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|Natalia:||Hey, long time no see! I guess this is what conferences are for – reuniting with old friends!|
|Len:||I can’t believe it’s been a year now! How are things going at Roger’s?|
|Natalia:||Well, pretty much the same, except that we have a new boss now.|
|Len:||Oh, this is quite the news! Who is it?|
|Natalia:||Mark Stevenson, from New Leaf. He is a big cheese in the industry.|
|Len:||Oh, I know him from the work we’ve done on the regional market… He is a very practical, down to earth guy.|
|Natalia:||That’s right, we’re lucky to have him on board … So what’s new with you?|
|Len:||I’ve been in sales for over three years now, and I am really hoping to get promoted by the end of the fiscal…|
|Natalia:||I’m sure you have good chances. You’ve always been a go-getter!|
|Len:||Yeah, I know, but things don’t look nice lately. I mean, there is a guy in our department who’s a brown-noser… I guess I am not getting it this year…|
|Natalia:||Now, are you being a wimp? You need to show more confidence to get the position!|
|Len:||Well, my other co-workers think I haven’t done well in the last quarter…|
|Natalia:||Don’t listen to them, they are just arm-chair critics.|
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Often, managing a business is far from being easy and fun. To keep things in place, you need to be realistic and _________________ .CorrectIncorrect
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Jack hated when his father pointed out his weaknesses, but he knew that being __________ was not acceptable in the colonel’s family.CorrectIncorrect
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My brother is _________ . He never helps me around the house, but he’s always commenting on how well I’ve done.CorrectIncorrect
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Tim has been running the company since his father retired. He has built strong connections with the national leaders in the logistics industry. He is ___________ .CorrectIncorrect
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It’s good to have Amy around because she always knows a way around things and never gives up. She doesn’t sit and wait until the opportunity presents itself. She is a ___________ .CorrectIncorrect
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You could tell by all the little things Jessica did for her boss, starting from compliments about her looks and finishing with cleaning her office, that she was ________ .CorrectIncorrect
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