The CEO Retires - normal speed - listen only (do not write)

15. The CEO Retires

company announcement

(slide 1)


As always, it is recommended that new vocabulary be written before you listen and write. Push play and listen. The whole passage is read at normal speed for you to listen for meaning. Do not write.


Phillipson Industrial Corporation

Mr. William Hennessy

New Mexico



dedicated - devoted to a purpose (for only one purpose)

step down - stop working at a certain position

permanently - full time and unending

major global competitor - worldwide company with a lot of sales

persistence - with unceasing effort

numerous - many

tripled - multiplied by three

in the course of - over the span of, during

commitment - an attitude needed to finish something

watch - a person's time in a position at work

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