Take a moment to check your familiarity
with the vocabulary below:
blame (verb) – to find fault with
They were very much against us. And of course you couldn’t
blame them, because after all they’d
taken a greenhorn in off the street.
break someone in (verb) – to train
somebody to do a job
The man who broke me in on the crane turned
out to be my father-in-law.
carry on (idiom) – to continue to
do an action or perform a function
These women had carried on the battle on
the home front.
full tilt (adverb phrase) – as fast
and productive as possible; at 100% capacity
In Sydney the steel plant was working full tilt,
turning out metal for ships and rails.
greenhorn (noun) – somebody who is
naive or new to a job
And of course you couldn’t blame them, because after
all they’d taken a greenhorn in off
wages (noun) – the money a person
receives for doing a job
And the wages were low and I needed more
at the time.
crane (noun) – a machine used to lift
heavy materials in construction
Rose Young gave up her job as crane operator
in the rail mill.