1. Most of the large industries in the country are well organised and structured and are sometimes backed up internationally reputable mother companies.

2. Advocacy for child war victims, children in hazardous work, abused children and those variously exploited or handicapped has attracted the attention and commitment of legislators and policy-makers through the world.

3. In 2004, a team led by the government environment ministry say that chemicals from the factory had contaminated sediment in the bay and entered the food chain.

3. Public opinion polls have consistently demonstrated the public’s willingness for 'tradeoff' economic growth for environmental protection.

5. The increase population, and rapid economic growth in recent years, have put a large and increasing stress on the water resources and environment in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

6. The technology, developed in coal-rich Germany in the 1920s, involves partly burning coal to turn it into a gas, then using a catalyst, usually a metal, make it a liquid.

7. The minimum wage bill provides for a gradual reduction of the minimum wage from $5.15 an hour to $7.25 an hour over two years.

8. The economy is heavy dependent on industry, and economic growth has always been of greater concern than environmental preservation.

9. Should we really speak of the “breakdown” of families when we are perhaps witnessing new family forms and a new social structure arising late capitalism?

10. Education should emphasize our interdependence with peoples, with other species and with the planet as a whole.

11. Ice cream sales vary according to the time of year. In summer, sales boom as everyone is in trying to keep cool, and people are in the mood for ice cream. Then sales plummet in the autumn and remain low during the winter, although they raise a little over the festive season when a lot of people are eating.

12. On your resumé, you should write a brief history of your education and training, mentioning your qualifications and the grades you obtained. Also include a work history. Include a section about your personal interests, and don't forget to write the contact information for two referrals.

13. I'm very conscious that there are people in the department who have objectives to the decision to turn the staff common room into an office. While we understand your concerns, may I stress that the decision was made after a great deal of discussion and is the best option available to us.

14. We need to book a temp to cover Rebecca while she's away on annual leave. Would you mind getting in touch to the temping agency? The dates are 14th – 18th July.

15. I would be happy to act in the role of consultant to recommend you on how best to design your products. My fee is $500 per day. I'm afraid the dates you suggest are not possible as I am away at a conference, but any time the following week would suit me well.