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Ten Days in Manchester
An interactive intermediate business English course featuring Tony Marshall and May Hunter
Day 8

Did you find your licence and get the car in day 7? Well, now you need to telephone your boss. You need to discuss the agent you've found. The agent wants fourteen percent commission.

Watch the video and answer your boss' questions. If you need more time to answer, remember to pause the video

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Transcript read the transcript of the video

Bad Day
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Good Day
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Glossary see the glossary

1. Hello, how's the conference going?
Photo 1 a) Terrible
b) Well, not so well, I'm afraid
c) Really badly
d) It's not good at all
2. Oh. Have you found a British partner yet?
a) Yes, we have. We are going to sign a contract today
b) Yes, thanks
c) No, not yet
d) Yes, we will
3. I think we need to find out more about them. Can you please ask them for more information about their background?
Photo 2 a) No, we didn't do that
b) Yes
c) Yes, I'll try to do that
d) Of course I will
4. What did they say about commission?
a) They say they will be good agents
b) They say they want 14 percent commission
c) They say they will pay us 10 percent commission
d) They will do the work for nothing
5. We will pay a maximum of 11 percent commission
a) Oh! That's not much
b) OK, great
c) That's a bad idea
d) Fine. I'll tell them that
Great! Now you have to go and speak to the agent again about commission - like you've got time! Tony and May are struggling with their boss too. Find out why at the Audio page.

Dialogue  Go to the Audio page

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