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Gateway B2 - Unit 2
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flexible
a person, plan etc that is flexible can change or be changed easily to suit any new situation
shift
if workers in a factory, hospital etc work shifts, they work for a particular period of time during the day or night, and are then replaced by others, so that there are always people working
earn
to receive money for the work that you do
employee
someone who is paid to work for someone else [= worker]
manual
something that is done with your hands, without machines
overtime
time that you spend working in your job in addition to your normal working hours (extra time)
salary
money that you receive as payment from the organization you work for, usually paid to you every month
skilled
someone who is skilled has the training and experience that is needed to do something well
apply for a job
to make a formal request, usually written, for something such as a job, a place in a university, or permission to do something
be fired / sacked / dismissed
when you boss tells you that you do not work for him anymore
be made redundant
if you are redundant, your employer no longer has a job for you and no one is going to work instead of you
offer a job
to tell someone that you want them to work for you
unemployed
someone who has no job
promotion
getting a higher position, for example, becoming a boss
resign
to leave your job
retire
to stop working because you are old and get a pension
fill in
to write necessary words in forms, profiles, etc.
get ahead
to achieve success
keep at
continue working on something even if you want to stop
set up
begin a new business
take over
take control of something
turn down
to refuse
work on
spend time producing or improving something
à la carte
if food in a restaurant is à la carte, each dish has a separate price
accommodation
[U] a place for someone to stay, live, or work
afford
to have enough money to buy or pay for something
apply
to make a formal request, usually written, for something such as a job, a place in a university, or permission to do something
behave
to do things that are good, bad, sensible etc [= act]
bite
to use your teeth to cut, crush, or chew something
border
the official line that separates two countries, states, or areas, or the area close to this line
complain
to say that you are annoyed, not satisfied, or unhappy about something or someone
crowd
a large group of people who have gathered together to do something, for example to watch something or protest about something
decent
of a good enough standard or quality
distraction
something that stops you paying attention to what you are doing
diversify
to change something or to make it change so that there is more variety
driving licence
=driver's license - an official document or card that says that you are legally allowed to drive
recession
a difficult time when there is less trade, business activity etc in a country than usual
process
[V] to make food, materials, or goods ready to be used or sold, for example by preserving or improving them in some way
ahead
a short distance in front of someone or something
idealistic
believing that you should live according to high standards and principles, even if they cannot really be achieved, or showing this belief
job seeker
someone who does not have a job and is looking for one
location
a particular place, especially in relation to other areas, buildings etc; the position of something
luxury
very great comfort and pleasure, such as you get from expensive food, beautiful houses, cars etc
majority
most of the people or things in a group
migrant
someone who goes to live in another area or country, especially in order to find work
ostrich
a large African bird with long legs, that runs very quickly but cannot fly
promote
to give someone a better, more responsible job in a company; to help sell a new product, film etc by offering it at a reduced price or by advertising it
properly
correctly, or in a way that is considered right; completely or fully
raise
to move or lift something to a higher position, place, or level; to increase an amount, number, or level [≠ lower]
rubbish
food, paper etc that is no longer needed and has been thrown away
scheme
an official plan that is intended to help people in some way, for example by providing education or training
share
to have or use something with other people; to let someone have or use something that belongs to you
single
only one
soaking
= soaking wet - very wet
solve
to find the correct answer to a problem or the explanation for something that is difficult to understand
spare
not being used or not needed at the present time; extra
sting
if an insect or a plant ~ you, it makes a very small hole in your skin and you feel a sharp pain because of a poisonous substance
surgeon
a doctor who does operations in a hospital
trek
to make a long and difficult journey, especially on foot; to walk a long way, especially in the mountains, as an adventure
unlock
to unfasten the lock on a door, box etc; to discover important facts about something
upload
if information, a computer program etc uploads, or if you ~ it, you move it from a small computer to a computer network so that other people can see it or use it
wealth
having a lot of money, possessions etc [= rich]
weapon
something that you use to fight with or attack someone with, such as a knife, bomb, or gun
well-off
having a lot of money, or enough money to have a good standard of living
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