english-at-work-bigEnglish at Work

Talking About Difficult Situations – Revision

B1- B1 B2 C1

Read the sentences below and choose the correct word from this list to fill the gap.

Během tří týdnů se postupně seznámíte s 9 často používanými slovy a slovními obraty z obchodní angličtiny. Na konci měsíce vás pak čeká opakování formou testu.

It might be tempting to simply __________ the buck if you make a mistake, but someone is sure to notice and it might damage your reputation.
As people grow older, they are less likely to throw __________ to the wind.
It was a blessing in __________ that I didn’t get the job. I’ve just found out that the company is about to close down.
It feels as though I always have to carry __________ for other’s mistakes.
Please don’t worry. We won’t throw you in at the deep __________. We’ll arrange for you to have some training before you join the project, and for one of the executive team to mentor you.
The meeting had just started when the boss __________ the bombshell and told us that we were going to lose our jobs because the business was about to close.
She looked calm while she was telling us this, but I suspect she was just putting on a brave __________, and that she was as unhappy about the situation as we were.
She told us that, for the past few months when we had been trying to sign up new clients, we had actually been fighting a losing __________. The decision to windup the company had already been made.
When it comes to the __________, a company can’t survive if it’s not making money.
It’s not so bad for me because I haven’t been here so long, but for the staff who have been here for years, the need to get a new job is going to push them out of their comfort __________.
My colleagues will have to take the bull by the __________ and get working on their resumes so that they can start applying for new jobs.
I’m glad they told us now. It’s a bit of a close __________ for me. I was just about to take out another mortgage and buy an investment property. I will put it off now until I get a new job.