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Stress in the Workplace - Vocabulary Cloze

Jane Wescombe
Activity set by: Jane Wescombe

First, do this activity. Listen to the recording if necessary: MP3. Fill in all the gaps with the missing words, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. Click this button again for another letter. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues! Then, do the Cloze. Finally, do the Quiz.

Primero, haz la actividad de vocabulario. Escucha la grabación si es necesario. Rellena los espacios en blanco con las palabras que faltan. Haz click en "Check" para comprobar tus aciertos. Si te resulta difícil la respuesta utiliza el botón "Hint" y te revelará una letra de la casilla en la que te encuentres, puedes clickear varias veces en "Hint" y te dará cada vez una letra más de la palabra. Perderás puntos con las pistas.


Listen:

   absenteeism      advice      best      boost      breathe      buckle      common      crew      even      guys      handy      harm      lack      lastly      management      means      out      pace      pile      point      pour      pressure      priceless      prioritise      recognise      root      sense      shape      short      sink      snack      straight      suffer      task      tight      time      towards      widely      wish      workload      workplace   
Vocabulary list
– the place where someone works. (lugar de trabajo)
to from – to have a problem with. (sufrir de)
– commonly, generally. (generalmente)
to – to consider to be true. (reconocer)
to bring the best in someone – to reveal a good quality of someone. (sacar lo mejor de alguien)
to – to make something increase, or be better. (potenciar)
to successfully work a goal, an objective, etc. – to work and advance to obtain an objective, goal, etc. (trabajar hacía un fin con exito)
a deadline – a deadline is when something must be done. Tight means that there isn't much time remaining. (fecha tope, fecha tope con plazos muy ajustados)
to be one of the – to be the same as the other people. (ser uno más del grupo)
– force, weight, stress. (presión)
to – to bend, to break. (romper)
– the quantity of work you have to do usually referring to an office environment. (la carga de trabajo)
– used to emphasise something unexpected or surprising. (aún)
– the phenomenon of being absent from work frequently especially without a good reason. (ausentismo, absentismo)
to – to want something to happen or be true. (desear)
the – the main cause of something. (raíz)
time – deciding how much time should be spent on activities. (gestión de tiempo)
to – to decide on the importance of each activity, idea, project. Etc. (dar prioridad a)
a – The smallest identifiable and essential piece of a job that is a unit of work. (encargo, tarea, trabajo)
– the state of not having something or not having enough of something. (falta)
– the people who collectively run a business. (la dirección, los directivos)
– damage. (daño)
a – team of people who work on a ship or plane. (tripulación)
to – to go under the water, not float. (hundirse, hundir)
the to reach – the way to obtain/ achieve. (los medios para alcanzar)
to up – to put one thing, books or papers for example, one on top of the other. (amontonar)
to down (your) neck – to watch and control someone's activity closely. (vigilar de cerca)
to – usually used when talking about liquids, to pour water into a glass for example. (echar, salir)
at this in time – now. (ahora)
– an opinion or suggestion about what a person should do in a situation. (consejo)
to make the of a bad job – to accept a bad or difficult situation and to do as well as you can. (sacar el mayor partido/ mejor provecho de)
to go for – go directly for. (ir derecho a)
to on – to eat as a snack. (comer entre horas)
to get into – to become healthy and fit. (ponerse en forma)
a frame – the amount of time that there is to complete something. (periodo de tiempo)
to be – close and easy to find or get. (a mano, cerca)
found yourself of time – found that you didn't have enough time. (sin tiempo suficiente, escaso de tiempo)
to yourself – to find the right speed or rhythm to work at. (trabajar al rítmo correcto para tí)
– the last comment. (para terminar, por último)
to have a of humour – to know when to laugh. (tener un sentido del humor)
sense – the ability to think about things in a practical way and to make sensible decisions. (sentido común)
– extremely valuable. (invalorable)