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027 Asking for Time Off

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Elementary - Asking for Time Off (B0027)

A: Mr. McKenna, do you have a second? I need to

talk to you about something.

B: Sure, Liv, what can I do for you?

A: Well, I was just wondering. . . you see, I know I’ve

used up all my vacation days this year, but my

sister is getting married, and the wedding is overseas, and, well. . .

B: You wanna take some time off, is that right?

A: Well, sir, I was just hoping that I might be able to

take some unpaid leave this year.

B: What dates are you planning on taking off? I’ll

need at least two months notice, so that I can plan

for your absence.

Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). 

c 2008 Praxis Language Ltd.A: I was thinking of taking off from September first

until the thirtieth . Would you be okay with that?

B: Well, I guess so.

Key Vocabulary

have a second Phrase have some time, not

busy

use up Verb take all of something

overseas Adjective in an other country,

across the ocean

take some time off Phrase stop working for a short

time

notice Noun (noncount)

information that tells

you about something or

warns about something

be okay with that Phrase agree

unpaid leave Phrase time away from work

that is not paid

Supplementary Vocabulary

Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). 

c 2008 Praxis Language Ltd.take a leave of absence

Phrase stay away from work for

a long period of time,

without getting paid

sick leave Noun (noncount)

time away from work

when sick

personal leave Noun (noncount)

time away from work

for personal reasons

(i.e. doctor’s appointment, etc.)

maternity leave Noun (noncount)

time away from work

for a mother to care for

a new baby

bank holiday Noun (singular)

public holiday recognized by law (BrE)

Visit the Online Review and Discussion (text version). 

c 2008 Praxis Language Ltd.


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