Splendid Expressions Week 23: Day 2 of 5

Topic: WORK

Complete the following colloquial expressions:

1

Bob got his ........ orders for having too much time off work.
a)
b)
c)
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2

Their interview process isn't at all fair. It's set up to give jobs for the ........ .

a)
b)
c)
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3

Her father used to work in the same profession and taught her all the ........ of the trade.

a)
b)
c)
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Now complete the gaps with the missing words.

4

A) People are given their marching from that company for the most trivial reasons.

B) A committee is looking into allegations that the organisation have been running a system of for the boys.

C) You can't learn how to be a carpenter simply by going to college. You have to actually do it to learn the tricks of the .

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Make them your own!

1) Are there any laws in your country that stop companies giving people their marching orders without good reason?
2) Can you think of a company or organisation where it's difficult for an outsider to get a job because it's usually a case of jobs for the boys?
3) If you had the chance to learn the tricks of the trade for any profession you could choose, which one would it be?

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