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Expressions 31-40:


English User Guides / Warnings

 Click on the correct warning for using the expressions below.   Can't remember? Check again at the Top 50 Workplace Expressions or do a search.  


Show up

Safe Attention Danger

A moot point

Safe Attention Danger

Speak up

Safe Attention Danger

Work it out

Safe Attention Danger

Don't let me down

Safe Attention Danger

Speaking English - Syllables

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Listening to English - Fill the Gaps

Listen to all of the conversation below and fill in the gaps in the dialogue using expressions 1-20, choose from the drop-down box in each gap.


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Kathy: "Hey Roger,  that report yet?"

Roger: "Not yet, I want to make sure I've  before I do it, why?"

Kathy: "I don't know but that new girl is asking for it, she seems a bit intense don't you think?"

Roger: "Oh  she's probably just nervous,"

Kathy: "Apparently she  another job so she could work here, so she must be keen.  I think they should've got Katie back again, she was great, don't you think they should've asked her to come back?

Roger: "She didn't want to come back did she?  So it's a bit of  isn't it."

Kathy: "Yeah I guess, oh I've got to run this to the post office before it shuts, would you be able to send these last emails for me for me?  They also need to go out before 5"

Roger: "Yep,

Formal English

Choose from the drop-down box, the formal English to replace the slang.


You really need to Show up on time tomorrow ok?

We can look at investing Down the track, not now

We can't here you at the back of the room, can you Speak up please?

We asked for a grant, but we were Turn down

I know she seems a bit unconventional for this role, but let's just Give her a go ok?  I think she'll be really good.

It's vital you get this contract for us, don't Let me down

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