Practice B

Read the whole sentence and think how to change the underlined phrase into a more formal, legal and professional version. When you are ready, click on the phrase and check one possible suggestion.


be paid monthly in arrears

awarded at the discretion

net pay

resign from work / hand in his resignation

respect the confidentiality obligation / maintain trade secrets confidential

impose a fine for damaging the company’s property

to take a day off

work overtime

notify your superior immediately

to take industrial action / go on strike

the particulars of your employment agreement

the terms of the contract were varied unilaterally

take early retirement

abuse alcohol at work

has a valid claim

terminating Mr Pie’s employment summarily