Home | Institute of Contemporary Arts Thinking Outside the (Big) Box Illustration by Kelsey Dake Deep thoughts this week: 1. Big retailers classify workers as a "cost." 2. But they can be a major source of profit. 3. It’s the Economy Adam Davidson translates often confusing and sometimes terrifying economic and financial news. One recent Sunday, however, my wife and I caved. In the last few years, Ton has become a revolutionary force in a field that would seem unlikely to generate many — the Kafkaesque-titled Operations Management. The problem results from the way many companies consider their workers. Ton, however, argues that workers are not merely a cost; they can be a source of profit — a major one. I was thinking about this as my wife and I re-entered Ikea. How to teach FCE Use of English Part Two open cloze By: Alex Case |Audience: Teachers|Category: Teaching English What students have to do in FCE Use of English Part Two open cloze tasks After filling gaps with one of four choices in the Use of English Part One multiple choice cloze, in this part of the exam students have just over ten minutes to come up with their own ideas for one word to fit into each of the 12 gaps in a short text, with examples such as “The silverback gorilla is not generally thought ____ be aggressive, but there are examples of attacks”. Contractions such as “can’t” are considered two words in FCE and so are never correct answers in this part of the exam. What students should do to do well in FCE Use of English Part Two open cloze tasks After they turn the page after finishing the Use of English Part One multiple choice cloze task, the first thing students should probably do is cross of the example gap (number zero) to make sure they don’t waste time guessing this one (something that is surprisingly easy to do!)
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BBC Learning English | For teachers | Talking Business Home TOEFL iBT FŐOLDAL | TOEFL iBT - www.toeflibt.hu Grammar Students > Grammar Copyright © Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved. Teaching Economics-Game choice First, choose your game here to get logins and passwords for your students (max: 100 players for each game). Industrial Organization Price discrimination, vertical differentiation and peak-load pricing Players take price and quantity decisions for an airline on a given route against a robot competitor. Try the demo to have an idea. Short Market Games - Introductory Microeconomics The 5 market games below can be played on their own or one after the other: Instructor's Guide Demand is the same in all of the games and is proportional to the number of players on the markets (Demand data). Competition Game: Impact of fixed costs and capacity constraints on price and profits, with differentiated goods Oligopolistic price competition for differentiated products. The players will be spread across the different universes (if possible, one universe for 4-5 players is good). Competition Game: Sunk costs, monopoly, and introduction to the Competition Game above Try with one player to have an idea.
Exam English - Free Practice Tests for IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC and the Cambridge ESOL exams (CPE, CAE, FCE, PET, KET) 23 facts about the Shard | Art and design A worker looks up at the Shard. Photograph: Lefteris Pitarakis/AP • The Shard is 309.6 metres (1,016ft) high. • The building reached its top height on 19 June. • It has 11,000 glass panels. • The area of the glass façade is 56,000 sq metres (602,779 sq ft), which equals eight football pitches. • There are 44 lifts, including double-decker lifts. • There are 306 flights of stairs. • The total floor space is 11 hectares (27 acres). • 95% of the construction materials are recycled. • 20% of the steelwork is from recycled sources. • The design was influenced by the irregular nature of the site. • Each facet forms a shard, a plane of glass gently inclined inwards, rising towards the top. • The corners of the development are open and the shards do not touch, allowing the building to "breathe". • There are 72 habitable floors. • A further 15 levels will make up the "spire". • The ground-floor Shard Plaza will be a public area with seating and plants. • The Shard is the tallest building in Europe.