Tom Armstrong and Rachel Humphries talk about the four companies. Listen and complete the table
3. Look at the three company organigrams. How are these organizations different from each other?
a. Business units
b. Functional organization
c. Parent company/subsidiary
4.Listen to Petra Wilson who is talking to employees from the three different companies in 1 about their organizations. Which organigram are they describing?
Speaker 1....... Speaker 2........ Speaker 3........
Listen to part 1 again. How was the company organized in 1996?
Listen to part 2 again, Who changed the organization?
Listen to part 3 again. Why does the company have a traditional organization?
5.Colette Henessey is a Human Resources assistant at Palmar, a large food manufacturing company. She is writing new job descriptions for the company's employees. At the moment, she's interviewing the people in the table below. What do these employees do in their jobs? Write notes for each.
EXPORT OFFICE MANAGER______________
Now listen to Iulia, Sam, Andy, and Trisha describing their jobs. Number the jobs in the table in 1 in the order yon hear them.
Listen again and complete the sentences below with the phrases in the box. All the phrases describe responsibilities. Change the verb forms as necessary.
KEY PHRASES: be responsible for, deal with, take care of, be in charge of, make sure, report to
JULIA: We have offices in a lot of countries, so, often I only have to arrange the shipping. When there is no local office, I......... marketing our products and packaging them, as well as arranging shipping – everything really.
SAM: I........doing the department’s accounts, and I often have to present accounting reports. I.......the Chief Accountant.
ANDY: I report to the Purchasing Manager. I........finding the goods we need like computers, printers, etc. And getting a good price for them. I also.......the suppliers deliver on time.
TRISHA: I work part-time at the reception so mainly I have to pass the incoming calls to the company, then I receive visitors with appointments and I also........general enquiries by phone or by customers actually coming to the company- there are a lot of those- you’d be surprised.
PAST SIMPLE: regular and irregular verbs
Past simple: regular and irregular verbs
Work in pairs and discuss what you know about Ford and its history. Now read the magazine article.
FORD OF BRITAIN
When did all start?
In the spring of 1896 engineer Henry Ford built his first horseless carriage. In 1903 Ford, backed by 12 local business men, formed the Ford motor company which later pioneered modern production line techniques.
When did it come to Britain?
In 1911 Ford’s first assembly plant outside North America opened at Trafford Park, Manchester and in 1929 work started on building the Dagenham plant where the first Model AA truck rolled off the line at 1.15 p.m. on October 1, 1931.
2.What do these numbers from the text refer to?
1903, 1929, 12, 1896, 1931, 1911
Complete these sentences.
1 In 1896 Henry Ford........... his first car.
2 In 1903 Henry Ford .... the Ford Motor Company.
3 Twelve local businessmen ..................him.
4 In 1911 Ford............. the first assembly plant in Manchester, England.
5 In 1929 he...........building the Dagenham plant.