This is a report of a meeting. Listen to it a couple of times and then put the letter of the corresponding words/phrases in the blanks below. Click
to start listening.
a. short notice b. afloat
c. awful d. lay off
e. pick up f. renegotiate
g. storage h. downward
Time: eleven o'clock
Place: Kira's office
Due to the lack of time, the meeting was called at (1)
. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss sales and financial situation .
REPORT: The Hong Kong office may not stay (2)
because sales figures are just (3)
. The company's operations in Thailand and Indonesia have already shut down. This year's sales projection: down 23 percent. The situation at the Guangzhou plant: (4)
is full so may have to cut production....