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Unit 9a Flexible Benefits:  Unit 9a Flexible Benefits Slide2:  Would you think of five benefits which company can offer? Slide3:  pension noun [countable] an amount of money paid regularly by the government or company to someone who does not work any more, for example because they have reached the age when people stop working or because they are ill抚恤金;退休金;养老金 At what age can you start drawing your pension? 你多大岁数可以开始提取养老金? If you are self-employed, you should think about taking out a private pension. 如果你是自我雇佣,你就应该考虑办理私人养老金。 Many people find it hard to live on a basic state pension. 很多人都觉得只靠国家最基本的养老金很难生活。 She pays a quarter of her salary into a pension plan. 她每个月要将薪水的1/4交养老金。 Slide4:  critical adjective ▶CRITICIZING◀ if you are critical, you criticize someone or something批评的 critical of Many economists are critical of the government's economic policies. 许多经济学家都对政府的经济政策批评态度。 Many parents are strongly critical of the school. 许多家长都对这家学校批评不已。 ▶IMPORTANT◀ something that is critical is very important because what happens in the future depends on it 重要的 ᅳ同义词 crucial critical to These talks are critical to the future of the peace process. 这些会谈对未来的和平进程至关重要。 It is absolutely critical for us to know the truth. 对我们来说了解真相非常重要。 Foreign trade is of critical importance to the economy.对外贸易对这个国家的经济至关重要。 Slide5:  ▶SERIOUS/WORRYING◀ a critical time or situation is serious and worrying because things might suddenly become much worse 危机的 The fighting has stopped, but the situation is still critical. 争斗已经平息,但是局势仍然严峻。 changes that took place during the critical period at the end of the war在战争即将结束时,危急阶段发生的变化 ▶ILL◀ so ill that you might die 危重的(疾病) He is still in a critical condition in hospital. 他仍在医院,病情十分危重。 She is in intensive care, where she remains critical but stable. 她正接受全面的照料,目前她的状况虽然严重但是已经稳定下来。 ▶MAKING JUDGMENTS◀ making careful judgments about how good or bad something is 挑剔的,审视的 His book provides a critical analysis of the television industry in Britain. 他的书就 英国的电视产业作了详尽的分析。 a man with a critical eye具有批判眼光的人 Slide6:  day care noun [uncountable] when babies or young children, or sick or old people are looked after during the day, especially while their family members are at work 日托 day care centre/services/facilities subsidized day care facilities 受政府资助的托儿所 day care for Local authorities may provide day care for under fives. 当地政府为五岁以下儿童提供日托服务。 a day care centre for the elderly 为老年人开办的白天看护所 Slide7:  partner noun [countable] ▶MARRIAGE ETC◀ one of two people who are married, or who live together and have a sexual relationship 配偶,生活伙伴 Discuss your worries with your partner. 与你的配偶谈谈你的忧虑。 Only 29% of lone parents receive financial support from their former partners. 只有29%的单亲家长能得到前夫/妻的经济资助。 a sexual partner 性伙伴 ▶BUSINESS◀ one of the owners of a business 合伙人 She's a partner in a law firm. 她是一家律师事务所的合伙人。 The senior partner has retired.高级合伙人退休了。 Slide8:  ▶DANCING/GAMES ETC◀ someone you do a particular activity with, for example dancing or playing a game against two other people 搭档 Clare's my tennis partner. …是我网球搭档。 Take your partners for the next dance. 和你们的舞伴们在跳一支舞吧。 ▶COUNTRY/ORGANIZATION◀ a country or organization that another country or organization has an agreement with 合作人 Nigeria is our principal trading partner in Africa. 尼日利亚是我们在非洲主要的贸易伙伴。 Slide9:  full time noun [uncountable] British English the end of the normal period of playing time in a sports game 全场 As the ball went in, the referee blew his whistle for full time. 当球被扔了进来,裁判吹哨宣布全场比赛结束。 full-time adjective, adverb 1 for all the hours of a week during which it is usual for people to work, study etc全职的 work/study etc full-time She works full-time and has two kids. 她全职上班,还要抚养两个孩子。 The success of the series enabled her to concentrate full-time on writing. 电视剧的成功让她完全专注写作。 Slide10:  full-time staff/student etc They're looking for full-time staff at the library. 他们正在寻找在图书馆上班的全职员工。 full-time job/education etc We aim to double the number of young people in full-time study. 我们计划将全职学生的数量增加一倍。 2 be a full-time job to be very hard work and take a lot of time 常抓不懈的工作 Keeping pace with changes is a full-time job. 我们要把与时俱进常抓不懈。 Slide11:  part-time adjective [only before noun] someone who has a part-time job works for only part of each day or week 打零工 a part-time job women wishing to return to work on a part-time basis 妇女愿意每天只工作部分时间重返工作岗位 ᅳpart-time adverb She wants to work part-time after she's had the baby. 她想有了孩子后每天工作部分时间。 ᅳpart-timer noun [countable] Slide12:  premium noun 1 [countable] the cost of insurance, especially the amount that you pay each year保险费 insurance premiums 2 [countable] an additional amount of money, above a standard rate or amount 附加费用 Consumers are prepared to pay a premium for organically grown vegetables. 消费者已经做好准备为购买有机蔬菜多花钱。 Top quality cigars are being sold at a premium. 高品质雪茄加价出售。 Slide13:  3 be at a premium if something is at a premium, people need it or want it, but there is little of it available or it is difficult to get数量有限,很难得到 During the Olympic Games, accommodation will be at a premium. 在奥运会期间,很难找到住宿的地方。 space/time is at a premium Foldaway furniture is the answer where space is at a premium. …家具是为空间狭小的家庭而提供的解决方案。 4 put/place a premium on something to consider one quality or type of thing as being much more important than others 高度评价,高度重视 Modern economies place a premium on educated workers. 现代经济社会更看重受过良好教育的工人。 Slide14:  premium adjective 1 of very high quality 高品质的 premium ice cream 高品质的冰激凌 the current consumer trend for premium products 当今追求高品质产品的消费趋势 premium quality British potatoes 高质量的英国土豆 2 premium price/rate premium prices and rates are higher than usual ones 高价的 People are prepared to pay premium prices for quality products. 人们已经作好为优质产品花费更多的准备。 Calls are charged at the premium rate of 60p per minute. 话费的价格很高,每分钟60便士。 Slide15:  make up phrasal verb ▶FORM/BE◀ make up something[not in progressive]to combine together to form something 组成 ᅳ同义词constitute Women make up only a small proportion of the prison population. 在监狱服刑的人当中,妇女只占了极小的一部分。 be made up of something The committee is made up of representatives from every state. 该委员会是由来自各州的代表组成的。 Slide16:  additional adjective more than what was agreed or expected 额外的 ᅳ同义词 extra Additional information can be obtained from the centre. 从该中心可以得到额外信息。 additional costs/expenditure etc An additional charge is made on baggage exceeding the weight allowance. 当行李超重时需要额外缴费。 Slide17:  provide verb [transitive] 1 to give something to someone or make it available to them, because they need it or want it 提供 Tea and biscuits will be provided. 这里提供茶和饼干。 provide something for somebody The hotel provides a shoe-cleaning service for guests. 该饭店为客人提供擦鞋的服务。 provide somebody with something The project is designed to provide young people with work. 该项目是要为年轻人提供就业机会。 2 to produce something useful as a result 提供,给出 We are hoping the enquiry will provide an explanation for the accident. 我们都希望此次调查结果可以为这次事故给出解释。 provide somebody with something The search provided the police with several vital clues. 此次搜查为警方提供了一些重要的线索。 Slide18:  fund verb [transitive] to provide money for an activity, organization, event etc 提供资金 The project is jointly funded by several local companies. 这个项目由当地几家公司共同资助。 government-funded research 有政府出资的研究 optional adjective if something is optional, you do not have to do it or use it, but you can choose to if you want to 可选择的 ᅳ反义词 compulsory three optional courses 三门选修课 The other excursions are optional. 其他短途旅行都可自由选择。 optional extra British English Leather seats are an optional extra. 皮座椅是额外的选择。 Slide19:  Exercise 2. Are the following true or false? 1. T 2. F 3 F 4. F 5. T 6. F Speaking: How important are benefits to you when considering a job offer? Slide20:  IV. The advantages of flexible benefits Exercise 1: Reading. B D A C F Slide21:  maintenance noun [uncountable] the repairs, painting etc that are necessary to keep something in good condition 维修 servicing noun [uncountable] when a machine or vehicle is examined and things are done to keep it working well保养 The new model is quieter, needs less servicing and is more fuel efficient. 这款新车噪音小,不需要保养,而且很省油。 off adj. not at work, school etc because you are ill or on holiday My secretary's been off with flu for the past week. Clare had to stay off school because her mother was ill. You look tired. Why don't you take tomorrow off? He needs more time off duty for relaxation and rest. 'Going to work today, mum?' 'No. It’s my day off today.' Slide22:  worthwhile adjective if something is worthwhile, it is important or useful, or you gain something from it 有用的 He wanted to do a worthwhile job. 他想做一件有意义的工作。 We decided to give the money to a worthwhile cause (=one that helps people). 我们决定把这笔钱用于有用的事业中去。 it is worthwhile to do something I thought it was worthwhile to clarify the matter. 我认为有必要把这件事说清楚。 it is worthwhile doing something It wasn't worthwhile continuing with the project. 再继续这件工作毫无意义。 Slide23:  parental adj. relating to being a parent and especially to being responsible for a child's safety and development 与父母亲有关的 parental responsibility 父母的责任 Opening a new school will increase parental choice. 开办一所新学校会让父母有更多的选择。 Parental consent is required before the operation can take place. 手术之前需要得到家长的许可。 lump sum noun [countable] an amount of money given in a single payment 一次总付的金额 When you retire you'll get a lump sum of £80,000. 当你退休的时候,你会得到一次总付的8万英镑。 Slide24:  see/think fit (to do something) to decide that something is the best thing to do, especially when other people do not agree with you (当别人都不赞同的时候)决定最应该做某事 The government saw fit to ignore our advice. 政府认为对我们的建议置若罔闻是最好的做法。 Sort out the problem in any way you think fit. 使用你认为正确的方法来解决这个问题。 heart attack noun [countable] 1 a sudden serious medical condition in which someone's heart stops working normally, causing them great pain 心脏病 have/suffer a heart attack 2 give somebody/have a heart attack 使人害怕,奇怪,惊吓 informal to make someone suddenly feel frightened, surprised, or shocked, or to suddenly feel this way You almost gave me a heart attack there! 你几乎让我吓了一跳。 Slide25:  Tax savings Cost savings Can change benefits as lifestyle changes Slide26:  Helps to define its brand Aids recruitment of talented people Offers experience in flexible benefits, which is useful for PwC’s consultancy service

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