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dateline: 12 May 2015

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6,000 Chinese Employees Vacation Together

Pre-Listening Vocabulary

  • matching: looking the same or going well together
  • all-expenses-paid: all fees or costs are paid for by someone else; free for the traveller
  • Guinness World Records: an organization that keeps track of and publishes amazing world records
  • The Louvre: a famous museum in Paris
  • 6,000 Chinese Employees Vacation Together

    Chinese health care company, Tiens, sent over 6,000 employees on a trip to to its 20th birthday last weekend. becoming the largest tour group to visit the country, the group, dressed in matching hats and T-shirts, set a Guinness World Record. While in Nice, they used their bodies to the largest human sentence: Tiens’ Dream Is Nice In The Côte d’Azur. The Chinese company spent 15 million dollars on the all-expenses-paid trip, a private tour of The Louvre.

    Comprehension Questions

    1. Why did the Chinese company send its employees on a trip to France?
    2. What Guinness World Record did the employees break?
    3. How much did the trip cost for the employees?

Discussion Questions: Why is it important for a company to show appreciation to its employees?

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Written by Tara Benwell for EnglishClub
Tara Benwell is a Canadian freelance writer and editor who specializes in materials and articles for the ELT industry.
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