Before you read the article, here is the title with some vocabulary:
Long lunch: Spanish civil servant skips work for years without anyone noticing
Long lunch is just like it says, when you take a long time for your lunch break and enjoy a good lunch. In the UK, people very often eat sandwiches or a packed lunch at their desk. In other countries, this would be unthinkable. I don't know anyone in France who would ever do this.
A civil servant is someone who works for the government.
skip work is when you don't go to work. You can skip anything that you have planned to do - work, school, a class, going to the gym...
Now read the article and then try the vocabulary exercise below.
Match the words from the article with the definition:
Vocabulary practice - answer the questions
1. Where is bullying often a problem?
2. What age do people usually retire in your country?
3. Which department usually hires people and deals with the payroll?
4. What happens if someone is sidelined at work?
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