Kate and Lisa are going on summer holiday in August. They need to buy sunscreen products so they decide to go to a store.
Kate: We definitely need to buy sunscreens before we leave next week.
Lisa: Yeah, you're right. Let's go to Lilly. I looked through their monthly brochure online. They have really great discounts on all sunscreen products.
Kate: Oh, really? We shouldn't miss that.
Later in the store...
Lisa: Kate, come and have a look at these here.
Kate: I'm not sure whether to get a spray or a lotion.
Lisa: It's up to you. I personally prefer using a lotion.
Kate: Do you know what SPF number offers better sun protection?
Lisa: I would recommend using an SPF 30 or higher. I'm thinking of SPF 50+. My skin is quite fair and I don't want to get sunburned.
Kate: What is the difference between SPF 30 and SPF 50+?
Lisa: Well, you'll get a higher level of protection with SPF 50+.
Kate: I see. I'm also going to get the same factor as you.
Lisa: Oh, look at this lip balm. It has SPF 30 and sun flower extracts in it. It must be good. Hmm, I'll take it.
Kate: Yeah, I'll get one too.
Lisa: I'm really excited about the holiday. I can't wait to lie on the beach, have a swim, and relax.
Kate: Oh, yes. Just what I need.
* SPF tells how well a sunscreen protects you from sunburn.
English Collocations with SWIM
VERB + SWIM
SWIM + NOUN
Prepositions with BEACH
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In this lesson, we are going to focus on a typical day of an administrative assistant.
Administrative assistants are needed in corporate offices, schools, government institutions, and in many more office settings.
So what do administrative assistants do exactly?
They organise the work of a business or an institution.
"I work for a company which produces high-end clothing. My job involves quite a lot of paperwork.
I spend most of my time in the office in front of a computer.
I type emails to customers and I open, sort and distribute incoming mail. I also need to answer incoming phone calls, and sometimes I show visitors round the company.
I make appointments and keep record of who has visited the office. Occasionally I have to plan and attend meetings as well as take detailed minutes of what has been been said."
Complete the dialogues with the words from the list in the correct form.
attend / go to show round produce involve
appointment arrange organise
A: What does your company do?
B: It .................... all kinds of labels - price labels, bottle labels, even postage stamps.
A: Let me ............... you ............... the office. Our sales representatives work in this open plan area. Over there is the office of our Senior Sales Manager. Do you know her?
B: No, I don't.
A: Let me introduce you to her.
A: I've .................... to see the manager on Friday, but I'm afraid I'm going to be away.
B: OK. Do you want me to make another .................... for you?
A: Yes, please. That would be great. Next Wednesday or Friday, if possible.
A: Do you have to .................... meetings?
B: Yes, sometimes, if my boss is away and he can't go.
A: What does you work ....................?
B: Basically, I have to .................... travel arrangements, including purchasing airline tickets and making hotel reservations.
1. produces; 2. show ..... round; 3. arranged; appointment; 4. attend / go to; 5. involve; organise;
Write down about a typical day at work.
Collocations with Job (Part 1)
Collocations with Job (Part 2)
English Lesson: Jobs and Skills
Business English: How to Talk about Your Job Responsibilities
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