Tag: Jobs

Jobs – money

‘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 […]

Business English Vocabulary – pay part 2

We all go to work to earn money. Let’s look at more vocabulary to talk about our salaries: ‘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 […]

Business Vocabulary – employment

If you ‘hire’ someone, you employ them. We hired him on a six month contract. I hear that they are not hiring people at the moment because of budget problems. If you ‘fire’ somebody, you dismiss them from their job, usually because of something they did. I had to fire Sally because she kept on making mistakes. If you […]

Hold phrasal verbs

In today’s lesson we are going to look at using the verb ‘to hold’ combined with particles. Here are some more of the most common expressions: ‘to hold back’ means to restrain or stop something working. High rates of tax are holding back economic growth. He could easily get promotion if he were more a […]

Go phrasal verbs – part 2

Here is the next lesson about using the verb ‘to go’ combined with particles. Here are some more of the most common expressions: ‘to go down’ means to get smaller or decrease. They are much cheaper than before. The price has gone down by at least ten percent. The price of laptop computers has gone […]

Phrasal Verbs – get part 2

Here is the second part about using the verb ‘to get’ combined with particles: ‘to get behind’ means to be late or behind schedule. I’ll stay late and finish it today. I don’t want to get behind with my work. We don’t want to get behind schedule on this project. ‘to get into’ means to […]

Phrasal Verbs – break

These exercises are the first part about using the verb ‘to break ‘ combined with particles: ‘to break away’ means to stop being part of a group because you disagree with them. Several members broke away and formed their own group. Some of the members of the party disagreed with their policy and broke away […]