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Vocabulary 1

Use your dictionary to look up any new words.

1. Write the following words in the correct column.


specific quantitative qualitative productivity index regression analysis ratio unit output population area competitor strength community enrol expert (2) planner different from assume occur continue produce (2) happen start up weaken accurate move to environment agenda decision-making step (2) member fashion (2) turn (2) viewing purpose clarification evaluation ballot (2) silently priority order (2) ranking adopt decision participant series carefully design (2) independently anonymously location original (2) respondent position (2) repeat


Nouns (37) Verbs (18) Adjectives (8) Adverbs (4)



2. Which verbs in A can go with which nouns in B?

E.g. to develop a forecast / forecasts



to develop to determine to rank to write down to present to divide to arrange to rely on to account for to reach to consult to complete to compile to correlate to introduce to find out to cause to review to trigger to ask for to engage in to redistribute to restrict to gather to need to hold to identify to provide to use (employ) to record to predict to go through to forecast



demand method(s) technique(s) record(s) salesperson(s) amount data number(s) variables sales judgement(s) forecast(s) product(s) expert(s) idea(s) information group exchange meeting discussion communication solution(s) questionnaire(s) survey opinion(s) problem result(s) amendment(s) consensus


3. Working in pairs, form as many noun phrases as possible combining a word in A with a word in B.

E.g. accurate method, adopted method, qualitative method, quantitative method, statistical method, etc.


accurate adopted business decision-making designed different economic expert group highest historical hypothetical interpersonal large local meeting open original potential priority productivity quantitative regression secret specific statistical strategic useful written yearly job method technique index analysis example sales goal strength school data forecast activities products operation judgement group agenda communication process discussion ballot order ranking decision survey opinion meeting solution questionnaire position

Pre-reading task

Work in small groups.

You know already that forecasting demand for employees is a component of human resource planning. It uses methods that can be divided into two groups. Do you have any idea what these groups are? Can you exemplify each of these two groups of methods?



1. First read text 4 quickly. Can you find in it any proofs of your suggestions?


Date: 2015-01-02; view: 485

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