F2F Class Notes (Raph)


Decrease (v): 1- to become less, or to make something become less.
E.g.: Our share of the market has decreased sharply this year.
E.g.: We have decreased our involvement in children’s books.

Resignation (n): 1- the act of telling your employer that you are leaving your job
E.g.: There have been calls for his resignation.
E.g.: I handed in/gave in/sent in my resignation this morning.

Effective (adj): 1- successful or achieving the results that you want. (≠ Ineffective)
E.g.: This is an extremely effective cure for a headache.
E.g.: Yoga is a very effective technique for combating stress.
E.g.: They made an ineffective attempt to get the rules changed.
E.g.: The army has proved ineffective in protecting the population.

Efficient (adj): 1- working in the best way possible; operating quickly and effectively in an organized way. (≠ Inefficient)
E.g.: The city’s transport system is one of the most efficient in Europe.
E.g.: We need someone really efficient who can organize the office and make it run smoothly.
E.g.: The company’s methods of production are expensive and inefficient.
E.g.: I’m very inefficient at fixing things.

Budget (n/v): 1- a plan to show how much money a person or organization will earn and how much they will need or be able to spend. 2- the amount of money you have available to spend.
E.g.: Libraries are finding it increasingly difficult to remain within their budget.
E.g.: The department has an annual budget of $40 million.

Prioritize (v): 1- to decide which of a group of things are the most important so that you can deal with them first.
You must learn to prioritize your work.


When that time I just wanted to relax myself. – At that timeI just wanted to relax.

Next year I will looking for jobs. – Next year I will look for a job. 

I cannot communicated with my son. – I could not communicate with my son. / I couldn’t spend time with my son.

He likes English than me. – He likes English more than I do.


Decrease: /ˈdiː.kriːs/

Staff: /stæf/

Stuff: /stʌf/

Effective: /əˈfek.tɪv/

Ineffective: /ˌɪn.ɪˈfek.tɪv/

Efficient: /ɪˈfɪʃ.ənt/

Inefficient: /ˌɪn.ɪˈfɪʃ.ənt/

Prioritize: /praɪˈɔːr.ə.taɪz/