Pope resigns

The Pope resigned yesterday or rather, he told us that he was going to resign at the end of the month.

Next month we will have a new Pope.

If you resign, you decide to leave your job.

It is thought that the Pope resigned because of ill health.

Politicians often resign because of some scandal.

During demonstrations last week, many people called for Mariano Rajoy's resignation.


Complete the following sentences:
  • The Pope ___ his resignation yesterday.
  • Mrs Thatcher resigned ___ PM in 1990.
  • I'm going to ___ in my resignation and look for a better job.
  • After many years at the top, he decided to resign ___ the company.
  • He resigned ___ to the high stress level he faced in his job.



Notice the difference in pronunciation between resign and resignation.



Here are some other job expressions:

He got the sack / was sacked for always arriving late.

100 people were made redundant when the factory closed down.


You lose your job in both of the above examples. In the first one, you lose your job because you did something wrong. In the second, you lose it because the company doesn't need you anymore.




Comments

Montse said…
Graham, these are my answers:
1. The Pope tendered his resignation yesterday.
2. Mrs. Tatcher resigned as PM in 1990.
3. I'm going to hand in my resignation and look for a better job.
4. After many years at the top, he decided to resign from the company.
5. He resigned due to the high stress level he faced in his job.
Mario Jiménez said…
Hi graham
these are my answers


1) The Pope advertised his resignation yesterday.
2) Mrs Thatcher resigned as PM in 1990.
3) I'm going to hand in my resignation and look for a better job.
4) After many years at the top, he decided to resign to the company.
5) He resigned because of to the high stress level he faced in his job.
Graham said…
Hi Mario,

1. I don't think that you can advertise your resignation like a second hand car. So I'd say:
The Pope announced his resignation yesterday.

4. ... resign from the company.

5. He resigned due to the high stress level...

Due to = because of

Resign is when you decide to leave your job, but get the sack means you have done something wrong and are told to leave.