2 Woman at work
c Never at work (but as she says she is giving it up, rather than that she has
given it up, she probably still smokes occasionally)
d It’s quicker than using e-mail.
e Only occasionally.
often ask; usually enough; every day; normally takes; never have one; usually
have; never drink; nearly always; constantly; whenever possible; nearly always
quicker; hardly ever; most days; sometimes; don’t often; occasionally
What’s in a job?
a He is probably her husband or partner. Clues to this lie in Eddie’s words We
don’t see her at home much and Not every weekend, but we can never make
plans, which suggest that they share a house and are used to spending their
free time together.
b He is pleased for Fiona because she earns good money and it’s a good move
for her career, but he worries that she works too hard and he is upset that she
often works late and sometimes has to work weekends and this means he
doesn’t seem much of her and they can never make plans.
Does it involve long hours?
What’s she doing?
What does it involve?
Does it mean a lot of travelling?
Does she have to work weekends?
How much holiday does she get?
Does she enjoy it?
Taking things easy
to laze, to take a midday nap, to take it easy
Work & routines
2 a get; off b experience; qualifications c charge; hiring d marketing;
women e engineer; degree f ratio; to g productive; day
Do as an auxiliary
a Do b do
a executive b chairman
accountant h president
a switch off
b work out
c give up
d picks [me] up
e use up
I travel abroad four times a year.
He doesn’t often go to Germany.
The department manager usually leaves early on Friday.
I never use the car because I can’t drive.
She always has lunch in the office canteen.
They aren’t often late for work.
Microsoft is always in the news.
I change my mobile every year.
Do you ever have office parties?
How often do you go to the gym?
Do you use your laptop much?
How do you go to work?
How much/often do you use the phone?
What time / When do you get to work?
Why does he do the housework?
How often does he play squash?
Who does she go to work with? / With whom does she go to work?
How do you spend the morning?
How many hours a week do you work?
How long does it take you to read the newspaper?
Why do you work so hard?