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3.1 Listening to and taking notes from a telephone call

In this section you practise obtaining information on the phone. You describe a relocation site as part of the more detailed research into the advantages of possible locations.

In the next activity you listen to a telephone call between Steve Vance who works for the Reloc agency and an employee of the Commission for New Towns (CNT), an agency whose task is to promote the development of a number of new towns and provide information for companies that wish to relocate.

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3 Standardisation

As you have read in Activity 6, the period in which modern English arose was characterised by fundamental changes in the structure of society. The key linguistic process associated with these changes is standardisation: English was transformed from a vernacular language into one with a standardised variety that could be id
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4.1 Preparing

In the preparation phase you should pause before starting a new section of work and think about it as a whole. What needs to be covered? What are the various components of this block of work? What are the learning objectives or outcomes? What will you need to know and be able to do at the end of it? What is required in the assignment?

There are two main activities during this phase, both directly related to your course work and assignment:

  • analysing
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1.4: Price ratios and price indices

Aims The main aim of this section is to look at some different ways of measuring price increases.

In this section you will be looking at measuring price changes using price indices. In order to do this you will need to understand the concept of a price ratio. Price ratios are another way of looking at price increases or decreases, related to the proportional and percentage increases and decreases you have seen before.


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Introduction

Graphs are a common way of presenting information. However, like any other type of representation, graphs rely on shared understandings of symbols and styles to convey meaning. Also, graphs are normally drawn specifically with the intention of presenting information in a particularly favourable or unfavourable light, to convince you of an argument or to influence your decisions.

This unit is from our archive and is an adapted extract from Open mathematics (MU120) which is no longer
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Marjorie Chan's ChinaLinks
Marjorie Chan's ChinaLinks (Ohio State University) is an impressive and pertinent collection of website hyperlinks about China. Here graduate and undergraduate students in Chinese, as well as scholars, will find useful, authoritative and reliable resources
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Worship Service - 3/15/15 - Sarah Howell
Worship service for the Fourth Sunday of Lent with preaching by Rev. Dr. Sarah Howell. Click on a time code below to jump to a particular part of the liturgy. 0:05 Organ Prelude -Vater unser in Himmelreich, BWV 682 (Bach) 17:05 Opening Procession Hymn 417 - O For a Heart to Praise My God 22:40 Old Testament Lesson——Exodus 20.1–17 25:00 Brass Ensemble 28:50 New Testament Lesson—2 Corinthians 12:1–10 31:04 Gradual hymn 168 - At the Name of Jesus 32:55 Gospel Lesson———John 2.
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • define the terms ‘artificial selection’ and ‘domestication’ and explain the relationship between artificial and natural selection

  • describe some forms of dwarfism in modern breeds of dogs and explain their relationship to dwarfism in humans and in modern and extinct wild mammals

  • describe some features of the skin, fur, feathers and the shape of the head frequently observed in domesticated liv
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The Rise and Fall of The Mongol Empire
The video is 2:50 minutes long and provides the history of the rise and fall of the Mongol Empire, one of the largest empires in the history of the world. Once Genghis Khan was made ruler of all Mongols in 1206, the Mongols quickly expanded into Europe and Asia. Statistics include how violent these people were and how the soldiers started as youngsters. A good overview.


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8.1 Introduction to improving your skills in problem solving

This key skill develops your problem-solving skills in your studies, work or other activities over a period of time. To tackle this key skill, you will need to plan your work over at least 3–4 months to give yourself enough time to practise and improve your skills, to seek feedback from others, and to monitor your progress and evaluate your strategy.

Problem solving runs through many other activities and, rather like the key skill ‘Improving own learning and performance’, it can b
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Working and Learning In Sport and Fitness
Want to improve your professionalism and effectiveness in the workplace? This album explains how to develop reflective skills and improve leadership techniques. With an emphasis on interpersonal communication, teaching methods and customer care, it’s relevant to those instructing, coaching or managing others in a range of sport and fitness settings. The eight video tracks on this album follow professionals working in a gym, a sports college and an ice-rink. They demonstrate how to encourage mo
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5.1 Rights, justice and international politics

What happens to notions of rights and justice when we move the discussion to the level of international politics?

In fact, three crucial things happen:

  1. The meaning of rights takes its bearings from the rights discourse developed from the UN Declaration. We will investigate the effects of this, both on rights and on international politics.

  2. We find that it is not always easy to establish who the right can be claimed against. In
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3.6 Oil industry in Scotland

Photographs can solicit powerful emotional responses and are often used to draw people's attention to issues or to raise awareness of demands. This course takes a look at how one set of photographs, used as part of a particular demand, was created. It looks at the process of producing images by exploring a series of photographs made with the intention of affecting the way a globalised industry is seen and understood. The industry in question is the oil industry based in Aberdeen, on Scotland'
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Babbage: The rise of the drone-selfie
Google makes its core machine-learning system, TensorFlow, open-source and the Flying Robot International Film Festival kicks off in San Francisco
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2.1.1 The diagram

Suppose that a manager is planning or exploring the possibility of a change (in working practices, for example). The manager can represent the current situation as a horizontal line. The driving forces, those forces or reasons that are supportive of a change, can be represented as downward-pointing arrows that are seeking to push the line. The restraining forces, those forces or reasons that are likely to resist the change, can then be represented by upward-pointing arrows that are supporting
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Experiments as Modus Operandi
Architecture has for too long focused on the presentation of pristine objects and the presentation in drawing form. A critical understanding of the field, however, necessitates a reevaluation of the roles of the process involved in the production of building. Rather than emphasizing surface appearances, an architecture rooted in process aims ultimately at revealing the fundamental and deep structures inherent within the making of architecture. One of the primary tasks of the process is to provok
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Sign Language Lessons: Common Phrases : Cleaning Phrases in Sign Language
Learn how to sign wash, clean, dirty, comb, soap, and toilet with American Sign Language (ASL) tips in this free online sign language video tutorial clip.
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1.4.3.2 Birth weights of infants with SIRDS

The data in Table 3 are the birth weights (in kg) of 50 infants suffering from severe idiopathic respiratory distress syndrome. There are two groups of infants: those who survived the condition (there were 23 of these) and those who, unfortunately, did not. The data have not been sort
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1.3 Marking decimals on a scale

Figure 2 shows a picture of a ruler. The major units are marked in centimetres (1 to 11 cm), whilst the intervals between the centimetres have each been split into ten equal, smaller units. These minor units are therefore tenths of a centimetre, commonly known as 'millimetres'. (There are 10 millimetres in 1
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