Sunday, 17 September 2017

Test (Subjunctive Mood)

Grammar test (Passive Voice)


What makes people happy at work?

a. A recent survey by Chiumento, a British human resources consultancy, established the ten factors that make people happy at work. Try to guess which are the two most and the two least important factors.

  • Being part of a successful team
  • Doing something rewarding
  • Doing varied work
  • Earning a competitive salary
  • Doing enjoyable work
  • Feeling that you are making a difference
  • Having a good boss or manager
  • Having a good work-life balance
  • Having friendly, supportive colleagues
  • Having your achievements recognized
b. The survey also established some other factors  related to being happy at work. Decide whether the following were probably true or false according to the research, and say why.

1. Statistically there are more happy people at work than unhappy people.
2. Employees of bigger companies or organizations are happier than those who work for smaller companies.
3.Men are generally happier than women in their work.
4. Full-time workers are happier than part-time workers.
5. People with higher positions in a company are happier than the people below them.
6. The longer you stay in one job, the happier you become.
7. Workers over 55 are the happiest.

Listen to the radio programme in the previous post.

What makes people happy at work?

Monday, 1 May 2017

Questions for Seminar 5 in Stylistics

1. Anaphora and epiphora

2. Chiasmus

3. Climax and anticlimax

4. Stylistic inversion

5. Ellipsis

6. Asyndeton and polysyndeton

7. Antithesis

8. Suspense

9. Aposiopesis

10.Represented speech

Lecture 6

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Questions for Seminar 4 in Stylistics

1. Pun

2. Zeugma

3. Violation of phraseological units

4. Semantically false chains

5. Nonsense of non-sequence

6. Irony

7. Antonomasia

8. Hyperbole

9. Oxymoron.

Lecture 5

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Questions for seminar 3 in Stylistics

1. Expressive means (general)

2. Stylistic devices (general)

3. Metaphor

4. Simile

5. Metonymy

6. Epithet

Lecture 4

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