Reply To: TPO1 Integrated writing — four-day workweek

April 26, 2021 at 8:32 pm

The reading [ passage  ] describes [  the ] benefits [ of implementing a four-day workweek policy  ] to the companies, the country and the employees of a four-day workweek[ misplaced  ] ,[ punctuation error  ] whereas the listening part opposes these influences[word choice issue   ] .

[ First,  ] While paying [ dangling  ] less to those four-day employees and hiring [ dangling  ] more staff will ensure the same workload without additional costs, according to the speaker, the companies’[ corporate  ] profits will decrease.

[First, according to the speaker, paying four-day employees less and hiring more staff could ensure the same amounts of workload being completed without adding additional costs-. ]

[ However, hiring  ] Hiring more staff would[ could  ] result in [additional spending   ] more money spent on training and medical insurance. Also, more employees require more[ expanded  ] office space and [ facilities such as  ] computers [ and printers  ] . Such costs would[ could significantly ] reduce [ corporate  ] the profits of companies (a lot) [  informal ] .

The lecturer also[  incorrect adverb ] refutes the reading’s claim that the option for four-day work could[  would ] reduce unemployment rates. There are [ avoid using THERE BE  ] substitutes to accomplish[complete   ] the same task without hiring new staff. Companies can make employees work overtime [ in order to complete the five-day workload  ] . [  choppy sentence ] Besides, the four-day employees would be even required to complete the five-day work. If so, the unemployment rate will[ zero-conditional  ] not decrease.

Finally, the speaker casts doubt[ about the fact] that four-day employees have a better life quality. Because less time spent on work equals a decline in job ability[ unclear  ] , they are more likely to lose their jobs during an economic downturn. [  punctuation error ] And they may not be promoted since five-day employees are more likely to have these chances [ confusion  ] .