Market Leader Extra Advanced Practice File

unit 3 •• energy

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9 Listen and complete the notes below. • You will hear a consultant giving a talk to a group of business managers about saving energy in the workplace. • As you listen, complete the notes below using up to three words or a number. Saving energy in the workplace Lighting Switch off the lights if there is 1 . Careless use of artificial light costs companies 2 every year. Installing dimmers and motion sensors can be 3 .

Heating This also covers two closely related areas, i.e., 4 . In company buildings, energy consumed is used for space conditioning. If you want to extend the life of your equipment,

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6 is absolutely essential. It is worth spending money on programmable thermostats because they are 7 .

Office equipment If you leave your office for more than minutes, turn your computer off. The computer monitor typically consumes

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of the total energy used by the system. Employees should be encouraged not to use the photocopier during 10 . Copiers often have automatic controls to reduce their power consumption during 11 . Such a copier can save you up to 12 in electricity compared to standard models. D Before you listen, think of how these phrases from decision-making meetings could be completed. Disagreeing indirectly 1 I’m not so I agree with you there. 2 I see things a little from you. Emphasising a point 3 I think it’s important to act quickly. 4 We can’t afford to let the competition act first. 5 I know I keep on about this, but it’s our reputation that’s at stake. Avoiding making decisions 6 Let’s not any hasty decisions. 7 Let’s our options open. 8 We should this through a bit more. 9 I’m in two about it really.

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10 Now listen and complete the phrases with the words you hear.

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