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BBC随身英语--你是具有团队精神的人吗?

时间:2016-03-31 02:18来源:BBC 字体: [ ]
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Are you a team player? 你是具有团队精神的人吗?

你和同事们相处融洽、合作愉快吗?企业为了营造公司良好的氛围,打造气势高昂的团队,积极地让高管人员参加各种鲜活而有趣的营地培训。不过这些团队培训新招儿有效吗?《随身英语(精品课)》和大家一起探讨。

课文内容

词汇: work 工作

We hear a lot about team building these days. Team-building gurus are hired by some corporations to lecture us on how to work more effectively with each other. And they organise1 awaydays - a time employees spend together away from their usual workplace.

Here in the UK, employees can take part in activities such as Zombie boot camps where military instructors2 train you how to fight walking 'dead people'. For the brainier office workers amongst us there are crime investigations3 modelled on popular TV dramas like Sherlock Holmes and CSI.

Stressed-out city workers might have ukulele lessons made available to them. Why is that a good team-building exercise? Ukulele teacher Lorraine Bow says: "The fact that they can play a musical instrument within an hour is quite a fulfilling thing, really. It's not competitive – it's quite easy to do and a bit less intimidating4 than a guitar…"

Actually, a horse might be a bit more intimidating than an instrument. The animals are used by a company in Abu Dhabi which teaches leadership through horse training. Basically, you have to go in a yard with a horse and persuade it that you're the boss by using body language.

Kelly Eide, co-founder of True Leadership, says: "The horses don't care if your hair is purple, if you're a man or a woman, if you're old or young... It transcends6 all of those cultural boundaries – age, gender7, religion, tradition etc. – so that's a perfect fit. And in an organization where you really need groups of people to gel, who come from backgrounds which have no common norms, you can teach that most efficiently8 with a horse."

And the horse feels instinctively9 whether or not you are a natural leader. So if after you've done a good presentation your boss offers you a carrot, you'll know where he might have learnt it from.

词汇表

team building团队建设

guru领袖,权威

corporation公司,企业

effectively有效地

awayday息工日

workplace工作地点,工作场所

boot camp训练营

brainier (brainy)更为精明的

stressed-out(因精神压力)精疲力尽的

ukulele尤克里里琴

fulfilling充实的,令人满意的

competitive竞争的

leadership领导能力

to persuade说服

body language肢体语言

to transcend5超越

to gel(团队成员)相互磨合

测验与练习

1. 阅读课文并回答问题。

1. What are awaydays for?

2.Which of the awaydays mentioned is more physically10 demanding?

3.True or false? Ukulele lessons are designed for people who are highly intelligent.

4. How long does it take for you to learn how to play the ukulele?

5. How can a horse understand what a company manager wants?

2.请你在不参考课文的情况下完成下列练习。选择一个意思合适的单词填入句子的空格处。

1. I'm too fat at the moment. I'm going to spend a week in a __________ in which they offer dieting and intense exercise.

awaydayboot camp workplaceyard

2. My boss is a very impatient man. I find him very __________.

intimidatingcompetitivebrainiera natural leader

3. My colleagues' __________ indicated that my presentation was successful! They looked very excited as I showed them my ideas.

leadershipfulfilmentbody languageukulele

4. Don't be shy. It will not help you to __________ with your new colleagues.

persuadeintimidatetranscend gel

5. A good atmosphere in __________ can increase productivity.

the boot campthe workplacethe leadershipAbu Dhabi

答案

1. 阅读课文并回答问题。

1. What are awaydays for?

To building team spirit among people who work for the same company.

2.Which of the awaydays mentioned is more physically demanding?

The one in which you learn to 'kill' Zombies.

3. True or false? Ukulele lessons are designed for people who are highly intelligent.

False. According to the article the brainier amongst us would feel more attracted to awaydays modelled on crime investigations – the ones in which you play the detective.

4. How long does it take for you to learn how to play the ukulele?

According to ukulele teacher Lorraine Bow, it takes about one hour.

5. How can a horse understand what a company manager wants?

By the manager's body language.

2. 请你在不参考课文的情况下完成下列练习。选择一个意思合适的单词填入句子的空格处 。

1. I'm too fat at the moment. I'm going to spend a week in a boot camp in which they offer dieting and intense exercise.

2. My boss is a very impatient man. I find him very intimidating.

3. My colleagues' body language indicated that my presentation was successful! They looked very excited as I showed them my ideas.

4. Don't be shy. It will not help you to gel with your new colleagues.

5. A good atmosphere in the workplace can increase productivity.


点击收听单词发音收听单词发音  

1 organise organise     
vt.组织,安排,筹办
参考例句:
  • He has the ability to organise.他很有组织才能。
  • It's my job to organise all the ceremonial events.由我来组织所有的仪式。
2 instructors 5ea75ff41aa7350c0e6ef0bd07031aa4     
指导者,教师( instructor的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The instructors were slacking on the job. 教员们对工作松松垮垮。
  • He was invited to sit on the rostrum as a representative of extramural instructors. 他以校外辅导员身份,被邀请到主席台上。
3 investigations 02de25420938593f7db7bd4052010b32     
(正式的)调查( investigation的名词复数 ); 侦查; 科学研究; 学术研究
参考例句:
  • His investigations were intensive and thorough but revealed nothing. 他进行了深入彻底的调查,但没有发现什么。
  • He often sent them out to make investigations. 他常常派他们出去作调查。
4 intimidating WqUzKy     
vt.恐吓,威胁( intimidate的现在分词)
参考例句:
  • They were accused of intimidating people into voting for them. 他们被控胁迫选民投他们的票。
  • This kind of questioning can be very intimidating to children. 这种问话的方式可能让孩子们非常害怕。
5 transcend qJbzC     
vt.超出,超越(理性等)的范围
参考例句:
  • We can't transcend the limitations of the ego.我们无法超越自我的局限性。
  • Everyone knows that the speed of airplanes transcend that of ships.人人都知道飞机的速度快于轮船的速度。
6 transcends dfa28a18c43373ca174d5387d99aafdf     
超出或超越(经验、信念、描写能力等)的范围( transcend的第三人称单数 ); 优于或胜过…
参考例句:
  • The chemical dilution technique transcends most of the difficulties. 化学稀释法能克服大部分困难。
  • The genius of Shakespeare transcends that of all other English poets. 莎士比亚的才华胜过所有的其他英国诗人。
7 gender slSyD     
n.(生理上的)性,(名词、代词等的)性
参考例句:
  • French differs from English in having gender for all nouns.法语不同于英语,所有的名词都有性。
  • Women are sometimes denied opportunities solely because of their gender.妇女有时仅仅因为性别而无法获得种种机会。
8 efficiently ZuTzXQ     
adv.高效率地,有能力地
参考例句:
  • The worker oils the machine to operate it more efficiently.工人给机器上油以使机器运转更有效。
  • Local authorities have to learn to allocate resources efficiently.地方政府必须学会有效地分配资源。
9 instinctively 2qezD2     
adv.本能地
参考例句:
  • As he leaned towards her she instinctively recoiled. 他向她靠近,她本能地往后缩。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • He knew instinctively where he would find her. 他本能地知道在哪儿能找到她。 来自《简明英汉词典》
10 physically iNix5     
adj.物质上,体格上,身体上,按自然规律
参考例句:
  • He was out of sorts physically,as well as disordered mentally.他浑身不舒服,心绪也很乱。
  • Every time I think about it I feel physically sick.一想起那件事我就感到极恶心。
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