我们的English Channel老少皆宜，童叟无欺，专治听力和口语“障碍”，以及想要了解澳洲方方面面文化的疑难杂症。我们的病友包括：VCE/IB的青少年童鞋以及UNI / PTE / IELTS的大龄男女青年们。
UNI/ PTE/ IELTS 对症药方： 练习Fill in the blanks, summary spoken text, retell lecture，为移民拿分添砖加瓦！
Please take notes on the following questions:
a. The website would seriously warn the annoying coworkerswith emails.
b. The website would enable anonymous emails to be sent tothe annoying coworkers.
c. People can post funny notes on the website to complainthe annoying coworkers.
a. Didn’t join his conversation with colleagues about lastweekend.
b. Didn’t allow him to have non-work-related conversation.
c. Approach him for work related conversation while Michaelwas on company time.
The word starts with letter H
Script and Vocabulary：
Michael: Mmm hmm…
L: Saying things like, “You really need to use deodorant [laughter]…but we’re too shy to tell you”… and they, you know, you just put in their e-mail address…
L: Umm, and it got me thinking about annoying coworkers…
L: Can…Do you have any memories of particularly irritating and annoying people at work?
M: Well, I don’t remember anyone who was…smelly, ummm [laughter]
M: But there was there was one guy who was rather irritating, umm, he was, actually, he was someone who I, who I answered to, he was…
L: He was your manager?
M: He was…yeah…he was, he was a manager at my department.
L: Uh huh.
M: And..umm…what he would do would be if myself ..or..or..and one of my colleagues were having a conversation that was in any way, uhh, related to something other than the immediate job that we were working on…
L: Uh huh.
M: …he would, uhh, jump in there and and and, uhh, tell us off! For doing it…
M: For doing it…yeah!
L: For just chatting while you were working?
M: Yeah, oh yeah! It it it could be…you could be sitting at your desk and your friend is sitting across from you and you could say, “So…you have a good weekend, Steve?” and before you’ve even got a chance to start the conversation, you know, our boss would, would chip in and say [imitating odious boss] “Ah, gentlemen I don’t think that’s work-related, could we have a bit less chatter please?”
L: [laughter] No! Did he..
M: And he did actually use to speak like that as well.
M: Yeah, that was, that was, his tone of voice was annoying but that wasn’t the point, it was, it was just that he wouldn’t allow non-work-related topics of conversation. Which…okay…
L: That’s right, because everyone knows that we all work much better and more efficiently when we’re miserable.
M: [Laughter] Well, yeah… That’s uhh, I..he..I don’t think he cared about that, but, okay, I mean, if if if that was … If it was going to be a very draconian and strict regime at work, then I guess that’s fair enough. But it wasn’t a two-way system and and and this was what was particularly annoying, because when it was lunch time or break time this same manager would not be averse to approachingme and asking me about work-related issues whilst I was trying to eat my lunch or, you know, whilst I was…
L: OK, and you were on, then, on your own time not on company time while you’re eating lunch…
M: Oh yeah! Yeah, this this is company allotted, daily company time when you know you’re supposed to go out and have a cigarette and do whatever you do on your break time.
L: But it’s really considered your own personal time…
M: Absolutely! Yeah…
L: …your break from work…
L: …and he had no problems encroaching on YOUR time.
M: No no.
M: No no..that was…so..
L: He sounds like somewhat of a jerk.
M: It was a..He was a hypocrite, for sure.
L: Can you do the voice again?
M: [Imitating odious manager]: The voice, oh he used to speak like that… “But I don’t think this is very work related, so think we should stop now.”
L: [laughs] OK, let’s stop now.
To find something
If someone is anonymous, their name is unknown or not made public
If someone or something is annoying, it makes you feel angry
If someone or something is irritating, it makes you feel angry or annoyed
A coworker is somebody you work with
to answer to someone – phrasal verb
If you answer to someone, then you report to them. You take orders from them.
Someone who controls and organizes other people in a business. A boss.
A part of a business or organization that deals with a certain area of work. For example, the finance department, the accounts department, the customer service department
Someone you work together with (like coworker). Also, someone who is in the same profession as you
In this conversation, immediate means “directly related to”
to jump in — phrasal verb
In this conversation, to jump in means to interrupt someone who is speaking
to tell someone off (for something) — phrasal verb
If you tell someone off, you speak angrily with them because you think they have done something wrong.
to chip in – phrasal verb
In American English, “to chip in” usually means to contribute something. People in an office may all “chip in” to buy a co-worker a birthday present. In informal British English, “to chip in” means to interrupt. This is what Michael means in the dialog here.
to allow (someone to do) something
The most important part of what someone says, the main idea
You say “fair enough” to show that you understand why someone does something, but don’t really agree with it.
using your time well and working in a quick and organized way.
draconian is a word used to describe rules, procedures and methods that are unreasonably severe
a (usually disapproving) word to describe a government or a business’s methods and practices. In our podcast, Michael is showing disapproval of the odious manager’s strict “all work – no chatting” rules.
If you are averse to something, you strongly dislike it or are opposed to it
to approach someone
To come near someone. Here, the manager approaches Michael during his breaks to talk to him about work.
to be on your own time
American English: during time when you are not being paid to work. British English “IN your own time”
to be on company time
time when you are being paid to work
An unpleasant or stupid person. Usually said about men
Someone who claims to believe in one thing, and then acts in a way that is the opposite.
b, c, Hypocrite
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