Lesson 8 – Offices Procedures

Lesson 8 – Offices Procedures

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No.Word IPASoundMeaningExample
1appreciatev./əˈpri ʃiˌeɪt/ to recognize, understand the importance of; to be thankful fora. He didn’t appreciate the complexity of the operation until he had to do it by himself.
b. The team members sent the director a card telling her how much they appreciated her time and dedication.
2be exposed tov./ɪkˈspoʊzd/ to become aware of; to gain experience ina. Mergers require that employees be exposed to different business practices.
b. New hires spend a week in each departmenl so that they are exposed to the various functions in the company.
3bring inv./brɪŋ/ to hire or recruit; to cause to appeara. The company president wanted to bring on an efficiency consultant.
b. The company brought in a new team of project planners.
4casualadj./ˈkæʒ u əl/ informala. Fridays are a casual dress day in the office.
b. It was supposed to be a casual meeting, but everyone showed up in suits and ties.
5coden./koʊd/ rules of behaviora. The new employees observed the unwritten code of conduct in their first week on the job.
b. Even the most traditional companies are changing their dress code to something less formal.
6glimpsen./glɪmps/ a quick looka. The secretary caught a glimpse of her new boss as she was leaving the office.
b. After one year with the company, he still felt as though he had only a glimpse of the overall operations.
7made ofv./meɪd/ to consist ofa. This job will really test what you are made of.
b. People say that the negotiator has nerves made of steel.
8out ofadj.  no longer having, missinga. Orders should be placed before you run out of the supplies.
b. The presenter ran out of time before he reached his conclusion.
9outdatedadj./ˌaʊtˈdeɪ tɪd/ obsolete; not currently in usea. The purpose of the seminar is to have employees identify outdated methods and procedures.
b. Before you do a mailing, make sure that none of the addresses are outdated.
10practicen./ˈpræk tɪs/ method of doing somethinga. Office practices may vary greatly from one company to another.
b. The manager had started her practice of weekly breakfast meetings more than twenty years ago.
11reinforcev./ˌri ɪnˈfɔrs/ to strengthen, supporta. The financial officer’s unconventional method of analyzing data was reinforced by the business journal article.
b. The employees were expected to reinforce what they had learned at the workshop by trying it out in the workplace.
12verbaladj./ˈvɜr bəl/ orala. Excellent verbal skills are expected in the marketing department.
b. The employee was given a verbal warning after arriving late to work for the third time.