Remedial English Test Series 28

 Remedial English Test Series 28

Identify  the ONE mistake in each line and make corrections    (1 mark for each correct answer. Total score   ___ )

01 These days, if you’re a leader of any type, you can’t simple order people around and expect them to do what you want.
02 They may follow your directions, if you are watch, but once they’re left on their own they’ll go back to doing what
03 they think is importance . Leaders today, more than ever before, have to win people’s cooperation. And there are two main
04  ways of doing so: motivation and inspiration. Although the two words are often used interchangeable, they actually
05 mean quite different things – depend  on what you want to achieve. Motivation is about moving people to act in a way
06 that achieves a specific and immediate goal. When you’re motivate  people to do something they may not necessarily
07 want to do, you have to offer them something they want in return. When coach  give their teams a pep talk during
08 halftime, they are using motivation. They want their players to charge back onto the field or the court with renew
09 energy and focus, even though they may be too tired or dishearten  to try. Their reward? Victory. Motivation is all

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about getting people to take action, so don’t be vague. Avoid generality  like, “I want everyone to do their best.” Say,

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instead, “I need you to come in over the weekend so we can get this project  done on time.”  It’s easier to ask people to

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work late work one night or even every night for a week than to expect them to work late indefinite. Set an end date.
13 Leaders don’t ask people to do what they themselves  aren’t willing to do. Don’t tell your people to work over the
14 weekend if you’ve got plans for a spa day. Roll up your sleeves and share the load. Fear focus  people’s attention and
15 can be an effective motivator.  “If we don’t get this done right now, we’ll all loose our jobs.”  But if you keep resorting to
16 fear, you’ll end up de-motivate  people. People are also motivated by-and prefer to be motivated by-positive emotions
17 like excitement, pride, a sense of belong, and the thrill of achievement. You can give your own reason or the
18 organization’s reason for requesting the action. “If we don’t get this project complete on schedule, we’ll lose the
19 contract.” But the best reasons  of all is always personal. It would be nice if you could give your people extra days off or
20 even a bonus. Or, you may talk about somethings  as intangible as the camaraderie that comes from having achieved
21 something important together. But thing  being what they are these days, the best you may be able to offer is the hope
22 that no one will lose a job. Inspiration, on the other hand, involves change  the way people think and feel about
23 themselves so that they want to take positive actions. It tap  into people’s values and desires. Commencement
24 speakers – the best one, at least – inspire their audiences. They talk about the challenges the graduates will face,
25 either personally or collective, and the possibilities of making a difference. Inspiration appeals to the best aspirations
26 of people, and its underlying, often unspoken  message is “You can become what you want to be.”   

 

KEY TO Remedial English Test Series 28   Note the correct answers below

01 These days, if you’re a leader of any type, you can’t simply order people around and expect them to do what you want.
02 They may follow your directions, if you are watching, but once they’re left on their own they’ll go back to doing what
03 they think is important. Leaders today, more than ever before, have to win people’s cooperation. And there are two main
04  ways of doing so: motivation and inspiration. Although the two words are often used interchangeably, they actually
05 mean quite different things – depending on what you want to achieve. Motivation is about moving people to act in a way
06 that achieves a specific and immediate goal. When you’re motivating people to do something they may not necessarily
07 want to do, you have to offer them something they want in return. When coaches give their teams a pep talk during
08 halftime, they are using motivation. They want their players to charge back onto the field or the court with renewed
09 energy and focus, even though they may be too tired or disheartened to try. Their reward? Victory. Motivation is all

10

about getting people to take action, so don’t be vague. Avoid generalities like, “I want everyone to do their best.” Say,

11

instead, “I need you to come in over the weekend so we can get this project done on time.”  It’s easier to ask people to

12

work late work one night or even every night for a week than to expect them to work late indefinitely. Set an end date.
13 Leaders don’t ask people to do what they themselves aren’t willing to do. Don’t tell your people to work over the
14 weekend if you’ve got plans for a spa day. Roll up your sleeves and share the load. Fear focuses people’s attention and
15 can be an effective motivator. (“If we don’t get this done right now, we’ll all lose our jobs.”) But if you keep resorting to
16 fear, you’ll end up de-motivating people. People are also motivated by-and prefer to be motivated by-positive emotions
17 like excitement, pride, a sense of belonging, and the thrill of achievement. You can give your own reason or the
18 organization’s reason for requesting the action. “If we don’t get this project completed on schedule, we’ll lose the
19 contract.” But the best reason of all is always personal. It would be nice if you could give your people extra days off or
20 even a bonus. Or, you may talk about something as intangible as the camaraderie that comes from having achieved
21 something important together. But things being what they are these days, the best you may be able to offer is the hope
22 that no one will lose a job. Inspiration, on the other hand, involves changing the way people think and feel about
23 themselves so that they want to take positive actions. It taps into people’s values and desires. Commencement
24 speakers – the best ones, at least – inspire their audiences. They talk about the challenges the graduates will face,
25 either personally or collectively, and the possibilities of making a difference. Inspiration appeals to the best aspirations
26 of people, and its underlying, often unspoken message is “You can become what you want to be.”