Work, Work, Work
At some time in our lives, most of us work and some more than others. Work has a lot to do with doing a job of some kind and if we are lucky, something we enjoy doing and is satisfying as well. There are lots of related words and phrases using the root “work” and here are a few of them to work on:
Workaholic: Someone who works very hard and finds it difficult to stop.
Worked up: feeling very upset or nervous about something. “She got very worked up about having to do more overtime”.
Work experience: The work or jobs that one has done in one’s life so far. “Her extensive work experience makes her ideal for the position”.
Work force: The number of people who work for a company or organisation. “The multinational has a work force of some 8000 employees”.
Working capital: Money needed to run a business or start up one. “They have a working capital of several million euros to set up the business”.
Working day: The part of the day during which you spend time at work. “My working day is from 9 to 5”.
Working party: People chosen to study a particular project or problem in order to suggest ways of facing or solving it. “A working party was set up to look into ways of establishing flexitime in the company”.
Workload: The amount of work done by a particular person. “I have a heavy workload at the momento so I can’t attend to you right now”.
Workmate: Someone that you work with, often doing the same job or maybe in another department. “I have some good workmates. We get on well and we do the job efficiently”.
Workshy: Someone reluctant to work, lazy. “John was a bit workshy so we had to give him the sack. He just spent most of the time chatting with his workmates or using his mobile pone”.
Work-to-rule: When workers refuse to do tasks that are not on their contract as a means of protest. “We are on work-to-rule to demand an increase in salary”.
Workshop: A room or building where things are made or repaired using tools or other machinery, usually in a factory . “Our factory workshops have all the tools we need to do the jobs”.
Workshop: A brief, intensive educational programme, usually for a small group of people, which focuses on techniques and skills in a particular field.
As you can see not everything is “Work”. We feel sure that you will find these words useful and easy to use because, as always, they are high frequency.
Happy English learning!!