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in this video I will teach you 10

English expressions that you can use at

work when you expand your knowledge of

using idiomatic expressions and phrasal

verbs that is the true sign of fluency

using common English expressions that

native speakers use will make you feel

more confident when you're communicating

at work first we will learn the

expressions and then we will practice

saying them in natural sounding

sentences that way you can also work on

linking and word stress and pronouncing

difficult vocabulary let's get started

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all 10 of these expressions contain the

word turn let's first learn how to

pronounce that word it's not an easy

word to say turn turn that T in the word

turn doesn't really sound like a T it's

not tough it's not turn it's somewhere

between the T and a CH it's not churn

but it's not turn it's right in between

turn turn turn let's say that and it's

not all it's not torn it's turn turn and

before we learn the ten expressions with

the word turn let's look at some other

words with the T you are so that we can

practice pronunciation the first word is

turkey Turkey turkey is a country he

comes from Turkey it's the same thing

it's not dorky it's not tough it's true

Turkey and the second meaning of the

word turkey is the animal turkey so it's

exactly the same pronunciation just if

it's a country it's a capital letter and

if it's the animal it's a small T and

the second word is return return when

are you going to return to your country

I would like to return the money and the

next word is difficult to pronounce

turtle that's a hard word to say turtle

there are four different things you need

to pay attention to with that word first

the TU tur and then the American R ah

but the difficult thing is after the

American are we have that fast D and to

some people it sounds like an are maybe

in your language it sounds like an art

but uh so we first we do the American

art where we pull our tongue back and

then we push our tongue forward to the

front turtle.turtle

and then the L your tongue touches up

and it remains on top

oh don't release it it's not your Tola

keep it up

turtle turtle that's a hard word turtle

and we have a turtleneck sweater

turtleneck turtleneck let's learn the

pronunciation of two more words with T

you are turbulence

we don't say turbulence we say

turbulence sometimes when you're flying

in an airplane the airplane shakes

that's called turbulence we experienced

a lot of turbulence and the final word

is turquoise turquoise turquoise is a

mineral and people wear jewelry made out

of turquoise a turquoise necklace or a

turquoise ring also we use that to

describe the color that's between blue

and green turquoise he's wearing a

turquoise shirt and now let's learn ten

expressions with the word turn that you

can use at the workplace the first word

is turnover rate turnover rate the

turnover rate is the percentage of

employees that are leaving a company

within a certain period of time so if

there are many employees coming and

going constantly quitting or getting

fired and new people are coming in all

the time the employees are changing a

lot that means the company has a high

turnover rate and if the employees stay

in one company for many years they don't

change jobs then we have a low turnover

rate you can say every time I go to the

restaurant there are new employees

working there Wow

that restaurant has a high turnover rate

the second word is also a noun it's

downturn

downturn we say it as one word downturn

when an economy or business is going

down when it's not doing well we have a

downturn we have an economic downturn

it's the opposite of doing well or being

successful and it's used for a business

for a company or for the economy the

next word is also a noun

turn out turn out we can have a high

turnout or a low turnout and that's the

number of people that attend an event

for example if there's a conference and

many people attended you can say there

was a very good turnout or very high

turnout and when there's a meeting and

not many people attend the meeting we

can say I wonder why there was such a

low turnout the next one is to turn a

profit to turn a profit that simply

means to make money or to make a profit

sometimes we use the word turn instead

of make that company turned a really

good profit and the rest of the words

with turn are phrasal verbs all related

to the workplace to turn down to turn

down is to reject someone to reject a

candidate I applied for the job but I

didn't get the job I was turned down to

refuse to not accept that's a very good

job opportunity don't turn it down the

next one is to turn in to turn in when

you give someone an important document

when you submit a document you turn it

in you can say I will turn in the report

on Friday when you quit your job make

sure that you turn in your badge to give

it to someone to submit the next word is

to turn out we already had the noun

turnout but this is the verb to turn out

it's a result and usually it's a

surprise or it's something unexpected I

thought I was right but it turns out

that I'm wrong everybody thought that he

wasn't a good employee but it turns out

that he's very competent he's very smart

you can say I hope everything turns

well the next one is to turn a corner to

turn a corner means to improve to make

improvement to make progress if you've

had the difficult beginning and things

didn't go well and suddenly things

improve you turn a corner a business can

turn a corner for example in the

beginning they were not doing very well

and suddenly they started to make a

profit they turned a corner he was sick

for two weeks but it looks like he's

turned a corner he's improving he's

recovering he's getting better the next

one is to turn to someone to turn to

someone I turned to him or I turned to

her if you would like someone to give

you advice or to listen to your problems

you turn to them you can say if you have

any questions you can turn to your

manager or you can say I'm so happy I

have you to turn to to listen to me to

understand me to give me advice I turn

to my colleague I turn to my boss I turn

to my friend and the final one is to

take turns to take turns when there are

two people and they alternate doing

something first it's one and then the

other you take turns for example I work

one weekend and the next weekend my

colleague works and after that I work on

the weekend and then they work on the

weekend we take turns or you can take

turns driving after I get tired my

friend drives the car and then later I

Drive again we take turns and you can

say let's take turns let's take turns

working on the weekend and now let's

practice using these words in natural

sounding sentences listen to me and

repeat I will say each sentence two

times and we will analyze how the words

are supposed to be pronounced number one

due to the stressful work environment

that company has a very high turnover

rate work environment is a compound noun

so we will stress work and we will

connect the two words let's say that

again work environment

and turnover rate is also a compound

noun let's say that again turnover rate

let's say the whole sentence again due

to the stressful work environment that

company has a very high turnover rate

number two there is an increase of

unemployment during an economic downturn

let's connect increase of increase of

and remember that s is not increase it's

not as Z sound it's an s increase

increase of and let's connect there is

an increase there is an increase now

let's say the whole thing again there is

an increase of unemployment during an

economic downturn number three because

we sent an email announcement in advance

we had a great turnout at the conference

let's say email announcement email

announcement let's say that is one word

email announcement and now let's say the

whole sentence because we sent an email

announcement in advance we had a great

turnout at the conference number four

they had a bad year but they expect to

turn a profit next quarter and expect to

has two t's but we only pronounced one T

when we connect them expect to and let's

say turn a profit turn a profit they had

a bad year but they expect to turn a

profit next quarter number five I turned

down the job offer because I wanted a

higher salary job offer is a compound

noun so we stressed job and make sure

both of those O's are pronounces ah it's

not job offer it's ah ah job offer and

turndown has two DS so we will only

pronounce one D and it will sound like

the present tense turned down

say that again I turned down the job

offer because I wanted a higher salary

number six please turn in your paperwork

to HR by next Friday and paperwork is a

compound noun and this is written as one

word sometimes a compound noun is two

words sometimes it's only one word

paperwork and HR is the abbreviation for

Human Resources HR let's say this

sentence again please turn in your

paperwork to HR by next Friday number

seven we hesitated about hiring him but

it turned out to be a great decision

let's connect but it turned out to be

but it but it but it turned out to be it

and turned our two T's but we only

pronounced one but it turned out to be

and let's connect hesitate it about

hesitated about and let's say the whole

sentence again we hesitated about hiring

him but it turned out to be a great

decision number eight the company turned

a corner when they launched their new

product

let's connect turned and uh I say turned

uh turned a corner and be careful about

the pronunciation of the word launched

it's not lunch it's launched launched

launch their new product let's repeat

the sentence the company turned a corner

when they launched their new product

number nine when I need help I turn to

my more experienced co-worker coworker

let's say that word again

Cole co-worker when I need help I turn

to my more experienced co-worker and

number ten my colleague and I take turns

working on Saturdays in the word

colleague we stress the first syllable

don't say colleague its colleague

colleague and the O is pronounced as an

AH colleague let's say that again my

colleague and I take turns working on

Saturdays keep learning new English

expressions related to your work by

reading articles and books related to

your specialty and then when you see a

new expression highlighted or keep a

notebook with these expressions and then

review them regularly and practice

saying them in the sentences that you

create thanks for watching and keep

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