Adjectives used with ‘Job’

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An ‘absorbing’ job is one that is very interesting and claims all your attention. My job is so absorbing that I sometimes forget to have lunch. I get bored in my job. I need one that is much more absorbing. A ‘badly-paid’ job is one where you receive less income than the average. The hotel industry has a lot […]

Job collocations

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Here are some useful words that are often associated with job. If you ‘apply for’ a job, you ask a company for a job. I’ve applied for six jobs in the last week and haven’t heard back from any of them. We were expecting a lot of people to apply for the job but not as many […]

For – part 2

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We can use for to mean ‘because’. We only use this in very formal English. The divers have to be careful for a sudden change in conditions could be dangerous. Read the instructions carefully for you will only get one chance to enter the information. We can use for to talk about a purpose or […]

For – part 1

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We can sometimes use for + ing to talk about the purpose of a thing. When we do, it means the same as to + infinitive. What is that for? It is for opening envelopes This bell is for calling the waiter. This bell is to call the waiter. When we talk about the purpose […]

Work – pay 2

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‘commission’ is paid to people in sales based on the amounts of goods sold. Working here I get paid a fixed salary and commission based on my sales. I get paid a commission on the deals I negotiate. People who are ‘hourly paid’ are paid a fixed rate for each hour that they work and not a fixed […]

Jobs – money

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‘gross salary’ is the salary before anything is deducted for contributions and tax. Her gross salary is £50 000 but obviously she takes home considerably less than that. He earns £40 000 a year gross. ‘net salary’ is the salary that you are paid after deductions have made My gross salary is around £60 000 but the […]

English Phrasal Verbs – go

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If food is stored in a hot place for too long, it will ‘go off’. I think this fish has gone off. It smells terrible. If you don’t keep it in the fridge, it will soon go off. As time continues, we say that time ‘goes by’. One year went by without any news from […]

English Phrasal Verbs – into part 3

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If somebody ‘flies into’ an emotional state, they do it very suddenly and without warning. He flew into a panic when he heard that the big boss was coming. She flew into a rage when she heard that her project had been cancelled. If you ‘fool someone into’ doing something, you trick them into doing […]

English Phrasal Verbs – into part 2

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If you ‘check into’ a hotel, you arrive at the hotel and complete the registration process. I’m going straight to the meeting. I’ll check into my hotel later. Just give me thirty minutes to check into my hotel and I’ll be ready to go. If you ‘check into’ some information, you verify if the information […]

English Phrasal Verbs – into part 1

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If you ‘bump into’ someone, you meet them by chance. I bumped into Martin in the mall. You’ll never guess who I bumped into today. If you ‘burst into a room’ or ‘burst into tears’, you do it suddenly and without warning. Don’t burst into my room like that. Please knock first. When I told […]

English Phrasal Verbs – out part 7

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If you ‘fall out’ with somebody, you have a bad argument with them. They fell out over the arrangements for the meeting. I don’t want to fall out with you but I’m very unhappy with what you have done. If news ‘leaks out’, people who shouldn’t know about it do. Details of the report leaked […]

English Phrasal Verbs – out part 6

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If you ‘burst out’, you suddenly say something. If you ‘burst out laughing’, you suddenly start to laugh. If you have an ‘outburst’, you express your feelings (usually anger) strongly. I burst out laughing when I saw Derek wearing his kilt. He suddenly burst out crying when I told him he had lost his job. […]

English Phrasal Verbs – out part 5

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If you ‘shut out’ a noise or light you prevent it from being heard or seen. You can also ‘shut out’ emotions and feelings, usually painful ones. We need to close the curtains and shut out the light. You will have to try to shut out those painful memories. If you don’t include somebody in […]

English Phrasal Verbs – out part 4

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If you ‘show somebody out’, you show them the door out of the building. My secretary will show you out. Could you show Ms Smith out? If you ‘set out’, you start a journey or activity. We need to set out early if we want to get there in time for lunch. I set out […]

Adjectives used to describe change

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When we talk about changes, we often need to point out how big or rapid these changes have been. To do this, we need to use adjectives. exercise 1 exercise 2 exercise 3 exercise 4 admin Please enter the biographical info from the user profile screen.

English Phrasal Verbs – out part 3

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If you are ‘tired out’ you are very tired. All this work is beginning to tire me out. I need a break. The long journey has tired me out. If you ‘back out’ of something, you decide not to do something that you had previously agreed to do. John was going to make the presentation […]

Verbs used to describe change

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When we are giving a presentation, we often talk about changes. Usually we illustrate these changes with visual aids to show these changes. We need, however, to explain these changes. To do this, we need special verbs. exercise 1 exercise 2 exercise 3 exercise 4 exercise 5 admin Please enter the biographical info from the […]

English Phrasal Verbs – out part 2

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When you finish your stay in a hotel, you have to ‘check out’ at reception and pay your final bill. I need to check out of my hotel room by 11. You check us out whilst I order a taxi for the airport. If you ‘lock yourself out’, you close a door without having the […]

Effective Presentations – stating your purpose

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It is important to state your purpose clearly at the beginning of your talk. Here are some ways to do this: talk about = to speak about a subject Today I’d like to talk about our plans for the new site. I’m going to be talking to you about the results of our survey. report on = […]

English Phrasal Verbs – out part 1

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If you ‘ask someone out’, you invite them out on a date (with the hope of romance between you.) I want to ask her out but I am too shy. He asked me out on Friday but I told him I had to wash my hair. If you ‘cut something out’, you no longer do […]