Stress at work
Today Doug and Jackie talk about stress at work. Do you have a stressful job? Do Doug and Jackie have stressful jobs?
This week's question: Which of these jobs is considered the most stressful?
a) a broadcaster
b) a teacher
c) a pilot
Listen to the programme for the answer!
Vocabulary from the programme
someone who presents programmes for radio or television
Example: Jackie and Doug are broadcasters.
to have a lot to do
to be very busy
Example: When you are working in a restaurant, there is a lot to do.
to be difficult
a difficult person is someone who always complains or argues
Example: Difficult customers always want to see the manager.
to have responsibility
to be in a position where what you do affects other people
Example: A football manager has a big responsibility to his players and the fans.
This word is used a lot nowadays. There are many different forms:
Noun: Stress is bad for your health.
Adjective: - He is shouting a lot. He looks very stressed.
- Yes, he looks very stressed out. (informal)
Words that are similar to stressed
Example: He was very nervous when he was performing at the concert. He had stage-fright.
Example: I'm going on a business trip but I'm very anxious that I am going to forget something. Where's my passport?!
the opposite of stressed: relaxed
Example: I have to take an exam tomorrow but it's quite easy. I'm very relaxed about it.
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