|WORD||DEFINITION||WORD IN CONTEXT||VOCABULARY BUILDING|
|wage||A wage is payment for work on an hourly or daily basis, generally for manual or unskilled work. Compare with salary.||A wage is payment for work on an hourly or daily basis, generally for manual or unskilled work.|
Compare with salary .
|Many students supplement their income with low-paid jobs such as working in restaurants for which they are paid an hourly wage.|
A country's minimum wage is the lowest wage allowed by law.
|white-collar worker||A white-collar worker is someone who works in an office. Compare with blue-collar worker.||The number of white-collar workers in Britain has increased dramatically in the last 50 years.||A collar (noun) is the band of material around the neck of a shirt.|
White collar refers to the white shirts traditionally worn by office workers.
|work experience||Work experience is what you’ve done in your working life. It can also be called professional experience or work history.||In a job application you list all your relevant work experience for a job in the section of your CV entitled work experience.||The term work experience is an uncountable noun, so it can't be used with an indefinite article. This means you cannot say “a” work experience, but you can say "some", "a lot of" or "not much" work experience.|
An experience, which is a countable noun, means something that has happened to you at some point in your life: My trip to Australia was a fantastic experience. I'll never forget it.
In English, you say "to have an experience", and not "to make an experience".
|work permit||A work permit is a document that allows you to work in a foreign country.||Citizens of European Union countries need a work permit to work in the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.||to apply for (be granted / be issued with) a work permit|
See also visa .
|work placement||See placement.|
|workload||Your workload is the amount of work you have to do, especially within a specified period. You can use the term to talk about both your study workload and the workload you have in a job.||When Nicole applied for the job she didn't take much notice of the sentence in the job ad that read: "flexible attitude and willingness to work on weekends when the need arises". It turned out that her workload was much heavier than she had expected.||A heavy workload means you have a lot to do. The opposite is a light workload.|