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Business English Conversation 32: Extending Maternity Leave



1. to have a baby: to give birth to a child
  • She had her baby last week.
  • When will she have her baby?
2. to be on paid maternity leave: to be on a break from work after having a baby, but one still continues to get one's salary from the company
  • Jane is on paid maternity leave right now.
  • Is she on paid maternity leave?
3. That's so short.: a sentence used to show that the time or duration of something is not long enough

A) We get 10 vacation days every year.
B) That's so short.

A) We get a 20-minute lunch break.
B) 20 minutes? That's so short.

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