Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts


1) a period of time (or a meeting) devoted to dealing with or carrying out a specific activity
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    • a training/working/briefing session
  • Analysis

    A 'session' is a noun referring to a duration of time during which an official meeting takes place. A 'session' can refer to any time that is dedicated to a specific activity such as a 'training session' or a 'relaxation session'. An amount of time spent by a musician in a studio is referred to as a 'recording session'. Informally and colloquially, a 'session' can refer to a period of heavy drinking or partying.

  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. If you do well in the interview, you have to do a Manual Handling training session before the next stage.
    2. There were four of us working on the presentation, so we had a quick briefing session before we went in.
    3. The seminar was very much a working session. We weren't there to just chat and have fun.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. They have a gym where I work, so I have a training session every morning at 8 am.
    2. I really enjoyed being part of the brainstorming session. The team came up with lots of ideas for the project.
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