Happy New Year everybody! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and enjoyed your break.

The plan for our class this week is to have a chat about New Year’s resolutions, why people make (and break) them, and how to make sure we keep them! We will also complete listening part 4 from test 4.



You work in the human resources department of a large company. You have been asked to reply to this memo from the company’s Director:


After returning to work after Christmas, there seems to be a problem with staff motivation in the sales team. Please write a report giving your opinion of the following suggestions for improving staff morale:

  • A party for the whole sales department.
  • A weekend away for the most successful sales team.
  • A monetary prize for the best salesperson.

I would appreciate any other suggestions.

Write the report to the Director in the appropriate style. (220-260 words)