Life in the modern office - 6 Minute English

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BBC Learning English

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Most modern offices include large spaces without internal walls dividing them up. The idea is to create a sense of togetherness, but many employees prefer having their own space. Neil and Sam talk about the ways workers find to personalise their workplace and teach you vocabulary along the way.

This week's question
According to a 2021 survey by the Metro newspaper, what did British workers vote the worst thing about working in an office?
a) printers not working
b) people speaking too loudly
c) co-workers leaving empty milk cartons in the fridge
Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

Vocabulary
hot-desking
system where office workers do not have their own personal desk but use any available desk on a day-by-day basis

nine-to-five
work which begins at 9am and ends at 5pm - the normal Monday to Friday office working hours

montage
a piece of work made up by putting together several different items, often in interesting combinations

sense of familiarity
feeling of knowing something or someone so well that you feel close, comfortable, and relaxed around them

worn out
so old or damaged from continual use that it cannot be used any more

hard graft
(slang) hard work

[Cover: Getty Images]
You can download audio and text here:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english_2022/ep-220505

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Alex Lag

18.05.22 в 17:25

Who has noticed what's wrong with the image... Look over the keyboord.

Maran Ata

11.05.22 в 19:51

I love BBC Learning English ❤❤❤

Trường Nguyễn Quốc

09.05.22 в 16:32

When I hear a question, I choose B and it is right because it is a problem where I am working

Pocick FAN

07.05.22 в 10:08

What the hell is this stupid hot desking idea? Is world going insane?

Quyên Nguyễn

07.05.22 в 03:02

Tks BBC for this subject <3 i love this week's question because that is exactly what i'm feeling about my co-worker. And I find it's really hard for me to concentrate on my job.

Quyên Nguyễn

07.05.22 в 03:02

Tks BBC for this subject <3 i love this week's question because this is exactly what i'm feeling about my co-worker. And I find it's really hard for me to concentrate on my job.

Tiến Lê

06.05.22 в 14:49

hope that you can make the box set again

BBC Learning English

06.05.22 в 09:13

We hope you enjoyed this episode about office life! Check out another episode of 6 Minute English here about having no more bosses: https://youtu.be/ktgDXNML2uI

Олег Назаренко

06.05.22 в 02:55

Hi gays ! When will we see you in your BBC office?

Πετρος Νικου

05.05.22 в 19:10

Stoun hot desking worn out

Internet and life hacks

05.05.22 в 17:55

I'm not a fan of the hot-desking system, I would rather have my own space :)

Thuỳ Trang

05.05.22 в 15:49

VOCABULARY IN THIS VIDEO
ALL THE BEST FOR YOU ALL THE TIME ^^

1. togetherness : the pleasant feeling you have when you are part of a group of people who have a close relationship with each other
2. hairdresser = barber : a person who cuts, washes, and arranges people’s hair

3. hot-desking : system where office workers do not have their own personal desk but use any available desk on a day-by-day basis
4. nine-to-five : work which begins at 9am and ends at 5pm - the normal Monday to Friday office working hours
5. montage : a piece of work made up by putting together several different items, often in interesting combinations
6. sense of familiarity : feeling of knowing something or someone so well that you feel close, comfortable, and relaxed around them
7. worn out: so old or damaged from continual use that it cannot be used any more

8. hard graft : (slang) hard work

Neo (Reloaded)

05.05.22 в 15:27

At university, as a postgraduate student, you sometimes are able to use a desk. But they're not fixed. There are hot desks with a first comes, first served basis. Some students decorate those spaces with a montage of photos.

Neo (Reloaded)

05.05.22 в 15:19

My flip-flops are worn out, but I still use them because they give me a sense of familiarity.

Zeynallı Yaqut

05.05.22 в 15:03

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