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PUBLISHED : Friday, 13 March, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 13 March, 2009, 12:00am

Question 1

Two young Hong Kong entrepreneurs

Fill in the fact sheets for the two young Hong Kong entrepreneurs you are going to meet. Write the answers or choose the correct options.

Fleur

Petra Lau's florist's shop in Jordan has been open for two weeks and is doing great business. Listen to part of an interview that a local news reporter did with Petra to promote her new shop and then fill in the sheet.

Petra Lau - florist

1 When did you first begin to plan Fleur?
..........................................................................................

2 What was the biggest problem you had to solve?
..........................................................................................

3 Why did you become a florist?
..........................................................................................

4 What qualities do you need to be a successful florist?

a. love money

b. love your job

c. understand nature

d. understand business

e. love finance

f. understand shopping

5 What is your favourite flower?

6 Why is your shop unique?

a. it offers good prices

b. it offers a wide selection

c. it offers good advice

7 How do you feel about the future of your business?

a. worried

b. uninterested

c. optimistic

8 What does the word 'fleur' mean?

a. it's French for 'florist'

b. it's French for 'perfume'

c. it's French for 'flower'

Pageturner

William Chan is the owner of Pageturner, a new bookshop in Causeway Bay. The shop has been open for two months and is doing well. Listen to this interview in which William talks about his business and then fill in the sheet.

William Chan - bookseller

1. When did you first begin to plan Pageturner?
......................................................................................

2. What was the biggest problem you had to solve?
......................................................................................

3. Why did you become a bookseller?
......................................................................................

4 What is the main quality needed to be a successful bookseller?

a. you must be a great reader

b. you must be a great businessman

c. you must be a great entrepreneur

5 What is your favourite type of book?

a. biography

b. fiction

c. Japanese manga

6 Why is your shop unique?

a. it offers a wide selection of books in English

b. it offers a wide selection of non-fiction

c. it offers a good choice of both Chinese and English books

7 How do you feel about the future of your business?

a. worried

b. uninterested

c. optimistic

8 What did you choose the name 'Pageturner'?

a. it's relevant to what I sell

b. it's not connected to my business

c. it's inappropriate

Answers

Fleur

1. five years ago / 2. finding the right shop / 3. I love flowers / 4. b, c, d / 5. a / 6. b / 7. c / 8. c

Pageturner

1. at school / 2. getting the money / 3. books are my life / 4. a / 5. b / 6. c / 7. c / 8. a

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