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精選詞彙 Vocab #003: Shorter workdays are good for employees

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Summary:

Sweden conducted a two-year long study on productivity and worker health. They found that working a 6-hour day can make workers happier, healthier, and more productive. However, the disadvantage of doing so is the extreme cost that came along with it.

Vocabulary and sample sentences:

Wrap up – complete / conclude a discussion or event

  • The meeting was wrapped up in 30 minutes.
  • Let's wrap up this conference call in the next 10minutes, ok?

Stoked – (add fuel to fire) encourage or incite (add fuel to)

- (slang) happy, proud of oneself

Stoker - the person who adds coal to the locomotive

  • Donald Trump stoked controversy with his comments on the border wall.
  • (slang) I am stoked about the party this weekend!

Skepticism n. – idea of doubting the truth (doubt, doubtfulness)

Skeptic n. - person who is skeptical

Skeptical adj. - having doubts, not easily convinced

  • Skepticism regarding the health benefits of e-cigarettes is growing amongst the youth.
  • Skeptics do not believe Donald Trump will be able to build a wall.
  • In order to survive the information age, one must be skeptical of the information on the Internet.

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