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In this lesson, we are going to focus on eight phrasal verbs and some collocations you can use to talk about work.
WHAT IS IMPORTANT IN A JOB?
New technologies change the way we work. Employers want to know that you are able to pick up new tasks and that you don't get frustrated when something goes wrong. You need to have sufficient knowledge and background to do your job. You should know how much work you can take on and how much time you need in order to complete a task.
Teamwork is one of the main requirements when applying for a job. In other words, are you able to work effectively with others? You need to be able to collaborate with your colleagues and support each other. You and your team need to remember that you have a common goal to achieve, which means that you should be able to split up work.
Employees also need to be able to work alone and resolve problems when they come up. Problem-solving is an essential skill in the workplace and this can make a huge difference to your career. The problems you face at work can be simple or more complex. So, being able to come up with effective solutions is really important. While robots can take over more repetitive tasks, people have to deal with the real problem and what causes it.
Regardless of what your job is, you can always pick up new skills. It might take a while to figure out whether you actually enjoy your current job or not. You can experience multiple work environments and learn a lot of practical skills that will help you in the future when thinking about a career change.
Complete the sentences with a phrasal verb from the list below. Use the correct form of the verb:
pick up (x2), take on (x2), split up, come up, come up with, take over, deal with, figure out
1. pick up; 2. come up with; 3. take on; 4. pick up; 5. deal with; 6. taking on (-ing after a preposition);
7. figure out; 8. split up; 9. came up; 10. took over;
Other Business English lessons:
Collocations with Job (Part 1)
Collocations with Job (Part 2)
English Lesson: Jobs and Skills
Business English: Working in an office
Business English: Prepositions with WORK
Business English: How to Talk about Money
Business English: Collocations with Business
Business English: How to Talk about Your Job Responsibilities
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