Sarah starts her first day on the job and is shown around the office by Philip and Marcia.


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Task 1

Comprehension Task

Watch the video. Then decide if the sentences below are true or false.


Task 2

Business Notes

In the final video Sarah starts her first day at WebWare and Philip and Marcia show her around the office. Sarah is surprised to find that she doesn’t have to hot desk. Hot desking is the practice of using any available desk at work, instead of having a desk assigned to you and is quite common in UK companies. It is often associated with flexible working and work-life balance, two buzz words in corporate life these days.

Flexible working is a phrase that describes any working pattern adapted to suit the needs of the employee.

Common types of flexible working are:

part-time: working less than the normal hours, perhaps by working fewer days per week

flexi-time: choosing when to work (there's usually a core period during which you have to work)

compressed hours: working your agreed hours over fewer days

staggered hours: different starting, break and finishing times for employees in the same workplace

job sharing: sharing a job designed for one person with someone else

home working: working from home




Nice way of learning, thanks BC.

Hi Peter,

Hope you are doing well,

i have a doubt regarding '' will ", can we use present continuous with "will" eg: "i will be travelling to england on friday" is this correct if it's not please correct it. i hope your reply. thank you.


Hello ubaiz,

The sentence you wrote is indeed correct, though please note that the verb form 'will be traveling' is usually called the future continuous, which is explained under point 9 on our talking about the future page.

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The LearnEnglish Team

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