A little something to think about when using English 🙂
Continuing on from yesterday, our thought today turns to the wonderful world of work.
As we have mentioned in a past post, in English you work on a project.
Seeing as variety is the spice of life (even when it comes to prepositions, it seems) you work in a sector but for a company.
Otherwise, you might be self employed, unemployed, retired or living a life of leisure somewhere near the sea… What sector do you work in or would like to work in? Tell us about it and practise your English!
Today’s word is cushy, an adjective we use to describe a job that is undemanding, easy and involves little effort for big rewards (and it may be useful to note that this word can have slightly pejorative connotations).
Mable, for example, has the cushy job of supervising the cushions here at The English Garden, yet is the first to complain about how hard she works.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of a cushy job?
Do you have one?
Would you like one?
Today’s word is the adverb flat out meaning either in a direct manner or at top speed and with maximum effort.
Our friend B. Bascal of legendary Bascal Productions has been working flat out this week in preparation for an upcoming event. However, when we spoke to him, he denied flat out that he was overdoing it.
Judging by this photo sent in by one of his assistants though, we are not fully convinced….