B) Now listen to the recording. Choose which of the following, A, B or C, is the best summary of the meeting
A The meeting agreed to locate a new plant in the Basque Country in Spain as infrastructure is very good.
BConcerning possible location of a plant in the Basque Country in Spain, infrastructure is good, but more work is required on financial implications of choosing a city or a small town location.
C Discussion of possible location of a plant in the Basque Country, good infrastructure, no decision yet on where to locate new plant.
3. Think about the recording you have just heard. Do you think this ending follows the rules suggested by Haynes above? Suggest ways that this ending could be.
In pairs use the outline below to create a chair's closing remarks for a meeting. To make this more realistic, add names and other details as required. Practice your closing remarks together.
Now listen to a recording of model closing remarks.
Work in groups of four. Each group should chose one of the following situations. Groups should prepare closing remarks, including a summary based on one of the sets of notes presented here. Be sure to mention any follow-up action that needs to be taken. After five minutes' preparation, form fresh groups so that everyone presents his/her closing remarks to students who have worked on a different set of notes.
The chairs of four different meetings made these notes during discussions:
This role play is an opportunity to cover work from the entire Meetings module, including this unit. During preparation, look again at the Skills and Language Checklists for all three Meetings units.
Work in groups of three or four. Read the flyer for Sola Holidays on page 33, then decide on your roles from the alternatives given. Study your File card information, the background information below and the agenda which follows. Spend ten minutes preparing for the meeting.
Decide who has which role:
Jan Lubitsch (Managing Director and Chair).
Sec File card 1 (p.52).
Fred / Freda Cavani (Director).
See File card 32(p.52).
Andrew / Andrea Eastman (Marketing Director).
Sec File card 2 (p.52).
Eric / Erica Whitehead (Director).
See File card 4. (p.52)
Sola Holidays is a resort company specializing in short domestic vacations (not abroad). The company owns a string of luxury hotels.
Sola ran a summer promotion in which any family booking a weekend vacation getaway in a Sola Hotel automatically qualified for a free balloon trip. (See the promotional brochure on page 32.) The balloon trips normally cost around $300 and Sola had an arrangement with a balloon company, Blue Balloon, to buy 1,000 trips at $125. Unfortunately, the promotion was incredibly successful and instead of the forecast 1,000 balloon trips, over 4,000 customers applied and qualified for their free trips.
Here is the agenda for the meeting: