Listen to four people talking about different business challenges to practise and improve your listening skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.



Language level

Advanced: C1


hello, could you please tell me how t download the audios?

Hi Persepolis,

I'm afraid the audio is only accessible on the page and cannot be downloaded.



The LearnEnglish Team

I do face challenges at work but it is ok. Everytime, I feel sad or stress, I go out for walk or I go to pagoda to pray. I also chatting with my friend about my difficult time. I love my job so the challenges at work is nothing with me.

I think everyone ever faces challenges at work which can be clarified by two kind of challenges, the good challenges and the bad challenges. The good challenges make we better, and most of us like them and ask for them rather than mundane works repeating day by day. In contrast, the bad ones make we stressed and dreaded, because they temporarily freeze our mind that we can't work well as normal. Two clear examples for the goods are part A & B in this task, and part C is an example for the bads.
When facing a challenge, I often control my thought and attitude first. Try to keep calm and think of how the challenge is either good or bad, and where its root is. After carefully judging the challenge, I will work out how to deal with it depending on its natural features. If it is out of my control, I will ask for help from experienced people.

Thanks for sharing your experience!

Thank for this topic it was very interesting i have learnt more about.

It was a useful topic, thanks .

Permit me begin by thanking you for this lesson. It is inspiring and motivating. As an assistant to a Chairman, I face challenges of various types. First as a young woman, secondly as the assistant to the chairman and last but not the least as an individual with a competence that overpowers the job I currently undertake. In the first case, I am a young woman who respects herself and thus respect others. If at any point in a relationship I feel uneasy, I will simply withdraw politely. In the second case, everyday I thrive to meet up with the expectations and go beyond. In the last case, I created a sphere were I mingle my background in international communication and public action with my job as assistant to the chairman to create a greater impact. It is not always an easy task but I do my optimum best everyday. Thanks again for this lesson.

Thank you once more. I like this lesson very much. And I enjoy British English.