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RESUMEN DE LANGUAGE

The stale smell of cigarette smoke and sweaty bodies CAFETERIA


The mouth-watering aroma of freshly brewed coffee and sizzling bacon
HOUSE
The acrid odor of burning rubber and petrol fumes FACTORY, STREET
The rancid smell of sour milk and butter that has long since passed its sell-by
date ABANDONED FRIDGE
The pungent aroma of herbs and spices and ripe tropical fruit MARKET
Positive
Mouth-watering
Fresh
Sweet

Negative
stale
acrid
rancid
Musty (old-wet)
Sickly
Overpowering

Neutral
pungent
Faint (DEBIL).
Strong
unmistakable
Overpowering

Collocations:

To
To
To
To
To
To
To
To

bear someone a grudge. //// tener rencor.


play a role. //// Tener un puesto en la oficina.
achieve a (management) position. //// tener una cierta posicin.
face pressure. //// estar en presin.
be in favour of something. //// estar a favor de algo.
be offered a contract. //// que te ofrescan un empleo.
rise through the ranks. //// ascender de posicin en el trabajo.
hand in your notice. //// presentar la renuncia.

Vocabulary for time:


What you hop to achieve in the time available.
You have to phone in sick and take time off work.
If time is against you, if you are pressed for time, do not worry if what you
produce is less than wonderful.
What we all work for is to make time for ourselves, to free up time up for
the things we really want to do.
It is essential to set aside enough time to pursue your interests.

All these words can be used before the noun TIME


Kick-off
Qualifying
Arrival
Peak viewing
Opening
Sowing

Injury
Winning
Departure
Off-peak viewing
Closing
Milking

Half
Record-braking
Flying
Prime
Sale
Harvest

CONTEXT
FOOTBALL
ATHLETICS
AIRPLANE
TELEVISION
SHOPS
FARMING

Adjectives that describe personality:


Helpful

Have a/an

nature.

Sensitiv
Lack
e
Devel
Easy
op
going
Displa
y
Stubbor
Posse
n
ss
Show
Determi
ned
potential
Reluctan
ce
dedicati
on
ability
patience

Show great

The right personal qualities.

Be dominated
Lose one`s
temper
Become
ill
Advance
/
Worry over
computer
detail/
Excellent
Avoid
secretarial
responsibility
Outstanding
/
management
Poor / parenting
The necessary /
communication

Have a (strong) tendency to

Have/develop

skills.

Cautious
Energetic
Enthusias
tic
Slapdash
Positive

Adopt a/an
to ones work.

approach

VOCABULARY ON WORK
-JOIN A STAFF
-MAKE A LIVING: EARN ENOUGH TO LIVE
-ASPECTS OF THE JOB
-MEMBERS OF STAFF
-MATERNITY LEAVE
-GO PART-TIME
-DO A JOB-SHARE (SITUATION WHERE TWO PEOPLE SHARE EQUAL PARTS OF
THE SAME JOB)
-LAY OFF STAFF: DISMISS STAFF BECAUSE THERE IS NO WORK FOR THEM TO DO
-FREELANCE: WORK FOR SEVERAL DIFFERENT ORGANISATIONS RATHER THAN
WORKING FULL-TIME FOR ONE ORGANISATION
-NETWORKS OF CONTACTS
-VOLUME OF WORK
-EARN A GOOD LIVING
-PRACTISED MEDICINE: WORK AS A DOCTOR
-CARVE A NICHE FOR MYSELF: MAKE A SPECIAL POSITION FOR MYSELF
-OPPOSITE NUMBER: SOMEONE DOING THE SAME JOB IN A DIFFERENT
LOCATION
-TOOK UP POST: STARTED WORK
-HELD THAT POSITION
-OPEN TO OFFERS
-PUTTING TOGETHER MY CV: CURRICULUM VITAE, A WRITTEN DESCRIPTION OF
YOUR EDUCATION, QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND CAREER.
-TEMPTING OFFER
-FAST-TRACK SCHEME: SYSTEM FOR RAPID TRAINING AND PROMOTION OF
TALENTED STAFF
-MOVING UP THE LADDER: BEING PROMOTED
-HAD A CHANGE OF HEART: MY ATTITUDE OR MOOD CHANGE
-GET MY PRIORITIES RIGHT: GIVE IMPORTANCE TO THE RIGHT ASPECTS OF LIFE
-TAKE PRIORITY OVER: BE MORE IMPORTANT TO ME THANT
-HANDED IN MY RESIGNATION
-BLUE-COLLAR WORKERS: PHYSICAL EFFORT
-WHITE-COLLAR WORKERS: OFFICE
-PINK-COLLAR JOBS: WOMEN
-UNIVERSITY OF LIFE: WHAT YOU LEARN ON THE STREET
QUALITIES FOR A JOB

-WRITING SKILLLS
-WELL ORGANISED
-RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
-EYE FOR DETAIL
-ABILITY TO WORK WELL UNDER PRESSURE
-ABILITY TO WORK TO DEAD-LINES
-TO BE DYNAMIC
-KNOWLEDGE OF LIFE
-VERSATILE: YOU CAN ADAPT TO MANY THINGS
-GOOD ATTITUDE TOWARDS WORK
-GOOD LOOKS AND MANAGE
-GOOD TREAT WITH PEOPLE
-KNOWLEDFE OF DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
-UNIVERSITY CERTIFICATE
-COMMUNICATIVE SKILLS
USEFUL LANGUAGE
-WRITING IN REPLY/RESPONSE TO YOUR ADVERTISEMENT
-AS YOU CAN/WILL SEE FROM MY ENCLOSED/ATTACHED CV
-I WAS APPOINTED/PROMOTED TO THE POSITION/POST OF OFFICE
MANAGER
-STAFF/TEAM OF SEVEN
-RESPOND TO/TAKE UP THE CHALLENGE
WORK DISCUSSIN JOB APPLICANTS
-TO FIT A JOB DESCRIPTION
-TO NARROW THE LIST DOWN
-TO MAKE A SHORT LIST
-TO BE SHORTLISTED
-TO TAKE UP REFERENCES (PREVIOUS EMPLOYERS)
-THE IMPORTANCE OF WORKING AS A TEAM
-TO TAKE ON RESPONSIBILITY
-TO ELIMINATE THE ONES WHO HAVE TAKEN INDUSTRIAL ACTION (TO GO ON
STRIKE)
-PEOPLE WHO CAN MASTER NEW SKILLS
GERUNDS AND INFINITIVE
GERUNDS
PREPOSITION + ING
RECOMMEND + ING
MISS + ING
SUBJECT OF THE SENTENCES IS A
VERB PROJECTING SELFCONFIDENCE AT

INFINITIVE
REFUSE + TO
PLAN + TO
MODAL + INF
ORDER YOU ARE NOT TO GET

BE + ADJECTIVE + INF

MANAGE + TO
TO GET USED + TO + ING
TO BE USED + TO + ING
ADMIT + TO + ING
LOOK FORWARD + TO + ING
REMEMBER + ING: PAST
REMEMBER + TO: FUTURE
FORGET + ING: PAST
FORGET + TO: PRESENT
TRY + TO: EFFORT
TRY + ING: EXPERIMENT
REGRET + ING: PAST
REGRET + TO: REGRET TO ANNOUNCE/TO TELL NOT POSITIVE NEWS
LAMENTO INFORMARLES
STOP + ING: STOP DOING SOMETHING TO DO SOMETHING ELSE STOP
ACTIVITY YOU ARE DOING
STOP + TO: STOP TO DO SOMETHING PURPOSE EX: I STOP IN ORDEN TO
WORK
MEANT + TO: MEANT TO TELL YOU HAVE THE INTENTION BUT YOU DIDNT
DO IT
MEANT + ING: THESE MEANS TELLING THE WHOLE SCHOOL SIGNIFICA TAL
COSA
NOUNS FOLLOWED BY THE INFINITIVE: EFFORT, ATTEMPTS, WILLINGNESS,
OPPORTUNITY, CAPACITY, ABILITY, DECISION, DETERMINATION, TENDENCY AND
REFUSAL