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Thursday October 17, 2019




Word of the Day

Today’s Word of the Day Is: to focus (v.)

Grammar Tip

The Future: To Be Going To

Business Communication Skills Tip

How to ‘Sell’ Yourself in an Interview (Without Seeming Too Promotional)

FR Lifestyle

Work-Friendly Jokes To Cheer You Up

Word of the Day

to focus (v.)

Today’s Word of the Day Is: to focus (v.)

Transcription: [ˈfoʊ·kəs]

Russian Translation: сфокусировать; сосредоточить внимание

Definitions: 1. To adjust something in order to see more clearly 2. To direct attention toward something or someone

Examples: 1.You should focus on the most challenging task first. 2. The programme will focus on official statistics and the environment.

Synonyms: to concentrate, to aim attention at, to set one’s mind to


Grammar Tip

Grammar Tip

The Future: To Be Going To

Подлежащее + to be + going to + смысловой глагол

Be going to используется для выражения намерений и планов на будущее.

Examples: 1. I’m going to quit smoking. 2. I’m going to dance all night. 3. We should discuss how we are going to sustain all goals. Мы должны поговорить о том, как собираемся осуществить все цели.

Также be going to используется для выражения предположений и предсказаний, основанных на имеющихся данных.

Example: Look at the clouds, it's going to rain. — Посмотрите, какие облака! Скоро будет дождь. 

В живой разговорной речи часто встречается сокращение gonna.

Example: But I’m gonna do this, and nobody’s gonna stop me. — Я собираюсь это сделать, и никто меня не остановит.


Business Communication Skills Tip

Business Communication Skills Tip

How to ‘Sell’ Yourself in an Interview (Without Seeming Too Promotional)

SHOW GRATITUDE

It’s always good to show gratitude (выражайте благодарность), and doing so will naturally soften the tone of your self-promotion. I’m not suggesting that you eat humble pie (идиома: признавать неправоту) and applaud (восхищаться, выражать одобрение) everyone else but yourself. Instead, clothe your accomplishments in recognition that they were attained (достигнуты) with the help of others.

For example, you might say, “My success as a project manager was grounded in some great mentoring by my boss. From him I learned to structure every project with seven fundamentals in mind.” Show gratitude for your company’s commitment to your growth. Say, “I couldn’t have asked for a better startup experience. It whetted my entrepreneurial appetite (повышать интерес к предпринимательству).” Praise your team for making you look good. Say, “They were amazing and worked so well together. It was a privilege to lead them.”

Showing gratitude also shows that you are a person with good values and that you have a collaborative mindset (коллективное мышление). It means that you will work well with colleagues and bosses in the new role. These interpersonal skills are critical in most jobs.

FR Lifestyle

Work-Friendly Jokes To Cheer You Up

Take a short break and smile

A MOTIVATED BOSS

My boss arrived at work in a brand-new Lamborghini. “Wow,” I said. “That’s an amazing car.”

He replied, “If you work hard, put all your hours in, and strive for excellence (стремиться к совершенству), I’ll get another one next year.”

HOW TO TRANSLATE WORK EMAILS

I have a question.   =   I have 18 questions.

I’ll look into (посмотрю, проверю) it.  =  I’ve already forgotten about it.

I tried my best.  =  I did the bare minimum.

Happy to discuss further.  =  Don’t ask me about this again.

No worries.  =  You really messed up (наделал ошибок, напортачил) this time.