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Ahmed Elemam
Feedbak Of July 31 - A Voice Message, An Essay, and A Question

This discussion Includes three things:

1) a voice message with its written transcript

2) an essay using the induction method

3) and a questions in terms of pronunciation.

Regarding the voice message:

1) First and formost, I need you to listen to the voice message before reading the written transcript

2) I need to know the words that I should check their pronunciations and
3) I need to know the sentences that don't make sense.


Regarding the essay, I need correction to the mistakes that I have made.


Note: I don't ask for feedbak on all of them, you can work on anyone of them.



The Voice Message, Working Capital


The transcript:

Working capital is the amount of a company's current assets minus the amount of its current liabilities.
It tells the use of the financial statement how much cash is going to be needed to pay off obligations in the short term
There are two examples that include deterioration of working capital. The first one is increasing accounts receivable and the second one is lowering accounts payable.
analyzing working capital should involve more than simply subtracting current liabilities from current assets.
The first factor that should be considered is the current assets and how quickly they can be converted to cash.
if the current assets are cash and cash equivalents, a small amount of working capital may be sufficient.
In contrast, if the current assets include slow-moving inventory items, a greater amount of working capital may be needed.
The second factor that should be considered is the nature of a company's sales and how customers pay.
If a company has very consistent sales via the Internet and customers pay with credit card, a small amount of working capital may be sufficient.
There are several ratio that pertain to working capital. They include the current ratio, the


The Essay

The first thing that caught my eye when I saw the position posted was definitely that it was at a furniture factory. I know that furniture factories use cost accounting methods and techniques due to the varieties of the production means. In addition, they run long and short-term strategies. Due to this, I will finally have the chance to combine both the programing skills I have gained and my wide knowledge of financial and cost accounting and budgeting. It will also help me develop my ability to problem solving skills and to finally become a skilled internal auditor.

I do believe that inventory and costs are the most important elements in any industry. Based on my occupation in different industries, reducing costs and finding solution to maximize profits were what the management always considered. I know for a fact that costs need collecting data and a lot of analysis. I will, hence, get the chance to use my programming skills based on my own needs instead of using the ERP systems that allow me to use fixed functions. For instance, I can adopt a cost method or another based on the manufacturing process or the circumstances of production. As a result, I will find out the best way to reduce costs and maximize the profits through some analyses. Furthermore, one of the things that will work to my advantage that I will be encouraged to read more English books to find out the best way and solutions for the problems that I encounter. Lastly, this will contribute to my success to become a professional internal auditor in the factory in the long term.

The Question

The word "covenant" is pronounced /ˈkʌvənənt/. My question is how can I know that it is not pronounced /ˈkɑːvɪnənt/?


Jul 31, 2016 2:43 AM
Comments · 3

You're welcome, Ahmed.

Well, you're right, there is actually one rule for pronunciation. If the word has 4 letters and is built as follows: consonant-vowel-consonant and ends in "e", then the first vowel is usually pronounced the way it's pronounced in its isolated form, e.g. make; late; rise; wine; rose; cute. However, there are exceptions ("lose").

Please, by all means, do let us know if you discover any more rules for English pronunciation :)

August 2, 2016

First of all, I want thank you for your answer, Mrs. Susanne.


To answer you why I didn't post the essay in a notebook, I had to post the voice message, the essay, and the question in a discussion because I have to re-ask for feedback at the end of the day. Also, a notebook can't include as many words as the discussion do. In addition, I am not allowed to post the three things in a day. So If I don't do so, I have to wait for another day because I use the website for free.


In terms of pronunciation, I think the pronunciation could be figured out. I am sure about it. Because I re-write the phonetic letters of new words and sometimes it works. Due to this, I think that there are some rules that I can follow to make it much easier for me to pronunce new words without looking them up in a dictionary.


July 31, 2016

In answer to your question: unfortunately, you cannot know how a certain word is pronounced in English. There are virtually no rules. Even a native speaker would not know how to pronounce a word if he'd never heard it before.

As to the transcript, it's almost perfect, except for the very end. Please find my notes below as I was unable to copy your text in here (that's what the notebook is for, by the way):

2nd sentence: It tells the user of the financial system...

Then there are 2 sentences which begin with "For example" (not very important, as the text still makes sense without those words).

Finally, the last sentence:

They include the current ratio, the accounts receivable turnover ratio and the inventory turnover ratio.

July 31, 2016
Ahmed Elemam
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Arabic (Egyptian), English
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