Common business phrasal verbs

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作者:Quentin Brand

 

5 more essential phrasal verbs for dealing with work

Last month we learnt some phrasal verbs for dealing with work. This month we are going to learn some more very important and useful verbs for dealing with work.

Task 1:  Study the language bank below.

work on s/th
meaning: be engaged in a task
example: I’m working on a new design for the client.

work towards s/th
meaning: try to achieve a goal
example: We’re working towards being market leader in two years.

put forward s/th
meaning: tell someone your idea or a proposal
example: He put forward a very interesting proposal for the new office.

put effort into s/th
meaning: work hard at something
example: I know you’ve put a lot of effort into the project. That’s why it was successful.

put together s/th
meaning: assemble a team, write a report
example: We’re putting together a new sales team. I’m putting together a report.

 

Task 2: Complete the gaps in this email with a phrasal verb. Then underline the complete phrasal verb.

Question

Dear Oliver,

Congratulations on winning the new business! We are all very happy with your performance. I know that you _  _(1)____ a lot of effort ______ the pitch, and we are all impressed. I would like you to __(2)__  the Lika project now.  Please read the attached report and then spend some time thinking about how you want to approach this.  Once you’re ready, I would like you to _   (3)__    your proposal to the board on the 1st of next month. Also, can you ___(4)___ your own team for this? Choose who ever you think would be best for the job. We’d like to _  _(5)   _ completing this project by the end of the year.

Please don’t hesitate to ask me if you have any questions or if you need any more support.

George.

Answer

Here are the answers for this week’s phrasal verbs. Pleass note the position of the objects.

Dear Oliver,

Congratulations on winning the new business! We are all very happy with your performance. I know that you put a lot of effort into the pitch, and we are all impressed. I would like you to work on the Lika project now.  Please read the attached report and then spend some time thinking about how you want to approach this.  Once you’re ready, I would like you to put forward  your proposal to the board on the 1st of next month. Also, can you put together your own team for this? Choose whoever you think would be best for the job. We’d like to work towards completing this project by the end of the year.

Please don’t hesitate to ask me if you have any questions or if you need any more support.

George.

 

 

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