Words of Topic: Work

Word group for topic: Work, it helps to enhance speaking and writing skills in English tests, especially for ESL students who are working for IELTS, TOEFL, and GRE exams.
 Word Group By Topic: Work

position  Speak
n.
a rank or level in a company
Whether or not you're given a car depends on your position in the company.
occupation  Speak
n.
a job or profession
He listed his occupation on the form as "teacher".
career  Speak
n.
the job or profession that someone does for a long period of their life
She is now concentrating on a career as a fashion designer. [
commute  Speak
v.
to make the same journey regularly between work and home
It is taking longer for people to commute to work because of traffic problems.
routine  Speak
n.
a usual way of doing things
There's no set routine at work - every day is different.
salary  Speak
n.
a fixed regular payment, typically paid on a monthly or biweekly basis
She's on quite a decent salary in her present job.
overtime  Speak
n.
time spent working after the usual time needed or expected in a job
We have put in 15 hours of overtime this week.
shift  Speak
n.
a group of workers who do a job for a period of time during the day or night, or the period of time itself
I’m working the day shift this month.
flexitime  Speak
n.
a system that allows employees to vary the time that they start or finish work, provided that an agreed total number of hours are spent at work.
we work flexitime.
promotion  Speak
n.
the act of raising someone to a higher position
The job offers excellent promotion prospects.
nominate  Speak
v.
to officially suggest someone for a job, position...
Would you like to nominate anyone as director?
performance  Speak
n.
how well a person does a piece of work
He was fired from his $165,000 job for poor performance.
responsibility  Speak
n.
something that it is your job or duty to deal with
It's her responsibility to ensure the project finishes on time.
objective  Speak
n.
something that you plan to do or achieve
Can the sales team achieve its financial objectives?
demand  Speak
v.
to ask for something forcefully, in a way that shows that you do not expect to be refused
I demand to see the manager.
skill  Speak
n.
an ability to do an activity or job well
This job demands a high degree of skill.
aspiring  Speak
a.
hoping and trying to be successful at a particular job or activity
We have a great deal to offer to aspiring young people.
passionate  Speak
a.
having very strong feelings or emotions
Tom is passionate about basketball.
creative  Speak
a.
producing original and unusual ideas
She's very creative on the design front.
rewarding  Speak
a.
giving a reward, especially by making you feel satisfied that you have done something important or useful
Is it a rewarding job?
knowledgeable  Speak
a.
knowing a lot
She is very knowledgeable about plants.
positive  Speak
a.
full of hope and confidence
He has a fairly positive outlook on life.
utilize  Speak
v.
to use something in an effective way
The vitamins come in a form that is easily utilized by the body.
valuable  Speak
a.
worth a great deal of money
This is losing valuable business for the company.
realize  Speak
v.
to understand a situation, sometimes suddenly
I realize how difficult it's going to be, but we must try.
pressure  Speak
n.
a difficult situation that makes you feel worried
Teachers are under increasing pressure to work longer hours.
satisfaction  Speak
n.
a pleasant feeling that you get when you receive something you wanted
For me, job satisfaction is more important than the money.
recognition  Speak
n.
If you are given recognition, people show admiration and respect for your achievements
She complained that the company never gave her any recognition for her work.
flexibility  Speak
n.
the ability to change or be changed easily according to the situation
He showed great flexibility and carried out a variety of tasks.
overcome  Speak
v.
succeed in dealing with (a problem or difficulty)
He overcame all obstacles in his path to the top.
puzzle  Speak
n.
a situation that is difficult to understand
The situation remains a puzzle to all of us.
encounter  Speak
v.
to experience something, especially something unpleasant
When did you first encounter these difficulties?
bear  Speak
v.
to accept, tolerate, or endure something, especially something unpleasant
I can't bear being bored.