Business vocabulary in use. intermediate. unit 1


A. What do you do?

To find out what someone’s job is you say “What do you do?” Here, Kerstin talks about her job: ‘I work for a large European car market. I work on car design. In fact, I run the design department and I manage a team of designers: 20 people work under me. It’s very interesting.
One of my main responsibilities is to make sure that new model design are finished on time. I’m also in charge of design budgets.

I deal with a lot of different people in the company. I’m responsible for co-ordination between design and production: I work with managers at our manufacturing plants.’

B. Word combination with ‘work’

If you work or have work, you have a job. But you don’t say someone ‘has a work’.
Work also the place where you do your job.
Here are some phrases with ‘work’:
– Hi, I’m Frank. I work in a bank in New York City. I leave for work at 7.30 every morning.
– I go to work by train and subway.
– I get to/arrive at work about nine.
– I’m usually at work till six.
– Luckily, i don’t get ill very much so I’m not often off work

C. Types of job and types of work

A full-time job is for the whole of the normal working week;a part-time job is for less time than that.

You say that someone works full-time or part-time.

A permanent job does not finish after fixed period; a temporary job finishes after a fixed period. You talk about temporary work and permanent work.



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Business vocabulary in use. intermediate. unit 1