Answers to Distrusting the Employee Crossword

As promised, here are the answers to last week’s crossword puzzle titled “Distrusting the Employee.”

Answers to Distrusting the Employee Crossword Puzzle

Answers to Distrusting the Employee Crossword Puzzle.

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Distrusting the Employee Crossword

Last week we read the article titled “Because Employees Can’t be Trusted” along with a list of vocabulary words and their meanings.  Now it’s time to put your knowledge to the test with today’s crossword puzzle.

We wish you luck!

Distrusting employees crossword puzzle

Distrusting Employees

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3. The restoration team worked this weekend _______ the desks. 1. Bob can be _______ _______ to take on more responsibility.
5. Kendra and Mike are often _______ to get their fellow co-workers into trouble. 2. The deadline has been _______ due to the circumstances.
6. Suzan wears her promotion like a _______ of honor. 4. _______ cutbacks in the retail sector, store executives will still receive a pay increase.
8. Having my supervisor always looking over my shoulder _______ my ability to do my job effectively. 7. My co-worker was _______ heavily as a result of his misconduct.
10. Our _______ operations are due to the high level of bureaucracy. 9. He _______ took on the role as new manager.
14. Everyone in the finance department will be _______ in the conference room. 11. We sent a _______ memo to all staff members yesterday.
15. He says that his job is a _______ one. 12. The _______ stood in front of my office building asking for money
13. We won’t be using the same suppliers as they are guilty of a _______ of contract.

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Distrusting the Employee

Distrusting the employee

Distrusting the employee

Liz Ryan is an expert in human resources and one of their main concerns is how to attract and retain the best employees for each company. In her article, she talks about her vision of a system based on distrust of workers-which occupies a lot of time, money, resources and energy-when focus should be applied directly to the company generating profits, benefits to its employees and its customers. How does this system work? Is there consistency? What is the solution?

Bloomberg Businessweek. Company & Industries
The management blog. Top business thinkers on management trends and issues.
“Because Employees Can’t Be Trusted”
Liz Ryan.

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Vocabulary to understand this article.

Word Definition
1 Untrustworthy Not worthy of being trusted
2 Notwithstanding Conj. (subordinating) despite the fact that; although
3 Appraisals An assessment or estimation of the worth, value, or quality of a person or thing
4 Femtosecond One millionth of a nanosecond
5 Relied upon To be trusted
6 Gatherings A group of people, things, etc., that are gathered together; assembly
7 Protracted Extended or lengthened in time; prolonged
8 Conniving To plot together, secretly; conspire
9 Beggars People who stand on the street asking people for money
10 shank To take advantage of someone
11 Quarterly milestones A significant event in life, history, etc. that happens at intervals of three months
12 Quivers Arrows or a case for holding arrows.
13 Breach A breaking, infringement, or violation of a promise, obligation, etc.
14 Treat (Verb transitive) to deal with or regard in a certain manner
15 Guts Internal organs
16 Mistrust To have doubts or suspicions about (someone or something)
17 Broadcast Dispersed over a wide area
18 Ding To get in trouble or have wages deducted for doing something wrong
19 Badges A distinctive token, emblem, or sign worn to show rank, membership, achievement, etc. Any revealing feature or mark.
20 Willingly Adverb favorably disposed or inclined; ready
21 Back down Return
22 Thankless Receiving no thanks or appreciation
23 Dismantling To demolish or take apart; disassemble
24 Lumbering Slow moving
25 Hampers To prevent the progress or free movement of someone or something.

Definitions provided by Collins online Dictionary and

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A Rule to Mastering English

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As the rule states, “The more vocabulary, the better the knowledge and proficiency.” This holds true whether it be in our native language or learning a foreign language. That is why we have decided to provide help in increasing your vocabulary and reading comprehension.

Each Tuesday we will post a blog entry based on an article that we have selected from some of the 10 most important international business magazines as well as the corresponding vocabulary in order to help you better understand the article.  We recommend that you take a quick glance at the article first, and then go over the vocabulary again.  Finally, read the article.

The following Tuesday, we will post either a crossword puzzle or word search.  We will only be using 15 of the words from the vocabulary to put your memory to the test and the answers will be posted the next week.

The last Tuesday of the month we will present an exercise based on all that you have learned throughout the month.  Finally, we will post those answers the following week.

Performing these exercises will increase your vocabulary and therefore your knowledge of English in business today.  Good Luck and don’t forget that you can use our forum to ask questions.

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The Last Night or Last Night?

The last night or last night?

The Last Night or Last Night?

When giving English classes, we sometimes ask what our students did during the previous weekend or night.  The typical response may go something like this:

The last weekend I went to my cousins house for dinner.


The last night I watched the soccer game.

The trouble is the use of the article THEThis mistake is common and easy to make.    When we refer to a previous night, week, or month, we generally omit the article.  In some cases, the use of the article can change the meaning of the sentence.  Take a look at the difference between the following two sentences.

A.) The last night I watched the soccer game.
B.) Last night I watched the soccer game.

The first example can be unclear as to which night we are referring to because the article THE indicates that a particular night was mentioned in an earlier part of the conversation or in the case or order, we might list the nights in order of action.  For example:

On the first night, I ate pizza.  On the second night, I went to the movies.  On the Last night, I watched the soccer game.

Example B is simply referring to the previous night.

Now for a brief reminder of the uses of the definite article THE.  We use this article for

  • nouns already mentioned or specified (I gave the document to him.)
  • nouns that are one of a kind (Go ahead and look it up on the internet.)
  • the superlative for of adjectives (She is the best worker.) 
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Answers to Last Week’s Crossword Puzzle

Here are the answers for last week’s crossword puzzle related to Stocks and Shares.  Thank you for taking part in our blog.

Stocks and Shares Crossword puzzle.

Stocks and Shares Crossword Puzzle

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How the Brain Learns…

Today, we introduce a new category for teachers and people interested in learning in general.  This post comes from another fellow blogger and we hope that you enjoy the information that it contains.  Thank you.

How your brain learns English (and how it doesn’t)


Hello, there, English learning enthusiasts wherever you are!

It is my pleasure to introduce a new post by ELB guest blogger, Aaron Knight from New York. His post is an excellent resource that complements the previous article on brain matters I recently published on the ELB.  You are invited to explore more great posts by Aaron at this linkEnjoy! 


How your brain learns English (and how it doesn’t)

I sometimes worry that the lessons I write contain too much information.

“Information” includes anything that can be written as a “rule”: grammar rules, explanations of the difference between two words, etc.

It’s OK to learn information about English. But it’s much, much more effective to become used to English through repeated speaking and listening. Here’s why:

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