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  • Hello people and welcome, My name is Tash and I welcome you to a new lesson. Thanks

  • for clicking, the other day I was travelling to work and a friend of mine, whom I met after

  • a long long time happened to sit just right next to me and she started asking me about

  • my job, because she knew that I had just taken up a new job and she started enquiring about

  • my new workplace. While I was talking to her, I started explaining to her this is how I

  • work, this is my boss, these are my colleagues and just realized- that often when we meet

  • people -- so many times, they ask us about what we are doing and what do we do in our

  • day-to-day work or how do we commute to work, or things like that and we have explain to

  • them. Have you ever been in a situation where you are at a loss of words or you do not put

  • your vocabulary in the right place. So, today I Tash, I'm going to help you with the workplace

  • phrases because I have so many times heard people, they just love to talk, they want

  • to tell you about everything they are doing, but trust me they do not know how to tell

  • it to you okay. Let's have a look at these phrases which are going to help you next time

  • to explain to somebody what your work or workplace is like. Okay, so let's get started. The first

  • phrase saysThis job is too stressed out/stressful'. So why have I put a slash here and have written

  • two different words. There are people who say this - this job or my job is too stressed

  • out, too stressed out, no, too stressed out is not the right vocabulary you would use

  • over here, the right word would be - this job is too stressful. Okay, and why is it

  • stressful, it's your new job, you have just joined this place, however you are just not

  • liking it, okay it's not what you expected it to be and it's just getting too much, it’s

  • too pressurizing, too much of workload and that is why you are telling someone - this

  • job is too stressful. Okay, stressed out is definitely a correct word, but it is not fitting

  • in this context, where could you use the word stressed out? You could say -- oh! I'm too

  • stressed out today. Or you know what -- you are stressing me out right now, what does

  • that mean, it means that somebody is putting so much of pressure on you right now, that

  • you just can't think correctly, you can’t think rationally, you are just getting freaked

  • out or stressed out, okay. The next one says -- There is a lot of work that I can handle/deal.

  • Over here what you think is the right word? Here the right word would be- there is a lot

  • of work but I can handle, okay there's a lot of work at my workplace but I think I'm capable

  • enough of handling it okay, over here we cannot say that I can deal when you say I can deal

  • it sounds like an incomplete sentence because you can deal with what? Okay so you can say

  • that there is a lot of work but I can handle my work. I can.... I am capable enough of

  • handling it. However if you want to use the word deal -- you can still sayThere is

  • a lot of work but I think I can deal with it. Okay, you have to add something after

  • deal because otherwise this is going to sound like an incomplete sentence. So you'd say

  • - I can deal ... if you want to use the word deal ... deal with it. That makes your sentence

  • complete. The next one says -- I was hired/hiring last month. When you were being hired at a

  • place, or you join the new place okay and you're telling somebody is that you have joined

  • work last month there is another way to say that -- that would be -- I was hired last

  • month. Okay over here the word hiring does not fit, when do you think the word hiring

  • fits? And of course in the grammatical term hiring means it's the verb form of hire or

  • hired -- it is a process where your hiring someone I am an HR of a company and I'm just

  • sitting, I am in the middle of an interview and I am in the process of hiring someone.

  • That's what I would say hiring. However in this context you would say -- I was hired

  • last month. Okay, the next one says -- They fired/failed two of my co-workers. Now when

  • you see the word fired and failed, and you think it makes sense over here? No, it does

  • not. Because they're firing your, and failing you are two different things. Let's say -- they

  • fired, let's ignore the word failed for a minute . They fired two of my co-workers.

  • So, what is the person trying to tell you over here? Over here the person is trying

  • to tell you thattwo of his co-workers were asked to resign last month, were asked

  • to leave their job last month. Okay however if you want to use the word failed, the sentence

  • could be like -- you would say -- I failed my …… I failed my boss last month. Would

  • you say, what you mean by saying that- your boss was expecting something from you and

  • you did not do it that way and that is why you're using the word failed or failing okay.

  • You fail to do something that were supposed to do. Okay, the next one says -- I work at/in

  • sales. Let’s say somebody is asking you about the Department that you're working in

  • at work. So how do you tell him or her in which department you're working. I work in

  • sales, can you say at sales, no that's wrong English,here you need to use the prepositions

  • in and not at. Of course we know that at and in our prepositions, right? So here we say

  • -- I worked in sales and not at sales. Of course at is a preposition, it is showing

  • you maybe, time or place depending on the context of the sentence however if you want

  • to tell somebody which department you're working in you will tell them -- I am working in sales.

  • Let's take an example, if the person is asking you -- where is your office located? Or where

  • is your office? Then you'd say -- you know, I worked at so and so place which is located

  • in so and so place. So, whenever you're giving directions with the help of prepositions you

  • have to be very careful and you have to be very particular about which word you are using

  • where. Okay, let me use at for you in a sentence also -- if your friend is telling you to meet

  • him, let's say near the lake and which is by the play zone okay let's say it's a play

  • park where he wants you to meet him or her and then he would say -- can you meet me at

  • the play park? So, can you meet me at, over here I'm using a preposition at, at the play

  • park. Okay right? so these were a few workplace phrases which you should be using in your

  • conversation when you're talking to people explaining to them what is your work all about

  • or how do you feel at work. Of course these are not all now let's have a look at the other

  • five phrases that is workplace phrases. So friends now let's have a look at the next

  • five workplace phrases. My commute…. let's say someone is asking you how you travel to

  • work, or how far do you travel, or how much do you travel. So, how do you explain it to

  • them - My commute/communion isn't so bad, so which is the mistake here? Yes, we do not

  • require this word here, it is -- my commute isn't so bad. So what does commute mean? Commute

  • means, the time you take to travel to your job or your workplace from your home okay.

  • So, my commute….. it's basically the way you commute, you travel okay you're travelling

  • that you're talking about here. My commute isn't so bad. So here the word commute fits.

  • The next one says, now let's say somebody is asking you- During your lunch break you

  • go out to eat? Or you catch up with some friends for lunch? or you carry lunch from home? So,

  • how do you explain it to them? You tell them- I usually don't eat in the lunch room or the

  • lunch zone, which one do you think is right? Yes, right one is lunch room - I usually don't

  • eat in the lunch room. Now of course you know what a lunch room is, right? Lunch room is

  • probably a place in any office which is just there for employees to come and have or grab

  • their lunch, right? So, it can’t be, it can't be called a lunch zone. What is basically

  • a lunch zone? Like you have a play zone for the kids, that is called a zone, while and,

  • the word zone means like a play area or a particular area which is there in a particular

  • place. However, when you're talking about the lunch room or place where you can have

  • lunch, it would be called lunchroom. Okay, next you have a …. You have a .. sports

  • theme, okay you have a sports theme tomorrow at the office, or this workshop is going on

  • in the office going on and to have a dress code, you have to come typically dressed in

  • the code that's given to you okay and someone is asking you-what is the dress code for tomorrow?

  • And what you tell them, you tell them -the dress code, do you say cut? No, you would

  • say-the dress code for tomorrow or the dress code is casual for tomorrow okay. It's very

  • simple to put it just in the right vocabulary. The next one is , ahyou are very stressed

  • out, like youve just seen, so much of stress is going on, you don’t wanna do this work

  • anymore, you are talking to your friend and telling him that – I thinking about quitting

  • or stopping my job. So, which one , it is this okay. You just can’t stop you job.

  • What? Is it a bus or a rikshaw, you just can’t stop you job, right? You have to quit it.

  • Someone has hired you, you are been paid, you are been paid to that work, you just can’t

  • stop your work. You just can’t say – I am stopping my job. No, It is – I am thinking

  • about quitting my job. When I say quitting, it means, it’s a huge process you have to

  • talk to your boss, you have to go through the HR, put down your papersblah blah

  • blah blah blah….. right? So, I am thinking of quitting my job. The next one saysThe

  • company has a reputation for treating their employees/ employers well. Now who is an employee?

  • An employee is the person who the company hires or your staffthe people who work

  • in a company basically. And who is an employer? An employer is the one who hires the employees

  • to work for them. Now, if youre talking about your company to someone and you tell

  • them, what kind of reputation your company hold? How do you tell it to them? The company

  • has a reputation for treating their employees well. In this context the word employer will

  • not fit. Right? So, the company has a reputation for treating their employees well. Right?

  • So, friends we have had a look at workplace phrases, I’m sure you have come across this

  • situation before where, A stranger or someone of course whom you know is asking you about

  • your workplace and youre fumbling with words, you definitely have it at the back

  • of your mind but you do not know how to put them in words, okay. So, I’m sure that these

  • few phrases are gonna help you the next time to explain and tell somebody in a better way

  • what you think about your workplace. I hope this video is gonna help you, this lesson

  • is gonna help you. So, keep watching and keep learning. I’ll be back … I’ll be back

  • next time with a new lesson, till then take care and bye..

Hello people and welcome, My name is Tash and I welcome you to a new lesson. Thanks

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Spoken English Lesson - Avoid using incorrect workplace phrases. ( Free English Lessons)

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    蔡育德 posted on 2016/01/27
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