Today's Picture: Vines at Matua Winery, Kumeu, West of Auckland
When you allocate, you decide how to use something. Businesses need to allocate their budget carefully, so that each department receives the right proportion of the available funding. Of course, departments often complain that their allocation is too small. In your studies, you need to ensure that your time is allocated sensibly, so that you don’t waste a lot of time doing one thing and have no time left for everything else
The company allocates 10% of profits to research and development. Last year’s allocation exceeded $10m.
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Three of these sentences use the word of the day correctly. One doesn't. Which is the odd one out?
There are 20 parking spaces available which will be allocated to staff living more than 5 km from the office.
Room CT3 has been allocated for private study and prayer.
I decided to allocate my holiday to working full-time in order to pay off my debts.
The government has decided to allocate 10% of the total transport budget to cycle and pedestrian projects.
Interesting article of the day: Tightening Belts
Vocabulary from the article: to tighten your belts / to feel the pinch/ to weather a storm / unprecedented / price hikes / slender margins / generic products / defray an expense /
What proportion of household income was spent on food 30 years ago? And today?
Which kinds of food companies are most vulnerable in the current economic climate?
Which strategies were used by the following companies to succeed in the more challenging environment?
Fast food outlets -