- Seemingly: Apparently
- Software: Computer programs
- Effort: Work, time, and energy
- Hardware: Computers and other machines
- Trainees: Young workers still learning their jobs
- Expertise: Knowledge and skill
- Layers: Levels of strata (People having the same social, economic, or educational status)
- Verify: To make certain that something is true
- Amended: Corrected or slightly changed
- Downfall: Collapse or failure
Completing Sentences With Vocabulary
[ achieved | board of directors | communicate | innovation | manageable | performance | resources | setting | supervise ]
- Managers have to decide how best to allocate the human, physical, and capital resources available to them.
- Managers – logically – have to make sure that the jobs and tasks given to their subordinates are manageable.
- There is no point in setting objectives if you don’t communicate them to your staff.
- Managers have to supervise their subordinates and measure and try to improve, their performance.
- Managers have to check whether objectives and targets are being achieved.
- A top manager whose performance is unsatisfactory can be dismissed by the company’s board of directors.
- Top managers are responsible for the innovations that will allow a company to adapt to a changing world.
Matching up the Verbs and Nouns to Make Common Allocations
- allocate – resources
- communicate – information
- develop – strategies
- make – decisions
- measure – performance
- motivate – people
- perform – jobs
- set – objectives
- supervise – subordinates
MacKenzie, I. (2002). English for Business Studies: A course for Business Studies and Economics students (2nd ed.). Cambridge University Press.