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11 Time Management Tips

Mai blogunkban a helyes időbeosztás technikáit ismerhetitek meg. Az itt található szövegkiegészítős feladattípus több nyelvvizsgában is megjelenik (EURO, TELC, BME stb.).

A feladat Gyenge középhaladó szinttől ajánlott és a végén megtalálható a megoldókulcs.

1 Read the text about time management and fill in the gaps with the correct words. There are five extra words that you do not need.

easily      do     can     them     to     plan     doesn't     who     looking     whole     other    
were     there     nobody     going     have     making    are     why     someone

11 Time Management Tips

Do you feel the need to be more organized and/or more productive? Do you spend your day in a frenzy of activity and then wonder (1) ................ you haven't accomplished much?
Time management skills are especially important for small business people, (2) ................ often find themselves performing many different jobs during the course of a single day. These time management tips will help you increase your productivity and stay cool and collected.


1) Realize that time management is a myth.
No matter how organized we are, there are always only 24 hours in a day. Time (3) ................ change. All we can actually manage is ourselves and what we do with the time that we have.

2) Find out where you're wasting time.
What are your time-bandits? (4) ................ you spend too much time 'Net surfing, reading email, or making personal calls? Track your daily activities so you can form an accurate picture of what you actually do, the first step to effective time management.

3) Create time management goals.
Remember, the focus of time management is actually changing your behaviours, not changing time. A good place to start is by eliminating your personal time-wasters. For one week, for example, set a goal that you're not (5) ................ to take personal phone calls while you're working.

4) Implement a time management plan.
Think of this as an extension of time management tip # 3. So you need to not only set your specific goals, but track them over time to see whether or not you're accomplishing (6) ................ .

5) Use time management tools.
A software program such as Outlook, for instance, lets you schedule events (7) ................ and can remind you of events in advance, making your time management easier.

6) Prioritize ruthlessly.
You should start each day with a time management session prioritizing the tasks for that day and setting your performance benchmark. If you (8) ................ 20 tasks for a given day, how many of them do you truly need to accomplish?

7) Learn to delegate and/or outsource.
No matter how small your business is, there's no need for you to be a one-person show. For effective time management, you need to let (9) ................ people carry some of the load.

8) Establish routines and stick to them as much as possible.
While crises will arise, you'll be much more productive if you (10) ................ follow routines most of the time.

9) Get in the habit of setting time limits for tasks.
For instance, reading and answering email can consume your (11) ................ day if you let it. Instead, set a limit of one hour a day for this task and stick to it.

10) Be sure your systems are organized.
Are you wasting a lot of time (12) ................ for files on your computer? Organize a file management system so that you can quickly lay your hands on what you need.

11) Don't waste time waiting.

From client meetings to dentist appointments, it's impossible to avoid waiting for (13) ................ or something. But you don't need to just sit there and twiddle your thumbs. Always take something to do with you, such as a report you need to read, a checkbook that needs to be balanced, or just a blank pad of paper that you can use to (14) ................ your next marketing campaign.

You can be in control and accomplish what you want (15) ................ accomplish - once you've come to grips with the time management myth and taken control of your time.

 

 

 

KEY:

1. WHY                                                                  6. THEM                                                             11. WHOLE
2. WHO                                                                  7. EASILY                                                           12. LOOKING
3. DOESN'T                                                            8. HAVE                                                             13. SOMEONE
4. DO                                                                     9. OTHER                                                           14. PLAN
5. MAKING                                                            10. CAN                                                              15.TO