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Summary - Business vocabulary in use intermediate with answers ( cd-rom)
1 Work and jobs
Wat do you do?
I work for, I work on a car design, i run the...I manage a team. 20 people work under me. I deal with a lot of different people. Im responsible for coordination. I work with managers.
In charge of =Responsible for
Responsibilities =Something that is your job or duty to deal with
At the end of this year I will be planning what I wil do for the next year.- going on holiday to Cuba, new job, visit my friend Juan Carlos in the UK
in charge of + nou
responsible for + verb + -ing
responsibility + infinitive/ -ing
One of my responsibilities is to make sure that.....
one of my responsibilities is making sure that..
You don't say: I'm a responsible
Permanent job =Lasting for a long time or forever
I leave for work at 7:30 every morning
I go to work by train and subway
I get / arrive at work at about 9.
I'm usually at work till 6
Im' not often off work - away from work due to illness.
Temprorary job =not lasting or needed for very long
Types of job and types of work
A full-time job = for the whole of the normal working week; a part-time job is for less dan that. Permanent job does not finish after a fixed period; a temporary job finishes after a fixed period
I manage -Being the leader of
2 Ways of working
Old and new ways
I'm an office worker in an insurance company. It's nine -t0-five job with regular working hours. we all have to clock on and clock off every day
flextime = means we can work when we want, within certain limits.
shifts = may be on day shift - one week dight shift overtime- to work more hours than usual for more money
commute = I commute to work every day, like thousands of other commuters
Flexitime =people can work when they want, within certain limits
Nice work if you can get it
All these words are used in front of job and work
-satisfying, stimulating, fascinating, exciting - the work is interesting and gives you positive feelings
- dull, boring, uninteresting, unstimulating - the work is not interesting
- repetitive, routine - the work involves doing the same things again and again
- tiring, tough, hard, demanding - the work is different and makes you tiered
Commute=Working to another city than where you live
Nature of work
My work involves + noun
- human contact
- long hours
I like / dislike / prefer/ enjoy + -ing
- working with figure
-deling with customers
Statisfying=the work is interesting and give you positive feelings
Dull=The work is not interesting
Repetitive=again and again
Demanding =The work is difficult and makes you tired
The work is interesting and gives you positive feelingssatisfying, stimulating, fascinating, exciting.
Dull, Boring, uninteresting, unstimulating?= the work is not interesting.
repetitive, routine= the work involves doing the same things again and again
tiring, tough, hard, demanding= the work is difficult and makes you tired