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English Result - Upper-intermediate - Unit 2 - 2B

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English Result - Upper-intermediate
work
[noun]
activity that requires physical or mental effort
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boss
[noun]
a person who is in charge of a large organization or has an important position there
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job
[noun]
the work that we do regularly to earn money
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on the dole
[phrase]
used of a person who is unemployed but receives regular payment or benefits from the government
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to take on
[verb]
to hire someone
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to go (out) on (a) strike
[phrase]
(of a group of employees) to refuse to work as a form of protest or to demand changes to their working conditions, pay, or other employment-related issues
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to quit
[verb]
to give up your job, school, etc.
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dustman
[noun]
a person whose job is to remove the trash from people's trash cans
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secretary
[noun]
someone who works in an office as someone's assistance, dealing with mail and phone calls, keeping records, making appointments, etc.
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sacked
[adjective]
dismissed or fired from employment, typically due to poor performance, misconduct, or other reasons specified by the employer
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to earn
[verb]
to get money for the job that we do or services that we provide
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to knock off
[verb]
to end one's work, typically at the end of a designated period
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air hostess
[noun]
a woman on the staff of an airplane who serves the passengers on the flight
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conversational
[adjective]
related to or characteristic of informal spoken communication
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official
[noun]
an agent with a position of authority and duties
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personal assistant
[noun]
someone hired to provide administrative support and assist with various tasks for an individual or organization
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line management
[noun]
the hierarchy of positions and responsibilities in an organization responsible for the direct supervision and control of employees, typically involving the execution of day-to-day tasks and achieving operational goals
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occupation
[noun]
a person's profession or job, typically the means by which they earn a living
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refuse collector
[noun]
a person who is hired to remove waste materials from trash cans and dispose them
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to recruit
[verb]
to employ people for a company, etc.
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to lay off
[verb]
to dismiss employees due to financial difficulties or reduced workload
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unemployment benefit
[noun]
a financial aid provided by the government to people who are unemployed and actively seeking work, to help cover their living expenses
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to finish
[verb]
to make something end
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high
[adjective]
having an amount, degree, size, etc, that is greater than normal
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income
[noun]
the money that is regularly earned from a job or through an investment
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flight attendant
[noun]
a person who works on a plane to bring passengers meals and take care of them
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to resign
[verb]
to officially announce one's departure from a job, position, etc.
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to take action
[phrase]
to do something in response to a particular situation, often to address a problem or achieve a goal
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industrial
[adjective]
highly focused on mass production or manufacturing
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