Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts


1) resulting in a significant or positive outcome
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    • a productive week/day/meeting
  • Analysis

    'Productive' is an adjective that describes the ability to achieve a result. A person or industry which is described as productive is able to create a large amount of goods or materials. If you are productive, you achieve significant results or reach targets successfully.

  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. The marketing team set short, medium and long-term goals during the productive meeting.
    2. During the productive evening, the student completed her homework, went for a swim and prepared her uniform for the next day.
    3. The most productive farms often qualify for Government agricultural grants.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. The company decided to use incentives in the form of performance bonuses to motivate its staff in an attempt to increase productivity which had dropped recently due to widespread employee dissatisfaction. 
    2. Although many companies are afraid to take the risk allowing employees to work flexibly or from home tends to make them more productive.
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