Words at Work

Words at Work is a powerful Beginning with an introductory Self - study resource for learners who want unit on learning vocabulary Words at Work is ...

Author: David Horner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521438721

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 138

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Words at Work is a powerful resource for learners who want to expand their vocabulary in order to use English more effectively in a general Business English context. The 17 task-based units cover a range of essential topics, from Company organisation and Advertising to Finance and Information systems. The introduction unit on learning vocabulary successfully gives learners good ideas on techniques for remembering more words. The index also provides a way in to the specific vocabulary area they want to focus on. Words at Work is accompanied by a listening cassette. Every unit contains at least one listening task and one pronunciation task, to give learners the opportunity to hear and practise the vocabulary as well as see it. Words at Work is completely self-contained, with an answer key, tapescripts and an index with phonetic transcriptions, and can be used by learners working on their own.

Words at Work

No part of this book may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission from the publisher except in the case of brief quotations ...

Author: Mim Harrison

Publisher: Walker Books

ISBN: IND:30000110361965

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 144

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A fascinating view into the arcane nature of the workplace, Words at Work delves into fifteen professions—both ordinary and extraordinary—to discover the unique and colorful vocabulary that gives them their energy. The occupations are eclectic, from every day jobs like waste manager to singular positions like symphony orchestra musician; but the connections between words—which make you feel as though you're having a conversation with someone in the know—and Mim Harrison's skills as a writer, give readers an uncommon and highly perceptive glimpse into each of these worlds. Now you'll know what it means when the musician sheds the part (practices the music), the airline pilot mentions the wing walkers (the gate crew that guides your plane to a stop) and the waste manager yells out white goods (an appliance like a stove or refrigerator that is destined for the trash heap). Harrison is captivated by the singular vocabularies of these occupations and she shares her fascination with readers. Whether you're a linguaphile who has always been curious about the lingoes attached to professions, or starting out in one of the occupations and hoping to get a leg up on the vocabulary, Words at Work will both charm and educate. Mim Harrison has a unique ear for language, and a gifted light touch as a writer. That combination makes Words at Work a highly original entry in the crowded field of language books.

Words at Work

The present volume, Words at Work, consists of eight studies of textual structure which Randolph Quirk first gave as public lectures at the National ...

Author: Randolph Quirk


ISBN: UOM:39015033520753

Category: Communication

Page: 137

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Writers at Work From Sentence to Paragraph Student s Book

5 With your partner, talk about the meaning of the words in the Vocabulary Pool. B freewrite freewriting Freewriting is a way to help you 2 Writers at Work: ...

Author: Laurie Blass

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521120302

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 184

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"Writers at Work: From Sentence to Paragraph is the first book in a four-book series that provides students with a solid foundation in writing skills. Through the study of vocabulary and grammar, the book helps students to write accurate sentences relating to a topic. In the last three chapters, the book introduces the fundamentals of paragraph writing, and students progress to write basic paragraphs"--

Professional Communication at Work

Closed Questions Closed Open Encourage one word answers:“yes,” Enable you to learn more from the other person Give you more time to listen and formulate ...

Author: Joseph L. Chesebro

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317679301

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 284

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This text prepares future professionals for success in the workplace through identifying interpersonal communication skills and strategies and exploring when, how, and why to use them. Informed by academic research, professional literature, and author Joseph L. Chesebro’s own experiences, the text explores and demonstrates the skills that have facilitated Chesebro’s own students to find work and to succeed in their professional lives. Offering a very practical focus on such topics as handling conflict and giving dynamic presentations, Professional Communication at Work also covers essential interpersonal communication skills that are often not discussed, such as: Using networking when job hunting; Earning a good reputation as a new employee Using storytelling and questioning more often Developing coaching relationships with the best senior employees in our workplace, Practicing and developing new skills on our own, and Using workplace politics in a positive and constructive way to accomplish our goals. Utilizing the approach of a supportive communication coach, this text will help readers gain a variety of practical communication strategies they can apply to contribute to success in their own careers.

Great Answers to Tough Questions at Work

When you are telling stories you are, on the face of it, sharing a carefully constructed series of words with your audience. But what is really happening if ...

Author: Michael Dodd

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780857086419

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE CMI MANAGEMENT BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD The essential guide to turning tough questions into positive opportunities Difficult questions can be thrown at you from your first job interview through to challenges you get when you’ve made it to the top. If you find yourself on the firing line on a regular or occasional basis this is the perfect go-to guide to help you turn tough questions into positive opportunities. Great Answers to Tough Questions at Work promotes a confident 'win-win-win' mindset for questioner, answerer and wider audiences beyond. Author Michael Dodd provides golden formulae and proven strategies for constructing inspirational answers—however challenging, vicious, tricky or stupid the question. He outlines simple but successful techniques for dealing with the kind of nightmare questions which all ambitious people in the workplace have to face along their journey, whatever stage of their career. Contains critical communication skills for executives, managers, leaders and those aspiring to fill these roles Covers a wide range of work place scenarios such as job interviews, performance reviews, negotiations, customer relations, parliamentary inquiries and cross-examination Discusses how to see the issues underlying tough questions that you face in a different, more positive, solution-oriented way Includes case study examinations of key moments where people in the public spotlight have done something particularly well or particularly badly while answering questions and draws out the lessons for readers.

Perfect Phrases for Dealing with Difficult Situations at Work Hundreds of Ready to Use Phrases for Coming Out on Top Even in the Toughest Office Conditions

If you’re asked to give an impromptu presentation or you accidentally send a personal e-mail to your boss, you’ll have the best words for every situation, including: Handling criticism and being heard criticizing Picking up the ball ...

Author: Susan Benjamin

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 0071597328

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Founders at Work

So we just had to pay for the time-sharing time, and he used it late at night, ... But that was coming off of my experience with word processing and ...

Author: Jessica Livingston

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 143021077X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 488

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Now available in paperback—with a new preface and interview with Jessica Livingston about Y Combinator! Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days is a collection of interviews with founders of famous technology companies about what happened in the very earliest days. These people are celebrities now. What was it like when they were just a couple friends with an idea? Founders like Steve Wozniak (Apple), Caterina Fake (Flickr), Mitch Kapor (Lotus), Max Levchin (PayPal), and Sabeer Bhatia (Hotmail) tell you in their own words about their surprising and often very funny discoveries as they learned how to build a company. Where did they get the ideas that made them rich? How did they convince investors to back them? What went wrong, and how did they recover? Nearly all technical people have thought of one day starting or working for a startup. For them, this book is the closest you can come to being a fly on the wall at a successful startup, to learn how it's done. But ultimately these interviews are required reading for anyone who wants to understand business, because startups are business reduced to its essence. The reason their founders become rich is that startups do what businesses do—create value—more intensively than almost any other part of the economy. How? What are the secrets that make successful startups so insanely productive? Read this book, and let the founders themselves tell you.

Writing Speaking at Work

Are there any words in it that aren't common, everyday words? How about presided? ... So there's no problem with using a less common word like presided.

Author: Edward P. Bailey


ISBN: 0130807311

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 237

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This book emphasizes the practical aspects of writing and speaking for the world of work. It avoids unnecessary theoretical matters, giving useful, concrete advice that both undergraduate and graduate students can apply immediately.

Joy at Work

This is easy to understand when you shift the paradigm fromwork is hard, difficult, and something I have to ... In other words, with one tenth the number ...

Author: Dennis W. Bakke

Publisher: PVG

ISBN: 0974355291

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 314

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Imagine a company where people love coming to work and are highly productive on a daily basis. Imagine a company whose top executives, in a quest to create the most "fun" workplace ever, obliterate labor-management divisions and push decision-making responsibility down to the plant floor. Could such a company compete in today's bottom-line corporate world? Could it even turn a profit? Well, imagine no more. In Joy at Work, Dennis W. Bakke tells the true story of this extraordinary company--and how, as its co-founder and longtime CEO, he challenged the business establishment with revolutionary ideas that could remake America's organizations. It is the story of AES, whose business model and operating ethos -"let's have fun"-were conceived during a 90-minute car ride from Annapolis, Maryland, to Washington, D.C. In the next two decades, it became a worldwide energy giant with 40,000 employees in 31 countries and revenues of $8.6 billion. It's a remarkable tale told by a remarkable man: Bakke, a farm boy who was shaped by his religious faith, his years at Harvard Business School, and his experience working for the Federal Energy Administration. He rejects workplace drudgery as a noxious remnant of the Industrial Revolution. He believes work should be fun, and at AES he set out to prove it could be. Bakke sought not the empty "fun" of the Friday beer blast but the joy of a workplace where every person, from custodian to CEO, has the power to use his or her God-given talents free of needless corporate bureaucracy. In Joy at Work, Bakke tells how he helped create a company where every decision made at the top was lamented as a lost chance to delegate responsibility--and where all employees were encouraged to take the "game-winning shot," even when it wasn't a slam-dunk. Perhaps Bakke's most radical stand was his struggle to break the stranglehold of "creating shareholder value" on the corporate mind-set and replace it with more timeless values: integrity, fairness, social responsibility, and a sense of fun.

Words at Work and Play

Eminent anthropologist Shirley Brice Heath sets out to find answers to these and similar questions, tracking the lives of 300 black and white working-class families as they reshaped their lives in new locations, occupations and ...

Author: Shirley Brice Heath

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139504454

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines


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Childhood and family life have changed significantly in recent decades. What is the nature of these changes? How have they affected the use of time, space, work and play? In what ways have they influenced face-to-face talk and the uses of technology within families and communities? Eminent anthropologist Shirley Brice Heath sets out to find answers to these and similar questions, tracking the lives of 300 black and white working-class families as they reshaped their lives in new locations, occupations and interpersonal alignments over a period of thirty years. From the 1981 recession through the economic instabilities and technological developments of the opening decade of the twenty-first century, Shirley Brice Heath shows how families constantly rearrange their patterns of work, language, play and learning in response to economic pressures. This outstanding study is a must-read for anyone interested in family life, language development and social change.


Many of the sources dealt with here are fragmentary, and the conventions used ... o was at first omitted from the word and then written between the lines).

Author: Steve Vinson

Publisher: Philipp Von Zabern

ISBN: UOM:39015041995377

Category: Boaters (Persons)

Page: 210

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The Realities of Partnership at Work

Now we see often the words said, I think one of the things I've noticed over the last, say, five years, is that from the very top level the words are being ...

Author: M. Upchurch

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230582477

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 193

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A definitive study of partnership at work in the UK, with extensive surveys and interviews in organizations from the finance, NHS and local government sectors. The authors challenge conventional assumptions about the mutual interest associated with partnership, and find evidence of work intensification where partnership has been introduced.

Tractors at Work

Meet the Tractor 4 Parts of a Tractor 10 At Work 14 Words to Know 24 Index 24 Web Sites 24 Here comes a tractor. It is ready to work.

Author: D. R. Addison

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781435827042

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Introduces tractors, describing what they do and their parts.

British Dogs at Work

You should be friends at all times, a friendship in which there must be firmness on the one part, but no undue shouting and harsh words, and no employment ...

Author: A. Croxton Smith

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473341890

Category: Pets

Page: 212

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First published in 1906, this is a helpful and informative guide for anybody with an interest in dogs, dog handling and working dogs. Full of information on kennel construction, buying, rearing and feeding terriers and shooting dogs ready for training on field and farm. This text has been republished here for its historical and cultural significance. Including a new introduction on the topic of gundogs, pointers and setters and the best dog for flushing.

Games At Work

The CEO alone has the capacity to stop game playing in its tracks with a few well-chosen words (assuming that the words are backed up by congruent ...

Author: Mauricio Goldstein

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470262009

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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"This isn't a theoretical study of game playing or a psychological treatise on the deeper needs being met by engaging in these activities. Instead, it is a practical guide to the world of organizational games, providing examples and analysis of the most common games played within teams and other groups as well as advice about the best ways to manage these games"--Introd.

Youth at Work

Local 7's union rules prohibit baggers from performing work outside an ... violations often come down to a bagger's word against a manager's word .

Author: Stuart Tannock

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 1566398541

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 246

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An interview-based study of 95 young unionized fast-food and grocery workers in two cities in the USA and Canada. It presents a detailed account of their experiences in their workplaces and unions. The workers describe their daily tasks and the pressures from management and customers.

Indians at Work

Because his work has always come first - he abhors personal acclaim and the limelight - I think the simple words contained in a medical report of one of his ...



ISBN: OSU:32435029806833

Category: Indians of North America


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