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Discrimination, awkward, lacks, executive, vacancy, focus, originated, entrepreneur, motivation, expulsion

Replace the phrases in italics below with a suitable idiom or expression from the list in the right form. You will not need to use all the phrases.

appoint sb to a post/situation/position; take sb on; take up a new post; turn sb down for a job; show sb the ropes; get a foot on the ladder; be a dogsbody; pass sb over for promotion; give/hand in one's notice; give sb the sack; get the push/one's marching orders; make a (takeover) bid; tender for a contract; a breach of contract; enter into negotiations; drive a (hard) bargain; corner a market (in sth); be within/outside one's field; be in the red/in the black; pull rank

1 As it's your first day at work I will give you an idea of the basics.

2 We were making a loss but due to an increase in sales we have money in the bank.

3 After a six-week strike, the workers have started talks to solve the dispute with the management.

4 Bob is in a junior post but once he is in a position from which he can progress upwards through the company he will reach the top.

5 I cannot comment on that issue as it is not connected with my area of work.

6 John is going to start a new job in September.

7 Simon hates his job because he has to do all the jobs nobody else wants to do.

8 Gemma expected to be promoted to manager but she was ignored and not given the position.

9 The suppliers failed to deliver the parts on time and were accused of not complying with what they had originally agreed.

10 When I disagreed with the supervisor she used her authority unfairly to make me do as she wanted.

7) Use the words and expressions above to talk about your job or the job you would like to do. What problems/benefits do you experience or anticipate?

8) Fill in the gaps with the correct word(s) from the list below:

1 Jack's business associates consider him to be a(n) ....................(innovative businessman)

2 He has talent, but he'll never succeed because he ..................enthusiasm, (doesn't have)

3 She felt ..................................... speaking in front of an audience. (uncomfortable)

4 She was promoted to the position of senior .............................in the company. (official)

5 One needs to .................................................... on one goal at a time. (concentrate)

6 A better salary was my main .........................................................for changing jobs. (reason)

7 ....................................................against women often makes it difficult for them to find jobs. (unfair treatment)

8 His................................................from school was due to his disruptive behaviour in class. (ejection)

9 Although the music is thought to have .................. in Peru, it is now very fashionable in the States. (had its roots)

10 We would employ you, but unfortunately there isn't a(n) ............................at the moment. (position open)

Albert Einstein once said: "Try not to become a man of suc­cess but rather try to become a man of value." The 1) ........... (success) opera singer Barbara Hendricks is one of those people who have taken this saying to heart. Her 2)................... (music) career includes 3)....................(per­form) such as singing at President Mitterand's memo­rial service in Notre Dame. However, these 4) .....................

(achieve) are almost overshadowed by her 5) ........ (determine) to aid casualties of war. Her humanitarian efforts have taken her from the streets of Sarajevo to the war in Rwanda, where she has shown the 6).........(able) to be not only 7)........ (help) but also 8).............(соmpassion). In the past, she has also been able to arrange charity events as she has many contacts with 9) …… (fame) and 10) ....... (power) people. Due to her 11) ........ (commit) and 12) ........... (dedicate) she has recently been awarded with the French Legion d'honneur.

10) Fill in the gaps with a suitable idiom from the list below:


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