BEC Vantage Speaking part 2. Unit 7.

Managers, executives and directors

В данном уроке дана лексика на тему Managers, executives and directors . После ознакомления с лексическими единицами Вы приступаете к выполению заданий BEC Vantage Speaking part 2, применяя представленный вокабуляр как в монологической части ( презентации), так и в ответах на представленные вопросы.


A Managers and executives: UK

  1. to head / to head up a department
  2. head of IT (= information technology)
  3. (management) organigram - a diagram that shows the structure of an organization
  4. Boardroom - place where directors conduct their meetings
  5. board - all the directors together
  6. non-executive directors - outsiders, often directors of other companies with specialist knowledge of the industry or of particular areas
  7. head of marketing - marketing director
  8. boss - the head of an activity
  9. executive - a high-level manager
  10. senior executives, top executives, executive directors
  11. middle managers
  12. CEO - chief executive officer, responsible for the operations of the firm
  13. COF - chief operating officer takes care of the day-to-day-running of the company
  14. CFO - chief financial officer - finance director has financial authority
  15. VPs - vice-presidents - senior managers in charge of particular areas

Management skills


Important skills in this area include:
  • · Empowering employees to take ownership of projects
  • · Creating an energetic and highly motivated workplace
  • · Showing proper appreciation for employee accomplishments
  • · Supporting coworkers who are under stress
  • · Providing rewards and incentives for outstanding performance

Integrity, honesty, professionalism

Qualities that exude professionalism on a resume include:

  • · Providing exceptional customer service with a professional attitude
  • · Identifying diplomatic solutions to workplace issues
  • · Exhibiting strong moral values
  • · Showing initiative
  • · Attending professional development seminars


Include these types of communication and people skills on your resume:
  • · Drafting clear and concise training materials
  • · Maintaining open lines of communication with co-workers
  • · Negotiating successfully to resolve employee disputes
  • · Encouraging communication among reticent employees
  • · Leading efficient meetings that are both productive and sensitive to time constraints

Technical skills

  • · Providing customer support Handling data security
  • · Generating reports and drafting presentations with Microsoft Office
  • · Managing website content, social media accounts, or marketing campaigns
  • · Offering technical support to employees and/or customers


  • · Developing innovative solutions for customers' needs
  • · Identifying key shortcomings in manufacturing and drafting solutions to boost production
  • · Constructing research models to test new product ideas
  • · Generating fresh ideas for timely marketing campaigns
  • · Redesigning systems for increased productivity or functionality

Examples of Topics

1. What is important when developing management skills?
  • Motivation
  • Professionalism
  • Innovation
2. What is important when working as a boss?
  • Patience
  • Development
  • Mutual respect
  • Honest communication
  • Trust

Examples of Questions

Briefly answer your partner's questions.
  • What is more important – the right job or the right boss?
  • Why is it said – the boss is always right?
  • What is more important – a good salary or a good boss?
  • Do you think innovation is an essential skill to be developed to become an executive?
  • What are the main qualities that exude professionalism?
  • Are technical skills important for the manager? Why?

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