Online Class Notes (George)[S/R]

Homework

write a paragraph about the last movie you have watched

Speaking

on the weekend I like to stay 1 day at home, stay outside 1 day usually. I went shopping or to buy a something to eat for the next week, sometimes went to the gym to exercise, sometimes to take part in some activities , for example last last week my company hold a activity to invite the relatives to park. we went to a park first we need to sign to register you come, then to have a photo with some managers and colleagues. then they provide some food to eat, you can choose you want, there are games, there are something you can choose to attend.

on the weekend usually I like to stay 1 day at home and go out the other day . I usually go for shopping or to buy a something to eat for the next week, sometimes I go to the gym to exercise, sometimes i take part in some activities , for example the week before last week my company held an activity to invite their relatives to the park. we went to a park, first thing/task they need to sign to register that they came, then we have a photo with some managers and colleagues. then they provide some food to eat, you can choose what you want, there are games and other activities that you can choose to attend.

Reading

4-Day Work Week – Level 6

The technology company Microsoft has said it successfully trialed a four-day working week in Japan, which saw improvements in workers’ productivity and job satisfaction. The trial took place over the summer at the tech giant’s headquarters in Tokyo. Employees were given every Friday off as paid leave in August. The company monitored the effects a three-day weekend would have on workers’ performance. Company executives said the shorter working week resulted in additional benefits. Productivity rose by 40 per cent and 92 per cent of employees expressed their satisfaction with the scheme. The trial could lead to a change in Japan’s infamous workplace practices of long hours and lots of overtime.

Microsoft called the trial the Work-Life Choice Challenge. The company said it aimed, “to create an environment where each employee can choose a diverse and flexible way of working according to the circumstances of their work and life”. Other aspects of the trial included shortening the length of meetings to a maximum of 30 minutes and encouraging workers to choose online chats over face-to-face ones. There were additional advantages to the trial. Microsoft said that 23 per cent less electricity was consumed and 59 per cent fewer pages were printed compared with August 2018. Microsoft will conduct another experiment in Japan later this year and has asked employees for their input.

Vocabulary

trial :
to test something in a formal way to see how effective it is.

input:
to put an information into a computer or any other electronic device