زبان ویدیو: در این ویدیوی آموزشی با خانم Lucy، به شما تلفظ صحیح ۱۰ واژه انگلیسی آموزش داده می شود که می بایست در هنگام صحبت با رییس خود در محل کار و یا هم کلاس های خود در دانشگاه آنها را صحیح تلفظ کنید.
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Right, let’s get started with the 10 words
to make you sound smarter at work in English.
Word number one is mundane.
I love this word, and I use it fairly frequently.
It’s an adjective, meaning very ordinary, lacking excitement, or dull.
Now this is a really good one to use at work because in a professional environment,
we’re constantly trying to not offend people, aren’t we?
Especially in British workplaces, we don’t like to say things directly.
We like to use other words to express how we really feel.
Now instead of saying something is boring or uninteresting,
using the word mundane can be really nice way of showing
that you’re not interested in something.
So, for example, if you wanted to say that you found a previous
task or campaign or role very boring and not very exciting and just very average, you could say, “I found the role to be fairly mundane.”
It’s just not as negative, and you’re almost implying
that your current role is really extraordinary and exciting.
It’s also a good word to use in meetings if you’ve got a lot of boring things to talk about first before you move onto the interesting topic.
You can say, “Right, let’s get all of the mundane tasks “out of the way
“and then we can move onto something interesting.”
Number two, another beautiful word is accolade.
This word is a noun, and it means an acknowledgement of merit, or an award or privilege
granted as a special honour. It’s a really nice way of avoiding the words prize or reward, which are quite mundane.
Perhaps you’re congratulating someone because they’ve won an award or a prize
and you don’t want to repeat those words and you don’t want to say
something else mundane, like “Well done,” or “Wow. Great.”
Saying something like, “That’s a tremendous accolade,
“congratulations” is a really sincere and professional
and heartfelt way of congratulating someone.
Or perhaps you want to emphasise how amazing an achievement is.
You could say, “Wow, that’s the biggest accolade “in the industry.”
Or maybe you’re doubtingsomething or someone’s merit.
You could say, “Do you think that accolade is deserved?”
Various options for you.
Let’s move onto number three.
And number three is capricious.
This is an adjective, and it means changing mood or behaviour suddenly and unexpectedly.
It’s basically a nice way of warning someone
that somebody is unpredictable and can maybe have a hot temper.
So say you’d like to warn someone in your team that someone else is unpredictable, subject to mood swings,
but you don’t want to be unprofessional and rude.
You could say, “Robert’s known to be a little capricious,
“so I’m not sure how he’ll react to that news.”
Or you could use the term to speak about a team or department in general.
For example, “Despite the capricious nature “of our marketing department,
“the campaign was a roaring success.”
This has been used to describe me many times.
It could be used to describe my hairstyle today.
It is dishevelled.
Note that in American English, this is normally just spelled with one L.
I just thought I would mention it before some smart corrects me, as they always do.
This is used to talk about someone’s clothes, hair, and appearance, and it means untidy or disordered.
Hence why I used it to describe my untidy bun, or messy bun, as they call it nowadays.
This can be used as a nicer way to comment on somebody’s untidy
and potentially unprofessional appearance.
You don’t want to say, “Oh, you look very messy,” or “You don’t look professional,” ’cause that could be very insulting
or it could ruin their confidence.
If a colleague or employee comes into the office looking very messy, very disorderly, you could say something along the lines of,
“You’re looking a bit dishevelled.
“Perhaps you can go and straighten up “before the presentation.’
What you want to say is clear, but you don’t have to use insulting terms.
Or perhaps it could be you asking for feedback.
Maybe you’ve come back
into the office after lunch and you’ve had a windy walk to the office.
You want to know if your hair still looks professional.
You could say, “Am I looking a bit dishevelled or am I okay?”
Better than, “Do I look like a total hot mess “or am I looking great?”
Number six is elucidate.
This means to make something clear or to explain something that was formerly murky or confusing.
And there’s wonder how this word came to be.
It’s derived from lucid, and that itself is derived from the Latin word, excuse my pronunciation, lucre, it sounded more Italian, that, which means to shine.
This is just a lovely word that you can use instead of explain, which itself is often very overused.
It’s nice to have an alternative.
I also think that this word can sound very professional, teetering toward stern.
So if you want to be very serious with someone, and you want to ask them to explain themselves, you can ask them to elucidate.
So if someone’s made a bad decision and you want an explanation, you can say,
“Please elucidate the
reasons for your decision.”
Or maybe someone’s struggling to understand you and you’re getting slightly frustrated.
You can say, “You’ve not understood me.
“Allow me to elucidate.
“Allow me to explain further.”
Obviously, this was murky.
Make it more clear.
This one’s fun to say.
I hope you’re all practising at home.
This is a verb. This means to make a problem or negative situation even worse.
So this is a great word to use if you’re talking about an increasing problem.
For example, “Kerry’s redundancy will only exacerbate “the staff shortage issue.”
Really, all we’ve said is, Kerry’s redundancy will make the staff shortage problem worse.
But exacerbate sounds so much better and more intelligent.
Another example, “The high prices of raw materials “only exacerbated the falling profits.”
Number eight is quintessential.
This is an adjective used when something represents
the most perfect example or a quality or class.
For example, if a client is looking for a campaign that really represents their culture to a T,
as in perfectly, you could say, “Out clients want the campaign “to be quintessentially British,” or wherever they’re from. Or talking about British traits,
“Queuing, along with warm beer and afternoon tea “is a quintessentially British trait.”
Number nine is ubiquitous.
This means present, appearing, or found everywhere.
If something is ubiquitous, it’s everywhere.
Maybe you can use this in the workplace to talk about something that’s on trend.
An example: “Leather is very much on trend this season, “as is the ubiquitous denim.”
Denim is just always around.
Or you can use it to discuss something that is overused or is overpresent.
For example, “We live in a society “where the term risk is ubiquitous.”
It’s just everywhere.
We’re too worried about risks. And number 10 is perfunctory.
This is used to speak about an action that is done is a routine manner with little care.
This is a very good word to use if you want to imply that more care should be taken.
For example, “Their audit was completed “in a perfunctory manner,” as in, I wish they had taken more care with their audit.
Or maybe if you want to warn someone that because an employee
has been at a company at a very long time,
they’re now doing things
as if they’re a robot, rather
than an engaged human being.
For example, “Due to the fact
that Anne has done these tasks
“for many, many years,
“she now completes them
in a perfunctory manner.”
Right, those were the 10 words
that I have chosen for you
so that you can appear more
professional in the workplace
or in a professional environment.
Feel free to share any more down below
in the comments sections.
I love hearing all of your recommendations and suggestions.
Your homework is to write five sentences
using five of these words,
your five favourites.
If you can, try to make them