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Work burnout

Listen to the guests on this radio chat show speaking about the difference between work-related stress and burnout.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.


Language level

Upper intermediate: B2


Hello rula saddeen,

When applying for a position (as I suppose you are) it's normal to send a CV and a covering letter. The covering letter should not list all of your experience and qualifications - those belong on the CV - but should state why you are writing ('I am writing in connection with the post of..., advertised in...'), why you are suited to the post ('I believe I am well suited to this position because...') and one or two particularly important points from your CV ('As you can see from the attached CV, I have qualifications in... and experience in... Of particular relevance to this position is my experience in...').

For tips and suggestions on writing CVs I think this page will be helpful. You might also want to watch our series about recruitment, called 'You're hired'.

I hope those suggestions are helpful.

Best wishes and good luck,



The LearnEnglish Team

it is helpful thank you @ Peter

As we work in a fierce competitive environment, it is getting more and more people suffer from work burnout nowadays. People have to work smarter and harder in order to sustain their position in their company. In some developed countries, women were reluctant to get pregnant as afraid their position or work portfolio would be taken over by their colleagues, and this causing to the declining in birth date in their countries.

finally, this day has come. i will start my one-month course of military right this afternoon.i ask my friend a lot about what i need to prepare for my life there. i have to bring lots of things.(a pillow, a blanket .food, packs of vinamilk milk_sugar and non sugar. hotdog . cake. and personal stuff). too heavy but no way.  i just hope these days pass quickly. i don't know how it feels to be in military( i imagine it must be strict and disciplinary. sometimes funny).i have to say goodbye to you guys for a month. normally. i am allowed to be home on Saturday and turn back on Sunday afternoon. so if i am free, i will definitely tell you what happens , my first experience.if not, i will come back at the beginning of February and start my story.

Hello. here in Mexico it is a big problem most people may have this problem and dont even know it. i am going to share this info with my friends.
very helpful.
thank you.

hi i can't find out this problem can you tell me what the problem is? thanks

This work burnout will affect the daily life

When the employees don't be felt well and motivated on the workplace perhaps they start to suffer all illnesses, stress, burnout, mental fatigue, among other. In this case it's necessary to change of work or take a rest.
Good article because work burnout is very common nowadays.

Hello! I'm Miriana! I live in Nusco-Italy!
Write soon

Very interesting speech, it helped me learning many words.
Many Thanks