This week we will learn a few idioms used in the workplace. Study the Powerpoint presentation below. Do you recognize any of the idioms?
Read the dialogue to understand the correct usage of the idioms.
|Dan||Have you finished working on the year-end financial report?|
|Blaine||Not yet. I am still trying to balance the books|
|Dan||I believe last year you gained profit in real estate.|
|Blaine||Unfortunately, that was a bad investment. My calculations are showing that I only broke even.|
|Dan||So what are your plans for next year?|
|Blaine||I am planning to take on a new marketing team and give them quarterly targets to achieve.|
|Dan||That sounds good. Then you can assess your company’s progress on a quarterly basis.|
|Blaine||Yes! That’s what I am thinking too. I need to pull up my socks for next year’s target.|
|Dan||Make sure that the new team members pull their weight with diligence and dedication.|
|Blaine||Yes, I agree. Oh! It’s lunch time. Let’s go out and discuss it over lunch.|
Listen to the dialogue for correct pronunciation and usage of the above idioms.
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