The underground is based on the prefix: under. I'd like to draw your attention to some phrases that use the word, under. On the second page, you will find a sentence exercise with the verb next to the phrase, and you can use one or the other to complete the sentence.
The Answers: verbs- undercut, undersign, undermine, underwrite, undervalue, underscore.
Adjectives- underdeveloped, underweight, underpriveleged, underrated, underpaid. Nouns- understatement, underclothes, underarm.
Under pressure text answers: The day ended like any other. I was six feet deep (1) in work. My supervisor likes to get under my skin (2) by asking me to do overtime at 5:00. I like to curse him out under my breath (3). I'd like to tell him what to do for a day to have him under my thumb (4). I've started working for myself, under the table (5). I'm going to be a millionaire. It adds up. I pretend to be a Yes man. I gree to do everything under the sun (6). He will be leaning on me, the way I lean on my paycheck. Until the day I pull the rug from under his feet.
I hope you've enjoyed this issue! See you next time.
Let's talk about what you are doing as a leader or what the person who is leading you is doing. I've hopefully, provided you with some vocabulary to talk about leadership styles within the context of different leadership articles that I have looked at. This lesson can get easier or harder depending on how in-depth you wish to go on the topic of leadership. If you'd like to read the article I read, go to https://medium.com/taskworld-blog/mintzberg-model-10-different-roles-of-a-successful-manager-77f9d87b773c to read the article on management roles, which I have shortened and included in this week's lesson. The managerial grid is a visual to think about management style and how it applies to you. There is vocabulary and questions about leadership as well as humorous jokes and cartoons. Please let me know if it is interesting.
Answers to the exercises: I believe the true or false is something to discuss it is your personal opinion, if you want to know what I think I said, TTTTF. The words are 1. motivate, 2. followers, 3. develop (extra o) 4. learning, 5. bragging.
Business vocabulary sentences; 1. maintain, 2. efficient, 3. subordinate, 4. team players, 5. self-stater, 6. measure, 7. allocated, 8. function, 9. leadership, 10. supervise.
It's becoming Fall and so we are no longer on vacation. We are back at work and talk is turning to the budget and the end of the year. How can we -the company-be more profitable. Euphemisms are "nice" ways to say something that is not nice, or at the very least it is a way to hide what you mean in the words. There is also a double meaning to mixed messages. Mixed messages is when someone says one thing but there actions don't match their words.
Thanks for checking out Bauenglish, if you want to make a comment go right ahead. Answers to mixed messages: salary, relocate, double, renaming, resourcing. See you again soon.
ANNABELLE B-BAUMANN, ELT
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