G.E B2 Series 2 Budgeting Bonanza – listening-lingua prt 2

Segment 2

Time management as a dynamic journey.

The podcast that delves into the art of effective time management and budgeting.

Vocabulary check

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Crafting

Definition: Creating or constructing something with care and skill. 

Example: She spent hours crafting a beautiful sculpture from clay. 

02

Slips through the cracks

DefinitionRefers to tasks or things that are overlooked or forgotten. 

ExampleWith proper organization, no detail will slip through the cracks in our project. 

 

03

Allotting

Definition: Assigning or allocating a specific amount of time or resources to something. 

Example: He is allotting three hours each day to study for his upcoming exams. 

04

Forge

Definition: Create or develop something, often with effort and determination. 

Example: The team worked together to forge a strong partnership with the new client. 

 

05

Free up

Definition: To release or make available; in this context, to make time available. 

Example: Automating certain tasks can free up more time for creative work. 

06

Foster a collaborative spirit

Definition: Encourage and promote a sense of cooperation and teamwork. 

Example: The team-building workshop was designed to foster a collaborative spirit among employees. 

07

Cunning adversary

Definition: A clever and tricky opponent. 

Example: The chess player’s cunning moves made him a formidable adversary. 

08

Thwarts

Definition: Prevents or obstructs the progress or success of.   

Example: The sudden storm thwarted our plans for a picnic in the park. 

09

Foe

Definition: An enemy or opponent. 

Example: In the story, the brave knight faced a fearsome dragon as his main foe. 

10

Colossal implications

Definition: Enormous or significant consequences or effects.  

Example: The decision to invest in renewable energy sources has colossal implications for the environment.

11

Cultivates a reservoir

Definition: Develops and nurtures a reserve or supply of something. 

Example: Practicing self-care daily cultivates a reservoir of emotional well-being. 

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Setting boundaries

Definition: Defining limits or guidelines for what is acceptable or tolerable. 

Example: She had to set boundaries with her coworkers to ensure a healthy work-life balance.