DiscussionIs it easy to start a business in your country?What are the dangers of having your own business?What business skills do you have?What would be a good sector for starting a business in now?Would you include your own name in your business name?Do you read any business magazines?
Answers1. “Lots of meetings, of course, happen in the corridor or around the coffee machine, and those are probably the most efficient sort, because they tend to be spontaneous, small and quick.”2. “Meetings tend to be held either to share information or to solve problems.”3. “Criticism usually comes unasked. Pessimism, scepticism and challenge all cause trouble.”4. “What makes meetings especially important to companies, though, is that this is where teams are moulded.”5. “… they [companies] often waste huge amounts of time.”
Present perfect simple and continuousI have lost my pen, so I am unable to do my exercise.John has just arrived.Have you ever visited France?.I haven’t seen her since 1985.That’s the third time he has phoned this evening.You’re out of breath. Have you been running?She has been living in Oxford for 20 years.
Past perfect simple and continuousWhen he arrived, the party had already begun.If I had known you wanted it, I would have sent it.I wish my mother hadn’t come.By the time I left school, I had been teaching for 10 years.When she had sung, she sat down.When she sang, she sat down.