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There is wind where the rose was,
Cold rain where sweet grass was,
And clouds like sheep
Stream o'er the steep
Grey skies where the lark was.

Nought warm where your hand was,
Nought gold where your hair was,
But phantom, forlorn,
Beneath the thorn,
Your ghost where your face was.

Cold wind where your voice was,
Tears, tears where my heart was,
And ever with me,
Child, ever with me,
Silence where hope was.

November by Walter de la Mare
Learn English in November

AM/PM Session - 9 October 2018 - Would you take a polygraph test at work?

NatashaTNatashaT Posts: 1,255 Teacher
We read about a growing trend to ask people to take polygraph tests as part of job interviews, and whether they are a positive thing for employees and the companies:

http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20181004-if-your-boss-asked-you-to-take-a-polygraph-test-would-you

Vocabulary Top 10:

keep tabs on - to carefully watch (someone or something) in order to learn what that person or thing is doing

hearings - a meeting or session at which evidence and arguments about a crime, complaint, etc., are presented to a person or group who will have to decide on what action should be taken

fudging - to speak or act in a way that is meant to avoid dealing with a problem directly

weed out - to remove (people or things that are not wanted) from a group

sting - a complicated and clever plan that is meant to deceive someone especially in order to catch criminals

defiant - refusing to obey something or someone : full of defiance

truncheon - a heavy stick that is carried by police officers and is used as a weapon (also called billy club, baton, and nightstick)

liken - to describe (someone or something) as similar to (someone or something else)

squirrely - very odd, silly, or foolish

up-front - not keeping anything secret or hidden : honest and direct


Have you ever taken a polygraph test?
If you were asked to take one during a job interview, would you?

Comments

  • ContetyContety Posts: 35 ✭✭
    Sometimes a polygraph test can be redundant.
    A job interview. An employer says to a potential employee:
    - We appreciate hygiene in our company. Did you wipe your feet on the doormat by the door before to enter?
    - Yes, of course, I wiped my feet – the candidate answered.
    - Good, but truth for us more important than hygiene. We don’t have any doormat.
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