Large or Small Company?

Conversation

After a quick greeting, use the following questions as a guideline to form an interesting conversation with your tutor. Feel free to diverge from these suggestions if anything interesting comes up.

  • Some people prefer to work for a large company. Others prefer to work for a small company. Which would you prefer? Use specific reasons and details to support your choice.
    • Do you enjoy working in a busy environment or a more quiet setting?
    • What are some things you enjoy most about work?
    • Do you find value in knowing all your coworkers or satisfied in knowing a select few?

Vocabulary

Skip this section if you have 15 minute plan. Read the word/expression and definition out loud, and your tutor will go over anything you do not understand. Practice creating a sentence or two to make sure you know how to use the word/expression properly.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

Expression Definition
preference (n) a feeling of liking or wanting one person or thing more than another person or thing
What is your
preference of either a small or large company?
promotion (n) the act of moving someone to a higher or more important position or rank in an organization
The supervisor gave the employee a promotion for his good work.
ambitious (adj) having a desire to be successful
The ambitious employee asked for a pay raise after her job change.
fulfilled (adj) feeling happy and satisfied about life
When you choose a job, you want to be fulfilled in your position.
advance (v) to move forward
She had to make a decision if she was going to advance her career.
change (v) to become different
The small business needed to change the way they did sales.
work up (expression) to develop something
He had to work up the courage to ask his supervisor.
bring up (expression) mention a topic
The employee wanted to bring up his salary.
leave out (expression) omit, neglect to include
The manager left out the part where they don’t eat together.
climb the ladder (expression) continue your job in receiving promotions and higher pay
It’s often easier to climb the ladder at a company where they value their employees.

Something Extra

Read the following quote out loud.

“Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.”
― Ann Landers

Wrap-up

Go over any new expressions or vocabulary that you learned today.

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