English dictation

Dictation - What is a CEO?


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Dictation Text - What is a CEO?

The title 'CEO' stands for 'chief executive officer'. The CEO takes care of the day-to-day running of a company. He or she is the main manager in an organisation and its best-known member.

The company he or she heads can be a small or medium-sized firm or a large corporation. Some CEOs also serve as the chairman or woman of the board of directors or the president of their company, but those roles are not necessarily the same. Also, CEOs do not have identical job descriptions in every company.

These job titles in Britain and the US are not fixed by law, so translations can vary according to the type of company. Often, 'CEO' is used simply as a descriptive term that means 'boss' or 'company head'.

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