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English Language Center

Semester 3, Level 3
Listening Practice
Name: _________________________________________________________ Date: ____/06/2019.
Unit: 10 - Theme: Entrepreneurs and New Businesses
Lesson A: Discussing New Business Ideas
Practice: 1.
Direction: Look at the photos on pages 181 to 183 and discuss the questions.
Page: 181.
1. Which part of the world do the people come from? ___________________________
2. Why are they dressed that way? ____________________________
Page: 182.
3. Who is an entrepreneur? ___________________________________
4. Explain why you would like to run a business? _________________________
Page: 183.
5. How many people worldwide want to start their own businesses? __________________________
6. How many new small businesses are started a day around the world? ___________________________
Practice: 2.
Direction: Listen to the audio and number the words according to what you hear CD 3, Track 21

Word Number Word Number


succeed income
profit competition
risk product
skills created
service entrepreneurs
Practice: 3.
Direction: Match each word to its definition. (Page 184)

No. Word Definition


1. created (v.) _______ useful abilities
2. risk (n.) _______ something that is produced and sold

3. income (n.) _______ help or work that is sold by a company


_______ money that you get when you sell something for more that it cost
4. entrepreneurs (n.) you
5. competition (n.) _______ an event where people try to win or get something
6. profit (n.) _______ a chance that something bad will happen

7. skills (n.) _______ to get the result that you wanted


8. service (n.) _______ made something new
_______ people who start their own businesses
9. succeed (v.)

10. _______ money that you earn


product (n.)

Source: Pathways 2 Listening, Speaking & Critical Thinking


Practice 4.
Using vocabulary
Direction: Fill in each blank with the correct word from the box below. (Page 184)

created risk income entrepreneurs competition profit skills service succeed product

1. They put a new ___________________ on the market.

2. He __________________ a wonderful meal from very few ingredients.

3. There is no reason why we shouldn't ___________________.

4. It's always a ______________ starting up a new business.

5. Why don't you call the babysitting __________________?

6. Your hobby could become a part-time way of earning __________________ .

7. My job doesn't allow me to fully use my __________________.

8. He was one of the __________________ of the 80s who made their money in property.

9. He has been in business five years, but has not yet turned a ___________________.

10. There's a lot of ___________________ between computer companies.


Source: www.dictionary.cambridge.org

Practice 5.
Listen to the article about INJAZ and Entrepreneurs and answer questions 1 – 8. (Page: 184) CD 3 – Track 21

Questions 1 – 8.

Do the following statements agree with the information given in the recording?
TRUE (T) if the statement agrees with the information
FALSE (F) if the statement contradicts the information
1. It’s a serious problem for university graduates in Egypt to find jobs.

2. Employers complain that university graduates have the right skills to work.

3. Students from Egyptian university are taught how to run a business by INJAZ.

4. Junior Achievement is an American program.

5. Paper and glass from small businesses were recycled by Ahmed Youssry’s company.

6. “Did you know?” is the name of a magazine for teenagers.

7. Money borrowed to start companies is paid from the company’s income.

8. The judges bought some of Abdulhameed Ahmed’s computer bags.


Source: Pathways 2 Listening, Speaking & Critical Thinking
Practice 6.
Listen to a PowerPoint Lecture by a Professor and answer questions 1 – 7. (Page: 186 & 187) CD 3, Track 23

Questions 1 – 7.
Direction: Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.
1. The Professor’s lecture is about _________________.
A. San Francisco
B. San Francisco Flower Mart
C. a vendor at the San Francisco Mart

2. The flowers from the mart are bought by ________________.


A. florists
B. the United States
C. producers

3. Some of the flowers that you can find in the mart are _________________.
A. roads
B. roses
C. licks

4. Bill Zappettini’s father came to ___________________ in 1921.


A. the United States
B. Italy
C. the flower trade

5. Bill Zappettini’s father was a __________________.


A. successful farmer
B. family businessman
C. skilled farmer

6. In 1926, the Zappettinis and other flower growers formed the _______________.
A. San Francisco Flowers Association
B. San Francisco Flower Growers
C. San Francisco Flower Growers Association

7. Although most people had _________________, they still bought flowers.


A. incomes
B. very low incomes
C. low incomes
Source: Pathways 2 Listening, Speaking & Critical Thinking
Practice 7.
Continued: PowerPoint Lecture by a Professor and answer questions 1 – 7. (Page: 186 & 187) CD 3, Track 23

Questions 1 – 7.
Direction: Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS OR A NUMBER for each answer.
1. Which year did Bill Zappetini move into flower distribution?

___________________________________________________________

2. How many different farms did Bill ship flowers from in California?

___________________________________________________________

3. Where did Bill persuade people to buy more flowers?

___________________________________________________________

4. Which year did the economy of California begin to change?

___________________________________________________________

5. Why was the area around Zappettini’s farm known as Silicon Valley?

____________________________________________________________

6. What does companies wanted to buy to build factories and offices?

_____________________________________________________________

7. Which business did the Zappettinis go into with the high-tech companies?

_____________________________________________________________

Practice 8.
Continued: PowerPoint Lecture by a Professor and answer questions 1 – 4. (Page: 186 & 187) CD 3, Track 23

Questions 1 – 4.

Do the following statements agree with the information given in the recording?
TRUE (T) if the statement agrees with the information
FALSE (F) if the statement contradicts the information
1. The Zappettinis bought and sold flowers from California.

2. Flowers travelled longer distances because of airplanes with refrigeration.

3. San Francisco Flower Mart has become local shopping mall for flowers.

4. In the next 10 years, special websites will move into the wholesale of flowers.

Source: Pathways 2 Listening, Speaking & Critical Thinking


Answer Key
Practice: 2. Practice: 5. Practice: 8.
skills 1. substance 1. T
competition 2. sequence 2. T
entrepreneurs 3. variation 3. F
profit 4. classified 4. T
service 5. technique
product
created
risk
income
succeed

Practice: 3.
7, 10, 8, 6, 5, 2, 9, 1, 4, 3.
Practice: 4. Practice: 6.
1. product 1. C
2. created 2. A
3. succeed 3. B
4. risk 4. A
5. service 5. C
6. income 6. C
7. skills 7. B
8. entrepreneurs
9. profit
10. competition

Practice: 5. Practice: 7.
1. T 1. 1960s
2. F 2. 30
3. T 3. on radio
4. T 4. 1980s
5. F 5. became famous
6. T 6. land
7. T 7. selling farmland
8. T

Worksheet: Level 3 Listening – Pathways 2 – Unit 10, Sem. 3, 2018/2019

Source: Pathways 2 Listening, Speaking & Critical Thinking

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