Task 2. Add prepositions to the following verbs if necessary consulting the text.
Watch, yell, boss, treat, experience.
Task 3. Match the following statements with + or ˗ according to the text.
1. In the past managers and employees were on friendly terms.
2. Earlier bosses reprimanded employees who didn’t do things correctly.
3. Earlier bosses were kind and friendly.
4. Now there are still managers yelling at employees at some fast-food restaurants.
5. The emphasis in today’s companies lies on discipline and order giving.
6. The tasks of today’s managers are to guide, train, support and motivate employees.
7. Now managers treat employees as partners.
8. In the future managers will not work in teams.
9. Managers will assume new roles in the future.
10. It is OK now to watch over employees to control their work.
Task 4. Fill in the gaps in the text with the correct form of the word in brackets.
Management (manage) is the art of getting things done through other people. Earlier … (manage) were called bosses, they had to control the work of … (employ). Bosses acted stern and … (boss). But nowadays many managers still … (behaviour) that way.
Task 5. Fill in the blanks using the vocabulary from the text.
Mary Parker defined … as the art of getting things done … other people. In the past managers were called …, they had to watch … …. When employees made mistakes, bosses acted … and …. There are still some managers that … such a way.
Though today’s managers have another … They today’s task is to guide, train, support and motivate. They prefer to work in … . They often … employees as … . So, managers are now assuming completely new … .
PRESENT CONTINUOUS VS PRESENT SIMPLE
Task 1. Fill in with the present simple or thepresent continuous.
Claire: Hi, Mum. It’s me! Mum: Claire! What a lovely surprise! Are you calling (you/call) from work?
Claire:Yes. I … (be) on my lunch break at the moment. Mum: Is everything all right? You … (usually/not call) me from work.
Claire:Everything’s fine! I just want you to know that Sarah and I … (come) home this weekend. I … (book) our train tickets online right now.
Claire:Our train … (leave) London at 5:15 pm and … (arrive) in Liverpool at 7:45 pm.
Mum: Great. See you soon then.
Task 2. Underline the correct item.
1. I see/am seeing that the situation is out the control.
2. The sausages are tasting/taste delicious.
3. Do you enjoy/Are you enjoying the party?
4. You haven’t said a word all morning. What are you thinking/do you think about?
5. He has/is having a Siamese cat.
6. These flowers are smelling/smell nice.
7. I don’t know/am not knowing where she keeps the keys.
8. Why do you smell/are you smelling the milk?
9. Anna is Italian. She is coming/comes from Italy.
10. That dress looks/is looking nice on you.
11. If you don’t look/aren’t looking at that comic book, I’d like to see it.
12. The doctor weighs/is weighing the baby.
Task 3. Put the verbs in brackets into the present simple or the present continuous.
1. A: I ‘m thinking (think) about going to see Green Day in concert next month.
B: Great! I … (think) they’re the best. I’ll come with you.
2. A: Why … (you/weigh) yourself?
B: I want to see if I … (weigh) enough for my height.
3. A: I see you … (have) a new mobile phone.
B: Yes, but I … (have) problems with it at the moment.
4. A: Why … (you/taste) the soup? It’s not ready yet.
B: To see if it … (taste) sweet enough for the children.
5. A: Do you know where Mike … (come) from?
B: He’s from Glasgow. Actually, he is there at the moment but he … (come) back tomorrow.
6. A: I … (see) Charlotte has toothache.
B: Yes. She’s in a lot of pain. She … (see) her dentist this afternoon, though.