Splendid Expressions Week 2: Day 2 of 5

Topic: WORK

Complete the following colloquial expressions:

1

It's always been a ........ ambition of mine to work in media production.

a)
b)
c)
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2

You don't want to stay in that ......... end job. Why don't you look around for something more exciting?

a)
b)
c)
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3

Sarah's been told she'll be given the ........ if she doesn't start coming into work regularly.

a)
b)
c)
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Now complete the gaps with the missing words.

4

A) I'm not really interested in promotion and certainly don't have a burning to get into management.

B) If you don't work harder at school you'll end up in a boring, dead- job.

C) I don't think anyone will be the axe. The company have just had a huge order from abroad.

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Make them your own!

1) Is there something you have a burning ambition to do?
2) What kind of work would you regard as a dead-end job?
3) What was the last company you heard about that gave a large number of people the axe?

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