Office Procedures


appreciation /əˌpriːʃiˈeɪʃn/
(n) pleasure that you have when you recognize good qualities
Example: In appreciation of your hard work on the Castcon project, the department will hold a casual lunch party on November third

be made of
be made of
(v) be produced of
Example: This job will really test what you are made of

bring in
bring in
(v) to hire or recruit
Example: The company brought in new team of project planners

casually /ˈkæʒuəli/
(adv) not showing much care or throught
Example: On Fridays, most employees dress casually

code /kəʊd/
(n) a set moral principles or rules of behaviour
Example: Even the most traditional companies are changing their dress code to something less formal

expose /ɪkˈspəʊz/
(v) to show something that is usually hidden
Example: He did not want to expose his fears and insecurity to anyone.

glimpse /ɡlɪmps/
(n) a look at somebody / something for a very short time
Example: The secretary caught a glimpse of her new boss as she was leaving the office.

out of
out of
(adj) no longer having
Example: The presenter ran out of time before he reached his conclusion

outdated /ˌaʊtˈdeɪtɪd/
(adj) not currently in use
Example: Before you do a mailing, make sure that none of the addresses is outdated.

practice /ˈpræktɪs/
(n, v) action rather than ideas
Example: Bill practiced answering the telephone until he was satisfied

reinforce /ˌriːɪnˈfɔːs/
(v) to make a feeling, an idea, etc. stronger
Example: Employees reinforced their learning with practice in the workplace

verbally /ˈvɜːbəli/
(adv) in spoken words and not in writing or actions
Example: The guarantee was made only verbally