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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #15388: Hours and work
    > Other English exercises on the same topic: Business [Change theme]
    > Similar tests: - Filling in application forms - Resume and cover letter-Vocabulary - Vocabulary : employment - Presentation - Job interview-Qualities - Working conditions - Job interview: Shortcomings - Business
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    Hours and work


    Working hours

     

    To work overtime = To do more than the usual hours required by the contract.

    We aren't paid when we work overtime, we can take time off in lieu.

    To work shifts = To work in teams at different times of the day and night.

    In today's twenty-four hour society, more and more people work shifts.

     

    Shift work = When groups of workers work at different times of the day and night.

    Production keeps going non-stop so we have a lot of people who do shift work.

     

    To be on the night shift = To work with a group during the night.

    Some people prefer to be on the night shift because they are at home when the children come back from school.

     

    Flexitime = A system where people can vary the start and end times.

    As we work flexitime, I take the children to school and arrive at nine thirty.

     

    A roster = A list of who's working when and where.

    The weekly roster is put up on the board so that you can see who is working.

     

    To have time off = To take vacation or leave

    I'd like to have some time off next month, I need a break.

     

    To take a day off = To have an authorised absence from work for a day

    I'd like a day off next week to deal with some family matters. Friday if that is convenient

     

    Full-time = Work a whole working week.

    After the birth of my son, I didn't want to go back full-time .

    Exercise : match the sentences.



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    1. We aren't paid when we work overtime,

    2. In today's twenty-four hour society

    3. The irregular hours of shift work can be

    4. It's very hard on the night shift because

    5. As we work flexitime, I take the children

    6. The weekly roster is on the board

    7. I'd like to have some time off soon

    8. I had two days off last week so

    9. I only work two days a week

    10. Look on the roster









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