Today’s picture: Winter scene from my garden
Part 1: Today's word
A correspondence is a link between two things. This link may be because they match, because there’s a statistical relationship between them or because one of them leads to the other. It’s used a lot to compare or report on research. Correspondence can have another meaning – especially in business – which is a more formal way of saying letters and emails between people. So when someone returns to work they have to catch up with their correspondence.
Her research found little correspondence between investment and profitability.
The Greeks were the first to realise that the intervals between musical notes corresponded to mathematical ratios.
Part 2: Test
Here are FOUR sentences with the word of the day. But only THREE are correct. Which is the Odd One Out?
We had to abandon the model when the results failed to correspond to our predictions.
I need to make a good impression at the meeting: would a dark suit correspond with the occasion?
The leader believed that the core values of the party corresponded with the needs and aspirations of the people.
The pressure points on the foot correspond to the area of the body which is to be treated.
Part 3: Practice Questions:
Do you believe the way your subject is taught at university corresponds to the real-world needs of professionals in the field?
Part 4: Kiwi Quiz Question
New Zealand’s victory over Australia in Saturday's rugby match has been attributed to the return of their inspirational captain. Who is he?
Sonny Bill Williams
Part 5: Today's online listening: Retaining Multicultural Staff (Radio New Zealand)
Vocabulary for the listening: an edge / to thrive / DIY / prevalent / default / alert / cubicle
Questions for the listening:
How many business arguments are given for making organisations more diverse?
What is the important message that a good induction program gives to new employees?
What training can be given to existing staff?
How do some companies find out about the general emotional atmosphere among their staff?
Why might Japanese staff feel lonely in New Zealand workplaces?
How much of employees’ conversations around the water fountain are work-related?
Today’s musical intro: from the USA
‘Rainy days and Mondays’ by the Carpenters. From the CD ‘From the Top’. 1991: A & M Records. CD may be purchased from http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_m?url=search-alias%3Dpopular&field-keywords=carpenters+from+the+top&x=13&y=23
If you'd like to hear some more rainy day songs, you might like this mix I put together at the weekend!
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