A room change
For this evening only we were in the room opposite our usual room. This was because the room used by Pilates was being used for a big event and they needed our room etc.
We will be back in our usual room next week.
Who had done the most?
We went round asking people who had:
- answered the most emails
- dealt with the most telephone calls?
- had the most cups of coffee?
- attended the most meetings?
It told us a great deal about each other in what our work involves.
times of the day
When discussing times of the day here is a crude guide to the names given in English:
|00:00 – 04:00
|04:00 – 06:00
|06.00 – 12:00
|10:00 – 11:00
|“elevenses” (a common break time in work in the UK)
|12:00 – 14:00
|lunch time (often lunch is 30 minutes to one hour but it can be anytime between these hours)
|14:00 – 18:00
|teatime (not a break nowadays but common earlier)
|18:00 – 00:00
|evening (can in the winter start when the sun goes down)
Listening to the answering machine
One of the trickiest things is listening to the answering machine so we listened to some messages left and tried to decipher them. This was on page 97 of the textbook.
For homework you were asked to complete the email to Tracy Roberts on page 98 of the textbook.