Monday, November 08, 2010

Toyo Gakuen University Introduction to Business English B Unit 9: Companies

Hello everyone!
Today's topic is companies. Look at the picture above. Do you know these companies? What do these companies do? Do these companies do business in Japan? Have you ever bought these companies goods or services? Discuss these questions with a partner.
Now let's review some vocabulary. Click this link: TYG Introduction to Business English Vocabulary list 2.
Next, let's learn more about a company called Natura. Click this link to read a wikipedia article about Natura in Japanese, and click here to read a wikipedia article about Natura in English.
Now, please answer the following questions:
  • When was Natura founded?
  • What are Natura's products?
  • Where is Natura's headquarters?
  • Who are the key people at Natura?
  • What was Natura's revenue in 2009?
  • What was Natura's net income in 2009?
  • What does Natura focus its image on?
 Now let's read the Financial Times article about Natura in our textbook.
Finally, what kind of company would you like to found? Why would you like to found a company like that? Leave a comment below.

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