Aug 072015

Things are a bit busy at Tip Top Trading – the leading manufacturer of plastic imitation fruit. Mr Socrates is the big boss from America. He’s announced he’s flying over to London for a ‘spot check’ to see how the team is doing. So Anna is getting everyone to do a bit of spring cleaning to make the office look clean and tidy.

Listen out for these useful phrases which are used to tell people it’s the end of the working day…

It’s time to knock off.
You’ve done enough.
I think that’s enough for now.
Let’s leave it there.
Let’s call it a day.
Let’s wrap it up there.




spring cleaning – a deep clean – usually of a home (often done at the beginning of spring)
admin – (short for administration) tasks which people need to complete to manage the day-to-day running of a business
taking the lead – accepting the main responsibility for dealing with a situation
incentive – a reward that makes people want to do something or work harder
lost for words – unable to speak because you are surprised or angry


English at Work 71 – The spring clean (transcript video)


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  1. Great,

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