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229. I think businesses are becoming more open to external influences.

229. I think businesses are becoming more open to external influences.

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230. Companies are consulting customers more and more before making their business decisions.

230. Companies are consulting customers more and more before making their business decisions.

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231. Another influence is that concerns about the environment will force manufactures to extend product life cycles.

231. Another influence is that concerns about the environment will force manufactures to extend product life cycles.

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232. Many societies are much more fluent and democratic.
 Fluent (adj): (of a person) able to speak a language easily and well, or (of a language) spoken easily and without many pauses

232. Many societies are much more fluent and democratic.
 Fluent (adj): (of a person) able to speak a language easily and well, or (of a language) spoken easily and without many pauses

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233. The teams will be disbanded and new ones formed.
 To disband: to stop being a group

233. The teams will be disbanded and new ones formed.
 To disband: to stop being a group

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234. More and more people see work as simply one part of their lifestyle.

234. More and more people see work as simply one part of their lifestyle.

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235. Businesses are having to compete for staff instead of being able to choose among a lot of applicants.

235. Businesses are having to compete for staff instead of being able to choose among a lot of applicants.

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236. Management styles were almost certainly continue to change.

236. Management styles were almost certainly continue to change.

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237. The traditional emphasis of business was manufacturing.

237. The traditional emphasis of business was manufacturing.

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238. More and more people are becoming self-employed.

238. More and more people are becoming self-employed.

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239. Let’s open it up for discussion.
 To open sth up [SITUATION]: to improve a situation by making it less limited.

239. Let’s open it up for discussion.
 To open sth up [SITUATION]: to improve a situation by making it less limited.

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240. There is only a limited number of places.

240. There is only a limited number of places.

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241. The Science of the Small has some big implication.

241. The Science of the Small has some big implication.

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242. There’s no doubt that nanotechnology promises so large for civilization.
 Civilization (un) [PROCESS]: the process of educating a society so that its culture becomes more developed.
 To promise [BE EXPECTED]: promise to be good, exciting, etc: If sth promises to be good, exciting, etc. it is expected to be good, exciting, etc.

242. There’s no doubt that nanotechnology promises so large for civilization.
 Civilization (un) [PROCESS]: the process of educating a society so that its culture becomes more developed.
 To promise [BE EXPECTED]: promise to be good, exciting, etc: If sth promises to be good, exciting, etc. it is expected to be good, exciting, etc.

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243. Society often gets the wrong idea about its capabilities.

243. Society often gets the wrong idea about its capabilities.

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244. Most teaching staff make their lecture notes available online.
 Teaching (n) [JOB]: the job of being a teacher

244. Most teaching staff make their lecture notes available online.
 Teaching (n) [JOB]: the job of being a teacher

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245. There will be a conference here next summer on using the web for academic research.

245. There will be a conference here next summer on using the web for academic research.

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246. The university has a world-renowned school of archaeology.
 World-renowned (adj): famous all over the world in a particular area of activity.

246. The university has a world-renowned school of archaeology.
 World-renowned (adj): famous all over the world in a particular area of activity.

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247. Successful applicants will work with a large team of researchers.

247. Successful applicants will work with a large team of researchers.

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248. Higher numbers of patients were infected than during previous outbreaks of illness.

248. Higher numbers of patients were infected than during previous outbreaks of illness.