'kaUnt/
183   2   16   B   GDP                       n       /"dZi: di: 'pi:/
184   2   16   B   flexibility               n       /"fleks@bIl@ti/
185   2   16   B   curriculum                n       /k@'rIkj@l@m/
186   2   16   B   incentive                 n       /In'sentIv/
187   2   16   B   hectic                    adj     /'hektIk/
188   2   16   B   fund                      v       /fönd/
189   2   16   B   is targeting              v       /Iz 'tA:gItIÎ/
190   2   16   B   caste system              n       /'kA:st "sIst@m/
191   2   16   B   equaliser                 n       /'i:kw@laIz@/
192   2   16   B   corporations              n       /"kO:p@'reIS@nz/
193   2   16   B   brand recognition         n       /"br{nd rek@g'nIS@n/
194   2   16   B   prestigious               adj     /pre'stIdZ@s/
195   2   16   B   critical mass             n       /"krItIk@l 'm{s/
196   2   16   B   bricks-and-mortar         adj     /"brIks @n 'mO:t@/
197   2   16   B   complementing             v       /'kÁmplImentIÎ/
198   2   16   B   new kid on the block      phr     /"nju: kId Án D@ 'blÁk/
199   2   16   B   limitation                n       /"lIm@'teIS@n/
200   2   17   C   turn out to               phr v   /"tÆ:n 'aUt t@, tU/
201   2   17   E   drop out                  phr v   /"drÁp 'aUt/
202   2   17   E   broke away                phr v   /"br@Uk @'weI/
203   2   17   E   breaking it down into     phr v   /"breIkIÎ It 'daUn "Int@, "IntU/
204   2   17   E   chunks                    n       /tSöÎks/
205   2   17   E                                     phr v
                       is putting (its employees) through    /Iz 'pUtIÎ/
206   2   17   E       have been looking into        phr v   /h@v bIn 'lUkIÎ "Int@, "IntU/
207   2   17   E       pros and cons                 phr     /"pr@Uz @n 'kÁnz/
208   2   17   E       fell behind                   phr v   /"fel bI'haInd/
209   2   17   E       is catching up with           phr v   /Iz "k{tSIÎ 'öp wID, wIT/
210   2   17   F       bring in                      phr v   /"brIÎ 'In/
211   2   17   F       get to                        phr v   /'get t@, tU/
212   2   17   F       hype up                       phr v   /"haIp 'öp/
213   2   17   F       put on                        phr v   /'pUt Án/
214   2   17   F       think ahead                   phr v   /"TIÎk @'hed/
215   2   17   F       horizons                      n       /h@'raIz@nz/
216   2   17   F       globalisation                 n       /"gl@Ub@laI'zeIS@n/
217   2   17   F       fad                           n       /f{d/
218   2   17   F       strategy                      n       /'str{t@dZi/
219   2   17   F       conduct                       v       /k@n'dökt/
220   2   17   F       sizzle                        n       /'sIz@l/
221   2   17   F       faculties                     n       /'f{k@ltiz/
222   2   17   F       wherewithal                   n       /'we@wIDO:l/
223   2   17   F       debated                       v       /dI'beItId/
224   2   17   F       vigorously                    adv     /'vIg@r@sli/
225   2   18   A       clarifying                    adj     /'kl{rIfaI-IÎ/
226   2   19   D       headline                      n       /'hedlaIn/
227   2   19   D       content                       n       /'kÁntent/
228   2   19   D       measures                      n       /'meZ@z/
229   2   19   D       resolve                       v       /rI'zÁlv/
230   2   19   D       recipient                     n       /rI'sIpi@nt/
231   2   19   D       database                      n       /'deIt@"beIs/
232   2   19   F       appraisals                    n       /@'preIz@lz/
233   2   20           confectioner
               Background                            n       /k@n'fekS@n@/
234   2   20           fast-moving
               Background                            adj     /"fA:st 'mu:vIÎ/
235   2   20           consumer goods
               Background                            n       /k@n'sju:m@ gUdz/
236   2   20           portfolio
               Background                            n       /pO:t'f@Uli@U/
237   2   20           rival
               Background                            adj     /'raIv@l/
238   2   20           field
               Background sales team                 n       /"fi:ld 'seIlz ti:m/
239   2   20           regional
               Background                            adj     /'ri:dZ@n@l/
240   2   20           relies
               Background                            v       /rI'laIz/
241   2   20           sales
               Background force                      n       /'seIlz fO:s/
242   2   20           timely
               Background                            adj     /'taImli/
243   2   20           competitor
               Background                            n       /k@m'petIt@/
244   2   20           product range
               Background                            n       /'prÁdökt reIndZ/
245   2   20           merchandising
               Background                            n       /'mÆ:tS@ndaIzIÎ/
246   2   20           promotional activity
               Background                            n       /pr@'m@US@n@l {k"tIv@ti/
247   2   20           customer base
               Background                            n       /'köst@m@ beIs/
248   2   20           crucial
               Background                            adj     /'kru:S@l/
249   2   20           information-gathering system
               Listening                             n       /"Inf@'meIS@n g{D@rIÎ "sIst@m/
250   2   21           sets out to
               Everly consultants                    phr v   /"sets 'aUt t@, tU/
251   2   21           maximise
               Everly consultants                    v       /'m{ksImaIz/
252   2   21           impact
               Everly consultants                    n       /'Imp{kt/
253   2   21           field-based
               Everly consultants                    adj     /'fi:ld beIst/
254   2   21           clients
               Everly consultants                    n       /'klaI@nts/
255   2   21           encounters
               Everly consultants                    n       /In'kaUnt@z/
256   2   21           sales pitch
               Everly consultants                    n       /'seIlz pItS/
257   2   21           interactive
               Everly consultants                   adj     /"Int@r'{ktIv/
258   2   21           investment
               Everly consultants                   n       /In'vestm@nt/
259   2   21           has paid off
               Everly consultants                   phr v   /h@z "peId 'Áf/
260   2   21   Task 1 IT Manager                    n       /"aI 'ti: "m{nIdZ@/
261   2   21   Task 1 handle                        v       /'h{ndl/
262   2   21   Task 3 Director of Sales             n       /d@"rekt@r @v 'seIlz, daI-/
263   2   21   Task 3 priorities                    n       /praI'Ár@tiz/
264   2   21   Task 3 budget                        n       /'bödZIt/
265   2   21   Task 3 awareness                     n       /@'we@n@s/
266   2   21   Task 3 accelerate                    v       /@k'sel@reIt/
267   2   21   Task 3 integration                   n       /"IntI'greIS@n/
268   3   22   Title   partnerships                 n       /'pA:tn@SIps/
269   3   22   A       private sector               n       /'praIv@t "sekt@/
270   3   22   A       public services              n       /"pöblIk 'sÆ:vIsIz/
271   3   22   A       health care                  n       /'helT ke@/
272   3   22   A       urban                        adj     /'Æ:b@n/
273   3   22   A       utilities                    n       /ju:'tIl@tiz/
274   3   22   A       infrastructure               n       /'Infr@"ströktS@/
275   3   22   A       courts                       n       /kO:ts/
276   3   22   B       Private Finance Initiative   n       /"praIv@t 'faIn{ns I"nIS@tIv/
277   3   22   B       finances                     v       /'faIn{nsIz, fI'n{nsIz/
278   3   22   B       spectrum                     n       /'spektr@m/
279   3   22   B       waste-disposal systems       n       /"weIst dI'sp@Uz@l "sIst@mz/
280   3   23   C       government                   n       /'göv@m@nt, 'göv@nm@nt/
281   3   23   C       commission                   v       /k@'mIS@n/
282   3   23   D       privatisation                n       /"praIv@taI'zeIS@n/
283   3   23   D       transfer                     n       /'tr{nsfÆ:/
284   3   23   D       assets                       n       /'{sets/
285   3   23   D       tender                       v       /'tend@/
286   3   23   D       cost-cutting                 n       /'kÁst "kötIÎ/
287   3   23   D       maintain                     v       /meIn'teIn/
288   3   23   D       source                       n       /sO:s/
289   3   23   D       has declined                 v       /h@z dI'klaInd/
290   3   23   D       rail services                n       /'reIl "sÆ:vIsIz/
291   3   23   D       controversial                adj     /"kÁntr@'vÆ:S@l/
292   3   23   E       value for money              n phr   /"v{lju: f@ 'möni/
293   3   23   E       accountability               n       /@"kaUnt@'bIl@ti/
294   3   23   E       employment rights            n       /Im'plOIm@nt raIts/
295   3   23   E       core                         adj     /kO:/
296   3   23   E       sponsor                      v       /'spÁns@/
297   3   24   A       factors                      n       /'f{kt@z/
298   3   24   A       affect                       v       /@'fekt/
299   3   24   A       has put (people) off         phr v   /h@z "pUt 'Áf/
300   3   24   A       inefficient                  adj     /"InI'fIS@nt/
301   3   24   A       under-funded                 adj     /"önd@ 'föndId/
302   3   24   A       citizens                     n       /'sItIz@nz/
303   3   24   A       sanitation                   n       /"s{nI'teIS@n/
304   3   24   A       compelling                   adj     /k@m'pelIÎ/
305   3   24   A       repay                        v       /rI'peI/
306   3   24   A       lenders                      n       /'lend@z/
307   3   24   A       reluctant                    adj     /rI'lökt@nt/
308   3   24   A       back                         v       /b{k/
309   3   24   A   multinationals                n       /"mölti'n{S@n@lz/
310   3   24   A   state monopolies              n       /"steIt m@'nÁp@liz/
311   3   24   A   emerged                       v       /I'mÆ:dZd/
312   3   24   A   withdrew                      v       /wID'dru:, wIT-/
313   3   24   A   are embracing                 v       /@r Im'breIsIÎ/
314   3   24   A   resources                     n       /rI'zO:sIz, rI'sO:-/
315   3   24   A   investors                     n       /In'vest@z/
316   3   24   A   be tempted                    v       /bi 'temptId/
317   3   24   A   water distribution            n       /'wO:t@ dIstrI"bju:S@n/
318   3   24   A   tariffs                       n       /'t{rIfs/
319   3   24   A   unacceptable                  adj     /"ön@k'sept@b@l/
320   3   24   A   passions run high             n phr   /"p{S@nz rön 'haI/
321   3   24   A   access                        n       /'{kses/
322   3   24   A   essential                     adj     /I'senS@l/
323   3   24   A   vice-president                n       /"vaIs 'prezId@nt/
324   3   24   A   points out                    phr v   /"pOInts 'aUt/
325   3   24   A   vendors                       n       /'vend@z/
326   3   24   A   raise                         v       /reIz/
327   3   24   A   risk averse                   adj     /"rIsk @'vÆ:s/
328   3   24   A   got badly burned              v       /gÁt "b{dli 'bÆ:nd/
329   3   24   A   co-chairs                     v       /"k@U 'tSe@z/
330   3   24   A   regulatory regimes            n       /'regj@leIt@ri reI"Zi:mz/
331   3   24   A   were worked out               phr v   /w@ "wÆ:kt 'aUt/
332   3   24   A   shifting sand                 n       /"SIftIÎ 's{nd/
333   3   24   A   generate                      v       /'dZen@reIt/
334   3   24   A   currency                      n       /'kör@nsi/
335   3   24   A   revenue                       n       /'rev@nju:/
336   3   24   A   devaluation                   n       /di:"v{lju'eIS@n/
337   3   24   A   crisis                        n       /'kraIsIs/
338   3   24   A   debt                          n       /det/
339   3   24   A   step back in                  phr v   /"step b{k 'In/
340   3   24   A   recouping                     v       /rI'ku:pIÎ/
341   3   24   A   expanded                      v       /Ik'sp{ndId/
342   3   24   A   decrepit                      adj     /dI'krepIt/
343   3   24   A   multilateral                  adj     /"mölti'l{t@r@l/
344   3   24   A   foster                        v       /'fÁst@/
345   3   24   A   upfront                       adj     /"öp'frönt/
346   3   24   A   contracts                     n       /'kÁntr{kts/
347   3   24   A   transparent                   adj     /tr{n'sp{r@nt, -'spe@r-/
348   3   24   A   thus                          conj    /Dös/
349   3   24   A   donor-funded                  adj     /"d@Un@ 'föndId/
350   3   24   A   primitive                     adj     /'prIm@tIv/
351   3   24   A   bore holes                    n       /'bO: h@Ulz/
352   3   24   A   fuel                          n       /'fju:@l/
353   3   24   A   entrepreneurs                 n       /"Ántr@pr@'nÆ:z/
354   3   24   A   legislation                   n       /"ledZI'sleIS@n/
355   3   24   A   obstacle                      n       /'Ábst@k@l/
356   3   24   A   population                    n       /"pÁpj@'leIS@n/
357   3   24   A   forbid                        v       /f@'bId/
358   3   24   A                                 n
                   intermediate electricity systems      /Int@"mi:di@t elIk'trIs@ti "sIst@mz/
359   3   24   A   is permitted                  v       /Iz p@'mItId/
360   3   24   A   generators                    n       /'dZen@reIt@z/
361   3   25   B      wary of                       adj        /'we@ri @v, Áv/
362   3   25   C      finance                       n          /'faIn{ns, fI'n{ns/
363   3   25   C      property                      n          /'prÁp@ti/
364   3   25   D      top down                      n phr      /"tÁp 'daUn/
365   3   25   D      think tank                    n          /'TIÎk t{Îk/
366   3   25   D      benefits                      n          /'ben@fIts/
367   3   25   D      under the table               prep phr   /"önd@ D@ 'teIb@l/
368   3   25   D      sign                          v          /saIn/
369   3   25   D      scandals                      n          /'sk{nd@lz/
370   3   25   D      erupted                       v          /I'röptId/
371   3   25   D      links                         n          /lIÎks/
372   3   25   D      force                         v          /fO:s/
373   3   25   D      resign                        v          /rI'zaIn/
374   3   25   E      highway                       n          /'haIweI/
375   3   25   E      establishment                 n          /I'st{blISm@nt/
376   3   26   A      negotiated                    v          /nI'g@USieItId/
377   3   26   A      outcome                       n          /'aUtköm/
378   3   26   A      integrity                     n          /In'tegr@ti/
379   3   26   A      tips                          n          /tIps/
380   3   26   A      party                         n          /'pA:ti/
381   3   26   A      options                       n          /'ÁpS@nz/
382   3   26   A      set the stage                 v phr      /"set D@ 'steIdZ/
383   3   26   A      cooperation                   n          /k@U"Áp@'reIS@n/
384   3   26   A      intimidation                  n          /In"tIm@'deIS@n/
385   3   26   B      discount                      n          /'dIskaUnt/
386   3   26   B      free sample                   n          /"fri: 'sA:mp@l/
387   3   26   B      initial                       adj        /I'nIS@l/
388   3   26   B      come down                     phr v      /köm 'daUn/
389   3   26   B      have (those items) in stock   v phr      /"h{v In 'stÁk/
390   3   26   B      condition                     n          /k@n'dIS@n/
391   3   26   B      concession                    n          /k@n'seS@n/
392   3   26   B      hypothesising                 v          /haI'pÁT@saIzIÎ/
393   3   26   B      sounding out                  phr v      /"saUndIÎ 'aUt/
394   3   26   B      precise                       adj        /prI'saIs/
395   3   26   B      vague                         adj        /veIg/
396   3   27   F      feasibility                   n          /"fi:z@'bIl@ti/
397   3   27   G      draft                         n          /drA:ft/
398   3   27   G      re-edit                       v          /"ri: 'edIt/
399   3   27   G      headings                      n          /'hedIÎz/
400   3   27   G      layout                        n          /'leIaUt/
401   3   27   G      register                      n          /'redZIst@/
402   3   27   H      BATNA                         acronym    /'b{tn@/
403   3   27   H      stands for                    phr v      /'st{ndz f@, fO:/
404   3   27   H      suppliers                     n          /s@'plaI@z/
405   3   27   H      trade                         v          /treId/
406   3   27   H      attain                        v          /@'teIn/
407   3   27   H      win-win                       adj        /"wIn 'wIn/
408   3   27   H      settlement                    n          /'setlm@nt/
409   3   28   Title  takes off                     phr v      /"teIks 'Áf/
410   3   28          growth
               Background                           n          /gr@UT/
411   3   28          freight
               Background volume                    n          /'freIt "vÁlju:m/
412   3   28          is forecast
               Background                           v          /Iz 'fO:kA:st/
413          3   28           rates
                      Background                            n          /reIts/
414          3   28           exceeding
                      Background                            v          /Ik'si:dIÎ/
415          3   28           capacity
                      Background                            n          /k@'p{s@ti/
416          3   28           terminal
                      Background                            n          /'tÆ:mIn@l/
417          3   28           hub
                      Background airport                    n          /"höb 'e@pO:t/
418          3   28           air traffic
                      Background                            n          /'e@ "tr{fIk/
419          3   28           congestion
                      Background                            n          /k@n'dZestS@n/
420          3   28           runway
                      Background                            n          /'rönweI/
421          3   28           cargo
                      Background terminal                   n          /'kA:g@U "tÆ:mIn@l/
422          3   28           catering base
                      Background                            n          /'keIt@rIÎ beIs/
423          3   29   Listening
                              Chief Financial Officer       n          /"tSi:f fI'n{nS@l "ÁfIs@, faI-/
424          3   29           consultant
                      Listening                             n          /k@n'sölt@nt/
425          3   29           State Treasury
                      Listening                             n          /"steIt 'treZ@ri/
426          3   29           commercial banks
                      Listening                             n          /k@"mÆ:S@l 'b{Îks/
427          3   29           interest
                      Listening                             n          /'Intr@st/
428          3   29           risk
                      Listening allocation                  n          /'rIsk {l@"keIS@n/
429          3   29   Task expansion                        n          /Ik'sp{nS@n/
430          3   29   Task submitted                        v          /s@b'mItId/
431   Revision   30           get
                      vocabulary back on track              v phr      /get "b{k Án 'tr{k/
432   Revision   30           get                           v phr
                      vocabulary someone's input on something          /"get sömwönz 'InpUt Án "sömTIÎ/
433   Revision   30           go
                      vocabulary over                       phr v      /g@U '@Uv@/
434   Revision   30           keep
                      vocabulary track of                   v phr      /"ki:p 'tr{k @v, Áv/
435   Revision   30           kick
                      vocabulary around                     phr v      /"kIk @'raUnd/
436   Revision   30           kick
                      vocabulary off                        phr v      /"kIk 'Áf/
437   Revision   30           run
                      vocabulary out of                     phr v      /"rön 'aUt @v, Áv/
438   Revision   30           stick
                      vocabulary to the point               v phr      /"stIk t@ D@ 'pOInt/
439   Revision   30           round-table
                      vocabulary                            adj        /"raUnd 'teIb@l/
440   Revision   30           conference
                      vocabulary                            n          /'kÁnf@r@ns/
441   Revision   30           on
                      vocabulary a tangent                  prep phr   /Án @ 't{ndZ@nt/
442   Revision   30           slogan
                      vocabulary                            n          /'sl@Ug@n/
443   Revision   30           brainstorm
                      vocabulary                            v          /'breInstO:m/
444   Revision   30           persuasive
                      presentations                         adj        /p@'sweIsIv/
445   Revision   30           fuddle
                      presentations                         v          /'födl/
446   Revision   30           mental
                      presentations                         adj        /'mentl/
447   Revision   30   presentations
                              apparatus                     n          /"{p@'reIt@s/
448   Revision   30           orator
                      presentations                         n          /'Ár@t@/
449   Revision   31   reading beating off                   phr v      /"bi:tIÎ 'Áf/
450   Revision   31   reading has adopted                   v          /h@z @'dÁptId/
451   Revision   31   reading corporate governance          n          /"kO:p@r@t 'göv@n@ns/
452   Revision   31           full attendance
                      business skills                       n          /"fUl @'tend@ns/
453   Revision   32           in-depth
                      vocabulary                            adj        /"In 'depT/
454   Revision   32           give
                      vocabulary me a hand                  v phr      /"gIv mi @ 'h{nd/
455   Revision   32           motivate
                      vocabulary                            v          /'m@UtIveIt/
456   Revision   32           placements
                      vocabulary word-building              n          /'pleIsm@nts/
457   Revision   32           reputation
                      vocabulary word partnerships          n          /"repj@'teIS@n/
458   Revision   32           sector
                      vocabulary word partnerships          n          /'sekt@/
459   Revision   32           shortcomings
                      vocabulary word partnerships          n          /'SO:t"kömIÎz/
460   Revision   32           inventiveness
                      vocabulary word partnerships          n          /In'ventIvn@s/
461   Revision   32   grammar IPO (Initial Public Offering) n          /"aI pi: '@U/
462   Revision   32           civil
                      grammar servants                      n          /"sIv@l 'sÆ:v@nts/
463   Revision   32   grammar broaden                       v          /'brO:dn/
464   Revision   32           is
                      grammar squeezed                      v          /Iz 'skwi:zd/
465   Revision   32   grammar bulk traffic               n       /"bölk 'tr{fIk/
466   Revision   33           labour
                      negotiating                        n       /'leIb@/
467   Revision   33           archaeological
                      negotiating                        adj     /"A:ki@'lÁdZIk@l/
468   Revision   33           remains
                      negotiating                        n       /rI'meInz/
469   Revision   33           schedule
                      negotiating                        n       /'Sedju:l/
470   Revision   33           speed things up
                      negotiating                        v phr   /"spi:d TIÎz 'öp/
471   Revision   33           overtime
                      negotiating                        n       /'@Uv@taIm/
472   Revision   33           overruns
                      negotiating                        v       /"@Uv@'rönz/
473   Revision   33           on-site
                      negotiating                        adj     /'Án saIt/
474          4   34   A       environmentally            adv     /In"vaI@r@n'mentl-i/
475          4   34   B       fossil fuel                n       /"fÁs@l 'fju:@l/
476          4   34   B       natural gas                n       /"n{tS@r@l 'g{s/
477          4   34   B       deregulation               n       /di:"regjU'leIS@n/
478          4   34   B       purchase                   v       /'pÆ:tS@s/
479          4   34   B       diversification            n       /daI"vÆ:sIfI'keIS@n/
480          4   35   C       bundle                     v       /'böndl/
481          4   35   C       import                     v       /Im'pO:t/
482          4   35   E       energy consumption         n       /'en@dZi k@n"sömpS@n/
483          4   35   E       energy efficiency          n       /"en@dZi I'fIS@nsi/
484          4   35   E       global warming             n       /"gl@Ub@l 'wO:mIÎ/
485          4   35   E       greenhouse gas emissions   n       /"gri:nhaUs 'g{s I"mIS@nz/
486          4   35   E       renewable energy           n       /rI"nju:@b@l 'en@dZi/
487          4   35   E       accounts for               v       /@'kaUnts f@, fO:/
488          4   35   E       voluntary                  adj     /'vÁl@nt@ri/
489          4   35   E       reduction                  n       /rI'dökS@n/
490          4   35   E       installations              n       /"Inst@'leIS@nz/
491          4   35   E       are counterbalanced        v       /@ 'kaUnt@b{l@nst/
492          4   35   E       burden                     n       /'bÆ:dn/
493          4   35   E       taxpayers                  n       /'t{ks"peI@z/
494          4   35   E       carbon dioxide             n       /"kA:b@n daI'ÁksaId/
495          4   35   E       industrialisation          n       /In"döstri@laI'zeIS@n/
496          4   36   A       petrol-guzzling            adj     /'petr@l "gözlIÎ/
497          4   36   A       four-wheel drives          n       /"fO: wi:l 'draIvz/
498          4   36   A       ignominy                   n       /'Ign@mIni/
499          4   36   A       fuel-efficient             adj     /"fju:@l I'fIS@nt/
500          4   36   A       will sport                 v       /wIl 'spO:t/
501          4   36   A       labels                     n       /'leIb@lz/
502          4   37   B       hydrogen                   n       /'haIdr@dZ@n/
503          4   37   B       air pollution              n       /'e@ p@"lu:S@n/
504          4   37   B       trigger                    v       /'trIg@/
505          4   37   B       severe                     adj     /sI'vI@/
506          4   37   B       have sunk                  v       /h@v 'söÎk/
507          4   37   B       initiatives                n       /I'nIS@tIvz/
508          4   37   B       propelling                 v       /pr@'pelIÎ/
509          4   37   B       revving up                 phr v   /"revIÎ 'öp/
510          4   37   B       are pumping                v       /@ 'pömpIÎ/
511          4   37   B       fleets                     n       /fli:ts/
512          4   37   B       fuelling stations          n       /'fju:@lIÎ "steIS@nz/
513          4   37   B       a long shot                n phr   /@ 'lÁÎ SÁt/
514          4   37   B       transition                 n       /tr{n'zIS@n, -'sI-/
515          4   37   B       upshot                     n       /'öpSÁt/
516          4   37   B       gallon                     n       /'g{l@n/
517   4   37   B   gasoline                 n          /'g{s@li:n/
518   4   37   B   stripping                v          /'strIpIÎ/
519   4   37   B   research                 n          /rI'sÆ:tS/
520   4   37   B   algae                    n          /'{ldZi:, -gi:/
521   4   37   B   catalysts                n          /'k{t@lIsts/
522   4   37   B   split                    v          /splIt/
523   4   37   B   molecules                n          /'mÁlIkju:lz/
524   4   37   B   siphon                   v          /'saIf@n/
525   4   37   B   agricultural             adj        /"{grI'költS@r@l/
526   4   37   B   waste                    n          /weIst/
527   4   37   B   biomass                  n          /'baI@Um{s/
528   4   37   B   have yet to yield        v phr      /h@v "jet t@ 'ji:ld/
529   4   37   B   scratching their heads   v phr      /"skr{tSIÎ De@ 'hedz/
530   4   37   B   element                  n          /'el@m@nt/
531   4   37   B   volume                   n          /'vÁlju:m/
532   4   37   B   takes up                 phr v      /"teIks 'öp/
533   4   37   B   compressing              v          /k@m'presIÎ/
534   4   37   B   liquefying               v          /'lIkwIfaI-IÎ/
535   4   37   B   storage system           n          /'stO:rIdZ "sIst@m/
536   4   37   B   pressurised              adj        /'preS@raIzd/
537   4   37   B   gas tank                 n          /'g{s t{Îk/
538   4   37   B   bulky                    adj        /'bölki/
539   4   37   B   fuel cell                n          /'fju:@l sel/
540   4   37   B   convert                  v          /k@n'vÆ:t/
541   4   37   B   spacecraft               n          /'speIskrA:ft/
542   4   37   B   drawbacks                n          /'drO:b{ks/
543   4   37   B   applications             n          /"{plI'keIS@nz/
544   4   37   B   rugged                   adj        /'rögId/
545   4   37   B   withstand                v          /wID'st{nd, wIT-/
546   4   37   B   flammable                adj        /'fl{m@b@l/
547   4   37   B   plants                   n          /plA:nts/
548   4   37   B   piped                    v          /paIpt/
549   4   37   B   catch on                 phr v      /"k{tS 'Án/
550   4   37   B   sums                     n          /sömz/
551   4   37   B   in response to           prep phr   /In rI'spÁns t@, tU/
552   4   37   B   litany                   n          /'lIt@ni/
553   4   37   B   heads                    v          /hedz/
554   4   37   B   DOE                      acronym    /"di: @U 'i:/
555   4   37   B   to the exclusion of      prep phr   /t@ Di Ik'sklu:Z@n @v, Áv/
556   4   37   B   substitute               n          /'söbstItju:t/
557   4   37   B   gas hybrids              n          /"g{s 'haIbrIdz/
558   4   36   C   aggressive               adj        /@'gresIv/
559   4   36   C   unharmed                 adj        /ön'hA:md/
560   4   37   D   will rely on             v          /wIl rI'laI Án/
561   4   38   B   turnover                 n          /'tÆ:n"@Uv@/
562   4   38   B   branch                   n          /brA:ntS/
563   4   38   B   have sold out            phr v      /h@v "s@Uld 'aUt/
564   4   38   D   come up with             phr v      /köm 'öp wID, wIT/
565   4   38   D   overseas                 adj        /"@Uv@'si:z/
566   4   39   F   in addition to           prep phr   /In @'dIS@n t@/
567   4   39   F   with regard to           prep phr   /wID rI'gA:d t@, tU/
568   4   39   F   with reference to        prep phr   /wID 'ref@r@ns t@, tU/
569   4   39   F       nevertheless                 adv     /"nev@D@'les/
570   4   39   F       consequently                 adv     /'kÁnsIkw@ntli/
571   4   39   F       due to                       prep    /'dju: t@, tU/
572   4   39   F       thereby                      adv     /De@'baI, 'De@baI/
573   4   39   F       therefore                    adv     /'De@fO:/
574   4   39   G       outskirts                    n       /'aUtskÆ:ts/
575   4   39   G       warehouse                    n       /'we@haUs/
576   4   39   G       admin staff                  n       /'{dmIn "stA:f/
577   4   39   G       rerouting                    v       /"ri:'ru:tIÎ/
578   4   39   G       networks                     n       /'netwÆ:ks/
579   4   40           chain
               Background                           n       /tSeIn/
580   4   40           profit
               Background margins                   n       /'prÁfIt "mA:dZInz/
581   4   40           retain
               Background                           v       /rI'teIn/
582   4   40           bottom line
               Background                           n       /"bÁt@m 'laIn/
583   4   40           shelf
               Background stock                     n       /'Self stÁk/
584   4   40           retail
               Background sector                    n       /'ri:teIl "sekt@/
585   4   40   Background
                       financial gains              n       /f@"n{nS@l 'geInz, faI-/
586   4   40           boosts
               Background                           v       /bu:sts/
587   4   40           share
               Background                           n       /Se@/
588   4   41           retailers
               Listening                            n       /'ri:teIl@z/
589   4   41           price hike
               Listening                            n       /'praIs "haIk/
590   4   41           wholesale prices
               Listening                            n       /"h@UlseIl 'praIsIz/
591   4   41   Task 1 refrigeration                 n       /rI"frIdZ@'reIS@n/
592   4   41   Task 1 cooling                       n       /'ku:lIÎ/
593   4   41   Task 1 minutes                       n       /'mInIts/
594   4   41   Task 2 devise                        v       /dI'vaIz/
595   4   41   Task 2 campaign                      n       /k{m'peIn/
596   4   41   Task 2 phase out                     phr v   /"feIz 'aUt/
597   4   41   Task 2 innovations                   n       /"In@'veIS@nz/
598   4   41   Task 2 decrease                      v       /dI'kri:s/
599   4   41   Task 2 capital                       n       /'k{pItl/
600   4   41   Writing outlining                    v       /'aUtlaInIÎ/
601   5   42   title   trends                       n       /trendz/
602   5   42   A       seasonal work                n       /'si:z@n@l wÆ:k/
603   5   42   A       teleworking                  n       /'telIwÆ:kIÎ/
604   5   42   A       casual labour                n       /"k{Zu@l 'leIb@/
605   5   42   A       migrant worker               n       /'maIgr@nt "wÆ:k@/
606   5   42   A       self-employment              n       /"self Im'plOIm@nt/
607   5   42   A       shift work                           /'SIft wÆ:k/
608   5   42   A       fixed-term / temporary contract      /"fIkst tÆ:m 'kÁntr{kt, "temp@r@ri/
609   5   42   A       part-time work                       /"pA:t taIm 'wÆ:k/
610   5   42   B       permanent                    adj     /'pÆ:m@n@nt/
611   5   43   C       occupations                  n       /"ÁkjU'peIS@nz/
612   5   43   C       enlargement                  n       /In'lA:dZm@nt/
613   5   43   C       proportion                   n       /pr@'pO:S@n/
614   5   43   C       policy                       n       /'pÁl@si/
615   5   43   C       hour-glass economy           n       /"aU@ glA:s I'kÁn@mi/
616   5   43   E       bargaining power             n       /'bA:g@nIÎ "paU@/
617   5   43   E       tenure                       n       /'tenj@/
618   5   43   E       stability                    n       /st@'bIl@ti/
619   5   43   E       middle-management            n       /"mIdl 'm{nIdZm@nt/
620   5   43   E       minimum-wage                 n       /"mIn@m@m 'weIdZ/
621   5   43   E   mobile workforce       n       /"m@UbaIl 'wÆ:kfO:s/
622   5   43   E   service sector         n       /'sÆ:vIs "sekt@/
623   5   43   E   skilled manual         adj     /"skIld 'm{nju@l/
624   5   43   E   downturn               n       /'daUntÆ:n/
625   5   43   E   phenomenon             n       /fI'nÁmIn@n/
626   5   43   E   plumbers               n       /'plöm@z/
627   5   43   E   electricians           n       /I"lek'trIS@nz, "elIk-/
628   5   43   E   salaries               n       /'s{l@riz/
629   5   43   F   unemployment           n       /"önIm'plOIm@nt/
630   5   43   F   foreseeable            adj     /fO:'si:@b@l/
631   5   44   A   job satisfaction       n       /"dZÁb s{tIs'f{kS@n/
632   5   44   A   perks                  n       /pÆ:ks/
633   5   44   A   promotion              n       /pr@'m@US@n/
634   5   44   A   getting on well with   phr v   /"getIÎ Án 'wel wID, wIT/
635   5   45   B   call centres           n       /'kO:l "sent@z/
636   5   45   B   traditionalists        n       /tr@'dIS@n@lIsts/
637   5   45   B   booming                adj     /'bu:mIÎ/
638   5   45   B   spawn                  v       /spO:n/
639   5   45   B   brash                  adj     /br{S/
640   5   45   B   profligate             adj     /'prÁflIg@t/
641   5   45   B   is undermining         v       /Iz "önd@'maInIÎ/
642   5   45   B   virtues                n       /'vÆ:tSu:z/
643   5   45   B   loyalty                n       /'lOI@lti/
644   5   45   B   hierarchy              n       /'haIrA:ki/
645   5   45   B   discipline             n       /'dIs@plIn/
646   5   45   B   anxieties              n       /{Î'zaI@tiz/
647   5   45   B   futile                 adj     /'fju:taIl/
648   5   45   B   has quadrupled         v       /h@z kwÁ'dru:p@ld/
649   5   45   B   headcount              n       /'hedkaUnt/
650   5   45   B   attrition rates        n       /@'trIS@n reIts/
651   5   45   B   hubs                   n       /höbz/
652   5   45   B   exceed                 v       /Ik'si:d/
653   5   45   B   is posing              v       /Iz 'p@UzIÎ/
654   5   45   B   stretched              adj     /stretSt/
655   5   45   B   firm                   adj     /fÆ:m/
656   5   45   B   counter-offer          n       /'kaUnt@r "Áf@/
657   5   45   B   head-hunter            n       /'hed "hönt@/
658   5   45   B   training               n       /'treInIÎ/
659   5   45   C   restlessness           n       /'restl@sn@s/
660   5   45   C   unmatchable            adj     /ön'm{tS@b@l/
661   5   45   C   graduates              n       /'gr{dZu@ts/
662   5   45   C   roughly                adv     /'röfli/
663   5   45   C   demand                 n       /dI'mA:nd/
664   5   45   C   has outstripped        v       /h@z aUt'strIpt/
665   5   45   C   established            adj     /I'st{blISt/
666   5   45   C   consultancy            n       /k@n'sölt@nsi/
667   5   45   C   circuit                n       /'sÆ:kIt/
668   5   45   C   come in                phr v   /köm 'In/
669   5   45   C   poach                  v       /p@UtS/
670   5   45   C   isolated               adj     /'aIs@leItId/
671   5   45   C   locations              n       /l@U'keIS@nz/
672   5   45   C   overestimate           v       /"@Uv@r'estImeIt/
673   5   45   C   shortage                    n          /'SO:tIdZ/
674   5   45   C   remedy                      n          /'rem@di/
675   5   45   C   bizarre                     adj        /bI'zA:/
676   5   45   C   salsa classes               n          /'s{ls@ "klA:sIz/
677   5   45   C   multi-cuisine               adj        /"mölti kwI'zi:n/
678   5   45   C   canteens                    n          /k{n'ti:nz/
679   5   45   C   recreational                adj        /"rekri'eIS@n@l/
680   5   45   C   facilities                  n          /f@'sIl@tiz/
681   5   45   C   albeit                      conj       /O:l'bi:It/
682   5   45   C   gimmicks                    n          /'gImIks/
683   5   45   C   alert                       adj        /@'lÆ:t/
684   5   45   C   trauma                      n          /'trO:m@/
685   5   45   C   abusive                     adj        /@'bju:sIv/
686   5   45   C                               v
                   could have been (better) handled       /"kUd @v bi:n 'h{ndld/
687   5   45   C   typical                     adj        /'tIpIk@l/
688   5   45   C   response                    n          /rI'spÁns/
689   5   45   C   infancy                     n          /'Inf@nsi/
690   5   45   C   hire                        v          /haI@/
691   5   45   C   telecommute                 v          /'telik@mju:t/
692   5   45   C   industry                    n          /'Ind@stri/
693   5   45   C   drop in and out             v phr      /"drÁp In @n 'aUt/
694   5   45   C   stick around                phr v      /"stIk @'raUnd/
695   5   45   C   ultimately                  adv        /'öltIm@tli/
696   5   45   C   surmount                    v          /s@'maUnt/
697   5   45   C   jet-lag syndrome            n          /'dZet l{g "sIndr@Um/
698   5   45   C   outgrowths                  n          /'aUtgr@UTs/
699   5   45   C   repetitive                  adj        /rI'petItIv/
700   5   45   C   inherently                  adv        /In'her@ntli/
701   5   45   C   footloose                   adj        /'fUtlu:s/
702   5   45   C   mortal                      adj        /'mO:tl/
703   5   45   C   threat                      n          /Tret/
704   5   45   C   to the extent               prep phr   /t@ Di Ik'stent/
705   5   44   C   criticism                   n          /'krItIsIz@m/
706   5   44   C   recruited                   v          /rI'kru:tId/
707   5   44   C   tactics                     n          /'t{ktIks/
708   5   44   C   competitive                 adj        /k@m'petItIv/
709   5   44   C   remote                      adj        /rI'm@Ut/
710   5   44   C   mature                      adj        /m@'tSU@/
711   5   46   A   rational                    adj        /'r{S@n@l/
712   5   46   A   emotions                    n          /I'm@US@nz/
713   5   46   A   colleagues                  n          /'kÁli:gz/
714   5   46   A   grade                       n          /greId/
715   5   46   B   techniques                  n          /tek'ni:ks/
716   5   46   B   mediator                    n          /'mi:dieIt@/
717   5   46   B   turn (the tension) into     phr v      /"tÆ:n 'Int@, 'IntU/
718   5   46   B   tension                     n          /'tenS@n/
719   5   46   C   misunderstandings           n          /"mIsönd@'st{ndIÎz/
720   5   46   C   are compounded              v          /@ k@m'paUndId/
721   5   46   C   acknowledge                 v          /@k'nÁlIdZ/
722   5   46   C   assumptions                 n          /@'sömpS@nz/
723   5   46   C   grasp                       v          /grA:sp/
724   5   46   C   point of view               n phr      /"pOInt @v 'vju:/
725   5   46   C       maximise                      v          /'m{ksImaIz/
726   5   46   C       constructive                  adj        /k@n'ströktIv/
727   5   47   D       you have a point              phr        /jU "h{v @ 'pOInt/
728   5   47   D                                     phr
                       here's how it looks from my angle        /"hI@z haU It lUks fr@m 'maI "{Îg@l/
729   5   48   title   absenteeism                   n          /"{bs@n'ti:Iz@m/
730   5   48           car-hire company
               Background                            n          /'kA: haI@ "kömp@ni/
731   5   48           fluent
               Background                            adj        /'flu:@nt/
732   5   48           productive
               Background                            adj        /pr@'döktIv/
733   5   48   Report migraine                       n          /'mi:greIn, 'maI-/
734   5   48   Report flu                            n          /flu:/
735   5   48   Report imperative                     n          /Im'per@tIv/
736   5   49   Report workshops                      n          /'wÆ:kSÁps/
737   5   49   Report has highlighted                v          /h@z 'haIlaItId/
738   5   49   Report questionnaire                  n          /"kwestS@'ne@/
739   5   49   Report anonymously                    adv        /@'nÁnIm@sli/
740   5   49   Report summary                        n          /'söm@ri/
741   5   49   Report boredom                        n          /'bO:d@m/
742   5   49   Report morale                         n          /m@'rA:l/
743   5   49   Report teamleaders                    n          /"ti:m'li:d@z/
744   5   49   Report pressure                       n          /'preS@/
745   5   49   Report workload                       n          /'wÆ:kl@Ud/
746   5   49   Report bonus                          n          /'b@Un@s/
747   5   49   Report rushing (them) through         phr v      /"röSIÎ 'Tru:/
748   5   49   Report resentful                      adj        /rI'zentf@l/
749   5   49   Report chill out                      phr v      /"tSIl 'aUt/
750   5   49   Report under pressure                 prep phr   /"önd@ 'preS@/
751   5   49   Report team manager                   n          /"ti:m 'm{nIdZ@/
752   5   49   Report staff                          n          /stA:f/
753   5   49   Report no room for                    n phr      /"n@U 'ru:m f@, fO:/
754   5   49   Report manoeuvre                      n          /m@'nu:v@/
755   5   49   Report monitoring                     n          /'mÁnIt@rIÎ/
756   5   49   Report hostile                        adj        /'hÁstaIl/
757   5   49   Report suspicious                     adj        /s@'spIS@s/
758   5   49   Report typified                       v          /'tIpIfaId/
759   5   49   Report being spied on                 phr v      /bi:IÎ 'spaId Án/
760   5   49   Writing prohibited                    v          /pr@'hIbItId/
761   5   49   Writing etiquette                     n          /'etIket/
762   6   50   title   ethics                        n          /'eTIks/
763   6   50   A       affect                        v          /@'fekt/
764   6   50   A       rectify                       v          /'rektIfaI/
765   6   50   B       citizenship                   n          /'sIt@z@nSIp/
766   6   50   B       compensation                  n          /"kÁmp@n'seIS@n/
767   6   50   B       paid back                     phr v      /"peId 'b{k/
768   6   50   B       pay lip service               v phr      /"peI 'lIp "sÆ:vIs/
769   6   50   B       unethical                     adj        /ön'eTIk@l/
770   6   50   B       shareholders                  n          /'Se@"h@Uld@z/
771   6   50   B       in the long run               prep phr   /In D@ 'lÁÎ rön/
772   6   50   B       ensure                        v          /In'SU@/
773   6   50   B       labour laws                   n          /'leIb@ lO:z/
774   6   50   B       dignity                       n          /'dIgn@ti/
775   6   50   B       a step in the right direction phr        /@ "step In D@ raIt dI'rekS@n, daI-/
776   6   51   C       child labour                  n          /"tSaIld 'leIb@/
777   6   51   C   banning                    v            /'b{nIÎ/
778   6   51   C   poverty                    n            /'pÁv@ti/
779   6   51   C   codes of conduct           n phr        /"k@Udz @v 'kÁndökt/
780   6   51   E   at the end of the day      prep phr     /@t Di "end @v D@ 'deI/
781   6   51   E   it all comes down to       phr          /It "O:l kömz 'daUn t@, tU/
782   6   51   F                              acronym
                   CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)   /"si: es 'A:/
783   6   51   F   the bottom line is         n phr        /D@ "bÁt@m 'laIn Iz/
784   6   51   F   the time has come for      phr          /D@ "taIm h@z 'köm f@, fO:/
785   6   51   F   let's be honest            v phr        /"lets bi 'Án@st/
786   6   51   F   two sides of the same coin phr          /"tu: 'saIdz @v D@ "seIm 'kOIn/
787   6   51   F   let's face it              v phr        /"lets 'feIs It/
788   6   51   F   pursuit                    n            /p@'sju:t/
789   6   51   F   principles                 n            /'prIns@p@lz/
790   6   51   F   stakeholders               n            /'steIk"h@Uld@z/
791   6   51   F   speak out                  phr v        /"spi:k 'aUt/
792   6   51   F   hypocrites                 n            /'hIp@krIts/
793   6   51   F   contributing               v            /k@n'trIbjUtIÎ/
794   6   51   F   embrace                    v            /Im'breIs/
795   6   52   A   in contrast to             prep phr     /In 'kÁntrA:st t@, tU/
796   6   52   B   waffle                     n            /'wÁf@l/
797   6   52   B   commitment                 n            /k@'mItm@nt/
798   6   52   B   sceptical                  adj          /'skeptIk@l/
799   6   52   B   approach                   n            /@'pr@UtS/
800   6   52   B   turn-off                   n            /'tÆ:n Áf/
801   6   52   B   kicks off with             phr v        /"kIks 'Áf wID, wIT/
802   6   52   B   CEO                        acronym      /"si: i: '@U/
803   6   52   B   chairman                   n            /'tSe@m@n/
804   6   52   B   concrete                   adj          /'kÁÎkri:t/
805   6   52   B   are tackling               v            /@ 't{klIÎ/
806   6   52   B   explosion                  n            /Ik'spl@UZ@n/
807   6   52   B   obesity                    n            /@U'bi:s@ti/
808   6   52   B   human-rights               n            /"hju:m@n 'raIts/
809   6   52   B   lawsuits                   n            /'lO:su:ts, -sju:ts/
810   6   52   B   regulations                n            /"regjU'leIS@nz/
811   6   52   B   forthcoming                adj          /"fO:T'kömIÎ/
812   6   52   B   will reinforce             v            /wIl "ri:In'fO:s/
813   6   52   B   are cut off from           phr v        /@ "köt 'Áf fr@m, frÁm/
814   6   52   B   dairy products             n            /'de@ri "prÁdökts/
815   6   52   B   yoghurt                    n            /'jÁg@t/
816   6   52   B   dual                       adj          /'dju:@l/
817   6   52   B   foreword                   n            /'fO:wÆ:d/
818   6   52   B   motivation                 n            /"m@UtI'veIS@n/
819   6   52   B   inspiration                n            /"InspI'reIS@n/
820   6   52   B   tracks                     v            /tr{ks/
821   6   53   D   abuse                      n            /@'bju:s/
822   6   53   D   supply chain               n            /s@'plaI tSeIn/
823   6   53   D   disoriented                v            /dIs'O:rientId/
824   6   53   D   compass                    n            /'kömp@s/
825   6   53   D   evidence                   n            /'evId@ns/
826   6   53   D   transparency               n            /tr{n'sp{r@nsi, -'spe@r-/
827   6   53   D   manufacturing              n            /"m{nj@'f{ktS@rIÎ/
828   6   53   D   auditing                   n            /'O:dItIÎ/
829   6   53   D      adherence                 n          /@d'hI@r@ns/
830   6   53   D      website                   n          /'websaIt/
831   6   53   D      will be overseen          v          /wIl bi "@Uv@'si:n/
832   6   53   D      board                     n          /bO:d/
833   6   53   D      nominations               n          /"nÁmI'neIS@nz/
834   6   53   D      links                     v          /lIÎks/
835   6   53   D      face up to                phr v      /"feIs 'öp t@, tU/
836   6   53   D      strengthened              v          /'streÎT@nd/
837   6   53   D      self-evaluation           n          /"self Iv{ljU'eIS@n/
838   6   53   D      share-based               adj        /'Se@ "beIst/
839   6   53   D      incentive                 n          /In'sentIv/
840   6   53   D      credibility               n          /"kredI'bIl@ti/
841   6   53   D      sweatshops                n          /'swet-SÁps/
842   6   53   D      garment industry          n          /'gA:m@nt "Ind@stri/
843   6   53   D      has contemplated          v          /h@z 'kÁnt@mpleItId/
844   6   53   D                                v phr
                      has jumped on to the bandwagon       /h@z "dZömpt Án t@ D@ 'b{nd"w{g@n/
845   6   53   E      junk food                 n          /'dZöÎk fu:d/
846   6   53   F      can be classified         v          /k@n bi 'kl{sIfaId/
847   6   53   F      vital                     adj        /'vaItl/
848   6   53   F      set out                   phr v      /"set 'aUt/
849   6   53   F      shy away from             phr v      /"SaI @'weI fr@m, frÁm/
850   6   53   F      follow suit               phr        /"fÁl@U 'su:t, 'sju:t/
851   6   53   F      has phased out            phr v      /h@z "feIzd 'aUt/
852   6   53   F      suspect                   adj        /'söspekt/
853   6   53   F      chemicals                 n          /'kemIk@lz/
854   6   53   F      hold (us) to account      phr        /"h@Uld tU @'kaUnt/
855   6   53   F      falls into                phr v      /'fO:lz "Int@, "IntU/
856   6   53   F      is carried out            phr v      /Iz "k{rid 'aUt/
857   6   53   F      in accordance with        prep phr   /In @'kO:d@ns wID, wIT/
858   6   54   A      accounting                adj        /@'kaUntIÎ/
859   6   54   A      dilemma                   n          /dI'lem@, daI-/
860   6   54   A      whilst                    conj       /waIlst/
861   6   54   A      financial director        n          /f@'n{nS@l dI"rekt@, faI-, daI-/
862   6   54   A      has been claiming         v          /h@z bIn 'kleImIÎ/
863   6   54   A      expenses                  n          /Ik'spensIz/
864   6   54   A      renew                     v          /rI'nju:/
865   6   54   A      intimate                  v          /'IntImeIt/
866   6   54   A      are of equal merit        v phr      /@r @v "i:kw@l 'merIt/
867   6   54   A      shortlist                 n          /'SO:tlIst/
868   6   54   C      confirm                   v          /k@n'fÆ:m/
869   6   54   C      reject                    v          /rI'dZekt/
870   6   54   C      blackmail                 n          /'bl{kmeIl/
871   6   55   C      may be on the line        v phr      /"meI bi Án D@ 'laIn/
872   6   55   D      concise                   adj        /k@n'saIs/
873   6   55   D      allocating                v          /'{l@keItIÎ/
874   6   56          casual
               Background wear                  n          /'k{Zu@l we@/
875   6   56          province
               Background                       n          /'prÁvIns/
876   6   56          has
               Background (now) outlawed        v          /h@z 'aUtlO:d/
877   6   56          extensive
               Background                       adj        /Ik'stensIv/
878   6   56          inciting
               Background                       v          /In'saItIÎ/
879   6   56          boycott
               Background                       v          /'bOIkÁt/
880   6   56          high-profile
               Background                       adj        /"haI 'pr@UfaIl/
881   6   56            sponsorship
               Background                          n       /'spÁns@SIp/
882   6   56            have
               Background we been stitched up      phr v   /h@v wi bi:n "stItSt 'öp/
883   6   56            publicity
               Background                          n       /pö'blIs@ti/
884   6   56            bargain
               Background                          n       /'bA:gIn/
885   6   56            undernourished
               Background                          adj     /"önd@'nörISt/
886   6   56            take
               Background for granted              v phr   /"teIk f@ 'grA:ntId/
887   6   57            PR
               Listening (Public Relations)        n       /"pi: 'A:/
888   6   57   Listeningassuring                   v       /@'SU@rIÎ/
889   6   57            is
               Listening committed to              v       /Iz k@'mItId t@, tU/
890   6   57   Listeningsustainable                adj     /s@'steIn@b@l/
891   6   57   Listeningsupplier-screening         adj     /s@"plaI@ 'skri:nIÎ/
892   6   57   Listeningendorse                    v       /In'dO:s/
893   6   57   Listeningsupervision                n       /"su:p@'vIZ@n/
894   6   57   Task profile                        n       /'pr@UfaIl/
895   6   57   Task viable                         adj     /'vaI@b@l/
896   6   58            solar A
               Linking ideas panels                n       /"s@Ul@ 'p{n@lz/
897   6   58            power cut
               Linking ideas A                     n       /'paU@ köt/
898   6   58            will run
               Linking ideas A out                 phr v   /wIl "rön 'aUt/
899   6   58            petrol guzzler
               Linking ideas A                     n       /'petr@l "gözl@/
900   6   58            surge
               Linking ideas A                     n       /sÆ:dZ/
901   6   58            carbon-dioxide emissions
               Vocabulary A                        n       /"kA:b@n daI'ÁksaId I"mIS@nz/
902   6   58   Vocabulary A
                        environmentally friendly   adj     /In"vaI@r@nmentl-i 'frendli/
903   6   58            wind
               Vocabulary Apower                   n       /'wInd "paU@/
904   6   58            oil
               Vocabulary A                        n       /OIl/
905   6   58            methane
               Vocabulary A                        n       /'mi:TeIn/
906   6   58            is projected to
               Vocabulary A                         v      /Iz pr@'dZektId t@, tU/
907   6   58            biodegradable
               Vocabulary A                        adj     /"baI@UdI'greId@b@l/
908   6   58            implementation
               Vocabulary B                        n       /"Impl@m@n'teIS@n/
909   6   59   Writing Bpeak                       n       /pi:k/
910   6   59   Writing Bqueue                      v       /kju:/
911   6   59            plays
               Vocabulary havoc with               v phr   /"pleIz 'h{v@k wID, wIT/
912   6   59            maternity leave
               Vocabulary                          n phr   /m@'tÆ:n@ti "li:v/
913   6   59            is between jobs
               Vocabulary                          v phr   /Iz bI"twi:n 'dZÁbz/
914   6   59            lined
               Vocabulary up                       phr v   /"laInd 'öp/
915   6   59            resident's permit
               Vocabulary                          n       /'rezId@nts "pÆ:mIt/
916   6   59            profound
               Cohesive devices                    adj     /pr@'faUnd/
917   6   59            implications
               Cohesive devices                    n       /"ImplI'keIS@nz/
918   6   59            age discrimination
               Cohesive devices                    n       /"eIdZ dIskrIm@'neIS@n/
919   6   59            DIY retailer
               Cohesive devices                    n       /"di: aI 'waI "ri:teIl@/
920   6   59            has enhanced
               Cohesive devices                    v       /h@z In'hA:nst/
921   6   59            customer
               Cohesive devices loyalty            n       /"köst@m@ 'lOI@lti/
922   6   59   Cohesive devices with
                        associate                  v       /@'s@USieIt wID, -si-, wIT/
923   6   60            reserve
               Inversion for emphasis              v       /rI'zÆ:v/
924   6   60            overworked
               Communication skills                adj     /"@Uv@'wÆ:kt/
925   6   60            co-operative
               Communication skills                adj     /k@U'Áp@r@tIv/
926   6   60            This is how it
               Communication skills strikes me     phr     /"DIs Iz haU It 'straIks mi/
927   6   60   Readingoil spills                   n       /'OIl spIlz/
928   6   60   Readingcame to prominence           v phr   /"keIm t@ 'prÁmIn@ns/
929   6   60   Readingtax avoidance                n phr   /'t{ks @"vOId@ns/
930   6   60   Readingcrystal clear                phr     /"krIstl 'klI@/
931   6   60   Readingtax havens                   n       /'t{ks "heIv@nz/
932   6   61            trusting
               Vocabulary                          adj     /'tröstIÎ/
933   6   61           trustworthy
               Vocabulary                           adj       /'tröst"wÆ:Di/
934   6   61   Readingharmful                       adj       /'hA:mf@l/
935   6   61   Writing exploiting                   v         /Ik'splOItIÎ/
936   7   62   A       savings banks                n         /'seIvIÎz b{Îks/
937   7   62   A       internet banking             n         /"Int@net 'b{ÎkIÎ/
938   7   62   A       carried out                  phr v     /"k{rid 'aUt/
939   7   62   A       financial transactions       n         /fI'n{nS@l tr{n"z{kS@nz, faI-/
940   7   62   B       ATM                          acronym   /"eI ti: 'em/
941   7   62   B       bond                         n         /bÁnd/
942   7   62   B       corporate restructuring      n         /"kO:p@r@t ri:'ströktS@rIÎ/
943   7   62   B       letter of credit             n         /"let@r @v 'kredIt/
944   7   62   B       credit cards                 n         /'kredIt kA:dz/
945   7   62   B       export department            n         /'ekspO:t dI"pA:tm@nt/
946   7   62   B       specified                    adj       /'spesIfaId/
947   7   62   B       bribery                      n         /'braIb@ri/
948   7   62   B       corruption                   n         /k@'röpS@n/
949   7   62   B       prompted                     v         /'prÁmptId/
950   7   62   B       resignation                  n         /"rezIg'neIS@n/
951   7   62   B       had inherited                v         /h@d In'herItId/
952   7   62   B       had accumulated              v         /h@d @'kju:mj@leItId/
953   7   62   B       securities                   n         /sI'kjU@rItiz/
954   7   62   B       equity securities            n         /'ekw@ti sI"kjU@rItiz/
955   7   63   C       regulatory frameworks        n         /"regj@leIt@ri 'freImwÆ:ks/
956   7   63   C       direct debit                 n         /dI"rekt 'debIt/
957   7   63   C       cheque truncation            n         /'tSek tröÎ"keIS@n/
958   7   63   C       IT systems                   n         /"aI 'ti: "sIst@mz/
959   7   63   C       acquisitions                 n         /"{kwI'zIS@nz/
960   7   63   C       private foundations          n         /"praIv@t faUn'deIS@nz/
961   7   63   C       do not issue                 v         /"du: nÁt 'ISu:, 'Isju:/
962   7   63   D       pension funds                n         /'penS@n föndz/
963   7   63   E       delivery channels            n         /dI'lIv@ri "tS{n@lz/
964   7   63   E       WAP services                 n         /'w{p "sÆ:vIsIz/
965   7   63   E       digital TV banking           n         /"dIdZItl ti: vi: 'b{ÎkIÎ/
966   7   64   A       budgetary                    adj       /'bödZ@t@ri/
967   7   64   A       cashflow                     n         /'k{Sfl@U/
968   7   64   A       high leverage                n         /"haI 'li:v@rIdZ/
969   7   64   A                                    trouble
                       turning around a business in v phr     /"tÆ:nIÎ @'raUnd @ "bIzn@s In 'tröb@l/
970   7   64   A       wound it up                  phr v     /"waUnd It 'öp/
971   7   64   A       last resort                  n phr     /"lA:st rI'zO:t/
972   7   64   A       court-approved               adj       /"kO:t @'pru:vd/
973   7   64   B       go bankrupt                  v phr     /"g@U 'b{Îkröpt/
974   7   64   B       telecoms                     n         /'telIkÁmz/
975   7   64   B       equipment maker              n         /I'kwIpm@nt "meIk@/
976   7   64   B       paydown                      n         /'peIdaUn/
977   7   64   B       balance sheet                n         /'b{l@ns Si:t/
978   7   64   B       anticipated                  v         /{n'tIsIpeItId/
979   7   64   B       stock options                n         /'stÁk "ÁpS@nz/
980   7   64   B       met performance targets      v phr     /"met p@'fO:m@ns "tA:gIts/
981   7   64   B       staved off                   phr v     /"steIvd 'Áf/
982   7   64   B       collapse                     n         /k@'l{ps/
983   7   64   B       write off                    phr v     /"raIt 'Áf/
984   7   64   B       wiped out                    phr v     /"waIpt 'aUt/
 985   7   64   B       zenith                       n          /'zenIT/
 986   7   64   B       successor                    n          /s@k'ses@/
 987   7   64   B       profitable                   adj        /'prÁfIt@b@l/
 988   7   64   B       defence businesses           n          /dI'fens "bIzn@sIz/
 989   7   64   B       hi-tech                      adj        /"haI'tek/
 990   7   64   B       bubble                       n          /'böb@l/
 991   7   64   B       burst                        v          /bÆ:st/
 992   7   64   B       dried up                     phr v      /"draId 'öp/
 993   7   64   B       ill-timed                    adj        /"Il 'taImd/
 994   7   64   B       spree                        n          /spri:/
 995   7   65   B       vows                         v          /vaUz/
 996   7   65   B       stay airborne                           /"steI 'e@bO:n/
 997   7   65   B       filing for bankruptcy        v phr      /"faIlIÎ f@ 'b{Îkröptsi/
 998   7   65   B       intent                       adj        /In'tent/
 999   7   65   B       dire                         adj        /daI@/
1000   7   65   B       spell the end for            v phr      /"spel Di 'end f@, fO:/
1001   7   65   B       preside over                 phr v      /prI'zaId "@Uv@/
1002   7   65   B       liquidation                  n          /"lIkwI'deIS@n/
1003   7   65   B       conserve                     v          /k@n'sÆ:v/
1004   7   65   B       mechanics                    n          /mI'k{nIks/
1005   7   65   B       accomplished                 v          /@'kömplISt/
1006   7   65   B       fares                        n          /fe@z/
1007   7   65   B       grant concessions            v phr      /"grA:nt k@n'seS@nz/
1008   7   65   D       biotechnology                n          /"baI@Utek'nÁl@dZi/
1009   7   65   D       pharmaceuticals              n          /"fA:m@'sju:tIk@lz/
1010   7   66   A                                    v phr
                        is growing from strength to strength    /Iz "gr@UIÎ fr@m "streÎT t@ 'streÎT/
1011   7   66   A       graphs                       n          /grA:fs/
1012   7   66   A       figures                      n          /'fIg@z/
1013   7   66   B       chart                        n          /tSA:t/
1014   7   66   B       TV ad markets                n          /"ti: vi: '{d "mA:kIts/
1015   7   66   B       indexed                      v          /'Indekst/
1016   7   66   B       expenditure                  n          /Ik'spendItS@/
1017   7   67   D       sank deep into the red       v phr      /s{Îk "di:p Int@ D@ 'red/
1018   7   67   D       slump                        n          /slömp/
1019   7   67   D       plummeted                    v          /'plömItId/
1020   7   67   D       strikes                      n          /straIks/
1021   7   67   D       tripling                     v          /'trIplIÎ/
1022   7   67   D       soar                         v          /sO:/
1023   7   67   E       on behalf of                 prep phr   /Án bI'hA:f @v, Áv/
1024   7   68   title   cost-cutting                 n          /'kÁst "kötIÎ/
1025   7   68           fierce
                Background                           adj        /fI@s/
1026   7   68           automotive industry
                Background                           n          /'O:t@m@UtIv "Ind@stri/
1027   7   68           joint
                Background venture                   n          /"dZOInt 'ventS@/
1028   7   69           have already been leaked v
                Listening                                       /h@v O:l"redi bi:n 'li:kt/
1029   8   70   A       take on                      phr v      /"teIk 'Án/
1030   8   70   A       external consultant          n          /Ik"stÆ:nl k@n'sölt@nt/
1031   8   70   A       brief                        n          /bri:f/
1032   8   71   D       assignment                   n          /@'saInm@nt/
1033   8   71   E       deliverables                 n          /dI'lIv@r@b@lz/
1034   8   71   E       managerial performance       n          /m{n@"dZI@ri@l p@'fO:m@ns/
1035   8   71   E       milestones                   n          /'maIlst@Unz/
1036   8   71   E       T and M                      n          /"ti: @nd 'em/
1037   8   71   E   timescale                     n          /'taImskeIl/
1038   8   71   E   fixed-price                   adj        /"fIkst 'praIs/
1039   8   71   E   tangible                      adj        /'t{ndZ@b@l/
1040   8   71   F   snoop around                  phr v      /"snu:p @'raUnd/
1041   8   71   F   implied                       adj        /Im'plaId/
1042   8   72   A   public sector                 n          /'pöblIk "sekt@/
1043   8   72   A   retail industry               n          /"ri:teIl 'Ind@stri/
1044   8   73   B   money for old rope            n phr      /"möni f@r "@Uld 'r@Up/
1045   8   73   B   jack in                       phr v      /"dZ{k 'In/
1046   8   73   B   status                        n          /'steIt@s/
1047   8   73   B   fee income                    n          /'fi: "IÎköm, "In-/
1048   8   73   B   money spinners                n          /'möni "spIn@z/
1049   8   73   B   insurance                     n          /In'SU@r@ns/
1050   8   73   B   keep up with                  phr v      /"ki:p 'öp wID, wIT/
1051   8   73   B   cosy                          adj        /'k@Uzi/
1052   8   73   B   high achievers                n          /"haI @'tSi:v@z/
1053   8   73   B   autonomy                      n          /O:'tÁn@mi/
1054   8   73   B   bring in the business         v phr      /"brIÎ In D@ 'bIzn@s/
1055   8   73   B   touting for                   phr v      /'taUtIÎ f@, fO:/
1056   8   73   B   holding back                  phr v      /"h@UldIÎ 'b{k/
1057   8   73   B   unscrupulous                  adj        /ön'skru:pj@l@s/
1058   8   73   B   hindsight                     n          /'haIndsaIt/
1059   8   73   B   cripple                       v          /'krIp@l/
1060   8   73   B   high maintenance              n          /"haI 'meInt@n@ns/
1061   8   73   B   solicit                       v          /s@'lIsIt/
1062   8   73   B   are bound by                  v          /@ 'baUnd baI/
1063   8   73   B   code of conduct               n phr      /"k@Ud @v 'kÁndökt/
1064   8   73   B   have pared back               phr v      /h@v "pe@d 'b{k/
1065   8   73   B   taken out                     phr v      /"teIk@n 'aUt/
1066   8   73   B   redundant resources           n          /rI"dönd@nt rI'zO:sIz, rI'sO:-/
1067   8   73   B   sophisticated                 adj        /s@'fIstIkeItId/
1068   8   73   B   appointing                    v          /@'pOIntIÎ/
1069   8   73   B   failsafe                      adj        /'feIlseIf/
1070   8   73   B   database                      n          /'deIt@"beIs/
1071   8   73   B   retail banking                n          /"ri:teIl 'b{ÎkIÎ/
1072   8   73   B   divisions                     n          /dI'vIZ@nz/
1073   8   73   B   portfolio management director n          /pO:t"f@Uli@U 'm{nIdZm@nt d@"rekt@, daI-/
1074   8   73   B   knowledge transfer            n          /"nÁlIdZ 'tr{nsfÆ:/
1075   8   73   B   affluent                      adj        /'{flu@nt/
1076   8   73   B   got off the ground            v phr      /"gÁt Áf D@ 'graUnd/
1077   8   73   B   wasn’t (well) integrated into v          /"wÁz@nt 'IntIgreItId "Int@, "IntU/
1078   8   73   B   was (just) left on the shelf             /w@z "left Án D@ 'Self/
1079   8   72   D   is unregulated                v          /Iz ön'regj@leItId/
1080   8   72   D   substandard                   adj        /"söb'st{nd@d/
1081   8   72   E   psychometric                  adj        /"saIk@U'metrIk/
1082   8   72   E   outfits                       n          /'aUtfIts/
1083   8   72   E   simulation                    n          /"sImj@'leIS@n/
1084   8   74   A   let me run this by my boss phr           /let mi "rön DIs baI maI 'bÁs/
1085   8   74   A   will get back to you          v phr      /wIl get 'b{k t@ j@/
1086   8   74   A   delivery                      n          /dI'lIv@ri/
1087   8   74   A   in real terms                 prep phr   /In "rI@l 'tÆ:mz/
1088   8   74   B   gives in to                   phr v      /"gIvz 'In t@, tU/
1089   8   74   B       minor                         adj        /'maIn@/
1090   8   74   B       checklists                    n          /'tSek"lIsts/
1091   8   74   B       bottom line                   n          /"bÁt@m 'laIn/
1092   8   74   C       take-it-or-leave-it           v phr      /"teIk It O: 'li:v It/
1093   8   74   C       walk away from                phr v      /"wO:k @'weI fr@m, frÁm/
1094   8   74   C       ill-will                      n          /"Il 'wIl/
1095   8   74   C       assume                        v          /@'sju:m/
1096   8   74   C       match                         v          /m{tS/
1097   8   74   C       restate                       v          /"ri:'steIt/
1098   8   75   E       regarding                     v          /rI'gA:dIÎ/
1099   8   75   E                                     phr
                        should you require further information   /SUd jU rI"kwaI@ "fÆ:D@r Inf@'meIS@n/
1100   8   75   E       hesitate                      v          /'hezIteIt/
1101   8   76           mobile
                Background service provider           n          /"m@UbaIl 'sÆ:vIs pr@"vaId@/
1102   8   76           subscribers
                Background                            n          /s@b'skraIb@z/
1103   8   76           convergence
                Background                            n          /k@n'vÆ:dZ@ns/
1104   8   76           know-how
                Background                            n          /'n@U haU/
1105   8   77           preliminary
                Listening                             adj        /prI'lIm@n@ri/
1106   8   77   Task 1 start-up support               n          /'stA:t öp s@"pO:t/
1107   8   77   Task 1 cutting-edge                   adj        /"kötIÎ 'edZ/
1108   8   77   Task 1 range of expertise             n phr      /"reIndZ @v ekspÆ:'ti:z/
1109   8   77   Task 1 recommendations                n          /"rek@men'deIS@nz/
1110   8   77   Task 1 pricing package                n          /'praIsIÎ "p{kIdZ/
1111   8   77   Task 1 centralisation                 n          /"sentr@laI'zeIS@n/
1112   8   77   Task 1 outbound                       adj        /'aUtbaUnd/
1113   8   77   Task 1 agility                        n          /@'dZIl@ti/
1114   8   77   Task 1 cost-efficiency                n          /"kÁst I'fIS@nsi/
1115   9   78   title   strategy                      n          /'str{t@dZi/
1116   9   78   A       formulate                     v          /'fO:mj@leIt/
1117   9   78   A       updated                       adj        /öp'deItId/
1118   9   78   B       predicting                    v          /prI'dIktIÎ/
1119   9   78   B       market trends                 n          /"mA:kIt 'trendz/
1120   9   78   B       clothing industry             n          /'kl@UDIÎ "Ind@stri/
1121   9   78   B       mass-produced                 adj        /"m{s pr@'dju:st/
1122   9   78   B       seasonal                      adj        /'si:z@n@l/
1123   9   78   B       labour costs                  n          /'leIb@ kÁsts/
1124   9   78   B       outsource                     v          /'aUtsO:s/
1125   9   78   B       in advance                    prep phr   /In @d'vA:ns/
1126   9   78   B       fashion industry              n          /'f{S@n "Ind@stri/
1127   9   79   C       be measured                   v          /bi 'meZ@d/
1128   9   79   C       according to                  prep       /@'kO:dIÎ t@, tU/
1129   9   79   C       stock market                  n          /'stÁk "mA:kIt/
1130   9   79   D       margin                        n          /'mA:dZIn/
1131   9   79   D       market follower               n          /"mA:kIt 'fÁl@U@/
1132   9   79   D       profitability                 n          /"prÁfIt@'bIl@ti/
1133   9   79   D       reinvented                    v          /"ri:In'ventId/
1134   9   79   D       loss                          n          /lÁs/
1135   9   79   E       imitator                      n          /'ImIteIt@/
1136   9   79   E       radical                       adj        /'r{dIk@l/
1137   9   79   E       wide-bodied                   adj        /"waId 'bÁdid/
1138   9   79   E       passenger jet                 n          /'p{sIndZ@ "dZet/
1139   9   79   E       pioneer                       v          /"paI@'nI@/
1140   9   79   E       concept                       n          /'kÁnsept/
1141   9   79   E   tinned soup                 n          /"tInd 'su:p/
1142   9   79   E   it takes a touch of genius  phr        /It "teIks @ "tötS @v 'dZi:ni@s/
1143   9   80   A   growth                      n          /gr@UT/
1144   9   80   A   mode                        n          /m@Ud/
1145   9   80   A   product enhancements        n          /"prÁdökt In'hA:nsm@nts/
1146   9   80   A   grabbing                    v          /'gr{bIÎ/
1147   9   80   A   acquiring                   v          /@'kwaI@rIÎ/
1148   9   80   A                               phr
                    have been (largely) tapped out v       /h@v bIn "t{pt 'aUt/
1149   9   80   A   echoes                      v          /'ek@Uz/
1150   9   80   A   gurus                       n          /'gUru:z/
1151   9   80   A   rife                        adj        /raIf/
1152   9   80   A   hyper-competitive           adj        /"haIp@ k@m'petItIv/
1153   9   80   A   whipping up                 phr v      /"wIpIÎ 'öp/
1154   9   80   A   renowned                    adj        /rI'naUnd/
1155   9   80   A   founded                     v          /'faUndId/
1156   9   80   A   accessories                 n          /@k'ses@riz/
1157   9   80   A   gaming consoles             n          /'geImIÎ "kÁns@Ulz/
1158   9   80   A   shrewd                      adj        /Sru:d/
1159   9   80   A   segmentation                n          /"segmen'teIS@n, -m@n-/
1160   9   80   A   is seeking to               v          /Iz 'si:kIÎ t@, tU/
1161   9   80   A   rekindle                    v          /ri:'kIndl/
1162   9   80   A   adjacencies                 n          /@'dZeIs@nsiz/
1163   9   80   A   variations                  n          /"ve@ri'eIS@nz/
1164   9   80   A   theme                       n          /Ti:m/
1165   9   80   A   detracts from               v          /dI'tr{kts fr@m, frÁm/
1166   9   80   A   abandon                     v          /@'b{nd@n/
1167   9   80   A   pillars                     n          /'pIl@z/
1168   9   80   A   playbook                    n          /'pleIbUk/
1169   9   80   A   blunders                    n          /'blönd@z/
1170   9   80   A   gone awry                   v phr      /"gÁn @'raI/
1171   9   80   A   unglamorous                 adj        /ön'gl{m@r@s/
1172   9   80   A   punctuality                 n          /"pöÎktSu'{l@ti/
1173   9   80   A   clutch                      n          /klötS/
1174   9   80   A   ventures                    n          /'ventS@z/
1175   9   80   A   caterer                     n          /'keIt@r@/
1176   9   80   A   airport retailer            n          /"e@pO:t 'ri:teIl@/
1177   9   80   A   baggage handling            n          /'b{gIdZ "h{ndlIÎ/
1178   9   80   A   worsen                      v          /'wÆ:s@n/
1179   9   80   A   marginal                    adj        /'mA:dZIn@l/
1180   9   80   A   mammoth loss                n          /"m{m@T 'lÁs/
1181   9   80   A   terrorist attacks           n          /'ter@rIst @"t{ks/
1182   9   80   A   in debt                     prep phr   /In 'det/
1183   9   80   A   sprawling                   adj        /'sprO:lIÎ/
1184   9   80   A   conglomerate                n          /k@n'glÁm@r@t/
1185   9   80   A   semiconductors              n          /'semik@n"dökt@z/
1186   9   80   A   defence electronics         n          /dI"fens elIk'trÁnIks/
1187   9   80   A   have a toehold              v phr      /h@v @ 't@Uh@Uld/
1188   9   80   A   telco equipment             n          /'telk@U I"kwIpm@nt/
1189   9   80   A   adding insult to injury     phr        /{dIÎ "Insölt tU 'IndZ@ri/
1190   9   80   A   contractors                 n          /k@n'tr{kt@z/
1191   9   81   D   four-fold                   adv        /'fO: f@Uld/
1192   9   81   D   gas leak                    n          /'g{s li:k/
1193   9   81   D       cash-machine                n        /'k{S m@"Si:n/
1194   9   81   D       ballooning                  adj      /b@'lu:nIÎ/
1195   9   81   D       diversification             n        /daI"vÆ:sIfI'keIS@n/
1196   9   81   D       ethnic foods                n        /"eTnIk 'fu:dz/
1197   9   82   A       absurd                      adj      /@b'sÆ:d/
1198   9   82   A       exhilaration                n        /Ig"zIl@'reIS@n/
1199   9   82   A       conducive                   adj      /k@n'dju:sIv/
1200   9   82   A       brainstorming               adj      /'breIn"stO:mIÎ/
1201   9   82   A       are (usually) dismissed     v        /@ dIs'mIst/
1202   9   82   A       cynical                     adj      /'sInIk@l/
1203   9   82   C       the upper end of the market phr      /D@ "öp@r end @v D@ 'mA:kIt/
1204   9   82   C       bleak                       adj      /bli:k/
1205   9   82   C       consecutively               adv      /k@n'sekjUtIvli/
1206   9   82   C       vision                      n        /'vIZ@n/
1207   9   83   C       get the ball rolling        v phr    /"get D@ 'bO:l "r@UlIÎ/
1208   9   83   C       along the lines of          prep phr /@"lÁÎ D@ 'laInz @v, Áv/
1209   9   83   C                                   phr      /jUv
                        you've taken the words out of my mouth! teIk@n D@ "wÆ:dz aUt @v maI 'maUT/
1210   9   83   C       contribution                n        /"kÁntrI'bju:S@n/
1211   9   83   D       capture                     v        /'k{ptS@/
1212   9   83   D       store                       v        /stO:/
1213   9   83   D       output                      v        /'aUtpUt/
1214   9   83   D       victims                     n        /'vIktImz/
1215   9   83   D       internal violence           n        /In"tÆ:n@l 'vaI@l@ns/
1216   9   83   D       assistance                  n        /@'sIst@ns/
1217   9   83   E       honing (them) into          phr v    /'h@UnIÎ "Int@, "IntU/
1218   9   83   E       criteria                    n        /kraI'tI@ri@/
1219   9   83   E       clarity                     n        /'kl{r@ti/
1220   9   83   E       technical jargon            n        /'teknIk@l "dZA:g@n/
1221   9   83   E       adornments                  n        /@'dO:nm@nts/
1222   9   83   E       vulnerable                  adj      /'völn@r@b@l/
1223   9   83   E       brevity                     n        /'brev@ti/
1224   9   84   Background sellers
                        direct                      n        /dI"rekt 'sel@z, daI-/
1225   9   84           cosmetics
                Background                          n        /kÁz'metIks/
1226   9   84           fragrances
                Background                          n        /'freIgr@nsIz/
1227   9   84           toiletries
                Background                          n        /'tOIl@triz/
1228   9   84           appeal
                Background                          n        /@'pi:l/
1229   9   84           retail
                Background outlets                  n        /"ri:teIl 'aUtlIts/
1230   9   84           deodorants
                Background                          n        /di'@Ud@r@nts/
1231   9   85           race
                Background                          n        /reIs/
1232   9   85           underpins
                Background                          v        /"önd@'pInz/
1233   9   85           counter
                Background                          v        /'kaUnt@/
1234   9   85           unprecedented
                Background                          adj      /ön'presIdentId/
1235   9   85           baby
                Background boomers                  n        /'beIbi "bu:m@z/
1236   9   85           complexion-care products n
                Background                                   /k@m'plekS@n ke@ "prÁdökts/
1237   9   85           first
                Listening hand                      adj      /"fÆ:st 'h{nd/
1238   9   85           highlights
                Listening                           v        /'haIlaIts/
1239   9   85           sales reps
                Listening                           n        /'seIlz reps/
1240   9   85   Writing rebrand                     v        /"ri:'br{nd/
1241   9   85   Writing logo                        n        /'l@Ug@U/
1242   9   85   Writing celebrity                   n        /s@'lebr@ti/
1243   9   85   Writing endorsements                n        /In'dO:sm@nts/
1244   9   85   Writing e-commerce                  n        /"i: 'kÁmÆ:s/
1245          9   85   Writing pursue                      v       /p@'sju:/
1246          9   85   Writing segments                    n       /'segm@nts/
1247   Revision   86           return on
                       vocabulary                          n       /rI'tÆ:n Án/
1248   Revision   86           loan
                       vocabulary                          n       /l@Un/
1249   Revision   86           overview
                       Business skills                     n       /'@Uv@vju:/
1250   Revision   86           dragged (CH shares) down phr v
                       Describing financial performance            /"dr{gd 'daUn/
1251   Revision   86           steel
                       Describing financial performance    n       /sti:l/
1252   Revision   86           net loss
                       Describing financial performance    n       /"net 'lÁs/
1253   Revision   86           recovery plan
                       Describing financial performance    n       /rI'köv@ri "pl{n/
1254   Revision   86           prospect
                       Describing financial performance    n       /'prÁspekt/
1255   Revision   86           closures
                       Describing financial performance    n       /'kl@UZ@z/
1256   Revision   86           units
                       Describing financial performance    n       /'ju:nIts/
1257   Revision   86           blue-collar
                       Describing financial performance    adj     /'blu: "kÁl@/
1258   Revision   86           workforce
                       Describing financial performance    n       /'wÆ:kfO:s/
1259   Revision   86   Describing financial performance
                               net income                  n       /"net 'IÎköm, 'In-/
1260   Revision   86           analyst
                       Describing financial performance    n       /'{n@lIst/
1261   Revision   86           soaring
                       Describing financial performance    adj     /'sO:rIÎ/
1262   Revision   86           healthcare
                       Describing financial performance    n       /'helTke@/
1263   Revision   86           bill
                       Describing financial performance    n       /bIl/
1264   Revision   86           have deteriorated
                       Describing financial performance    v       /h@v dI'tI@ri@reItId/
1265   Revision   86           meanwhile
                       Describing financial performance    adv     /'mi:nwaIl/
1266   Revision   87           crucial
                       vocabulary                          adj     /'kru:S@l/
1267   Revision   87   vocabulary
                               association                 n       /@"s@Usi'eIS@n, @"s@USi-/
1268   Revision   87           bear
                       vocabulary in mind                  v phr   /"be@r In 'maInd/
1269   Revision   87           fees
                       vocabulary                          n       /fi:z/
1270   Revision   87           retention
                       vocabulary                          n       /rI'tenS@n/
1271   Revision   87           pay rate
                       Business skills                     n       /'peI reIt/
1272   Revision   88   Writing attached                    adj     /@'t{tSt/
1273   Revision   88           downscaling
                       Marketing strategies                v       /'daUn"skeIlIÎ/
1274   Revision   88           responsive
                       Marketing strategies                adj     /rI'spÁnsIv/
1275   Revision   88           multi-domestic
                       Marketing strategies                adj     /"mölti d@'mestIk/
1276   Revision   89           core values
                       Communicating the brand             n       /"kO: 'v{lju:z/
1277   Revision   89           differentiating
                       Communicating the brand             v       /"dIf@'renSieItIÎ/
1278   Revision   89           leveraging
                       Communicating the brand             n       /'li:v@r@dZIÎ/
1279   Revision   89           conscious of
                       Communicating the brand             adj     /'kÁnS@s @v, Áv/
1280   Revision   89           are (constantly) being bombarded
                       Communicating the brand             v       /@ "bi:IÎ bÁm'bA:dId/
1281   Revision   89           be subjected to
                       Communicating the brand             v       /bi s@b'dZektId t@, tU/
1282   Revision   89           through-the-line
                       Communicating the brand             adj     /"Tru: D@ 'laIn/
1283   Revision   89           whereby
                       Communicating the brand             adv     /we@'baI/
1284   Revision   89           consistency
                       Communicating the brand             n       /k@n'sIst@nsi/
1285   Revision   89           are
                       vocabulary implemented              v       /@r 'ImplImentId/
1286         10   90   A       online                      adv     /Án'laIn/
1287         10   90   C       (shopping) cart             n       /kA:t/
1288         10   90   C       back-end systems                    /"b{k end 'sIst@mz/
1289         10   90   C       cookie                      n       /'kUki/
1290         10   90   C       banner                      n       /'b{n@/
1291         10   90   C       pop-up ad                   n       /"pÁp öp '{d/
1292         10   90   C       browse                      v       /braUz/
1293         10   90   C       hacker                      n       /'h{k@/
1294         10   90   C       B2B                         n       /"bi: tu: 'bi:/
1295         10   90   C       dotcom                      n       /"dÁt'kÁm/
1296         10   91   C       retailer                    n       /'ri:teIl@/
1297   10   91   C   via                        adv     /'vaI@, 'vi:@/
1298   10   91   C   web                        n       /web/
1299   10   91   C   software                   n       /'sÁftwe@/
1300   10   91   C   catalogue                  n       /'k{t@lÁg/
1301   10   91   C   clicking on                phr v   /'klIkIÎ Án/
1302   10   91   C   site                       n       /saIt/
1303   10   91   C   browser window             n       /'braUz@ "wInd@U/
1304   10   91   C   hardware                   n       /'hA:dwe@/
1305   10   91   C   inventory                  n       /'Inv@ntri/
1306   10   91   C   shipping                   n       /'SIpIÎ/
1307   10   91   C   webpage                    n       /'web"peIdZ/
1308   10   91   D   dotcom crash               n       /"dÁtkÁm 'kr{S/
1309   10   91   D   have refined               v       /h@v rI'faInd/
1310   10   91   F   security                   n       /sI'kjU@r@ti/
1311   10   91   F   purchase                   v       /'pÆ:tS@s/
1312   10   91   F   cyber crime                n       /'saIb@ kraIm/
1313   10   92   B   net gains                  n       /"net 'geInz/
1314   10   92   B   cyberspace                 n       /'saIb@speIs/
1315   10   92   B   e-tailing                  n       /'i: "teIlIÎ/
1316   10   92   B   big bucks                  n phr   /"bIg 'böks/
1317   10   92   B   transactional              adj     /tr{n'z{kS@n@l/
1318   10   92   B   distraction                n       /dI'str{kS@n/
1319   10   92   B   seamlessly                 adv     /'si:ml@sli/
1320   10   92   B   principal lecturer         n       /"prIns@p@l 'lektS@r@/
1321   10   92   B   oversight                  n       /'@Uv@saIt/
1322   10   92   B   volumes                    n       /'vÁlju:mz/
1323   10   92   B   fickle                     adj     /'fIk@l/
1324   10   92   B   have access to             v phr   /h{v '{kses t@, tU/
1325   10   92   B   flashy                     adj     /'fl{Si/
1326   10   92   B   up-to-date                 adj     /"öp t@ 'deIt/
1327   10   92   B   user-friendly              adj     /"ju:z@ 'frendli/
1328   10   92   B   order fulfilment           n       /"O:d@ fUl'fIlm@nt/
1329   10   92   B   amounts to                 v       /@'maUnts t@, tU/
1330   10   92   B   manually                   adv     /'m{njU@li/
1331   10   92   B                              v
                     meet (customer) expectations phr   /"mi:t ekspek'teIS@nz/
1332   10   92   B   accurate                   adj     /'{kj@r@t/
1333   10   92   B   stock availability         n       /"stÁk @veIl@'bIl@ti/
1334   10   92   B   rock-bottom                adj     /"rÁk 'bÁt@m/
1335   10   92   C   have mixed feelings        v phr   /h{v "mIkst 'fi:lIÎz/
1336   10   92   C   repercussions              n       /"ri:p@'köS@nz/
1337   10   92   C   cost effective             adj     /"kÁst I'fektIv/
1338   10   93   D   repeat customers           n       /rI"pi:t 'köst@m@z/
1339   10   93   D   self-contained             adj     /"self k@n'teInd/
1340   10   93   D   stock control              n       /'stÁk k@n"tr@Ul/
1341   10   93   D   storage                    n       /'stO:rIdZ/
1342   10   93   D   customer returns           n       /"köst@m@ rI'tÆ:nz/
1343   10   93   D   order picking              n       /'O:d@ "pIkIÎ/
1344   10   93   D   framework                  n       /'freImwÆ:k/
1345   10   93   D   despatching                v       /dI'sp{tSIÎ/
1346   10   93   D   be geared up               phr v   /bi "gI@d 'öp/
1347   10   93   D   mail-order company         n       /"meIl 'O:d@ "kömp@ni/
1348   10   93   D   overall                    adj     /"@Uv@r'O:l/
1349   10   93   D       fulfilment centre            n          /fUl'fIlm@nt "sent@/
1350   10   93   D       take priority                v phr      /"teIk praI'Ár@ti/
1351   10   93   D       operational                  adj        /"Áp@'reIS@n@l/
1352   10   93   D       tricky                       adj        /'trIki/
1353   10   93   F       content                      n          /'kÁntent/
1354   10   93   F       regardless of                adv        /rI'gA:dl@s @v, Áv/
1355   10   94   A       usability                    n          /"ju:z@'bIl@ti/
1356   10   94   A       rate                         v          /reIt/
1357   10   94   A       navigation                   n          /"n{vI'geIS@n/
1358   10   94   A       demonstrable                 adj        /dI'mÁnstr@b@l, 'dem@n-/
1359   10   94   A       navigability                 n          /"n{vIg@'bIl@ti/
1360   10   94   A       let's just recap             phr        /"lets dZöst 'ri:k{p, ri:'k{p/
1361   10   94   A       to sum up                    phr        /t@ "söm 'öp/
1362   10   94   A       don’t have that information at hand
                                                      phr        /"d@Unt h{v D{t Inf@"meIS@n @t 'h{nd/
1363   10   94   A       that's not really my field   phr        /D{ts "nÁt rI@li maI 'fi:ld/
1364   10   94   E       anticipate                   v          /{n'tIsIpeIt/
1365   10   94   G       multiple                     adj        /'möltIp@l/
1366   10   94   G       update                       v          /öp'deIt/
1367   10   94   G       statistics                   n          /st@'tIstIks/
1368   10   96           microphones
                 Background                           n          /'maIkr@f@Unz/
1369   10   96           earphones
                 Background                           n          /'I@f@Unz/
1370   10   96           audio
                 Background electronics               n          /"O:di@U elIk'trÁnIks/
1371   10   96           section
                 Background                           n          /'sekS@n/
1372   10   96           high-quality
                 Background                           adj        /"haI 'kwÁl@ti/
1373   10   96           conversion rates
                 Background                           n          /k@n'vÆ:S@n reIts/
1374   10   96           redesign
                 Background                           v          /"ri:dI'zaIn/
1375   10   96           Copywriter
                 Listening                            n          /'kÁpi"raIt@/
1376   10   96           abandonment
                 Listening                            n          /@'b{nd@nm@nt/
1377   10   96           registration
                 Listening                            n          /"redZI'streIS@n/
1378   10   96           requirements
                 Listening                            n          /rI'kwaI@m@nts/
1379   10   96           compatible
                 Listening                            adj        /k@m'p{tIb@l/
1380   10   96           audio output
                 Listening                            n          /"O:di@U 'aUtpUt/
1381   10   97   Task 1 relaunch                      v          /"ri:'lO:ntS/
1382   10   97   Task 1 delegation                    n          /"delI'geIS@n/
1383   10   97   Task 1 metrics                       n          /'metrIks/
1384   10   97   Task 1 profit margins                n          /'prÁfIt "mA:dZInz/
1385   10   97   Task 1 testimonial                   n          /"test@'m@Uni@l/
1386   10   97   Writing proposal                     n          /pr@'p@Uz@l/
1387   11   98   A       run your own business        v phr      /"rön j@r @Un 'bIzn@s/
1388   11   98   A       sectors                      n          /'sekt@z/
1389   11   98   A       catering                     n          /'keIt@rIÎ/
1390   11   98   A       personal-care services       n          /"pÆ:s@n@l 'ke@ "sÆ:vIsIz/
1391   11   98   A       leisure                      n          /'leZ@/
1392   11   98   A       publishing                   n          /'pöblISIÎ/
1393   11   98   A       passionate                   adj        /'p{S@n@t/
1394   11   98   A       self-confidence              n          /"self 'kÁnfId@ns/
1395   11   98   A       to an extent                 prep phr   /tU @n Ik'stent/
1396   11   98   B       signpost                     v          /'saInp@Ust/
1397   11   99   D       barriers                     n          /'b{ri@z/
1398   11   99   D       are dominated                v          /@ 'dÁmIneItId/
1399   11   99   D       major                        adj        /'meIdZ@/
1400   11   99   D       lack                         n          /l{k/
1401   11    99   H   business grants             n          /'bIzn@s grA:nts/
1402   11    99   H   franchise                   n          /'fr{ntSaIz/
1403   11    99   H   out of business             prep phr   /"aUt @v 'bIzn@s/
1404   11    99   H   red tape                    n          /"red 'teIp/
1405   11    99   H   venture capital             n          /'ventS@ "k{pItl/
1406   11    99   H   anniversary                 n          /"{n@'vÆ:s@ri/
1407   11    99   H   time-consuming              adj        /'taIm k@n"sju:mIÎ/
1408   11    99   H   business angels             n          /'bIzn@s "eIndZ@lz/
1409   11   100   A   mediocre                    adj        /"mi:di'@Uk@/
1410   11   100   A   rival                       adj        /'raIv@l/
1411   11   100   A   mature                      adj        /m@'tSU@/
1412   11   101   B   bruises                     n          /'bru:zIz/
1413   11   101   B   bandwagon                   n          /'b{nd"w{g@n/
1414   11   101   B   scrambling on               v          /'skr{mblIÎ Án/
1415   11   101   B   trait                       n          /treI, treIt/
1416   11   101   B                               v
                      have (always) been (more) inclined     /h@v bIn In'klaInd/
1417   11   101   B   scar tissue                 n          /'skA: "tISu:, -sju:/
1418   11   101   B   high-street banks           n          /"haI stri:t 'b{Îks/
1419   11   101   B   convertible assets          n          /k@n"vÆ:t@b@l '{sets/
1420   11   101   B   prospective                 adj        /pr@'spektIv/
1421   11   101   B   in proportion to            prep phr   /In pr@'pO:S@n t@, tU/
1422   11   101   B   product development         n          /"prÁdökt dI'vel@pm@nt/
1423   11   101   B   engineer                    n          /"endZI'nI@/
1424   11   101   B   strategic management        n          /str@"ti:dZIk 'm{nIdZm@nt/
1425   11   101   B   spin-outs                   n          /'spIn aUts/
1426   11   101   B   have (a survival) edge over v phr      /h{v @n 'edZ "@Uv@/
1427   11   101   B   survival                    n          /s@'vaIv@l/
1428   11   101   B   entrants                    n          /'entr@nts/
1429   11   101   B   surveyed                    v          /s@'veId/
1430   11   101   B   disk-drive industry         n          /'dIsk draIv "Ind@stri/
1431   11   101   B   distinguishes               v          /dI'stIÎgwISIz/
1432   11   101   B   spot                        v          /spÁt/
1433   11   101   B   commercially                adv        /k@'mÆ:S@li/
1434   11   101   B   exploitable                 adj        /Ik'splOIt@b@l/
1435   11   101   B   patterns                    n          /'p{tnz/
1436   11   101   B   intuitive                   adj        /In'tju:@tIv/
1437   11   101   B   stems from                  phr v      /'stemz fr@m, frÁm/
1438   11   101   B   cross-association           n          /"krÁs @s@Usi'eIS@n, @s@USi-/
1439   11   101   B   radicalism                  n          /'r{dIk@lIz@m/
1440   11   101   B   domain                      n          /d@'meIn/
1441   11   101   B   disruptive                  adj        /dIs'röptIv/
1442   11   101   B   economist                   n          /I'kÁn@mIst/
1443   11   101   B   monopolies                  n          /m@'nÁp@liz/
1444   11   101   B   oligopolies                 n          /"ÁlI'gÁp@liz/
1445   11   101   B   marketing medium            n          /'mA:k@tIÎ "mi:di@m/
1446   11   101   B   erodes                      v          /I'r@Udz/
1447   11   101   B   consolidation               n          /k@n"sÁlI'deIS@n/
1448   11   101   B   entry                       n          /'entri/
1449   11   101   B   growth phase                n          /'gr@UT "feIz/
1450   11   101   B   inversely                   adv        /In'vÆ:sli/
1451   11   101   B   value-conscious             adj        /'v{lju: "kÁnS@s/
1452   11   101   B   brand-loyal                 adj        /"br{nd 'lOI@l/
1453   11   101   B       derived from                 v       /dI'raIvd fr@m, frÁm/
1454   11   101   B       goods and services           n phr   /"gUdz @n 'sÆ:vIsIz/
1455   11   101   B       counterparts                 n       /'kaUnt@pA:ts/
1456   11   101   B       ground-breaking              adj     /'graUnd "breIkIÎ/
1457   11   101   B       benchmarks                   n       /'bentSmA:ks/
1458   11   101   B       gross margins                n       /"gr@Us 'mA:dZInz/
1459   11   101   B       post-entry barriers          n       /"p@Ust 'entri "b{ri@z/
1460   11   101   B       is commercialised            v       /Iz k@'mÆ:S@laIzd/
1461   11   101   B       dean                         n       /di:n/
1462   11   101   B       commentator                  n       /'kÁm@nteIt@/
1463   11   102   A       invoice                      n       /'InvOIs/
1464   11   102   A       empathising                  v       /'emp@TaIzIÎ/
1465   11   102   A       follow-up action             n       /'fÁl@U öp "{kS@n/
1466   11   102   C       is chasing                   v       /Iz 'tSeIsIÎ/
1467   11   102   C       sorry, I didn’t get that     phr     /"sÁri aI dIdnt 'get D{t/
1468   11   102   C       I didn’t quite catch that    phr     /aI "dIdnt kwaIt 'k{tS D{t/
1469   11   102   C       that seems reasonable        phr     /"D{t si:mz 'ri:z@n@b@l/
1470   11   102   C       have no alternative but to   v phr   /h@v "n@U O:l'tÆ:n@tIv böt t@/
1471   11   103   D       account                      n       /@'kaUnt/
1472   11   103   D       deadline                     n       /'dedlaIn/
1473   11   103   D       debt recovery                n       /'det rI"köv@ri/
1474   11   103   D       delivery notes               n       /dI'lIv@ri n@Uts/
1475   11   103   D       recipient                    n       /rI'sIpi@nt/
1476   11   103   D       reminder letter              n       /rI'maInd@ "let@/
1477   11   103   D       withholding payment          v phr   /wID"h@UldIÎ 'peIm@nt, wIT-/
1478   11   103   D       quote                        v       /kw@Ut/
1479   11   103   D       credit limits                n       /'kredIt "lImIts/
1480   11   103   D       purchase orders              n       /'pÆ:tS@s "O:d@z/
1481   11   103   D       persistent                   adj     /p@'sIst@nt/
1482   11   103   D       rectify                      v       /'rektIfaI/
1483   11   103   E       suspect                      v       /s@'spekt/
1484   11   103   E       is (still) outstanding       v       /Iz aUt'st{ndIÎ/
1485   11   103   E       overdue                      adj     /"@Uv@'dju:/
1486   11   103   E       subtly                       adv     /'sötli/
1487   11   103   E       adverse                      adj     /'{dvÆ:s/
1488   11   103   F       is settled                   v       /Iz 'setld/
1489   11   104           invested
                  Background                           v       /In'vestId/
1490   11   104           data-duplication
                  Background                           n       /"deIt@ dju:plI'keIS@n/
1491   11   104           despite
                  Background                           conj    /dI'spaIt/
1492   11   104   Listening
                          transmits                    v       /tr{nz'mIts/
1493   11   104           commuters
                  Listening                            n       /k@'mju:t@z/
1494   11   105           shift
                  Background work                      n       /'SIft wÆ:k/
1495   11   105           meet
                  Background the demand                v phr   /"mi:t D@ dI'mA:nd/
1496   11   105           raising
                  Background                           v       /'reIzIÎ/
1497   11   105           reputation
                  Background                           n       /"repj@'teIS@n/
1498   11   105           factoring
                  Background                           n       /'f{kt@rIÎ/
1499   11   105   Task 2 depreciates                   v       /dI'pri:SieIts/
1500   11   105   Writing indication                   n       /"IndI'keIS@n/
1501   11   105   Writing scale                        n       /skeIl/
1502   11   105   Writing territory of role            n phr   /"terIt@ri @v 'r@Ul/
1503   11   105   Writing ideal                        adj     /"aI'dI@l/
1504   11   105   Writing candidate                    n       /'k{ndId@t/
1505   12   106   A   project manager                n       /"prÁdZekt 'm{nIdZ@/
1506   12   106   A   senior                         adj     /'si:ni@/
1507   12   106   A   team spirit                    n       /"ti:m 'spIrIt/
1508   12   106   A   consensus                      n       /k@n'sens@s/
1509   12   106   A   majority rule                  n       /m@"dZÁr@ti 'ru:l/
1510   12   106   A   efficient                      adj     /I'fIS@nt/
1511   12   106   A   fair                           adj     /fe@/
1512   12   106   A   run over                       phr v   /"rön '@Uv@/
1513   12   106   A   overlapping                    adj     /"@Uv@'l{pIÎ/
1514   12   106   A   duties                         n       /'dju:tiz/
1515   12   106   B   clarifies                      v       /'kl{rIfaIz/
1516   12   106   B   avoids                         v       /@'vOIdz/
1517   12   106   B   global                         adj     /'gl@Ub@l/
1518   12   106   B   ensures                        v       /In'SU@z/
1519   12   107   C   departmental                   adj     /"di:pA:t'mentl/
1520   12   107   C   aren't interfering             v       /"A:nt Int@'fI@rIÎ/
1521   12   107   C   establishing                   v       /I'st{blISIÎ/
1522   12   107   C   attends                        v       /@'tendz/
1523   12   107   C   end up                         phr v   /"end 'öp/
1524   12   107   D   adequate                       adj     /'{dIkw@t/
1525   12   107   D   versus                         prep    /'vÆ:s@s/
1526   12   107   D   are in operation               v phr   /@r In "Áp@'reIS@n/
1527   12   107   E   celebrate                      v       /'sel@breIt/
1528   12   107   E   sponsor                        n       /'spÁns@/
1529   12   107   E   face setbacks                  v phr   /"feIs 'setb{ks/
1530   12   107   E   miss a deadline                v phr   /"mIs @ 'dedlaIn/
1531   12   107   E   discouraged                    adj     /dIs'körIdZd/
1532   12   107   E   accountable                    adj     /@'kaUnt@b@l/
1533   12   108   A   estate agent                   n       /I'steIt "eIdZ@nt/
1534   12   108   A   air traffic controller         n       /"e@ tr{fIk k@n'tr@Ul@/
1535   12   109   B   lamenting                      v       /l@'mentIÎ/
1536   12   109   B   be stuck with                  phr v   /bi 'stök wID, wIT/
1537   12   109   B   low performers                 n       /"l@U p@'fO:m@z/
1538   12   109   B   authority                      n       /O:'TÁr@ti/
1539   12   109   B   get rid of                     phr v   /get 'rId @v, Áv/
1540   12   109   B   are assigned                   v       /@r @'saInd/
1541   12   109   B   qualified                      adj     /'kwÁlIfaId/
1542   12   109   B   manpower                       n       /'m{n"paU@/
1543   12   109   B   appreciation                   n       /@"pri:Si'eIS@n/
1544   12   109   B   routinely                      adv     /ru:'ti:nli/
1545   12   109   B   are not (universally) lauded   v       /@ "nÁt 'lO:dId/
1546   12   109   B   is not (usually) brought up    phr v   /Iz "nÁt brO:t 'öp/
1547   12   109   B   is griping about               phr v   /Iz 'graIpIÎ @"baUt/
1548   12   109   B   tremendously                   adv     /tr@'mend@sli/
1549   12   109   B   gratifying                     adj     /'gr{tIfaI-IÎ/
1550   12   109   B   intrusion                      n       /In'tru:Z@n/
1551   12   109   B   response                       n       /rI'spÁns/
1552   12   109   B   rapid-fire                     adj     /"r{pId 'faI@/
1553   12   109   B   connectedness                  n       /k@'nektIdn@s/
1554   12   109   B   discipline                     n       /'dIs@plIn/
1555   12   109   B   replacement                    n       /rI'pleIsm@nt/
1556   12   109   B   accreditation                  n       /@"kredI'teIS@n/
1557   12   109   B      curricula                n          /k@'rIkjUl@/
1558   12   109   B      wide-area                adj        /"waId 'e@ri@/
1559   12   109   B      overly                   adj        /'@Uv@li/
1560   12   109   B      restrictive              adj        /rI'strIktIv/
1561   12   109   B      absences                 n          /'{bs@nsIz/
1562   12   109   B      guidance                 n          /'gaId@ns/
1563   12   109   B      dysfunctional            adj        /dIs'föÎkS@n@l/
1564   12   108   C      be tethered              v          /bi 'teD@d/
1565   12   108   D      underachievers           n          /"önd@r@'tSi:v@z/
1566   12   108   D      praised                  v          /preIzd/
1567   12   108   D      constraining             adj        /k@n'streInIÎ/
1568   12   108   F      doesn’t turn out         phr v      /"döz@nt tÆ:n 'aUt/
1569   12   108   F      research                 n          /rI'sÆ:tS/
1570   12   108   F      consistently             adv        /k@n'sIst@ntli/
1571   12   110   B      frank                    adj        /fr{Îk/
1572   12   110   B      loss of face             n phr      /"lÁs @v 'feIs/
1573   12   110   B      perceptions              n          /p@'sepS@nz/
1574   12   110   B      patience                 n          /'peIS@ns/
1575   12   110   B      attitudes                n          /'{tItju:dz/
1576   12   110   D      teleconferencing         n          /'teli"kÁnf@r@nsIÎ/
1577   12   110   D      pros and cons            n phr      /"pr@Uz @n 'kÁnz/
1578   12   111   E      keep an eye on           phr v      /"ki:p @n 'aI Án/
1579   12   111   E      take a roll call         v phr      /"teIk eI 'r@Ul kO:l/
1580   12   111   E      guidelines               n          /'gaIdlaInz/
1581   12   111   E      pause                    v          /pO:z/
1582   12   111   E      periodically             adv        /"pI@ri'ÁdIkli/
1583   12   111   E      may I make a comment     phr        /"meI aI meIk @ 'kÁment/
1584   12   111   E      at this stage            prep phr   /@t "DIs 'steIdZ/
1585   12   111   E      is in charge of          v phr      /Iz In 'tSA:dZ @v, Áv/
1586   12   111   E      trials                   n          /'traI@lz/
1587   12   111   F      initially                adv        /I'nIS@li/
1588   12   112          residential
                  Background                      adj        /"rezI'denS@l/
1589   12   112          institutional
                  Background                      adj        /"InstI'tju:S@n@l/
1590   12   112          concrete
                  Background                      n          /'kÁÎkri:t/
1591   12   112          boom
                  Background                      n          /bu:m/
1592   12   112          first
                  Background phase                n          /"fÆ:st 'feIz/
1593   12   112          conservative estimates
                  Background                      n          /k@n"sÆ:v@tIv 'estIm@ts/
1594   12   112          demolition
                  Background                      n          /"dem@'lIS@n/
1595   12   112          site-preparation
                  Background                      n          /"saIt prep@'reIS@n/
1596   12   112          building-excavation
                  Background                      n          /'bIldIÎ eksk@"veIS@n/
1597   12   112          foundations
                  Background                      n          /faUn'deIS@nz/
1598   12   112          steel
                  Background structure            n          /"sti:l 'ströktS@/
1599   12   113   Report got underway             v phr      /gÁt "önd@'weI/
1600   12   113   Report structural steel         n          /"ströktS@r@l 'sti:l/
1601   12   113   Report equipment                n          /I'kwIpm@nt/
1602   12   113   Report comply with              v          /k@m'plaI wID, wIT/
1603   12   113   Report slippage                 n          /'slIpIdZ/
1604   12   113   Report postponed                v          /p@Us'p@Und/
1605   12   113   Report outstrips                v          /aUt'strIps/
1606   12   113   Report knock-on                 adj        /'nÁk Án/
1607   12   113   Report heatwave                 n          /'hi:tweIv/
1608   12   113   Report hampered                 v          /'h{mp@d/
1609         12   113           rock bottom
                        Listening                            adj        /"rÁk 'bÁt@m/
1610   Revision   114   Readingembrace                       v          /Im'breIs/
1611   Revision   114   Readingtrialling                     v          /'traI@lIÎ/
1612   Revision   114   Readinggrocer                        n          /'gr@Us@/
1613   Revision   114   Readingopt for                       phr v      /'Ápt f@, fO:/
1614   Revision   114   Readingdiscredited                   v          /dIs'kredItId/
1615   Revision   114   Readingpetitions                     n          /p@'tIS@nz/
1616   Revision   114           convenience
                        Cleft sentences                      n          /k@n'vi:ni@ns/
1617   Revision   114           queuing
                        Cleft sentences                      n          /'kju:IÎ/
1618   Revision   114           auction
                        Cleft sentences                      n          /'O:kS@n/
1619   Revision   115           feel free
                        Presentations                        v phr      /"fi:l 'fri:/
1620   Revision   115   Readinganalyse                       v          /'{n@laIz/
1621   Revision   115   Readinglow-risk                      adj        /"l@U 'rIsk/
1622   Revision   115   Readingbureaucracy                   n          /bjU@'rÁkr@si/
1623   Revision   115   Readingfunding                       n          /'föndIÎ/
1624   Revision   115   Readingmortgage                      v          /'mO:gIdZ/
1625   Revision   116            payment
                        Chasingamicably                      adv        /'{mIk@bli/
1626   Revision   116            payment
                        Chasingignore                        v          /Ig'nO:/
1627   Revision   116           backgrounds
                        Presentation                         n          /'b{kgraUndz/
1628   Revision   116           uniquely
                        Presentation                         adv        /ju:'ni:kli/
1629   Revision   116           rewards
                        Presentation                         n          /rI'wO:dz/
1630   Revision   116           justify
                        Presentation                         v          /'dZöstIfaI/
1631   Revision   116           alliances
                        Presentation                         n          /@'laI@nsIz/
1632   Revision   116           partnerships
                        Presentation                         n          /'pA:tn@SIps/
1633   Revision   116           projections
                        Presentation                         n          /pr@'dZekS@nz/
1634   Revision   116           multitask
                        vocabulary                           v          /'möltI"tA:sk/
1635   Revision   116           raw
                        vocabulary materials                 n          /"rO: m@'tI@ri@lz/
1636   Revision   117           p
                        Cohesionarties                       n          /'pA:tiz/
1637   Revision   117           c
                        Cohesionrew                          n          /kru:/
1638   Revision   117           h
                        Cohesionad a vested interest in      v phr      /h@d @ "vestId 'Intr@st In/
1639   Revision   117           v
                        Cohesionested interest               n          /"vestId 'Intr@st/
1640   Revision   117           w
                        Cohesion as (fundamentally) flawed   adj        /w@z 'flO:d/
1641   Revision   117   Cohesionidentified                   v          /aI'dentIfaId/
1642   Revision   117           s
                        Cohesionue                           v          /sju:/
1643   Revision   117   Cohesionincompetent                  adj        /In'kÁmpIt@nt/
1644   Revision   117           d
                        Cohesioneliberately                  adv        /dI'lIb@r@tli/
1645   Revision   117           c
                        Cohesionoincidence                   n          /k@U'InsId@ns/
1646   Revision   117           a
                        Cohesion host of                     n phr      /@ 'h@Ust @v, Áv/
1647   Revision   117           is
                        Cohesion (already) brewing           v          /Iz 'bru:IÎ/
1648   Revision   117   Readingaround the clock              prep phr   /@"raUnd D@ 'klÁk/
1649   Revision   117   Readingawkward                       adj        /'O:kw@d/
1650   Revision   117   Readingemploy                        v          /Im'plOI/
1651   Revision   117   Readingbold                          adj        /b@Uld/
1652   Revision   117   Readingambiguous                     adj        /{m'bIgju@s/
1653   Revision   117   Readingverbal                        adj        /'vÆ:b@l/
1654   Revision   117   Readingpitfalls                      n          /'pItfO:lz/
1655   Revision   117   Readingvoicemails                    n          /'vOIsmeIlz/
1656   Revision   117   Readingwhereas                       conj       /we@r'{z/
1657   Revision   117   Readingexpatriates                   n          /eks'p{tri@ts, -trieIts/
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Example Sentence

Jones proved an inspirational figure in Welsh rugby.
His unusual brand of humour engaged the audience, and they showed their appreciation by applauding.
John was reading an article on environmental issues and global warming.
You must bear in mind that not everyone will agree with you.
Try to cater for all tastes, and don't make assumptions about what people will like.
There is no problem – or at least, none that I'm aware of.
When you live in a foreign country you need to learn the customs of the local people.
Without early intimation of the dates of the sessions, enthusiasm for training could decrease.
The educational background of top executives usually consists of a few years at university.
Our visitors are due to arrive at exactly nine o'clock.
His proposals cannot become law until they have obtained Congressional approval.
What she says makes sense, but the manner off her delivery is very off-putting.
The government thinks it can get away with token gestures on environmental issues.
After the lecture you can collect a handout which will list all the book references in the professor's talk.
The average price of a new car began to soar at a faster pace than household incomes.
OK. Let me rephrase the question, and let's see if you can understand me better this time.
A student in the front row put up his hand and asked a question.
Ministers do not write all their own scripts – they have people to do that for them..
The lecture was illustrated with visual aids that showed statistics on unemployment.
The word 'professional' has connotations of skill and excellence.
Precise sales figures are of more use than rough estimates of income.
Their monthly repayments are adjusted once a year.
The refineries are processing 1.4 million barrels of crude oil a day.
We had difficulty communicating because of the language barrier – neither of us spoke the other's language.
The multinational announced a sweeping reorganisation of its trading and investment arm.
I find her constant interruptions distracting, and I wish she's keep quiet.
They want to set up their own import-export business.
What are the exchange control requirements applying to overseas shareholders?
The book is full of amusing anecdotes about his life in Japan.
This process uses cutting-edge technology to make the components for half the cost and at twice the speed.
Until a radically different method of production comes along, we'll stick with the old ways.
Increased population has transformed the landscape.
The commercial services business unit had an annual turnover of 3.9 billion kronor.
The home market is responsible for 35 per cent of our profits, and Japan for another 40 per cent.
I must just pop into the supermarket on the way home, for a bottle of wine.
I'd like to meet you sometime and bounce some ideas off you about the new account.
Our computer system has been invaded by a cracker.
He hacked into the department's personnel files and stole valuable information.
Loss of revenue due to downtime meant that our profit margins suffered badly.
Somehow the hacker found a backdoor that allowed him to get round our security systems.
The Voting Rights Act was needed to empower minority groups.
She's expert at crafting her speeches to exactly suit the intended audience.
I'd like to talk to you folks about my plans for expansion.
Wait till you see the fantastic new offices – they will blow your minds!
Stuart works on linkages between our government and those of other countries.
Investment is a dangerous business, and the stakes and rewards are high.
He gave me advice on how to avoid the pitfalls of the legal process.
We have to tackle the fundamental cause of the problem.
It's an issue that can be viewed from several perspectives.
George will set the stage with a brief overview, and then I'll fill in some of the details.
The new car progresses from an original concept through to marketing, manufacture and sales.
The drop in shares could develop into a full-blown crisis.
The graphics on the new advertising posters are bold and colourful.
Allied-Signal was planning to use the proceeds from the sale of Union Texas to reduce debt.
Her speech was carefully structured so that people would find it easy to follow her arguments.
I think we're headed down the wrong track with this line of thinking – let's get back to basics.
James has taken the wrong track with this conversational approach to his presentation.
The Department of Commerce can give advice on how to approach overseas clients.
The USA has embassies in all three of the countries we intend to export to.
Don't be afraid to tap into advice from business colleagues who've been there before you.
We hired an outside consultant to review our pricing policies.
They paid millions to a major international consulting firm, when they could have done the work themselves.
First-time travellers get some peace of mind when an agency handles everything.
We normally have tune-ups with colleagues before we go and formally present to the client.
I think we need to rehearse the first idea again.
Informed consent was obtained from all participants before the study began.
The government has made an attempt to simplify the tax system.
Long paragraphs and convoluted sentences are not appropriate if your audience understands little English.
Katy had a coaching session with one of the country's most successful public speakers.
This study has clearly identified a major problem area for the National Health Service.
Harry kept stumbling over the pronunciation of the names of his Japanese clients.
Interpreters can be useful, but only if you are sure they are skilled and accurate.
Technical terminology can be some of the most difficult language to convey the meaning of.
They don't have any comprehension of what I'm trying to do.
The economy was in overload with debt, so that a real depression was possible.
Health problems can be significantly reduced by careful diet.
If you use too many colloquialisms, don't be surprised if people don't understand you.
Tom trotted out the same old tired clichés in every speech he made.
Intelligent use of metaphors can add colour and style to your writing.
Acronyms are used throughout the civil service, but are often incomprehensible to outsiders.
The insurance company plans to drop its mutual status to become a public company.
You'll have ample time for questions later.
Allow plenty of soak-in time for listeners to understand complex ideas.
To paraphrase Finkelstein, mathematics is a language, like English.
Victor's facial expression didn't change.
Frank felt that the time was ripe for fresh investment in the company.
The doctor explained that there had been a misinterpretation of the test results.
The heavy traffic in London is a constant source of irritation.
The next day's newspaper included a quote from the minister's speech.
Non-verbal communication can be just as important as what you say.
She turned a potentially dangerous situation into an opportunity for peace talks.
We hired a university professor who is an expert on intercultural communication.
The Stock Exchange concluded that the accounts could be regarded as suspect because they made no reference to such busi
Hand gestures can be misinterpreted by people from different cultural backgrounds.
Diana is a director of an organisation that aids networking among top executives.
Most brokers are recommending that investors take some cash out of hedge funds.
The north-east region has been suffering high unemployment.
Around 350 delegates attended the conference.
My new business cards came this morning, and my name is spelt wrong!
He has a lot of contacts in the media.
Mary has been promoted to Branch Director at her bank.
To avoid a takeover, the investment company went deeply into debt.
All parts of the conference venue have access for people with disabilities.
Members of the Chamber of Commerce are directors of the leading businesses in the city.
Leeds is hosting its annual film and television festival next month.
The companies are merging to form the world's largest provider of aircraft components.
The future of this area is close to my heart, as I was born and brought up near here.
Since conglomerate mergers involve companies with completely independent products, there are few opportunities for a reduct
The book was subsequently translated into 15 languages.
Several important legal questions arose in the contract negotiations.
We would be honoured if you would consent to opening the new factory.
Doctor Edwards is giving the opening plenary talk at this year's conference.
She agrees there is a challenge facing established NGOs in renewing their supporter base.
The logistics of shipping materials from Britain to Siberia is complicated by several factors.
The area is undergoing a revival due to the upsurge in new businesses coming to the county.
Barry's offices are being relocated to Manchester, but he doesn't want to leave London and work up north.
Ken thinks we'll adapt quickly to life in a new city, as we are used to moving every few years.
He joined the company as a management trainee and rose to being a director within five years..
We have offices in over 56 countries worldwide.
You'll need a good command of Japanese if you're going to work in Tokyo.
Medicare doesn't cover all medical expenses.
She is the company's purchasing manager.
There were 16 cases of damage to vehicles in the area.
They have the unenviable task of supervising the most dangerous prison in the country.
Proposals for implementing the EU directive on paternity leave will mean more costs for employers.
Sylvia has been liaising with her counterpart in the company's New York office.
The report cites the case of Sweden, where following the liberalisation of the postal service, around 1000 new jobs were create
India is where I first experienced real culture shock.
Vince was instrumental in America's successful re-entry into the Japanese auto market
Flowers were presented to visiting dignitaries.
Company representatives are pushing to open foreign markets to their products.
This stone was laid in honour of the building's opening by Queen Elizabeth.
Jacky works as an assertiveness trainer with high-level executives.
The company's mentoring programme ensures that no new employee is left without guidance.
I want to get a job as a development consultant in the oil industry.
This information is needed to assess efficiency and effectiveness.
What's the first item on the agenda for today's meeting?
Boeing's predictions about long-term jet sales were sadly inaccurate.
Jane's new husband is a high-flyer in the telecomms industry, I believe.
I enjoyed my time as his mentee, and learned a lot from observing how he dealt with people.
We need to evaluate the success of our last marketing campaign.
Sue is the appraiser, as she's my manager; I'm the appraisee.
Human resources is the modern term for what used to called the personnel department.
After a one-week intensive course in English teaching, Lucy went out to China to teach the language.
Mr Anderson will be chairing this meeting, in place of Miss Donald, who is off sick.
The General Strike was the most important industrial conflict of British inter-war history.
Jack proposed a shareholder resolution calling for a review of the company's policy.
The line manager judges the trainee's work and provides feedback.
He was eager to capitalise on the commercial potential of his designs.
A neighbour volunteered to keep an eye on the kids while I went to the hospital.
We must give more authority to line managers to make operations more responsive to customers.
Your payment is two weeks overdue.
Are you a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants?
Scientists have developed a drug that has a beneficial effect on the immune system.
The town is a mixture of the old and the new.
Trainees have a week of intensive tuition at the management training centre.
E-learning is a popular way of studying a subject when it is difficult to attend a college in person.
Smith received an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Modern executives need to break out from the old, traditional ways of thinking.
Many students live on campus.
They've offered her a post as associate professor in the business school.
The government plans to transform the tertiary education system.
Madonna has made a crossover from rock music to the movies.
The new restaurant will only serve the most authentic French food possible.
Ever since she went to France, Val has been waxing lyrical about their healthcare system.
His praise for the new trainees has been positively lyrical.
Developments in the marketplace require that we reduce our costs to remain competitive.
I applied for the post and was asked to attend an interview.
The auditor's report takes a global view of the figures.
Since the new training programme was launched, we have had several hundred applicants for courses.
The company moved its corporate headquarters to Houston.
Saudi Arabian and Japanese officials agreed on a joint venture to build oil refineries in both countries.
A consortium of ten British and French construction firms built the Channel tunnel.
It can be argued that pupils who went to Eton and Harrow are products of an elitist education system.
The island is only accessible by boat.
Facilitators were engaged to make sure that the discussion groups did not stray from the topics.
They enjoy a virtual monopoly in sales of pickup trucks.
The University of York conferred an honorary degree in Chemistry on the eminent scientist.
This report bears the stamp of someone who knows the business inside out.
What's the best route to Cambridge?
Bernard occupied the posts of Chief Executive Officer and Chairman from 1980 to 1997.
Your higher salary takes into account the additional responsibilities of the new post.
Jetco's output represents around 5% of the country's GDP.
Employees expect flexibility in the workplace.
Languages are an essential part of the school curriculum.
As an added incentive , there's a bottle of champagne for the best team.
The stock exchange saw hectic trading in which 3.1 million shares changed hands.
This year's profits will be used to help fund a record £1.5 billion programme of investment over the next five years.
The new campaign is targeting the 25 to 35 age range.
Do you still need to keep the caste system in mind even in today's modern India?
Education is the great equaliser, ensuring that someone from any background can succeed.
The tax changes will concern large corporations rather than small businesses.
Brand recognition is very important in modern marketing campaigns.
He's been given an opportunity to work for one of the world's most prestigious companies.
The accountancy profession has reached critical mass in the city, and now everyone wants an office here.
We're not competing with the bricks-and-mortar universities – we concentrate on e-learning.
The one-to-one tuition is complemented by well-written, comprehensive coursebooks and online resources.
Acupuncture is no longer the new kid on the block, but has become accepted in mainstream medicine.
The new law imposes limitations on campaign contributions.
What do you think will turn out to be the next big thing in academic research?
The classes got smaller as students dropped out of university one by one.
Women have broken away from their traditional roles in many societies.
Learning is easier if you break it down into manageable chunks of information.
Huge chunks of ice have broken off and fallen into the sea as global warming continues.
John put his son through university even though it cost him a small fortune.
I've been looking into the possibility of buying a second home in France.
When you're choosing a savings account, spend some time weighing up the pros and cons of the various accounts on offer.
David got thrown out of his student flat when he fell behind with the rent.
Sally is catching up with the rest of the class after her illness caused her to miss a month's lectures.
They're bringing in a sales consultant to advise on how we can increase turnover.
This report hasn't got to the heart of the matter – it doesn’t tell me anything I don't already know.
The media are always hyping up the latest developments, but there still isn't a cure for the disease.
These matters need to be put on the agenda and discussed at our next meeting.
Let's try to think ahead and plan for the next ten years instead of just next week.
I'd like to work abroad to broaden my horizons.
The globalisation of the food industry has meant more competition for everyone.
Interest in organic food is not a fad, it's here to stay.
The government's long-term economic strategy will mean higher taxes for everyone.
In future, Mr O'Reilly will conduct his business within the rules and regulations.
We soon discovered that Johnson's plans were more sizzle than steak – he hadn't thought things through.
Several different university faculties were competing with each other for the funds.
Does Cath have the creative wherewithal to make it as a solo act?
This is a subject that's been debated on the airwaves as well as in committee rooms worldwide.
Roy breathed on his hands and rubbed them together vigorously.
Can you begin by clarifying what you meant by your previous statement on the subject?
I bought a paper carrying the front-page headline: 'Space Aliens Meet with President'.
The content of his speech was obscured by the manner in which it was presented.
The government will be taking measures to reduce crime in the inner cities.
Most pension disputes will be resolved within a year.
The international money orders can be cashed by the recipient at any Amex travel office.
Customer details are held on a database and can be accessed in a matter of moments.
The next round of appraisals is due to take place in about three months' time.
Carol owns a confectioner's, tobacconist's and newsagent's on the High Street.
Fashion is a fast-moving market in which you have to be one step ahead of the trends.
Rising incomes have brought higher demand for cars and other western consumer goods.
European stocks make up 50% of his investment portfolio.
We hope that such changes will help Italian banks compete more effectively against rival European banks.
Partco has a very effective field sales team who go out and see their customers on a regular basis.
It's one of the largest regional building societies in the UK.
Repeat business relies heavily on the customer's last experience of the company.
The sales force is being expanded to seven from its current level of five.
The fight ended only with the timely arrival of the police.
We talked to people who had tried our product or its direct competitor.
The product range will be expanded when we take delivery of the new machinery.
Even before the movie came out, the markets were flooded with the typical forms of merchandising.
We will advise you on the promotional activity needed before the launch of the new products.
Our customer base is historically concentrated in the north-east.
This aid money is crucial to the government's economic policies.
The marketing department has a sophisticated information-gathering system that informs our sales strategy.
The new ads set out to attract custom from a wider age range than before.
Maximise your profits, and you will keep the shareholders happy.
The recession has had an impact on the domestic business market.
They have a field-based sales team and also a couple of people working in telesales at the office.
The relationship between attorneys and their clients is based on confidentiality.
I've had a few encounters with her in the past – she's a really difficult customer.
His sales pitch was full of jargon and meaningless expressions.
We have the technology that will let people play the lottery via the internet, mobile phones and interactive television.
Foreign investment in Taiwan rose by 79% last year.
The gamble has paid off, and the company has enjoyed a fantastic year in the Far East.
Al has been the IT Manager here for the last 15 years.
First-time travellers get some peace of mind when an agency handles everything.
As Director of Sales, you'll be in charge of a sales force of 23.
Our top priorities must be profit and commercial growth.
Each year business managers draw up a budget and suggest a series of financial targets.
US investors' awareness of international bond markets is better than that in the UK.
Economic growth should accelerate as the year goes on.
The important achievement of the European Union is economic integration, but political integration is doubtful.
It's one of the most successful partnerships in the country.
The hospital project was entirely financed by the private sector.
There's been a huge rise in council tax without any increase in the quality of public services.
The government has promised wide-ranging health care for all.
Many urban areas have severe pollution problems.
Does what you pay in rent include utilities?
Work is urgently needed to repair our decaying infrastructure.
It is not the job of the police to administer justice; that falls to the courts.
The Private Finance Initiative has been a disaster, with many projects costing far more than anticipated.
A serious accident can have a dramatic effect on your family's finances.
The company has interests in a wide spectrum of activities.
Most hospitals now outsource their waste-disposal systems to private contractors.
The Government is planning further cuts in public spending.
One of the new team's first acts was to commission a report on Fox's operations.
Ridley, as commerce secretary, masterminded the privatisation of public transport.
The cuts will be achieved through a combination of layoffs, retirements and job transfers.
She heads up a corporation with $9 billion in assets.
The company said it is unable to tender competitively for contracts unless it has the flexibility of Sunday working.
The firm's latest cost-cutting exercise means that I'm out of a job!
It is impossible to maintain exports at past levels.
They get their money from various sources.
Profit has declined because of increasing competition from China.
Do you think rail services have improved or got worse since privatisation?
Congress is debating the controversial issue of welfare reform.
My job is to ensure that we receive value for money in every job that we commission.
Your accountability is to the sales director – you answer to her.
Your employment rights will be protected when you transfer to the new company.
US car maker Chrysler is to sell off its $1 billion technology arm to concentrate resources on its core business.
A leading insurance company sponsored the charity's first TV campaign.
The firm's collapse was due to a combination of several factors.
Communication is impossible in the areas affected by the hurricane.
The reports of terrorist activity have put people off visiting the country.
We would challenge the assumption that the public sector is wasteful, inefficient and unproductive.
State education is under-funded and therefore it produces poor results.
Young people are more amenable than older citizens to the idea of immigration.
Overcrowding and poor sanitation are common problems in prisons.
Lucy had no compelling reason to go into town, so she stayed at home.
The funds will be used to repay short-term debt.
Several lenders are offering very attractive rates of interest at the moment.
Banks are often reluctant to lend if the borrower has a history of bad debts.
The scheme has been backed by several major companies in the region.
The industry is now dominated by a handful of multinationals.
State monopolies were the only sources of supply in communist countries.
Gecko emerged as the winner of the bidding war for the shares.
She later withdrew her candidacy for President of the United States.
Most companies are now embracing the technology as a way of reaching new customers.
Oil resources are becoming depleted, and the country will soon become a net importer.
A lot of investors now fear a stock market apocalypse.
Don't be tempted by the discounts on offer now – wait for a few weeks and they will be greater still.
Water distribution is achieved by means of numerous irrigation channels.
The UK has imposed tariffs on clothing imports to prevent cheap competition from overseas.
I found her attitude totally unacceptable.
When millions of dollars are at stake, passions run high and tempers get short.
Access to the papers is restricted to senior management.
A good diet is essential for everyone.
Wiseman has been appointed vice-president in charge of marketing.
The annual report points out that profits are mainly due to the success of overseas subsidiaries.
Ted was haggling with the street vendors.
We can cut the state budget or raise taxes.
Building society accounts are for the truly risk averse saver.
Investors got badly burned when the dotcom balloon burst.
She co-chairs the public accounts committee with Senator Helbright.
Regulatory regimes were introduced to prevent a recurrence of the losses incurred in the 1980s.
Agreements were worked out between the employers and the trades unions.
Anyone who invests only in high-risk shares is building on shifting sand.
These solar panels generate enough electricity to supply a home with all its energy requirements.
The local currency is the rupee.
The company has an annual revenue of about $8 million.
Wilson's government was badly damaged by the devaluation of the pound.
Opposition leaders accused the president of ignoring the country's growing economic crisis.
The country will not receive further funds after it failed to repay debts of $16 million.
If you reduce your debts we may well consider stepping back in to re-invest.
All our efforts have been put into recouping the losses suffered in the previous financial year.
Sydney's population expanded rapidly in the 1960s.
The buildings were in a decrepit state.
The five countries have worked out a multilateral trade agreement.
The bishop helped foster the sense of a community embracing all classes.
The company offered an upfront payment of 25% of his first year's salary.
The company should be able to generate business on the back of existing contracts.
The trade agreement between Japan and the US is more transparent, and there are no secret documents.
Most of the evidence was destroyed in the fire, thus it would be almost impossible to prove him guilty.
We rely entirely on donor-funded research, as we get no funding from government.
The irrigation system relies on fairly primitive engineering.
Bore holes have been drilled to see whether the geologists are correct in their predictions about oil deposits.
Fuel prices have risen sharply due to the increase in the price of crude oil.
Entrepreneurs have stepped in and offered services not normally available from government.
Under the new legislation, employers will be required to offer up to 12 weeks of paid sick-leave per year.
Fear of change is an obstacle to progress.
India has a population of more than 1 billion.
He was forbidden to leave the house, as a punishment.
Intermediate electricity systems provide power in the absence of a national infrastructure.
Smoking is not permitted in the hospital grounds.
The emergency generator will start up as soon as the main power supply fails.
Investors are wary of high-tech businesses ever since the dotcom crash.
The appointment of a top finance executive as vice chairman suggests that finance will play a prominent role in the company's
Some of the stolen property was found in Mason's house.
Changes need to be made in the company management from the top down.
Soames is a leading member of a Tory think tank.
High salaries and promotion benefits accrue to individuals who work hard and achieve good results.
The scandal involved payments under the table to various company executives.
The customer must sign the traveller's cheque in front of the cashier.
A series of bribery scandals has cut a swathe through the government.
Violence erupted after police shot a student during the demonstration.
We maintain active links with other European universities.
Massive debts have forced them to close the store.
The vice-president resigned his post last week.
Interstate Highway 75 has been closed due to an accident involving 40 vehicles.
Microwave ovens are now an essential piece of equipment in catering establishments.
A solution was negotiated between the company and the union.
The outcome of the election saw Bush gather 45% of the vote.
He believes that such a move could be detrimental to the financial integrity of the firm.
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It is difficult to obtain a ruling from the court if the other party contests the decision.
The timing of the award of the directors' stock options was brought into question.
The firm's successful flotation on the stock market set the stage for its expansion into Europe.
The USA is no longer concerned about political co-operation with Britain.
She had endured years of intimidation and violence.
You can nearly always get books there at a discount.
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Each portfolio has a minimum initial investment of $3000.
It looks as if interest rates will come down again this month.
I'm sorry, we won't have those items in stock until next month.
You should read the conditions of your contact of employment carefully.
The US has a policy of no concessions to terrorists.
I'm only hypothesising, but what if we were to sell off the automotive division?
The government sounded out public opinion on the idea by intentionally leaking its proposals.
Give me precise sales figures so that I can calculate the stock required for next month.
The governor gave only a vague outline of his tax plan.
The Labour Party have carried out a feasibility study on the question of road pricing.
This is only a rough draft of the letter.
You need to re-edit this questionnaire to remove any suggestion that you already know the answers to the questions.
All the headings are in bold type.
The architects have changed the layout of the building to allow for easier access to the main entrance.
The Secretary of State maintains a register of those who have been disqualified from being company directors.
BATNA stands for Best Alternative To Negotiated Agreement.
CBI stands for the Confederation of British Industry.
You see, this is what we're up against – the suppliers just aren't reliable.
The agreement allows metals and plastics to be traded among 24 countries.
More women are attaining positions of power in public life.
The extra earnings available to lenders and the facility provided for borrowers make it a win-win situation.
After 15 years of litigation, appeals lawyers reached a settlement with the insurance company.
My flight takes off in an hour's time – I'm going to be late!
We've seen an enormous growth in the number of businesses using the Web.
Freight volumes have increased by 15% this year, but passenger traffic has decreased 2% in the same period.
A slight rise in temperature is forecast for this afternoon.
Once we make the adjustments for inflation, the fall in interest rates is quite small.
An additional charge is made on baggage exceeding the weight allowance.
The fuel tank has a capacity of 12 gallons.
Your plane leaves from Terminal 4.
Atlanta is a hub airport for several transatlantic airlines.
My sister worked in air traffic control at Heathrow Airport near London.
Traffic congestion has been eased by the charge introduced for driving into the centre of the city.
The pilot was aiming for the runway but came down in a nearby field.
Several million pounds' worth of gold were stolen from a cargo terminal at the airport.
A catering base will be built on the south perimeter, serving all the airport terminals.
As Chief Financial Officer of the company, she was held responsible for the falsification of the accounts.
The board has appointed a consultant to advise on the restructuring of the company.
The State Treasury has guaranteed the financial viability of the scheme.
Most of the money for the project will be borrowed at normal rates form the commercial banks.
Any spare cash is best put in a savings account where it will earn interest.
The risk allocation for the project will have to be shared equally between government and the private sector.
An expansion of demand can give rise to inflationary pressures
The bill will be submitted for approval by Congress.
We had a shaky start to the year, but in the third quarter we started to get back on track.
Kate, do you have a minute? I need to get your input on the new proposals.
I had gone over and over what happened in my mind.
He speaks so quickly that I have trouble keeping track of what he's saying.
We kicked that suggestion around, and in the end decided to go ahead.
What time does the laser show kick off?
Luther Inc ran out of money and had to abandon the project after only six months.
I wish you'd stick to the point and stop bringing in all these irrelevant details!
Britain, France and Germany are having a round-table discussion on the crisis this week.
Representatives from over 100 countries attended the International Peace Conference in Geneva.
We've gone off on a tangent – we need to bring the talks back to the central question.
We need an advertising slogan for the new campaign.
Employees get together and brainstorm ideas.
Trevor can be very persuasive when he wants to get something done.
My confused and fuddled mind can't seem to get a grip on these ideas.
The centre provides help for people suffering from mental illness.
Astronauts have special breathing apparatus.
King was a great orator and an inspiring leader.
We've become expert at beating off competition from larger firms.
The committee has adopted Geoff's plan and will allocate the necessary funds.
It is to be hoped that corporate governance in US businesses has improved since the Enron fiasco.
The management require full attendance at every meeting – no absences will be tolerated.
We're conducting an in-depth study of patients' needs on behalf of the NHS.
Can you give me a hand? I need to get all these papers photocopied in ten minutes' time.
The profit-sharing plan is designed to motivate the staff.
The university has organised temporary placements in local businesses for all its students.
Judge Kelso has a reputation for being strict but fair.
The electronics sector accounted for revenue of £940.4 million.
Peter was painfully aware of his own shortcomings.
Inventiveness is a quality that is highly prized in this business sector.
Its planned IPO was postponed after the stock market crash.
It's a well-known fact that all civil servants do is sit around and drink tea all day.
The course helps school-leavers broaden their knowledge of the world of work.
Students' work experience is squeezed into a couple of weeks at the beginning of the summer vacation.
Bulk traffic in flour is carried by rail.
The garage charges £65 an hour for labour.
They have excavated an archaeological site that was first unearthed by contractors building the new shopping centre.
On the table were the remains of the evening meal.
The majority of holiday flights depart and arrive on schedule.
Can we speed things up? I've got a plane to catch in a couple of hours.
Is there any limit on your ability to work overtime?
The project is now showing cost overruns of £2 billion, and may have to be cancelled.
The waste is treated on-site rather than being removed by contractors.
Environmentally damaging projects are no longer tolerated in today's political climate.
Environmentalists would like to see fossil fuels replaced by renewable energy sources.
Tehran planned to sell the Ukraine 75 billion cubic metres of natural gas a year.
Deregulation has meant that the town centre is now choked with buses from many different companies.
Hallo, I'm interested in a loan to allow me to purchase a new car.
Diversification of the rural economy will remove people's dependence on the one major local industry.
Image-editing software is bundled with many digital cameras.
In 2001, Britain exported more cars than it imported.
Our energy consumption has decreased since we started turning down all the radiators.
All these washing machines are well known for their energy efficiency.
An efficient policy to deal with global warming would be a tax on the carbon content of fuels.
Greenhouse gas emissions are set to be reduced by 20% by the year 2012.
Renewable energy sources such as sun and wind power can make a significant contribution to our energy needs.
Wave power only accounts for a tiny fraction of our energy needs.
He suggested that workers take voluntary pay cuts to help the economy.
Our winter sale includes many price reductions.
Nuclear installations are built well away from the main centres of population.
Europe's reductions in carbon emissions are counterbalanced by an upsurge in China's economy.
In less prosperous areas the taxes were, for many, such a burden that they lived in poverty.
Are taxpayers getting enough value for all they pay out?
Carbon dioxide levels have increased dramatically in the last 50 years.
The rapid industrialisation of China has resulted in a huge increase in manufacturing.
Petrol-guzzling large cars have no place in the urban landscape.
Too many four-wheel drives are used only for shopping trips and taking the kids to school.
He feared the ignominy of being exposed as a spy.
Cars are being made more fuel-efficient to increase the economy of running one.
In future it's possible that every car will sport a device that will tell the government how much to charge its driver for using the ro
The chemical hazard labels bear a yellow and black symbol.
Water molecules contain two atoms of hydrogen and one of oxygen.
The instruments measure the levels of air pollution in the city centre.
The move could trigger a rush by investors to buy annuities.
His injuries were quite severe – he nearly died.
John has sunk a lot of his time, efforts and money into making this business a success.
The USA has been taking initiatives to try to restore peace in the Middle East.
This huge rocket is used for propelling the space capsule through the atmosphere and into orbit around the moon.
The bosses are revving up the business so that its share price will be high when they float it on the stock exchange.
The firm is pumping millions of pounds into solving the problem, but so far without success.
Fleets of lorries were used to transport food across Europe to the victims of the earthquake.
Fuelling stations have been positioned across the outback to help the rally drivers cross the empty land.
It's a bit of a long shot, but you could always ask Terry if he knows anyone who can help.
The computer company went through a difficult transition period.
The upshot was that after much argument they all agreed to help her.
A price increase of 2p on a litre of petrol is equal to a rise of more than 9p a gallon.
Republicans went on the offensive over soaring gasoline prices.
At Christmas, the kids were happily stripping the wrapping paper from their presents.
A leading pharmaceutical company will finance the research.
The boat looked badly cared for, and algae had grown across the planks of the deck.
The photographs of the two refugee children were the catalysts that started the relief operation.
It was feared that the issue would split the church.
The molecules are absorbed into the bloodstream and consequently affect the organs.
It took him only a few minutes to siphon off the petrol and drive away.
The area is rich in high-quality agricultural land.
The factory's byproduct waste is used to feed pigs.
If the 'green' biomass approach is taken, there's the problem of finding enough ground to grow crops for ethanol.
Experimental planting has yet to yield enough material to make the process economically viable.
They were left scratching their heads when the problem proved difficult to solve.
Mercury is a metal element that, unusually, takes liquid form when cool.
The US gallon is about five-sixths the volume of the UK gallon.
Books took up most of the space in his crowded room.
The engine works by compressing the gas and then providing a spark which makes it explode.
Liquefying oxygen is one way to make it more easily transportable.
Our file storage system allows us to easily see where everything is and immediately retrieve it.
The air is pressurised to 15 bar and then pumped into cylinders for transport.
I have a small gas tank that I use to power the camping stove.
The parcel was too bulky to go through the letterbox, so the postman knocked on the door.
Fuel cells have been employed by NASA, but they are too expensive for domestic use.
They converted the spare bedroom into an office.
A number of spacecraft are now out there in space, having been abandoned when they ran out of power.
The memory effect has been one of the major drawbacks of some types of rechargeable battery.
It is anticipated that the research will have many different practical applications.
The case must be rugged enough to withstand quite a bit of rough handling.
This fabric can withstand steam and high temperatures.
Caution! Highly flammable liquid.
The coastline is dotted with small hydroelectric power plants.
Eighty per cent of sewage is piped directly into the sea.
The idea of spectacles being a fashion item has been slow to catch on.
Huge sums of money will be needed finance these new designs.
In response to your enquiry of 28 March, I'm afraid we no longer sell this item.
Virgin has been on the receiving end of an endless litany of complaints about late trains.
Sir Alan Sugar heads Amstrad, who first made their name with affordable computers.
DOE officials have backed the company's environmentally sound research.
The college takes pupils from private schools to the exclusion of those from state-funded education.
Sugar substitutes are used by the soft drinks industry.
Gas hybrids are cars that run partly on hydrogen and partly on conventional petrol.
BAT were accused of aggressive marketing tactics to promote smoking among teenagers.
The hostages were released unharmed.
Future generations will have to rely heavily on alternative sources of power.
The commercial services business unit had an annual staff turnover of 18 per cent.
The business has 170 branches throughout the UK.
We have no more copies of the book – we've sold out until next week.
Is that the best excuse you can come up with?
Helen can advise you on the exchange control requirements applying to overseas shareholders.
In addition to our factory in south Wales, we have two more plants in eastern Scotland.
With regard to your invoice, the cheque was posted to you on 27 February.
With reference to your enquiry of 15 March, we have no record of your purchase.
What you said was true. It was, nevertheless, a little unkind.
Most computer users have never received any formal keyboard training. Consequently, their keyboard skills are poor.
The court of inquiry ruled that the crash was due to pilot error.
He became a citizen in 1978, thereby gaining the right to vote.
Their car was bigger and therefore more comfortable.
They live on the outskirts of Paris, away from the bustle in the centre of the city.
The company will add 14 warehouses to its current distribution centres.
Having no admin staff means that everyone does their own typing, filing, and other secretarial work.
The police are rerouting traffic along Canal Street because there's been an accident in George Street.
Advertisers have bought airtime on all the major TV networks.
Britain's leading supermarket chain has bought up a large parcel of land on the edge of the city.
Profit margins have suffered due to the difficulty of getting some goods to market.
A duplicate copy of the invoice will be retained for our records.
The company's bottom line showed a net profit of 173 million euros.
More items need to be put out as soon as the shelf stock starts to run low.
Share prices in the retail sector have recently been even more precarious than usual.
You won't make great financial gains by putting your money into government stocks.
Taking a risk with your investments boosts your chances of making a large profit or a large loss.
The company has the right to issue shares in two series.
Some retailers worry that new regulations will hurt their ability to compete in the marketplace.
There's always a price hike just before Christmas, when everyone wants the same toys for their kids.
We saved money by buying in bulk at wholesale prices.
Railroad refrigeration is now more sophisticated than when blocks of ice had to be chopped up and inserted into railroad cars.
A breakdown in the cooling system caused the car's engine to overheat.
The first item on the agenda is to agree the minutes of the last meeting.
She devised a method for quicker communications between offices.
The charity has launched a campaign to end the trade in rhinoceros products.
The analogue TV signal is being phased out and replaced by a digital system.
Recent innovations in the treatment of Parkinson's disease have made the future outlook better for sufferers.
Average house prices decreased by 13% last year.
Countries around the world are hungry for capital and economic development.
Jim began by outlining his plans for a new company logo and publicity campaign.
The company collects information about consumer trends.
Fruit picking is seasonal work that is often done by students on vacation.
Teleworking involves managing staff at a distance.
Casual labour is widely used within the hotel and catering industries.
Mexican migrant workers, ironically, are an essential factor in the economy of the southern USA.
Self-employment can mean that it's difficult to tell when the next job is going to come along.
I did shift work for several years, starting at 5.30 am and finishing at 1 pm.
Many admin staff in large companies are on either fixed-term or temporary contracts.
Sadie is looking for part-time work now that her children have started at primary school.
He gave up a permanent job in order to freelance.
After the war, women were employed in a wider range of occupations.
They fear that enlargement of the EU will mean large-scale economic migration from the poorer member countries.
The proportion of women graduates has increased in recent years.
She did not realise that her policy had expired.
Increases in both highly-paid jobs and menial, poorly-paid jobs have resulted in an hour-glass economy in the UK.
This new law gives management tremendous bargaining power.
During his four-year tenure as president, the firm's annual revenue rose dramatically.
The prospects for political and economic stability in the country continue to fade.
The middle-management area is for people who are senior enough to be well paid but incompetent enough to not be senior ma
Minimum-wage workers make up the largest group of the company's employees.
The oil industry has a mobile workforce who have to go where the deposits are.
There has been substantial growth in jobs in the service sector in the last 20 years.
Skilled manual workers will still be in demand for the foreseeable future.
The publishing sector has proved largely immune to economic downturn.
The growing phenomenon of telecommuting can best be enjoyed by those with computer skills.
Stories of city stockbrokers quitting to retrain as plumbers have been exaggerated.
Electricians must be employed to do certain jobs that householders are not allowed to do themselves.
The salaries we offer are well above average.
Closure of the plant will mean unemployment for 500 workers.
The situation is likely to continue for the foreseeable future.
Job satisfaction was rated more highly than salaries by 45% of the people surveyed.
Cheap theatre tickets and other perks are some of the advantages of working in London.
I want a job with good prospects for promotion.
She was getting on well with her boss before she criticised his management style.
Many people are irritated at having to speak to call centres in Asia about goods they bought in the UK.
Even dyed-in-the-wool traditionalists were impressed by the changes.
Recently, the USA has not had the booming economy that it used to enjoy.
New technology has spawned new business opportunities.
Brash, noisy journalists were crowding around the ambassador.
Profligate spending on directors' bonuses intensely angered the shareholders.
Lack of confidence in the market is undermining the company's share price.
Margaret Thatcher was a politician who preached the virtues of a free market.
There's no brand loyalty in car tyres – consumers just buy on price.
Many companies have restructured their organisational hierarchies.
The book gives parents advice on discipline.
It can help to reassure you if you discuss your anxieties with someone.
The firefighters made a futile attempt to save the paintings from the flames.
The price of silver has quadrupled in world markets.
The new company will operate out of its parent's offices with an initial headcount of 20 staff.
Attrition rates of new employees are very high, but there are always others waiting to take their places.
Atlanta is one of the largest hubs in the USA, with dozens of international and regional airlines using the airport.
Working hours must not exceed 42 hours a week.
Bird flu is posing a similar scale of threat to that of foot and mouth disease for cattle.
Three of our staff are off sick today, so we have been severely stretched.
The Confederation of British Industry said it was too early to make firm forecasts about demand.
Celebrity voted to accept the RCI bid, despite a counter-offer of $525 million from Carnival Corp.
The firm employed a head-hunter to find them the best candidate for the top job.
30 workers are being sent to Japan for training.
His restlessness led him to give up his well-paid job and go travelling across Asia for two years.
There are unmatchable opportunities in the modern electronics industry.
College graduates aspiring to careers in finance are in short supply.
There were roughly 200 people at the opening of the exhibition.
Food production is still increasing faster than demand.
Demand for the new toys has outstripped demand, and we are struggling to keep up.
Competition from established businesses can be formidable.
A management consultancy was engaged to advise on the next steps.
We did a circuit of the old city.
What time does your boss come in?
Wall Street firms have always poached each other's star brokers.
Small isolated knots of people were dotted across the vast square.
The supermarket chain has opened ten more branches in prime locations in southeast England.
Forecasters had underestimated growth and overestimated inflation by about 0.5% a year.
We suffer from a labour shortage.
The company will vigorously pursue all legal remedies against anyone interfering with its rights.
Due to a bizarre coincidence, my boss and I ended up at the same hotel on holiday.
Linda went to salsa classes to learn to dance and to keep fit.
The firm has a new multi-cuisine restaurant in its new building in Canary Wharf.
Factory canteens now seem to be a thing of the past.
Recreational activities offered include tennis, squash, dancing, bridge and painting.
The addition of networking facilities will greatly enhance the system.
He accepted the job, albeit with some hesitation.
I don't like cheap advertising gimmicks that promise everything and deliver very little.
The animal raised its head, suddenly alert.
Traumas such as death or divorce are the only experiences worse than moving house.
Smith denies using abusive language to the referee.
His dismissal could have been better handled – there was no need to literally throw him out.
It's typical British summer weather again today – rain and wind!
The company's difficulties have touched off widely differing responses among its five largest shareholders.
In the past, many children died in infancy.
The company has hired an investment banking firm to assist with managing its pension fund.
The growing tendency to telecommute can best be enjoyed by those with computer skills.
Productivity has dropped, and the competitiveness of the industry has declined.
People drop in and out of the centre to ask advice on all kinds of problems.
Perhaps you'd like to stick around and watch?
Ultimately, the decision rests with the child's parents.
He has had to surmount immense physical disabilities.
Working at night and sleeping during the day can induce jet-lag syndrome.
Our marketing work actually started as an outgrowth from our core business as a PR agency.
It can be relaxing to engage in repetitive tasks like washing and ironing for a while.
Firefighting is an inherently dangerous occupation.
She's going to join the many footloose students travelling around Europe for a year.
Her father's death reminded her that she was mortal.
Your threats don't scare me.
To the extent that he has a lot of freelance work, no, redundancy doesn't hold too much danger for him.
My main criticism of the scheme is that it does nothing to help families on low incomes.
Most are recruited from the ranks of people who studied Latin and Greek at university.
Most children are skilled in diversionary tactics.
The food retail market in the UK is becoming increasingly competitive.
Head office IT staff have remote access to our computers in case anything goes wrong.
Many emerging markets have outpaced more mature markets such as the US and Japan.
Parents need to be fully informed so they can make a rational decision.
It's easy to let the emotions attached to one situation spill over into others.
Dina encountered a fair amount of envy among her colleagues after her promotion.
He works in one of the highest grades in the civil service.
Practise the breathing techniques until they become automatic.
Kate acts as a mediator when talks between employers and employees have broken down.
His remark turned the tension into a feeling that he was on our side.
The tension was becoming unbearable, and I wanted to scream.
Small misunderstandings can often lead to huge, unnecessary arguments.
The early misunderstanding was compounded by the language barrier.
We shall be grateful if you will kindly acknowledge receipt of this letter.
People make a lot of incorrect assumptions about me.
She quickly grasped the basic idea of how the process worked.
From an economic point of view, the new development will benefit the town greatly.
Use a diffuser to maximise the volume and curl of your hair.
The meeting was very constructive, and it looked as if agreement was within sight.
You have a point about Jonathan – I agree that he's unsuitable for the job.
We've heard from Mike and Usha – now, here's how it looks from my angle.
The company has a high rate of absenteeism.
We found a car-hire company who gave us a good rate for renting a small car.
She was fluent in English, French, and German.
The program is designed to help business users be more productive.
I won't be coming this evening – I've got a migraine.
Steven's still in bed with flu.
A broad and balanced education is an imperative for raising standards.
These workshops will benefit the staff by letting them understand each other's roles.
This conversation has highlighted some of the misunderstandings between us.
Consumers filled out a detailed questionnaire about their smoking habits.
You can complete the form anonymously – we don't need your name or signature.
Here is a summary of the Commerce Department's report on business inventories.
We got the children involved in a game to relieve the boredom of the long journey
The poor working conditions have an adverse effect on staff morale.
All the groups have to appoint teamleaders before the discussion begins.
They are putting pressure on people to vote yes.
She's struggling to cope with the heavy workload.
The bonus is discretionary but linked to performance.
The customer felt I was rushing him through the decision, and in the end he didn't make a purchase.
She felt resentful at not being promoted.
You need to take a break every couple of hours and just chill out for a few minutes.
We're under pressure to achieve a certain level of sales every month.
The team manager is very stressed, as he has over 30 staff to worry about.
We now employ a staff of 25.
There's no room for error when you're making sure that an aircraft engine is working properly.
A careful driver will often stop talking before carrying out a complex manoeuvre.
A tax system that relies on monitoring by the taxpayer himself is clearly open to abuse.
They've managed to fight off a hostile takeover bid.
Some of his colleagues at work became suspicious of his odd behaviour.
There have been successful examples in history of non-violent protest, typified by Gandhi.
The intense monitoring system they've put in place feels like we're being spied on.
Communist activity was prohibited on pain of death.
You must observe the professional rules of etiquette imposed by the Law Society.
Besides sales techniques, salespeople will get training in contract law, psychology, and business ethics.
Stress at work began to affect her health.
We apologise for the delay and are doing everything we can to rectify the situation.
I have lived in Paris for several years, and have now applied for French citizenship.
Mr Lewis was awarded $75,000 compensation for injuries suffered in the accident.
If you lend me a fiver today, I'll make sure it's paid back before the end of the week.
He pays lip service to the company's rules, but actually he just does whatever he likes.
Dr Smith was accused of unethical medical practices by the General Medical Council.
A company cannot be sold without the approval of the shareholders.
This just a temporary measure; in the long run we'll need to make other arrangements.
There are separate lanes next to the road to ensure the safety of cyclists.
The country's labour laws were changed to ensure that women were paid the same as men.
The family faced their ordeal with dignity and courage.
It's not much, but it's a step in the right direction that they've admitted they were wrong.
The company has been accused of using child labour for the production of its garments.
The banning of trade unions meant that the employers could sack people for no reason if they wished.
86% of the population lives in poverty.
There are strict codes of conduct to make sure that clients' confidentiality is protected.
At the end of the day, it doesn't matter how much we protest – they'll still ignore us.
It all comes down to whether the company are really willing to make the necessary changes.
The concept of CSR should make banks look at how their policies affect the man in the street.
The bottom line is that we can't afford to pay staff who aren't doing an honest day's work.
The time has come for shareholders to protest at the huge bonuses paid to company directors.
Let's be honest – you're not interested in the people that work for you, only the profits they make.
Personal ethics and company ethics, for me, are just two sides of the same coin.
Let's face it, if we didn't make a profit we'd go out of business altogether.
The pursuit of liberty and happiness is all very well, but it's easier if you have a little money.
They were accused of abandoning their socialist principles.
Citizens should be stakeholders in the society they live in.
Five students who had spoken out against the regime were arrested.
The government take huge amounts of tax from the profit that we make, so they are hypocrites for criticising how we make it.
Stress is contributing to millions of working days lost to illness and depression.
The shareholders warmly embraced the changes proposed by the board.
In contrast to some healthier countries, Scotland has a high rate of death from heart disease.
Stop giving us so much waffle and get to the point.
He's made a commitment to improve the quality of life for people in Gloucestershire.
I'm extremely sceptical about what I read in the press.
This book proposes a new approach to teaching languages.
I find all this management-speak a real turn-off.
Her speech kicked off with a compliment to all the staff on how hard they had worked.
The company was left rudderless by the resignation of its CEO.
Potts was appointed chairman of the education committee.
Until they make me a concrete offer, I'm not going to resign from my current post.
How is the company going to tackle the problem of its pollution of the local rivers?
There's been an explosion in the number of people buying MP3 players.
There's mounting evidence of a link between obesity and some forms of cancer.
Human-rights lawyers have been trying to free some of the country's political prisoners.
The tobacco industry has been hit with a number of lawsuits alleging that they failed to warn smokers of the dangers.
It took a while for me to accustom myself to all the new rules and regulations.
The forthcoming elections will be a real test for the Democratic party's leadership.
These new measures will reinforce the idea that the company is putting its accounts in order.
The senior management team seem to be cut off from the realities of their workers' lives.
Her doctor told her to cut down on dairy products to help her to lose weight.
I'd like a pot of strawberry yogurt, please.
The bridge has a dual role, carrying both road and rail.
Who can we get to write the foreword to his latest book?
Some of the workers seem to lack motivation.
The Malvern Hills have provided inspiration for many artists and musicians over the decades.
This type of investment tracks the Bank of England's interest rate movements.
Several cases of the abuse of human rights have been associated with countries that this bank invests in.
Following the collapse of our component suppliers, we need to mend this break in our supply chain.
When he emerged into the street, he was completely disoriented.
Take a map and compass with you if you go walking in the hills.
He refused to give evidence at the trial.
We need to show complete transparency in our dealings with this matter so that shareholders believe we are being honest.
IBM is the world leader in software for manufacturing.
The auditing of the company accounts takes place at the same time every year.
Adherence to democratic principles is not one of the dictator's greatest concerns.
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Staff development will now be overseen not just by the HR department but by the chairman himself.
These accounts were approved by the Board of Directors on 15th July last year.
The movie heads the list of Oscar nominations.
Studies have linked the presence of asbestos in the building to a number of local cases of respiratory disease.
They'll never offer you another job; you might as well face up to it.
He strengthened American forces in the Gulf by sending out 100 more soldiers.
The HR department have introduced more self-evaluation questions into the appraisal process this year.
The firm are suggesting a share-based bonus scheme for all employees.
Tax incentives for first-time home buyers should be introduced to help them afford this major purchase.
The scandal has damaged his credibility as a leader.
People are working in sweatshops, in poor conditions and for very little pay, to make these goods.
The garment industry at one time employed a large number of people who worked at home.
The board have never sat down and seriously contemplated the company's long-term future.
Lots of companies have jumped on the bandwagon and named their products the "i-something".
Too much junk food can cause you to become overweight, lethargic and bad-tempered.
This expenditure can't be classified as company business – these are just items for personal use.
The work she does is absolutely vital.
Kate set out what she expected us to achieve by the end of the year.
They criticised the leadership, but shied away from a direct challenge.
Norman complimented the team, and Jerry just followed suit and said how well they had done.
Kodak has phased out production of film cameras, as digital models have taken over.
I've always thought he was a bit of a suspect character.
Anyone who comes into contact with these chemicals should seek urgent medical attention.
Whatever goes wrong, the shareholders can hold us to account now that we're a public company.
Your work falls into three categories: production, staff management, and corporate responsibility.
The process of changing the metal into liquid form is carried out in this area.
Our books are drawn up in strict accordance with the best accounting practices.
The judge described his embezzlement of the funds as "creative accounting".
There's no dilemma – you either give the money back or go to prison, simple as that.
Whilst you're looking through the catalogue, I'll try on some of the clothes.
We sacked the previous holder of the post and appointed a new financial director.
Lou has been claiming expenses for meals that he never paid for.
Your tax accountant will advise you on allowable deductions such as alimony and business expenses.
Most airlines renew their insurance policies between July and October.
He intimated, politely but firmly, that we were not welcome.
Not all of her suggestions were of equal merit.
Davies was on the shortlist for the Booker Prize.
The company said the report confirmed what its own directors and accountants had already established.
The Commerce Department rejected applications for 39 export licences.
Most of his wealth had been acquired through blackmail.
If you don't improve your sales figures, your job may be on the line.
Your summary should be as clear and concise as possible.
I can't stress too greatly the importance of allocating resources to local communities.
He turned up in casual wear, but the invitation had said to wear a dinner suit!
He lived for many years in a Chinese province close to the border with Tibet.
The government outlawed the practice of putting next year's anticipated profits into this year's accounts.
The house stands in extensive landscaped grounds.
They were charged with inciting racial hatred.
In the past, Mandela had called for people to boycott South African goods.
His wife is a high-profile public figure.
The charity is looking for sponsorship from local businesses.
Since the goods have not arrived and we paid in advance, I think we have been stitched up.
Standards in education have received much publicity over the last few years.
The company's shares are a bargain at the current level.
Photos of undernourished children working in the company's overseas factories did nothing to improve its image.
We take it for granted that supermarket clothes are going to be cheap, without ever really asking why.
Good PR is of paramount importance these days.
The chairman spent some time assuring the press that everything had now been made safe.
This organisation is committed to making sure that women and men have an equal chance of promotion.
The market wants to see more evidence that price stability is sustainable.
We carry out supplier-screening to make sure that none of our goods are made in sweatshops.
The Prime Minister is unlikely to endorse the view that taxes can be lowered.
The bank chiefs set up a subcommittee to coordinate policies on banking supervision.
The bank wants to raise its profile as an asset manager for wealthier individuals.
We had two months to come up with a viable proposal for saving the factory.
Solar panels can only help you to supply some of your domestic electricity from the sun.
California has suffered from regular power cuts during the hot weather this summer.
They predict that gas supplies will run out in 2015.
You should buy a small, economical car instead of that huge petrol guzzler.
Stock prices surged in early trading.
Carbon-dioxide emissions must be reduced by the year 2010.
The packaging on our products is environmentally friendly in that it can be easily recycled.
The country's wind power capacity will be increased by a major wind farm off the west coast of Scotland.
Check the oil level in your car every week.
Methane is one of the principal gases contributing to the greenhouse effect.
The percentage rise in house prices is projected to reach double figures later this year.
This carton is made of biodegradable plastic.
The implementation of the peace plan will be much more difficult than the negotiations.
The company's share of overseas assets reached a peak two years ago.
Customers queued for hours to buy the new toy.
This weather plays havoc with my arthritis.
Karen will be on maternity leave next month.
He's a "resting" actor, between jobs at the moment.
Have you got any holidays lined up for later on in the year?
You must purchase a resident's permit to park your car round here.
Tolstoy's experiences of war had a profound effect on his work.
What are the implications of these proposals?
If you sack a person just because they're old, you can be taken to court for age discrimination.
B&Q are one of the UK's largest DIY retailers.
Interest from Japan has enhanced the chances of a takeover bid for the company.
Marco offered regular customers at his bakery and restaurant special deals in order to build customer loyalty.
I don't want our customers to associate us with illegal business practices.
He reserved two rooms at the hotel.
An overworked doctor took brief details from the patients and said he would do what he could.
Ten years ago a small group of woodworkers formed a co-operative.
This is how it strikes me: I think you're being unreasonable.
The risk of oil spills has been increased by the tanker's proximity to the rocky coastline.
Barack Obama came to national prominence after he won the Senate seat in Illinois.
The law has never prevented clever lawyers from finding ways of tax avoidance for their clients.
I want to make one thing crystal clear – I do not agree with these proposals.
Rich businessmen living in tropical tax havens do little to improve the wealth of this country.
Sadie was a kind and trusting child who would do anything for anybody.
The staff are honest, trustworthy, intensely loyal and hard-working.
The harmful effects of smoking are emphasised in the warnings on the outside of the packet.
Advertisers were accused of exploiting consumers' credulity.
One of the savings banks has introduced a high-interest account for long-term savers.
Many people are still unconvinced of the security of internet banking.
I checked my balance online, but I never carried out any actual transactions over the web.
Some financial transactions carried out internationally will incur charges for both sender and recipient.
Obtaining cash by credit card incurs a commission whether it's across the counter or at an ATM.
Many investors switched out of shares into bonds yesterday.
"Corporate restructuring" has long been a euphemism for getting rid of unwanted employees.
Coffee buyers in Central America are required to have proof of financing, such as a letter of credit.
Having large outstanding balances on credit cards at the end of the month can be very costly.
The export department can advise you on the customs regulations in any country you wish to send goods to.
At the end of the specified sequence, the file will close and the process terminates.
The International Chamber of Commerce has had rules against bribery and extortion since 1977.
He denies twelve counts of corruption.
The violence was clearly prompted by political motives.
The board accepted their resignations, along with that of the vice-chairman.
I didn't know that Calum had inherited his father's Scottish estate.
The family had accumulated enormous wealth over a period of eighty years.
Do you know of any plans to reintroduce a capital gains tax on securities?
Equity securities are traded here with the aim of securing long-term finance.
Every firm must trade within the regulatory frameworks set up by the countries concerned.
Payment can be made by direct debit.
Cheque truncation enables the clearing of cheques without the need to send the physical pieces of paper from one place to ano
Modern IT systems have made virtually instantaneous communication possible between computers worldwide.
The Art Society is holding an exhibition of recent acquisitions.
He's on the board of a couple of private foundations that give millions to AIDS research.
This organisation does not issue equity and is therefore not answerable to shareholders.
Many pension funds have less in them than is needed to pay future pensions to employees.
Payments can now reach me in days from abroad through new delivery channels such as international BACS.
New WAP services include the ability to carry out banking transactions via your mobile phone.
Digital TV banking is now increasing thanks to the ability to access the internet via your television.
This is not the first year in which budgetary cuts have had to be made.
Our cashflow situation has not been improved by the large number of bills we've had to pay recently.
The high value of the company's borrowing ("high leverage" as it's known) is causing concern.
Davies has the reputation of being able to turn a business around quickly and make it successful again.
They have brought in receivers to wind up the failing company.
As a last resort, they are trying to sell off company assets in order to pay their debts.
A court-approved liquidator was brought in to sell off the company's assets.
Once you go bankrupt, it can be difficult or impossible to get another business loan.
BT is one of the largest players in Europe's telecoms industry.
Nokia is a Scandinavian equipment maker in the mobile phone market.
Marconi directors were encouraged by the early paydown of all of its restructuring debt.
The company performed well last year, and has a healthy balance sheet with a good amount of cash.
Sales have been better than anticipated.
The directors were offered stock options as part of their remuneration package.
They met performance targets and are on course to make a healthy profit next year.
We staved off collapse by cutting the workforce by a third and reducing manufacturing costs.
The province has become sadly familiar with news of redundancies and company collapses.
We are going to have to write off that payment and not expect anything in return.
Many individuals' life savings were wiped out by the collapse of the building society.
The Roman Empire reached its zenith around the year 100.
His successor died after only 15 months in office.
I thought the meeting was very profitable.
Several defence businesses are competing to supply military aircraft to the newly independent state.
Hi-tech industries have to make substantial investments in research and development.
A speculative bubble may have been responsible for the rapid rise in share prices.
The dotcom bubble burst when it was realised that many companies had been very much over-valued.
Financial lending for high-tech startups dried up for some time after that.
His remarks were ill-timed and had not been thought through.
Consumers went on a spending spree.
She vows that she will not make the same mistake again.
The airline has stated that it is going to stay airborne despite its financial difficulties.
The corporation is filing for bankruptcy under the US's Chapter 11 provisions.
The company is intent on expanding its oil and gas production business.
The bank often gave warnings of dire consequences that didn't come true
The chairman's resignation may well spell the end for the ailing organisation.
The government seemed to be presiding over a massive rise in unemployment.
Manila's market dropped 26.08 points following a liquidation of foreign investments.
We must conserve our woodlands for future generations.
Aircraft mechanics are among those worried about their jobs as the airline fights its debt mountain.
Boeing have engaged a highly accomplished designer to help their expansion plans.
I begrudge spending so much money on train fares.
We granted import concessions to the Chinese in return for being able to tender for their hospital building programme.
Skinco is a biotechnology concern that develops products based on human tissue.
The company distributes pharmaceuticals and health and beauty products.
With the reduction in prices and good sales figures, the digital camera market is growing from strength to strength.
The software makes it easy to create colourful graphs.
These figures do not take account of changes in the rate of inflation.
European companies account for the remaining 89% of sales – see chart on next page.
TV ad markets are charging less per ad now that there are more channels to choose from.
The reports are indexed by subject and location.
An advertiser rarely knows what its return on investment in advertising expenditures is.
My account sank deep into the red over the Christmas period.
Savings were already extremely low at the beginning of the current slump.
Profits plummeted from £49 million to £11 million.
The strikes in the rail industry are expected to bring chaos.
Shareholders were delighted to see profits tripling over the past two years.
Beef demand soared due to Americans adopting high protein diets.
On behalf of the board and myself, I'd like to say a big thankyou to all our staff.
As part of the cost-cutting exercise, we reduced the sales force by a quarter.
There was fierce fighting over the rights to screen the blockbuster movie.
There is very little left of the original UK automotive industry.
Saudi Arabian and Japanese officials agreed on a joint venture to build oil refineries in both countries.
Plans for the new factory have already been leaked to the press.
Currys are taking on more staff for their new store that is opening in town.
Sue has been engaged as a external consultant on the marketing strategy.
The architect's brief is to design an extension that is modern but blends with the rest of the building.
My assignment was to save the company, whatever it took.
This is the list of the deliverables under the new contract.
Managerial performance has been poor, and the corporation has suffered as a result.
We have succeeded in reaching another of our milestones along the road to profitability.
The T and M contract has been awarded to Onyx Consultants.
The timescale for completing the work would be fairly tight.
It's a fixed-price job, so the amount of time we spend on it is not relevant to the client.
New revenue streams, particularly from e-commerce opportunities, are creating tangible benefits for the core business.
It will be a good chance to snoop around his office and see what he's up to these days.
Disney argued that it had an oral contract and an implied licence to use the Muppets characters.
The public sector still accounted for 40 percent of gross national product ( GNP), and employed 44 percent of the nation's work
Retail industry in general had a rough time over the holiday period.
She does nothing at all most of the time – it's money for old rope!
He jacked in his well-paid job and went off around the world for two years.
What is the company's financial status?
Fee income at our law practice has risen by 25% over last year.
The iPod and its various smaller brothers have been real money-spinners for Apple.
Insurance is the only major financial service regulated by states, rather than by the federal government.
You must keep up with the payments, or you could lose your house.
The living room was warm and cosy.
Graduates are seen as potential high achievers, and are given the best jobs ahead of people who've been here longer.
Campaigners who want greater autonomy for Corsica protested in front of the government buildings.
We need a good sales force to bring in the business, and then we can increase production.
Geoff has been touting for typesetting business around the publishing houses in the city.
The fact that nobody knows about us yet is the only thing holding us back.
Workers' unity is the only force which protects working people against exploitation by unscrupulous employers.
With hindsight, I should have seen the warning signs.
The losses from the electronics arm of the organisation crippled their plans for expansion.
Computing is a high maintenance industry where you need to be constantly investing in R&D.
She called meetings to solicit the views of her staff.
They are bound by their contract to deliver the service, no matter how many staff they need to employ.
Companies wishing to join the PC Direct Marketers' Association will have to abide by a code of conduct.
Marconi pared back their interests in the defence industry in favour of mobile telecomms.
I've revised the agreement and taken out the clause referring to penalties.
These machines are redundant resources that we'll never need again – let's sell them.
This is a very sophisticated press that can print six colours, laminate and then bind, all in one pass.
The board is thinking of appointing a new non-executive director.
There's no such thing as a failsafe way of making money.
Customer details are held on a database and referred to every time we get a new order.
Retail banking is an area where the customer is being forced to pay more and more charges.
Most of the divisions contributed to the group's profit this year, but financial services made a loss.
She's been appointed to the new post of portfolio management director.
Knowledge transfer between retiring employees and new appointees is important.
The students mainly come from affluent families.
Ben's business didn't really get off the ground until 2003, when he landed a big contract.
The new branch wasn't well integrated into the existing business, and the staff felt neglected.
Plans for expansion were left on the shelf while the company restructured its finances.
I'm surprised that the profession is still unregulated by government.
He got substandard results in the test, so we decided not to employ him.
Psychometric tests are supposed to tell you whether an applicant is suited to your kind of organisation.
She works for one of those outfits that businesses employ to tell them how to improve recruitment.
A computer simulation allows project engineers to study in detail the manufacturing process at the factory site.
I'm not sure whether I'll get approval, but let me run this by my boss.
I'll ask my colleagues for advice and get back to you by Friday.
Deliveries to the restaurant should be made at the back entrance.
Allowing for inflation, we've only made a 2% profit in real terms.
If you keep asking, eventually she will give in to your requests.
The cost of the bid will have only a minor impact on full-year results.
The pilot has a series of checklists that he must go through before takeoff.
The company's bottom line showed a net profit of 173 million euros.
She had a take-it-or-leave-it attitude to starting a family.
If I don't get them to agree to my price, I'll just walk away from the contract.
He bore her no ill-will over the fact that she had refused his offer of a job.
I didn't see your car, so I assumed you'd gone out.
The salary didn't match my expectations after they had outlined all the responsibility that came with the job.
He is not changing the rules; he is simply restating the policy that was established last year.
Do you have any information regarding the company's financial position?
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Kay hesitated for a moment and then said 'yes'.
O2 is one of the UK's largest mobile service providers.
The journal had a devoted following of around 1000 subscribers.
Branson's Virgin Media brand supplying broadband, mobile phone and TV services is an example of convergence.
Innovations plc are an unusual and energetic company with considerable in-house technical know-how.
Preliminary estimates indicate that earnings will decline substantially from a year ago.
The organisation provides start-up support for small businesses in the UK.
This process uses cutting-edge technology to make the components for half the cost and at twice the speed.
We employ a number of different consultants with a range of business expertise.
We have decided to implement the committee's recommendations in full.
We offer an attractive pricing package for those who wish to take advantage of all our services.
They have benefited from the centralisation of their warehousing operation into one location.
The outbound tourist flow from the country rose 14% last year.
With surprising agility, the company has both embraced and fully utilised the new technology.
Thorough research into the best suppliers has provided the operation with greater cost-efficiency.
The group's acquisition strategy has been astute and has made them the leading supplier in the market.
The company has hired a financial adviser to assist in formulating a growth strategy.
Our database is updated every quarter.
Melissa quickly became adept at predicting his moods.
This journal helps to keep us abreast of market trends.
China is beginning to dominate in the international clothing industry.
We specialised in mass-produced furniture at modest prices.
Unemployment figures were down during the summer months, even after seasonal adjustment.
Labour costs have risen because of the pay rises awarded to all our employees.
As more companies outsource design skills and expertise, the sector is likely to expand.
He wants to be paid in advance of supplying the order.
The programme is a satire on the excesses of the fashion industry.
She thinks that success can only be measured in terms of your salary.
According to the police, his attackers beat him with a blunt instrument.
The company was floated on the stock market last year.
Prices and margins were down as a result of the recession.
A market follower waits to see what goods prove popular in competitors' stores, and then produces their own.
The committee has come up with restructuring proposals to help boost profitability.
Bowie has constantly reinvented himself during his long career.
The court awarded Ms Dixon £7000 for damages and loss of earnings.
There are some skilful imitators of leading fashion designers in the back streets of Bangkok.
They are proposing radical changes to the way the company is run.
Boeing's new wide-bodied passenger jet will come into service next year.
The airline's fleet of passenger jets includes some that are 20 years old.
The new cancer treatment was pioneered in the early eighties by Dr Sylvia Bannerjee.
The R&D process, from original concept through to marketing, manufacture and end-use, was explained to us.
I take a can of tinned soup to work each day for lunch.
It takes a touch of genius to design something so simple and yet so elegant.
To help its clients keep up with the exponential growth of market data, the bank has created the world's first integrated financia
When put in playback mode, the machine reproduces the actions previously performed by the operator.
It's not a question of major re-design, more of relatively minor product enhancements.
The story was headline-grabbing material in the nationals.
He spent years acquiring his skills as a surgeon.
Reserves of silver in the country have been largely tapped out after 20 years of mining.
The article contains echoes of an earlier report.
Management gurus like Sir John Harvey-Jones can turn their expertise to any business.
Violent crime is rife in our inner cities.
Today's hyper-competitive marketplace means that the risks, and potential gains, are huge.
The boss came in and gave us all a talk to whip up enthusiasm for the new campaign.
Corsica is an island renowned for its beauty.
The school was founded with the express purpose of teaching deaf children.
This department sells bathroom accessories such as mirrors and towel-rails.
Sony and Microsoft are big competitors in the sale of gaming consoles.
Malcolm is a shrewd and realistic businessman.
Clever customer segmentation has enabled some prestige fashion brands to also sell to lower-income buyers.
Virgin is seeking to expand its rail operations in the eastern half of the country.
The trial has rekindled painful memories of the war.
We are trying to develop "adjacencies" – products, services etc closely related to the company's core business.
Cultural background might account for some of the variations noted in the studies.
The book's theme is the conflict between love and duty.
Diversion of funding towards the new division detracts from the main business of the corporation.
The company abandoned its takeover bid.
The steel pillars began to buckle under the weight of the massive concrete blocks.
The concept of a playbook has been borrowed from sports coaches who draw up plans for their teams' next strategies.
Pricing blunders meant that we were actually selling the articles at a loss.
Our plans for a new branch have gone awry thanks to the downturn in the US economy.
It's an unglamorous business, but one in which there is plenty of money to be made.
I can understand her insistence on punctuality, but I'm only two minutes late and she's deducted a day's wages!
A clutch of coffee shops have opened in the centre of town in recent months.
G9 provides the startup capital for many small business ventures.
The caterers need to know how many people will be attending.
Airport retailers were badly hit by the prohibition on taking fluids onto the plane as hand luggage.
I worked in the baggage handling department of the airline, driving the luggage out to the planes on the tarmac.
A lot of teachers expect the situation to worsen over the next few years.
The unemployment rate declined to 7.5% in June from 7.6% in May, as a result of a marginal increase in employment.
The mammoth loss made in 1989 made itself felt all through the 1990s.
The terrorist attacks have not had a lasting effect on the world economy.
We suggest that the poor countries of Africa should no longer be in debt to the West.
Los Angeles is a vast, sprawling city in southern California.
KGBY is a cable TV and film subsidiary of the world's largest media conglomerate.
Motorola is one of the largest manufacturers of semiconductors for the computer industry.
It's a high-tech company that makes missiles, defence electronics, appliances and aircraft.
Mekon is a small company that would like to have a toehold in international markets.
AT&T is a one of the USA's best-known suppliers of telco equipment.
Adding insult to injury, he bought out his partner cheaply and then sold the whole company for a fortune.
Jarvis are one of the main rail contractors in the UK.
There was a four-fold increase in profits during her period as chairman.
The street had to be evacuated because of the danger of explosion from the gas leak.
I'll just go to the cash-machine and get some money out.
Ballooning problems with civil unrest in the country led to the company's withdrawal.
Diversification of the rural economy is a priority for countries like Botswana.
Ethic foods are becoming more popular in UK supermarkets.
It seems quite absurd to expect anyone to drive for 3 hours just for a 20 minute meeting.
She enjoyed the exhilaration of jet-skiing.
The new library provides an environment conducive to learning.
Executives held a brainstorming session involving the sales force, editors, and others.
Our ideas are usually dismissed just because we are junior employees.
No wonder I have a cynical view of human nature – I've been made redundant five times!
Our new range of products is aimed at the upper end of the market.
The company still hopes to find a buyer, but the future looks bleak.
Number the pages consecutively, starting at 1.
She suffered temporary loss of vision after being struck on the head.
Jimmy got the ball rolling at the meeting with an account of his dealings with Indico Ltd.
Do you have anything along the lines of a book on marketing?
I agree completely, the proposal is rubbish. You've taken the words right out of my mouth.
To get the full basic pension, someone would need to have paid National Insurance contributions for most of their working life.
Japanese firms have captured over 60% of the electronics market.
Stationery should be stored in a clear and dry cupboard or stockroom.
The computer can output the data in various ways.
We support a local campaign with the aim of helping victims of crime.
Internal violence in the country has made travel and communications difficult.
We offer financial assistance to students.
We gathered ideas from everyone on the committee and then started honing them into a viable plan of action.
This paper explains the criteria we use to select candidates.
Letters may be edited for length and clarity.
The instructions were full of technical jargon and impossible to understand.
Just explain the process in plain and simple language with no adornments.
He took advantage of me when I was at my most vulnerable.
Letters published in the newspaper are edited for brevity and clarity.
Avon has historically been one of the largest direct sellers of cosmetics in the UK.
Agents take a range of cosmetics and toiletries to the homes of potential customers.
The number of different fragrances on the market is staggering.
We always take the free toiletries from hotel rooms to use at home later.
The company's appeal against the assessment will be determined at the tribunal.
Tilley has no retail outlets of its own in the UK, and sells by mail order and through agents.
Underarm deodorants for men are sold in every chemist's in the country.
Cosmetics companies take into account factors such as age, race and skin type when targeting potential customers.
Our founder's thinking still underpins every marketing campaign we undertake.
Jack countered with the observation that he had never been wrong before.
He took the unprecedented step of stating that the rumours were false.
Baby boomers (people born in the late 1940s to mid 1960s) are a large part of our target market.
Half the ads you see on TV some days seem to be for complexion-care products.
I've had first-hand experience of working in schools, so I know what teachers want.
The way he combs his hair just highlights the problem he's having with losing it.
My dad worked as a sales rep selling sweets to confectioners all over Scotland.
The merged company would probably rebrand its gas stations.
Each cow was branded with the ranch's logo.
A major sporting celebrity was lined up to front the promotion for the new running shoes.
The makeup has had powerful endorsements from a whole range of Hollywood stars.
Gail runs a website design agency specialising in e-commerce.
She plans to pursue a career in politics.
Peel the oranges and divide them into segments.
The return on your investment is projected to be 25% per annum.
The couple took out and repaid several loans to build up their business.
Give me an overview of the issues involved.
The losses incurred in the previous year's trading dragged the share price down to an all-time low.
The soaring price of imported steel has been a big factor in our downturn.
The oil company reported a fourth-quarter net loss of $2 billion.
I'm going to the banks today to talk about a recovery plan for the corporation.
Radio is an exciting prospect, with the forthcoming deregulation of the industry and an expected boom in advertising revenues.
The factory closures came as a blow to the local economy.
We need to sell 500,000 units to make a profit in the first two years.
Dad was worried by the loss of a lot of blue-collar jobs in the docks.
State industry employs almost one-third of China's urban workforce of 150 million.
Are your monthly credit payments more than 15–20 percent of your net income?
The company's senior oil analyst said that OPEC may need to cut production to balance the market.
Republicans went on the offensive over soaring gasoline prices.
An ageing population creates greater expenditure on healthcare.
Big companies often fail to settle their bills with smaller businesses on time.
Relations with Pakistan have deteriorated since the failure of peace talks.
Cook the sauce over a medium heat until it thickens. Meanwhile, start boiling the water for the pasta.
This aid money is crucial to the government's economic policies.
I'm a member of the National Association of Purchasing Managers.
Bear in mind that I want my money back if anything goes wrong with the camera.
The case will cost thousands of pounds in legal fees alone.
We have detected a definite improvement in employee retention.
Pay rates have risen by only 2 per cent in the latest round of increases.
The power comes from a small battery attached to a little loudspeaker.
This multinational is downscaling its operations in the UK after next summer.
The group is focusing on its drive to become a more flexible, customer-responsive organisation.
Multi-domestic marketing means tailoring products to different markets which still using global production plants.
The following list of core values reflects what is truly important to us as an organisation.
We lost sales through not differentiating between the requirements in these unique markets.
The ads are leveraging our brand by stressing the unique selling points which our competitors don't have.
Companies are conscious of the success of the humorous type of advert.
TV audiences are constantly being bombarded with ads every 15 minutes on the commercial channels.
The frequency of some television ads almost amounts to being subjected to brainwashing.
You've heard of above-the-line and below-the-line advertising – this is through-the-line advertising.
They agreed a proposal whereby EU citizens would be allowed to reside anywhere in the EU.
Consumer groups are demanding greater consistency in the labelling of food products.
When the new rules were implemented, the advertising of cigarettes and tobacco on TV was banned.
Online shopping is an easy way to compare prices of products without wearing out your shoes.
Your shopping cart contains one item. Please proceed to checkout.
Many people know how to set up a website, but the back-end systems like order processing often remain a mystery.
Most major websites use cookies to arrange the content of the website in a way that matches your preferred interests.
This software prevents banners from popping up on your web pages all the time.
Pop-up ads on web page are like the junk mail of the internet.
Jon was browsing through the entries for "computers" that his search engine had found.
Intercepting messages on the Internet is easy for a smart hacker.
For more information about our B2B Marketing Services, call this number.
The company is in debt after losing an estimated $30 million on its dotcom enterprise.
Analysts predict the retailer will continue to bleed red ink, with losses topping $180 million.
We flew to Athens via Paris.
She compiles a guide to the best education-related sites on the web.
Loading the software should be quick and simple.
You will find the product listed on page 19 of our current catalogue.
Clicking on this link will take you to our FAQ page.
My site lists my services and contact details, including my email address.
Do you want to open this image in a new browser window?
Unix runs on most types of computer hardware.
Companies have cut inventories sharply since the downturn began.
The shipping of US wheat is mainly done in special rail cars.
I want to do something especially cool with my webpage.
The dotcom crash left many feeling particularly nervous of high-tech businesses.
The working group have refined the plans and are ready to present them to the full board.
We spend roughly as much on security as on sales promotion.
You can purchase insurance on-line.
Credit card companies have had to give assurances to their customers that they will not fall victim to cyber-crime.
Many high-street retailers have made net gains in sales only because they have a presence on the web.
Students are discovering the endless amount of information in cyberspace.
We have all the best bargains in retailing and e-tailing.
He's now very successful and making big bucks.
Their website is fully transactional – you can order, pay, arrange delivery and even complain online.
I study in the library as there are too many distractions at home.
The ideal is to have everything working seamlessly together.
Mrs Arnott is the principal lecturer in English at the college.
I assure you that this was purely an oversight on my part, not an attempt to deceive.
The relative volumes of sales on the high street and on the web are changing places.
Customer loyalty on the web is fickle – wait too long for a website to load, and the sale is lost.
Around 80% of UK households now have access to a broadband connection.
Efficient, rather than flashy, websites are likely to prove more popular.
They have access to up-to-date information through a computer database.
A user-friendly computer manual became almost a contradiction in terms.
Amazon's order fulfilment is usually pretty efficient.
At one time their online ordering amounted to printing out the orders and faxing them to another building altogether.
The orders are then picked manually and posted to the customer in the normal way.
The quality of the product didn't meet customer expectations raised by the online photographs.
The brochure tries to give a fair and accurate description of each hotel.
Stock availability is limited – order now to avoid disappointment!
He was forced to sell his goods at rock-bottom prices.
I have mixed feelings about retirement – I want to have more leisure time but I don't think I'll have enough money.
The collapse of the company had repercussions for the whole industry.
Putting the software manual onto the same CD is more cost effective than printing it out in hard copy.
The site gets a good percentage of repeat customers.
Web sales need to be an integrated part of your business, not a self-contained, separate division.
He will take responsibility for Laura Ashley's purchasing, distribution and stock control.
You will have to pay for storage of the item until you can collect it.
The customer returns department was flooded with faulty TVs.
Order picking is done by an automated system that knows where every item is in the warehouse.
This paper provides a framework for future research.
We are despatching the items by post at the moment, but we will soon have our own fleet of vans.
Staff have to be geared up to make the process as smooth as possible.
Peter works for a mail-order company in the catalogue department.
The overall cost of the exhibition was £400,000.
The orders are dealt with at our fulfilment centre in Wisbech.
Repeat orders from previous customers take priority.
Even when the new system is fully operational it will be subject to important conditions.
I can get you tickets for the show but it'll be tricky.
The content of the website is less exciting than the way it's presented.
Regardless of how wonderful your site is, you still need to have quality goods to sell.
He's a leading expert on usability, or how web pages should be constructed.
The Salzburg Sheraton is rated as one of the city's best hotels.
Navigation of the site is made easier by all the hyperlinks to other pages.
We must provide demonstrable improvements in health services.
Navigability is key – if people can't find what they want quickly, they'll go to another website.
So, let's just recap: tell them what you're going to do, tell them what you're doing, and then tell them what you've done.
To sum up, a good website needs to backed up by good products and good people.
I don't have that information at hand, but I'll find out and ring you with it later.
That's not really my field, but we have an expert here who can answer that type of question.
Sales are better than anticipated.
They are investigating the company for multiple violations of trade-practices law.
These staff have responsibility for updating the database.
The minister himself raised worries about the accuracy of government statistics.
They searched the room for hidden microphones.
Poor-quality earphones often leak sound, disturbing others around you.
The shop sells hi-fi equipment, MP3 players and other types of audio electronics.
You will need to speak to the manager of the marketing services section.
Users reported a high-quality experience on the company's website.
Conversion rates of enquiries to sales have shown an encouraging rise.
The car has been completely redesigned.
We employed a copywriter from a local advertising agency to write the text for our site.
The site has a high rate of abandonments during the purchasing process.
The registration process often takes too long, and customers give up and go elsewhere.
Customer requirements include speed of ordering and simplicity of website design.
The new software is IBM compatible.
Plug the speakers into the audio output socket on the TV.
The product is being relaunched with a new name.
His delegation of tasks to the team members seemed fair.
We are seeking improvements in key operating metrics such as profit margins etc.
Profit margins have been hit by the increase in the cost of transport.
The ads feature testimonials from car owners who credit the airbag with saving their lives.
The President is facing a battle to get Congress to accept his budget proposals.
After you've run your own business for a while, you'll realise what hard work it is.
Women work in those sectors of the job market which pay the least.
He works in the catering industry.
She wants to start her own business in the personal-care services sector.
The recession and worries about unemployment have hurt spending on leisure activities.
Tony wants to get a job in publishing.
Mark is passionate in his belief in the company.
She has loads of self-confidence, and will happily stand and speak in front of any size of audience.
I can understand your caution to an extent, but we have to just make a decision and commit the money.
The village isn't very well signposted, and we got lost.
Artificial barriers of gender and race have sometimes stopped the most able people from getting the best jobs.
In many big corporations, the top levels of business management are dominated by men.
There is a major problem with parking in London.
I've found there is a lack of opportunities for internal promotion in this company.
There are business grants available for anyone wanting to start their own small outfit.
We operate all of our stores under a franchise system.
Small corner stores are going out of business due to competition from the big supermarkets.
The only way to get this project off the ground is to cut through the red tape.
The fund provides venture capital and loans for US business projects.
Jack and Kim celebrated their twentieth wedding anniversary in January.
Doing your accounts at the end of the year can be a complex and time-consuming process.
Business angels often help small startups to get going.
The business is now riding high, shaking off years of mediocre earnings.
The authorities hope that such changes will help the Italians compete more effectively against rival European banks.
Many emerging markets have outpaced more mature markets such as the US and Japan.
Many small businesses bear the bruises of competition with the big boys.
The keep-fit bandwagon started rolling in the mid 80s.
Other manufacturers are trying to scramble onto the bandwagon that Pixar started rolling.
It's a mental illness that is associated with particular personality traits.
I've always been more inclined to believe somebody if they admit a mistake before I find it out.
The company's accounts for the last ten years bore the scar tissue of some fierce contests with their competitors.
The high-street banks are now trying to charge their customers for staying in credit!
Convertible assets such as a house or other property can act as security for a business loan.
I'm meeting a prospective buyer for the house today.
What's your profit margin like in proportion to your turnover?
We spend large amounts of money on product development so that we can keep up with market trends.
He is an engineer with an oil company.
He lectures in strategic management at the Cranford Business School.
The company isn't an entirely new one, it's a spin-out from a large corporation that wasn't interested in our ideas.
Startups whose managers have a high level of business acumen have a survival edge over the rest.
The change of strategy will ensure the firm's economic survival.
The upper age limit for entrants to the competition was set at 25.
Of the 100 companies surveyed, 10 per cent had a turnover of £50m to £99m.
LaCie are major players in the disk-drive industry.
The factor that distinguishes this company from the competition is customer service.
They spotted a gap in the market, and developed good products to fill it.
The project is no longer commercially viable.
Their lack of contacts meant that the opportunity for the new machine was not commercially exploitable.
There is ample evidence that climate patterns are changing.
He seemed to have an intuitive awareness of how I felt.
Her success stems from a combination of very hard work and extremely good luck.
Ken spotted a cross-association between two very different areas that he could exploit commercially.
Radicalism is easier when you are a small, flexible company than when you have developed a large customer base.
This problem is outside the domain of medical science.
Night work can be very disruptive to home life.
Many economists believe the recession is ending.
These investment arrangements could be Trojan horses for anti-competitive monopolies.
An oligopoly can turn into a cartel, to the disadvantage of the consumer.
Email newsletters are a new marketing medium that has been exploited by many businesses.
Recent mistakes have eroded public confidence in the government's ability to handle the situation.
Further consolidation in the sector is clearly necessary – there are 32 firms competing in one town alone.
Apple made an early entry into market for the mobile MP£ players.
Their growth phase seems to be coming to an end – profits have been flat for the last six months.
The amount we are spending on advertising seems to be in inverse proportion to the sales we are generating.
Value-conscious holidaymakers are waiting till the last minute before booking, hoping for bargains.
Buyers of white goods are becoming less brand-loyal and more price-conscious.
His confidence is derived from a long and successful career.
Consumer spending on goods and services rose 0.6% in September, after adjusting for inflation.
Belgian officials are discussing this with their French counterparts.
The appeal of the devices was significantly increased by their ground-breaking design and good looks.
Apple's recent designs have set benchmarks that other companies aspire to.
Gross margins have been hit by an increase in the cost of manufacturing.
Patents on your designs are one of the obvious forms of post-entry barrier that you can erect.
Christmas is commercialised so much that the original reason behind the celebration is all but forgotten.
Henry is the admissions dean at the business college in Glasgow.
Political commentators have been speculating on how long the Prime Minister can stay in office.
We require suppliers to submit invoices with services clearly itemised.
A few minutes spent empathising with the customer will often help you make a sale.
After the initial enquiry, what do you think should be your next follow-up action?
Our suppliers are chasing us for payment of their bills, but we haven't got the money just now.
Sorry, I didn't get that – can you explain it again?
I didn't quite catch that – what did you say?
You expect payment within 30 days? That seems reasonable.
If you do not pay within the next seven days, we will have no alternative but to take you to court.
She used her first pay check to open an account at the bank.
September 30 is the deadline for sending in your tax return.
We specialise in debt recovery for small firms that have cash-flow problems.
Keep the delivery notes so that we can check they've sent what we ordered.
International money orders can be cashed by the recipient at any Amex travel office.
I had to send them a reminder letter because they still hadn't paid three months later.
We are withholding payment until you replace the damaged goods.
Hotels often quote a special rate for groups who stay with them on a regular basis.
The credit card companies are setting credit limits too high and encouraging people to get into debt.
Can you raise two purchase orders for these jobs, please?
There have been persistent rumours of a takeover bid.
We apologise for the delay and are doing everything we can to rectify the situation.
I suspected that there was something wrong with the accounts.
My invoice sent to you on the 23rd of July is still outstanding – when are you going to make payment?
The payment is two weeks overdue.
Their answer was subtly different from the question I had asked.
They fear it could have an adverse effect on global financial markets.
Until my overdue bill is settled, I am not going to make any further deliveries.
They invested in new machinery and equipment, but even then the business was still losing money.
We work with a small but efficient data-duplication company in Northants who make all our CDs and DVDs.
Despite all our efforts to save the school, the authorities decided to close it.
The system transmits information over digital phone lines.
Our transportation system is designed to answer the needs of the city's commuters.
I like shift work because it means that I can work odd hours and have time off when everyone else is busy.
Orders were coming in so fast that they had to subcontract work so as to meet demand.
Raising finance from the bank is always the hardest part of what we do.
The firm has a very good reputation for delivering on time.
With invoice factoring, we provide an immediate advance of up to 80% of the value of invoices.
Computer equipment depreciates at a rate of about 30 to 35 percent per annum.
Full order books are a pretty good indication that the company is doing well.
We had underestimated the scale of the problem.
We need to define the parameters of the new post – decide what is the territory of the role.
The ideal person we're looking for would have at least five years' experience.
Candidates must have strong interpersonal skills.
The project manager oversees the production, progress, and fulfilment of the order.
A panel of senior corporate executives was appointed to look into the scandal.
Our weekend away together, doing an assault course, is supposed to engender team spirit.
The leaders failed to reach a consensus on the issue of trade barriers.
It took many years of struggle to establish majority rule in South Africa.
The United States has developed the most efficient methods of food production and distribution.
The committee takes seriously the need to be fair and just in everything it does.
The meeting ran over, and I was late getting home.
Two companies with overlapping interests could combine to make a success of the project.
Although in poor health, she continued to carry out her duties.
This letter clarifies the reasons why she decided to resign.
The statement avoids saying too much about the situation, but may be enough to keep the press happy.
The auditor's report takes a global view of the figures.
A common religion ensures the coherence of the tribe.
We have a departmental meeting at 10 o'clock every Friday morning.
The government aren't interfering in the dispute, they're just letting the unions and management work things out.
He was just establishing his career when the war intervened.
Les attended a meeting of the finance committee last week.
If you let your debts pile up, you end up fighting to keep the business going.
Farmers have been slow to make adequate provision for their retirement.
The judge agreed with the decision in White versus Illinois.
New customs regulations are in operation which prevent the import of these substances.
It's Dad's birthday and we're going out for a meal to celebrate.
The exhibition organisers are now looking for sponsors to finance the event.
Every small business faces setbacks in its first few months.
He's very good at delivering on time, and never misses a deadline.
A lot of players get discouraged and quit.
The government should be accountable to all the people of the country.
The estate agent said the building had potential – the potential to fall down, in my opinion!
My sister was an air traffic controller at Heathrow Airport for some years.
They were left lamenting their decision to postpone buying the new lorry.
Now that Bitco has gone out of business, we're stuck with all the parts they ordered from us.
These guys are not very good businessmen, they're pretty low performers.
This post carries the authority to hire and fire employees as you see fit.
I can't get rid of Fred – he's worked here for 50 years!
Each team is assigned a specific task and must complete it within the allotted time.
Dawn is well qualified for her new role.
Economic expansion has created serious manpower shortages in the country.
I don't feel that my boss shows any appreciation for all the work I do.
This vaccine is already routinely used in the developed world.
Good but unspectacular employees are not lauded enough by middle management.
His lack of competence is not brought up because nobody is prepared to confront him.
What are those two griping about now?
His parents are tremendously wealthy and have homes on three continents.
It's gratifying to note that already, much has been achieved.
I resented this intrusion into my domestic affairs.
The company's difficulties have touched off widely differing responses among its five largest shareholders.
Her rapid-fire questions showed her complete grasp of the subject.
Human beings have a need for both independence and connectedness.
The book gives parents advice on discipline.
Our old car is badly in need of replacement.
The interviewee provided accreditation form the Institute of Civil Engineers.
The subject of nanotechnology has made its way onto the curricula of several technical universities.
Our office computers are connected to the organisation's wide-area network.
Your views on economics are overly simplistic.
Many members thought the rules were too restrictive.
Her work involved repeated absences from home.
I went to a counsellor for guidance on my career.
The theory says that dysfunctional family relationships cause many children to get out of control.
The share options that he will earn over the next few years are keeping him tethered to the corporation.
It's surprising how often underachievers are promoted to get them out of the way.
In his speech, Professor Leary praised the work of the volunteers.
Limited finances are constraining our ability to expand.
The system doesn’t turn out competent project managers.
A leading pharmaceutical company will finance the research.
Molly has shown consistently high performance in achieving her sales targets.
He was completely frank with her about what happened.
Bob didn't want to admit his mistake as he didn't want to suffer loss of face in front of his colleagues.
A managing director's perceptions of the world are often different from the factory workers'.
I wouldn't have the patience to sit sewing all day.
Our attitudes to the boss changed when he gave us all a share in the profits.
Spending hours on trains can be avoided by teleconferencing instead of face-to-face meetings.
When you choose a savings account, spend some time weighing up the pros and cons of the various accounts on offer.
Keep an eye on Dan – I think he's stealing the petty cash.
Take a roll call of everyone who's supposed to be at the meeting.
The following guidelines do not aim to be totally comprehensive.
She paused for a moment, and then continued speaking.
Directors meet periodically to discuss progress.
May I make a comment? I think you're expecting too much too soon.
At this stage we need to be concentrating on existing clients, not attracting new ones.
Alan here is in charge of the IT department.
The drug has undergone extensive clinical trials.
Stan initially wanted to go to medical school.
Opponents claim the development is too near residential areas.
It's an unattractive, institutional building with small windows and plain concrete walls.
Concrete is not an attractive building material, especially after a few years.
The boom has created job opportunities.
The first phase of the construction project has been completed on time and to budget.
Conservative estimates of the company's cash mountain put it at £3 billion.
The demolition of the abandoned buildings will make space for the new complex.
The site-preparation team are ready, and will begin work on the 1st.
Building-excavation workers have started on site already.
The foundations were constructed in cement.
A huge steel structure spanned the river.
Permission was given to go ahead, and work got underway on Thursday.
Structural steel is being used for the main beams of the roof.
The company has invested heavily in new equipment.
The building complies with all the relevant fire safety legislation.
The central bank is prepared to ease interest rates further if the economy shows signs of slippage.
The project has been postponed indefinitely.
Supply has outstripped demand, and we have been left with a surplus of unwanted goods.
These price rises will have a knock-on effect on the economy.
The winter heatwave in California is a stark contrast to the below-freezing temperatures on the East Coast.
She tried to run, but was hampered by her heavy suitcase.
My personal life had hit rock bottom.
Staff were slow to embrace the new timekeeping system.
Ferrari have begun trialling new tyres in the run-up to the grand prix season.
My local grocer keeps the freshest fruit and vegetables for miles.
Jane opted for a quick meal in the local Indian restaurant, and an early night.
Some of Freud's theories have now been discredited.
The group circulated petitions calling for a federal law to ban handguns.
Ready meals sell well because of their convenience.
Queuing for tickets in the freezing cold is not my idea of fun.
Sotheby's estimated that its Impressionist paintings auction would take in about $80 million.
Feel free to help yourselves to tea and coffee whenever you like.
She still needs to analyse the data.
Low-risk investments like building societies are what some people want.
We believe in the reduction of unnecessary bureaucracy.
The developers have been forced to seek additional funding from the government.
They mortgaged their home for £65,000 to a life insurance company, and gave the cash to their children.
In the end, the matter was resolved amicably and without disputes.
You can't ignore the fact that many criminals never go to prison.
Some of the boys come from disadvantaged backgrounds.
This actor is uniquely suited to the part of Othello.
Riskier investments tend to be counterbalanced by high rewards.
Ministers must appear before parliament and justify their actions.
Members of the board were forming little organisations and alliances between themselves.
It's one of the most successful partnerships in the country.
Projections of declining natural gas production have led to talk of crisis in the fuel markets.
The successful applicant for this job must be able to multitask.
The company can't continue to manufacture its goods without the necessary raw materials.
We reached an accommodation between both parties.
These planes carry over 300 passengers and crew.
She has a vested interest in giving them the contract because her husband is the boss of the supplier's company.
Vested interests are distorting the fair distribution of the contracts.
His business plan was fundamentally flawed, and we refused to invest.
This study has clearly identified a major problem area for the National Health Service.
If the builders don't fulfil their side of the contract, we'll sue.
Those who are conspicuously incompetent get the sack.
He was deliberately trying to upset her.
I'm going to Appleby tomorrow.' ' What a coincidence! I'm going up there too.'
Roger has a whole host of orders for his new clothing range.
Trouble is already brewing, and the firm is only six months old.
Ken and his team worked around the clock to get the order finished on time.
I hoped he would stop asking awkward questions.
The company employs 2000 people worldwide.
In a surprisingly bold move, he is threatening court action against the company.
The language in the Minister's statement is highly ambiguous.
The bank manager gave verbal assurances of the security of the investments.
He gave me advice on how to avoid the pitfalls of the legal process.
I had thirteen voicemails on my office phone when I came back from London yesterday.
The old system was fairly complicated, whereas the new system is really very simple.
British expatriates living in Madrid like to meet up every so often.
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