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VOCABULARY BOOST: WORK

The next word in our vocabulary boost series is WORK. WORK is a high frequency verb that can be used as a synonym of collaborate, try or dedicate time to. There are numerous collocations and phrasal verbs that are formed using WORK.

VOCABULARY BOOST- WORK

As recommended in our START method (HERE), you should always learn vocabulary as a short phrase and relate new words to synonyms and use them. Click (HERE) and (HERE) for advice on how to learn more vocabulary and HERE for an example of a great strategy to learn new words.

 

Collocations:

To learn new collocations and word patterns you should create phrases using them and also do exercises (HERE)

Work as – work in the role of

Work for – be employed by

Work with someone – collaborate with

Work on the computer

Work from home

Work hard – work intensively

Work long hours

Work over time

Work 9-5

Work shifts

Work like a dog – work hard

Work around the clock – to work a lot

Work against – compete with

Work through – continue in spite of something

The machine works

It doesn´t work – it doesn´t function

 

Phrasal verbs:

The learning of phrasal verbs is best done using this method (HERE)

Work on – dedicate lots of time to

He is working on his thesis so that he can finish by April

Work out – resolve

I can´t work out the answer to number 4 on the exam

Work out – do exercise

I tend to work out 3 times a week

Work off – lose weight

He could do with working off all the weight he has put on

Work at – try to do something

I am working at my marriage so that we can get over our issues

Work around – do something at the same time/avoid something

I am trying to work around my studies

Work away – work abroad

My wife is working away at the moment

Work over – handle in a rough manner

They really worked him over during the scuffle

 

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To learn how to use WORK you need to practice and put these words and collocations into your own words to be able to remember them.

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