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7 reasons to shop locally

The Guardian

Dec, 6th 2013

From literary bestsellers to the latest gadgets, there is no denying that the internet makes it far easier to compare the price of shoping. But some retailers claim the shift is now towards the high street, and buying locally is the message behind Small Business Saturday.

Clare Rayner of Retail Champion says: "Christmas sales can account for between a third and nearly two-thirds of a retailer's annual turnover. A bad Christmas can mark disaster for a small business. Sadly, it really is a case of 'use it or lose it'.''

And there are plenty of reasons why it is worth going local for some of your gifts and groceries. We look at seven of the best …

1. Your spending will boost the local economy

Research on spending by local authorities shows that for every £1 spent with a small or medium-sized business 63p stayed in the local economy, compared to 40p with a larger business.

High streets populated with thriving independent businesses boost the prices of nearby homes, according to a recent study. The research by American Express found that house prices near a prosperous town centre have risen by an average of £40,000 more over the past decade than other properties.

2. It is the ethical choice

Buying out-of-season produce, like strawberries in December, lowers your eco-credentials. As does eating turkey and carrots that have been flown halfway round the world or wrapped in layers of plastic. When you shop at local butchers, bakers, farm shops and green grocers, it is likely that a decent percentage of the produce has had a short field-to-fork journey. Along with supporting local farmers, it means the food is likely to contain more nutrients and have less packaging.

3. They sell quirky, one-off gifts

Independent shops often stock items which are made locally and aren't available elsewhere: buy a dress by a fledgling designer and there is little chance of turning up to the office Christmas party wearing the same as someone else.

When it comes to gifts, quirky one-off items are a major plus of independent shops. Give your niece or nephew a handmade toy and at least it won't be identical to everything they already have.

There's also the hyper-local gift choice: independent bookshops often stock titles by local authors that aren't yet on the shelves of the major chains, says Carol Thompson, co-founder of Chorlton Traders, a group of independent businesses based in south Manchester. "Local shops also support local artists and designers, food producers and growers, so you're buying products absolutely unique to your area."

4. You will be supporting British entrepreneurs

Artisan markets help foster the talents of the next generation of British designers and retailers. "[They] are hotbeds of innovation," says Mike Cooksedge, founder of SeeMyLocalMarket. "There is a constant turnover of new products, and sellers listen to customers' demands. If a certain pie filling is popular, for example, a pie company will respond to that and quickly supply more of them – and you can suggest things too, so you can even have a bit of influence over the products on sale."

5. You can help build communities

Bookshops, cafes and craft shops often drum up custom by hosting events, from book groups to knitting clubs and children's events. If the businesses are not supported, the local groups tend to disappear too.

Markets also often give space to community groups and social enterprises, says Ellie Gill, campaign manager at Love Your Local Market. "Markets can have a community value, as there is often a social purpose to stalls – they can be public spaces as well as retail outlets."

6. You might get a better deal or some good advice

Local bakers throw in extra bagels for regulars; grocers give informal 10% discounts; and market stall holders are prepared to negotiate on prices. Independent retailers can use their discretion to reward regular custom, and it can mean you get discounts on the items you actually want to buy, rather than being tempted by multi-buy offers in the big chains.

If you get to know your independent trader they should be able to recommend products to you, says Michelle Ovens, national campaign manager for Small Business Saturday. "For example, if you have a particular dietary requirement they can be great at telling you all about products you may wish to buy."

7. You can sometimes try before you buy

Major retailers have the advantage of economies of scale and can afford to slash prices and offer reduced costs. However, it's easy to waste money on products you end up not actually liking. You can hardly crack open a bottle of fizz in a supermarket aisle and do a quick taste test, or check if an apple is crunchy by taking a big bite. Neither can you do this online. At independent retailers, however, it's easier to ask to sample a product. Many independent off-licences throw regular wine tasting events, while farm shops, bakeries and delis hand out tasters as a matter of course.

Stay independent and make loyalty on the high street pay

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Hello! Voici le lien vers un pdf en ligne:

http://www.sciencespo-grenoble.fr/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/2013-C1-anglais.pdf

le concours d'entrée à Sciences Po Grenoble de Juin 2013

L'article choisi traite du comportement des salariés de Yahoo.

Après des questions sur l'article, il faut travailler sur un essay où la forme compte autant que le fond.

Courage aux étudiants préparant des concours! Good Luck!

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Voici une autre vidéo de VOA qui est tombée à l'épreuve de compréhension orale (vidéo)

Une autre chance de vous entrainer :)

Vous pouvez avoir les sous-titres en anglais en appuyant sur l'icone en forme de feuille 'transcription'

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Lycée Jean Monnet C.Coucoulle Nempont bts NRC Texte 2 
 
 
 
 
November 9, 2012 
 
How Zara Grew Into the World’s Largest Fashion Retailer 
By SUZY HANSEN 
Today, even as Spain teeters on the edge of economic catastrophe, the Galician 
city La Coruña has attracted notice as the hometown of Amancio Ortega Gaona, 
the world’s third-richest man and the founder of a wildly successful fashion 
company, Inditex, more commonly known by its oldest and biggest brand, Zara. 
The company’s outward modesty reflects its surroundings. La Coruña is a quiet 
place.It’s an odd location for an aggressive, global company like Inditex. 
The campus consists of corporate headquarters for the entire company, as well 
as headquarters for Zara and Zara Home, two of Inditex’s eight brands. There 
are also factories and a distribution center where clothes are loaded onto trucks 
to be sent around the world. 
Inditex is a pioneer among “fast fashion” companies, which essentially imitate the 
latest fashions and speed their cheaper versions into stores. Every one of 
Inditex’s brands — Zara, Zara Home, Bershka, Massimo Dutti, Oysho, 
Stradivarius, Pull & Bear and Uterqüe — follow the Zara template: trendy and 
decently made but inexpensive products sold in beautiful, high-end-looking 
stores. Zara’s prices are similar to those of the Gap: coats for $200, sweaters for 
$70, T-shirts for $30. 
Inditex now makes 840 million garments a year and has around 5,900 stores in 
85 countries, though that number is always changing because Inditex has in 
recent years opened more than a store a day, or about 500 stores a year. Right 
now there are around 4,400 stores in Europe, and almost 2,000 in Spain alone. 
Inditex’s main rivals are way behind. Arcadia Group, which owns Topshop, 
among others, has about 3,000 stores worldwide; H&M, based in Sweden, has 
2,500 (when you include its smaller lines of stores); and Mango, based in Spain, 
2,400 
Merchandise moves incredibly quickly, even by fast-fashion standards. All those 
thousands of Inditex stores receive deliveries of new clothes twice a week Inditex 
has completely changed consumer behavior.“When you went to Gucci or Chanel 
in October, you knew the chances were good that clothes would still be there in 
February,” he says. “With Zara, you know that if you don’t buy it, right then and 
there, within 11 days the entire stock will change. You buy it now or never. And 
because the prices are so low, you buy it now.
28 November 2012 
Cycle and walking 'must be norm' for short journeys 
By Nick Triggle 
Health correspondent, BBC News 
 
Cycling and walking should be the norm for all short journeys, experts say. 
 
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence said people should shun their 
cars if a trip could be done in 15 or 20 minutes on foot or bike. 
 
It said the approach was needed to combat the "silent epidemic" of inactivity posing a 
risk to the health of people in England. 
 
It said their new responsibility for public health, which the NHS will hand over next year 
under the government's reform programme, offered a "unique opportunity" to make a 
difference. 
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) said councils should 
look to introduce bicycle-hire schemes, car-free events and better cycle-route signalling 
and maps. 
Walking routes should also be better highlighted, with signposts indicating the distance 
and time it takes to walk to local destinations. 
Schools and workplaces should also be encouraged to get more pupils and staff cycling 
and walking. 
NICE has previously given its backing to 20mph speed limits in certain areas. 
The group said local authorities needed to take action, as the levels of inactivity were 
costing lives. 
A recent report in the Lancet said inactivity was now causing as many deaths as 
smoking. 
Latest figures suggest six in 10 men and seven in 10 women are not doing the 
recommended levels of physical activity. 
The figures are little better for children. 
In particular, levels of cycling and walking are falling - with England lagging well behind 
other European countries, such as the Netherlands and Denmark. Only 11 minutes a 
day on average is spent cycling or walking. 
 
"It's not necessarily about spending more money on transport, but investing existing 
money in our health by rethinking the way in which budgets are being spent." 
Student Debt Surpasses Credit-Card 
2 Debt 
3 By Josh SanburnDec. 04, 2012 
5
6 For years, student debt has been on the rise as the cost 
7 of college gets more and more expensive, and 
8 tightening budgets mean financial-aid packages are 
9 tipping more people toward loans and away from 
10 grants. But according to the Federal Reserve, 
11 Americans now owe more student debt than credit-
12 card debt. Not only that, but total student debt hit the 
13 $1 trillion mark for the first time. The Great Recession 
14 is one cause, as it pulled Americans from a weak labor 
15 market back into college or graduate school. It’s no 
16 wonder that the debate over whether a college degree 
17 is worthwhile has raged on. Getting a degree still puts 
18 graduates on a path to earn much more than high-
19 school grads, but endless tuition hikes have called into 
20 question the very value of a degree. More than ever, 
21 anti-college advocates are pushing the idea of 
22 skipping higher education altogether for more-
23 entrepreneurial pursuits. Unfortunately, for those still 
24 choosing college, skyrocketing tuition doesn’t appear 
25 to be waning, and neither does employers’ emphasis 
26 on degrees. 
27 
28 Read more: http://business.time.com/2012/12/04/top-10-
29 business-lists/slide/student-debt-surpasses-credit-card-
30 debt/#ixzz2FOxCWWcS 

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Pour télécharger la vidéo, cliquez sur link puis clic droit pour enregistrer. Vous pouvez aussi la visionner ou l'entendre directement sur le lien

 

spécial BTS CV DE

Après avoir visionné 3 fois la vidéo et pris des notes, faites un résumé en français de ce que vous venez de voir.

Voici des exemples de réponse à divers degrés de compréhension (si vous atteigniez le degré 2, vous frolez la moyenne):

 

Degré 1

 

Jhoti Blue est une femme qui travaille avec des horaires aménagés

Elle peut travailler chez elle

Elle a des enfants

Quelques solutions sont proposées pour les femmes qui travaillent

 

 

Degré 2: Degré 1 et en plus, 3 des éléments listés ci- dessous.

 

Elle a 2 enfants

Son mari travaille

Difficulté de concilier travail et vie de famille

Les femmes doivent faire un choix

Heures aménagées ont effet positif pour famille et pour économie nationale

 

 

Degré 3: degré 2 et en plus 4 ou 5 éléments de la liste ci- dessous

 

Les femmes ont plus de difficultés que les hommes pour trouver du travail

Les heures annualisées sont une des solutions

Le partage du temps de travail

Une seule loi contre la discrimination sexuelle

Josie Blue travaille pour British Telecom

Si elle ne pouvait pas bénéficier d’horaires aménagés, elle serait obligée de travailler à mi-temps

Elle gagnerait moins et pourrait donc faire moins de choses avec sa famille

Un rapport officiel  s’est penché sur ce problème

 

 

Degré 4: degré 3 avec 1 ou 2 des idées ci-dessous.

 

Les attitudes et les habitudes démodées persistent dans le monde du travail

Les Britanniques ont une culture de longues journées de travail

Les femmes veulent faire partie du monde du travail

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http://www.theguardian.com/society/2012/feb/10/essex-jaywick-youth-unemployment-hotspot/print

 

Essex coastal town of Jaywick is UK's youth unemployment hotspot

In the town's Golf Green area, more than a third of 16- to 24-year-olds claim jobseeker's allowance

Jaywick, Essex
Benjamin Kelly and Harry Murray, residents of Jaywick on the north-east Essex coast. Though Harry has just got a job as a lifeguard, Benjamin is unemployed. Photograph: Graham Turner for the Guardian

Angela Pace has been sending out dozens of job applications a week, with little luck. So far, she says, she has not even been invited to an interview. The 17-year-old finished secondary school two years ago with a clutch of GCSEs and had wanted to become a plumber. Unable to get on a vocational course or apprenticeship, she drifted aimlessly – until her mother threw her out.

"Mum told me to leave. I have three younger brother and sisters and she had to look after us all. She didn't work. It was too much of a struggle. She said: 'Get yourself a job and get on with your life.' But you cannot get a job without experience and you cannot get experience without a job." (...)

According to data collected for the Commission on Youth Unemployment, chaired by the Labour MP David Miliband, in the Golf Green area a third of 16- to 24-year-olds claim jobseeker's allowance, earning this desolate collection of homes laid out in tight rows the dubious honour of the nation's youth unemployment hotspot. Nationally, the figure is just 6%.

The report, produced by Acevo, which represents the biggest charities in Britain, says that "youth unemployment has reached emergency point" with one in five young people not in employment, education or training (neet). A quarter of a million have been unemployed for more than a year. (...)

Many youth unemployment hotspots identified by the commission are in former coal mining areas in south Wales or where heavy industry collapsed in the north-east of England. What Jaywick shares with these areas is simple: there aren't any jobs.

There hasn't been a big local employer on this part of the Essex coast since Butlin's holiday camp closed down in 1983. Most of the work around today is seasonal – in the funparks or caravan sites that dot the coast. Geography doesn't help. The nearest big town, Colchester, is about 17 miles away. (...)

Ask Diane Boyd, the manager of a local charity, Signpost, helping young people find employment in Golf Green, what type of jobs young people do get and she's quick to reply: lifeguards. "I have got three interviews for the first five young people who did a week-long intensive lifeguard course. One of them is for Ipswich swimming pool. That's 40 miles away. Word spreads quickly, though – now I have 26 people applying to do the course."

Signpost operates out of a small community centre in Brooklands on the fringes of Golf Green. Under a bright yellow sign carrying the incongruously optimistic slogan "A smiling face makes this a happy place", sit Benjamin Kelly, 19, and Harry Murray, 16. Harry's one of the lucky trio to get an interview as a life-guard. "I will be very happy if I get the job. I'd rather be a mechanic but you've got no choice these days."

Kelly has tried his hand at a variety of roles: mechanic, bricklayer, painter and chef – picking up a variety of qualifications along the way. Worldly wise, he has steered away from the temptations of drink and drugs that dull the expectations of many Jaywick youth. "I know there are plenty of people who will rob to get that next fix or smoke the day away. But that's a total waste."

In the past, Kelly could work on building sites "for cash" but that's no longer possible as no one now is hired without a health and safety card. He would rather not be "exploited" by unscrupulous cafe owners who offer him £30 for a 10-hour shift on the seafront. Because he's been unemployed for almost nine months, Kelly has to do a placement with the government's Work Programme.

"If I don't go on the [Work Programme] I lose my benefits. I don't mind if it gets me a job. I want to work. When I was a chef, I was on £200 or £300 a week. On jobseeker's allowance I get £50 a week. That's not enough money to live on."

 

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18 septembre 2013 3 18 /09 /septembre /2013 07:57

Hi I'm Graeme Anthony and welcome to my Curriculum Vitae Interactive Video (CVIV)

I've produced this video because, let's face it, communications have changed.

There's nothing wrong with a good old-fashioned pen and paper, but It's evolved into something far more exciting and accessible.

On top of that, I'm a PR (Public Relations) practioner, and a good one at that.

Spinning words and narratives is what I'm trained to do.

This is me, in my natural habitat, 100% transparent.

You might not warm to what you see initially, but, on the other hand I can be whatever you need me to be.

To find out more, click on one of the links

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EzNll1U2N8

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Voici le document étudié cette semaine:


Sales tips

EARL SHRAIBERG is a sales pro.  He started Shape Up Shop, Inc. the first fitness specialty store in Chicago. While the store was still open, Earl began a manufacturing and distribution company. Body Solid, Inc. — a wholesale supplier — would soon become a leader in the fitness industry for home fitness equipment. He expanded to Fitness Factory Outlet, Inc. a mail order company supplying fitness products to the end users.  Can this guy sell.

 

Here’s his sales advice:

 

1.  Know your competition. As a salesperson, you must know what you are selling against as well as knowing how to sell against it.

2.  Create Value. If you listened well enough to the customer,  you will understand what is of value to them, and you will apply that to whatever you are selling.

3.  Sell Benefits. Tell your customer the facts about your product, but make sure they understand the benefit of those facts.

4.  Shape Perceptions. “A Good Deal is a Frame of Mind.”  Everybody wants to feel they are getting a real value when they buy.  Make sure the customer feels you are delivering that good deal.

5.  Ask Questions.
 Questions allow you to understand better what the customers needs. Once you understand that person’s needs, you can create value for them by relating your products’ benefits to their needs.

6.  Develop Relationships. Never be an angry salesperson who seems bothered to help the customer.  Be pleasant and excited to be serving the customer.  Say thank you.  Even send “thank you” cards after a sale.

“These things are mandatory in a good sales presentation,” says Earl.

 

 

Dans ce document en deux parties vous découvrez d'abord le professionnel et voyez ensuite ses 6 conseils.

Pour présenter ce document à l'oral du BTS, faites d'abord une introduction classique, puis présentez Earl Shraiberg. Prenez plus de temps pour passer en revue ces 6 conseils, sans donner votre opinion. Concluez et ouvrez le dialogue, donnez votre opinion et/ou ajouter des conseils. N'oubliez pas de parler de votre expérience face aux clients!

Ce document fait appel à vos compétences à communiquer, profitez-en!

Son découpage est très simple et il est évident que vous aurez des choses à dire, donc entrainez-vous!

 

Si vous voulez écouter une interview de ce professionnel, c'est ici!

(La première minute de visionnage peut être éludée)


 


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Voici un article faisant suite à l'étude du document IKEA by John KUTI

Le lien suivant vous permettra de retrouver le texte et de pouvoir l'écouter. De plus, en bas, vous trouverez quelques petits exercices corrigés. Le site du British Council est très complet pour vous aidez dans vos révisions.

IKEA

 

Voici maintenant un exemple de l'introduction de cet article comme vous devez le faire à l'oral du BTS:

 

This written document is an article extracted from the British Broadcasting Corporation website and published in January 2007. John Kuti wrote this article and describe the Ikea experience in Russia.

I'll begin with a linear explanation of the text and will continue with my own ideas about Ikea shopping experience.

 

 

L'explication linéaire du document vous permet de mettre en avant tous les élèments clés au fur et à mesure de leur apparition, de pouvoir ajouter quelques informations et laisse l'analyse/commentaire/opinion pour la fin. Vous pouvez bien entendu opter pour une structure différente, sans perdre de vue la logique de votre développement et surtout sans perdre le jury dans des propos non organisés.

Pour l'épreuve de NRC, vous avez un total de 30mn donc la partie du document inconnu est d'environ 15mn. C'est très long si on se contente de résumer le document, mais ce n'est pas assez pour disserter sur chaque détails. Vos choix sont importants dans cette épreuve de communication en langue orale!

 

 

 

 

Pour traduire, utilisez de préférence le site de Wordreference et son forum.

 

 

 

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