Hectic Work (L2)

Hectic Work  (L2)
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Davis: Hey, Stefan! How's work treating you?

Stefan: Not bad, Davis. It's pretty hectic and demanding, but it's also rewarding.

Davis: Yeah, I know what you mean. What do you do, exactly?

Stefan: I work in marketing. We're trying to launch a new product line, so there's a lot of pressure to get it right.

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Translation
Davis: Hey, Stefan! How's work treating you? Stefan: Not bad, Davis. It's pretty hectic and demanding, but it's also rewarding. Davis: Yeah, I know what you mean. What do you do, exactly? Stefan: I work in marketing. We're trying to launch a new product line, so there's a lot of pressure to get it right.
Listen Line-by-Line
Davis: Hey, Stefan! How's work treating you? Stefan: Not bad, Davis. It's pretty hectic and demanding, but it's also rewarding. Davis: Yeah, I know what you mean. What do you do, exactly? Stefan: I work in marketing. We're trying to launch a new product line, so there's a lot of pressure to get it right.
Cloze Exercise Davis: Hey, Stefan! How's *work* treating you? Stefan: Not bad, Davis. It's pretty *hectic* and demanding, but it's also rewarding. Davis: Yeah, I know what you mean. What *do you do*, exactly? Stefan: I work in marketing. We're trying to *launch* a new product line, so there's a lot of *pressure* to get it right.
Vocabulary
treating you - taking care of or providing something for someone hectic - very busy and full of activity pretty + adjective - used to emphasize the degree of an adjective rewarding - providing satisfaction or a sense of accomplishment What do you do? - a question asking about someone’s job or occupation exactly - precisely or accurately not bad - an informal way of saying okay marketing - the promotion and selling of products or services demanding - hard to do, high standards launch - to start or introduce something new product line - a group of related products produced by a company pressure - a feeling of stress or urgency caused by demands or expectations get it right - to do something correctly
Matching Game to treat - รักษา hectic - วุ่นวาย pretty hectic - ค่อนข้างวุ่นวาย rewarding - มีค่าต่อมูลค่า exactly - แม่นยำ not bad - ไม่แย่ marketing - การตลาด demanding - แรงกดดัน launch - เปิดตัวสินค้า product - ผลิตภัณฑ์ product line - สายผลิตภัณฑ์ pressure - ความกดดัน get it right - ทำตามถูกต้อง
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