Last updated at 16:04 GMT, Monday, 23 December 2013

Christmas special

Tom, Anna and Denise

Can Tom handle his drink at the Christmas ball?

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It's Christmas and the team at Tip Top Trading have been invited to the Plastic Retailers' Christmas Ball, but because the team aren't getting their end-of-year bonus, no one feels like celebrating. There's just time to make one more deal and hit their sales target - will they do it?

Language for breaking bad news:

Phrases from the programme:

We're operating in tough economic conditions.

We need to meet our sales targets.

Pull your socks up!

You shouldn't mix business with pleasure.

  • Listening Challenge

What does Anna end up wearing to the ball?

Answer at the end of the pdf script.

3 images from the recording

Meet the people who performed in English at Work (Stephanie, Will, Tom, Carrie and Neil). Click 2 and 3 below to see other images