Aug 2, 2016

Collocations 28: Work

40 cards
, 79 answers
  • Flashcards with job, career and work
    • 1. a  . . . 
      fulfilling
      job

      1. 2. a  . . . 
        high-powered
        job

        1. 3. a  . . . 
          demanding
          job

          1. 4. a  . . . 
            steady
            job

            1. 5. to  . . . 
              apply
              for a job

              1. 6. to  . . . 
                offer
                someone a job

                1. 7. a  . . . 
                  permanent
                  job

                  1. 8. to  . . . 
                    carry
                    out work

                    1. 9. to  . . . 
                      supervise
                      work

                      1. 10. to work  . . . 
                        closely
                        with

                        1. 11. to  . . . 
                          take
                          on work

                          1. 12.  . . . 
                            available
                            to start work

                            1. 13. to  . . . 
                              complete
                              work

                              1. 14. to  . . . 
                                wreck
                                /  . . . 
                                ruin
                                someone’s career

                                1. 15. to  . . . 
                                  embark
                                  on a career

                                  1. 16. to have a  . . . 
                                    career
                                    in (medicine)

                                    1. 17. a  . . . 
                                      brilliant
                                      career

                                      1. 18. a career  . . . 
                                        takes
                                        off

                                        1. 19. a  . . . 
                                          promising
                                          career

                                          1. 20. to climb the career  . . . 
                                            ladder

                                            1. 21. her career  . . . 
                                              lasted

                                              1. 22. at the  . . . 
                                                height
                                                /  . . . 
                                                peak
                                                of your career

                                              2. Collocations in context: Things you might do at work
                                                • Bella  . . . 
                                                  has a job
                                                  as PA. Basically her role is to  . . . 
                                                  take charge of
                                                  her boss, who is not a very organized person, and make sure nothing  . . . 
                                                  goes wrong
                                                  . She  . . . 
                                                  makes appointments
                                                  for her boss and she makes sure he  . . . 
                                                  keeps his appointments
                                                  . She spends a lot of time  . . . 
                                                  answering the phone
                                                  and  . . . 
                                                  fielding telephone calls
                                                  on his behalf. When her boss has to travel, she  . . . 
                                                  makes the reservations
                                                  for him. When her boss has to  . . . 
                                                  give a presentation
                                                  , she  . . . 
                                                  makes
                                                  all the preparations that are required, including  . . . 
                                                  making photocopies
                                                  of any papers that he needs. She  . . . 
                                                  arranges meetings
                                                  for him and she  . . . 
                                                  takes the minutes
                                                  at the meetings. Bella is a very well-organised person. She  . . . 
                                                  keeps a record
                                                  of everything she does at work and  . . . 
                                                  sets herself targets
                                                  . She does her best to  . . . 
                                                  achieve her goals
                                                  . Every morning she  . . . 
                                                  makes a list
                                                  of everything she needs to do. Today the first thing on her list is ‘ . . . 
                                                  Hand in my notice
                                                  ’! But she’s not going to  . . . 
                                                  take early retirement
                                                  . She’s got a new job where she will be the boss and will have her own PA.

                                                • Quizzes.
                                                  • Complete the sentences with work, job and career.
                                                    • 1. I took on too much  . . . 
                                                      work
                                                      last month and couldn’t finish it all.
                                                      1. job
                                                      2. career
                                                      3. work

                                                    • 2. At the peak of her  . . . 
                                                      career
                                                      she was managing a sales force of 200 people.
                                                      1. job
                                                      2. work
                                                      3. career

                                                    • 3. Daniel Robertson’s  . . . 
                                                      career
                                                      in education lasted almost four decades.
                                                      1. career
                                                      2. job
                                                      3. work

                                                    • 4. I have a very demanding  . . . 
                                                      job
                                                      , but I enjoy it, nonetheless.
                                                      1. work
                                                      2. job
                                                      3. career

                                                    • 5. At the moment we are carrying out  . . . 
                                                      work
                                                      on the design of the new stadium.
                                                      1. job
                                                      2. career
                                                      3. work

                                                    • 6. The scandal ruined his  . . . 
                                                      career
                                                      and he never worked in the stock market again.
                                                      1. job
                                                      2. work
                                                      3. career

                                                    • 7. I’m going to apply for a  . . . 
                                                      job
                                                      in a supermarket.
                                                      1. career
                                                      2. job
                                                      3. work

                                                    • 8. She had a long and brilliant  . . . 
                                                      career
                                                      in show business.
                                                      1. career
                                                      2. job
                                                      3. work

                                                    • At 20, she got her first steady  . . . 
                                                      job
                                                      in a small regional theatre.
                                                      1. job
                                                      2. career
                                                      3. work

                                                    • It was in 1968 that her  . . . 
                                                      career
                                                      really took off when she was offered a part in a TV series.
                                                      1. job
                                                      2. career
                                                      3. work

                                                  • Match the beginning of each sentence with its ending.
                                                    • 1. She has set  . . . 
                                                      some difficult targets for us all.
                                                      1. a presentation to my colleagues.
                                                      2. his goals in his career.
                                                      3. preparations for the sales conference.
                                                      4. the minutes at the meeting.
                                                      5. my phone calls while I took time off.
                                                      6. my appointments.
                                                      7. some difficult targets for us all.

                                                    • 2. We’re making  . . . 
                                                      preparations for the sales conference.
                                                      1. the minutes at the meeting.
                                                      2. my phone calls while I took time off.
                                                      3. preparations for the sales conference.
                                                      4. a presentation to my colleagues.
                                                      5. my appointments.
                                                      6. his goals in his career.
                                                      7. some difficult targets for us all.

                                                    • 3. I always keep  . . . 
                                                      my appointments.
                                                      1. some difficult targets for us all.
                                                      2. a presentation to my colleagues.
                                                      3. my phone calls while I took time off.
                                                      4. my appointments.
                                                      5. preparations for the sales conference.
                                                      6. his goals in his career.
                                                      7. the minutes at the meeting.

                                                    • 4. Jane will take  . . . 
                                                      the minutes at the meeting.
                                                      1. preparations for the sales conference.
                                                      2. his goals in his career.
                                                      3. some difficult targets for us all.
                                                      4. my appointments.
                                                      5. the minutes at the meeting.
                                                      6. a presentation to my colleagues.
                                                      7. my phone calls while I took time off.

                                                    • 5. I have to give  . . . 
                                                      a presentation to my colleagues.
                                                      1. the minutes at the meeting.
                                                      2. preparations for the sales conference.
                                                      3. my phone calls while I took time off.
                                                      4. his goals in his career.
                                                      5. a presentation to my colleagues.
                                                      6. some difficult targets for us all.
                                                      7. my appointments.

                                                    • 6. He never achieved  . . . 
                                                      his goals in his career.
                                                      1. his goals in his career.
                                                      2. the minutes at the meeting.
                                                      3. my appointments.
                                                      4. some difficult targets for us all.
                                                      5. a presentation to my colleagues.
                                                      6. preparations for the sales conference.
                                                      7. my phone calls while I took time off.

                                                    • 7. He fielded  . . . 
                                                      my phone calls while I took time off.
                                                      1. preparations for the sales conference.
                                                      2. his goals in his career.
                                                      3. a presentation to my colleagues.
                                                      4. my appointments.
                                                      5. my phone calls while I took time off.
                                                      6. the minutes at the meeting.
                                                      7. some difficult targets for us all.

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