In the workplace, we often encounter problems of one kind or another. It is very important to overcome them and adjust ourselves to the best condition. Of course, you must have this mentality when you study English in the workplace. How much do you know about English at work? Not all office workers are nine to five. There are different time periods for work, and there is also a term for overtime. How should these different statements be expressed in English?
Please select the vocabulary that applies to this sentence from the following three options.
There was an unexpected error at work today, so everyone has to work__.
A.overtask B.overuse C.overtime
An unexpected error occurred at work today, so everyone has to work overtime.
Overtask means “overwork”, which is a verb, overuse means “overuse”, and overtime means “overtime, overtime” and can be used as an adverb. According to the meaning of the sentence, choose C.
★overtime adv. Overtime, overtime
No one likes to work overtime but at least that means they have a job.
No one likes to work overtime, but at least that means he still has work to do.
The word is used to describe people working beyond the originally scheduled number of hours or beyond the normal time frame. But if you are working overtime because of personal factors and did not finish your job, we usually say that this situation is stay late.
★shift n. shift
Can I switch with you? I need to do something in the day.
Can I change shifts with you? I have something to deal with during the day.
Oh, it’s time for moming shift; that mcans it’s time for me to to home.
Oh, the morning shift is up, that means I should go home.
The word shift itself has many meanings, including “conversion, expedient, dodge” and so on, and here, shift refers to “shift”, the morning shift is called ing shift, and the evening shift is called evening shift.
★day shift n.
I work the day shift because I have flamenco lessons at night.
I take early shifts because I have to take flamenco dancing lessons in the evening.
When a person’s working period is a day shift, it means that the work must be shifted, and that period during the day is called a day shift.
★evening shift n.
I won’t be home for dinner tonight as I am working the evening shift.
Today I have a late shift, so I won’t go home for dinner.
I’ll be celebrating the countdown at work since I’m working evening shift.
I will count down the New Year’s Eve during work hours, because my shift is the evening shift.
Evening shift is also called swing shift, which usually refers to the working hours starting after the day shift and until midnight or close to midnight.
★night shift n. night shift (shift from midnight to around eight in the morning)
I’m working night shifts from now on which means no more hanging out.
From now on I am on the night shift, I think that means I can no longer go out and have fun.
Night shift is also called graveyard shift. Graveyard means “cemetery”, so don’t be too surprised when you hear that he is on the graveyard shift class. It has nothing to do with the grave.
★nine to five adj.朝九晚五的
Tim works a nine to five job, and it’s beginning to bore him.
Tim is working from 9 to 5, and he is starting to get bored.
I don’t like a nine to five kind of job; I’m more of a SOHO kind of guy.
I don’t like working from 9 to 5, I tend to be a SOHO.
Nine to five means normal working hours. It usually refers to office workers who need to work at a desk and are full-time. If someone’s job is part-time or is not fixed during the day, the job is not a nine to five job.
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