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Name: __________________________________________ Evaluation: ____________

A. Read the following texts carefully.

Robert Pullman
I work as an electrician for a construction
company. I install, connect, test, and
maintain electrical systems for a variety
of functions, including climate control,
security, and communications. My work is
very difficult. Every day I risk injuries from
electrical shocks, falls and cuts. Thats a
big disadvantage of my job. I work 40
hours a week but sometim I work extra
hours at nights or weekends.
Andrea Smith
I love what I do because I have been
fond of computers all my life and this is
my dream job. I am a computer operator
and technician. I work eight hours a day,
six days a week. I install, configure and
upgrade operating systems and
software. I also need to solve problems
with computer systems. The only
problem is that I work far from home so
its a two-hour drive to get to my
company. My boss is very friendly and
my colleagues too.
James Spencer
I work as a gardener for the local Town Hall
and my day begins very early, usually at
seven oclock. I normally work 27 hours a
week. Sometimes I need to do overtime,
particularly during busy times. During my
day, I prepare and grade the terrain, apply
fertilizers, seed and maintain lawns. I can
use my imagination and create beautiful
effects in gardens, using all kinds of plants,
flowers and trees. I also love working on
sunny days with nature around me. Its
incredible!

B. Complete the table with information from the texts.


Name
Job
Workinghours
Tasks

C. Who says what?

1. My job is very
creative. ............................................................................

2. I dont have regular working


hours. .............................................................

3. I can have serious


accidents. ......................................................................

4. I work
outside. ...................................................................................
...

5. I need to drive for two hours to get to my


workplace. ......................................

D. Answer the following questions.

1. What are the disadvantages of Roberts job?

2. Why does Andrea love her job?

3. How many hours a week does James work?

II
A. Complete the sentences with words from the box.

earn salary wage employer sick

1. The money workers receive for the activities they perform is called ......................
2. The ................... is the boss.
3. My salary is 1000 or I ...................... 1000.
4. With many jobs you get holiday pay or ............................ pay.
5. A ...................... is a weekly, daily or hourly payment to employees.

B. Choose the appropriate word or phrase.


1. Normally people talk about a nine-to-five /eight-to-four
job in Britain.

2. Some people have to do shift work/full-time work(=


working at different times, for example, nights, weekends,
etc).

3. Others also work less time/overtime (=work extra hours).

4. A full-time/part-time job is a job done all day.

5. When you work only a part of the day, you have a pat-
time/full-time job.
6. You schedule/appointment is the work to be done and the
time allocated for it.

C. Match the given occupations with their definitions.


1. A postman is someone
who .......................................................................
2. A baker is a person
who ...........................................................................
3. A civil engineer is a person
who .................................................................
4. A fireman is a person
who ........................................................................
5. A driver is a person
who ..........................................................................
6. A florist is a person
who ...........................................................................
7. A hairdresser is a person
who ....................................................................
8. A business man is a person
who ..................................................................
9. A carpenter is a person
who ......................................................................
10. A grocer is a person
who ..........................................................................

delivers letters / works in an office / drives a taxi, bus or a


car/ bakes bread / cuts hair / puts out fires / sells sugar, rice,
chocolate / sells flowers / plans buildings / makes tables and
chair out of wood

VocabularyStudy
A. Try to complete the following chart by matching the words to their
definition.

1. a) to remove or discharge someone from their


bonus job.
to stop working, usually because of
2. CV b) age.
3. a move to a more important job or position in a
apply c) company
a fixed, regular payment, usually paid
4. fire/sack/dismiss d) monthly.
a period of absence from work (for a woman) when
5. employer e) having a
6. employee baby.
7.
maternityleav short account of ones education,
e f) career, etc.
a written statement communicating the intention
8. sickleave g) to resign.
9. to give up a
notice h) job.
an additional pay given to employees as an
10. personnel/staff/ i) incentive or a
Workforce reward.
the group of people who work for a company or a
11. promotion j) factory.
toemploy; to
12. recruit k) hire.
13. resign l) to look for and employ personnel.
m) the person who is in charge of employment
14. retire (the boss).
15. a period of absence from work because of
salary/wages n) an illness.
o) percenta
16. incometax the ge of whatyou earnwhich youpay tothe
governme
17. takeon nt.
p) someone who is paid to work for someone else
(worker).
q) to make a formal request for a job.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 25 16 17

E.Read the following job advertisements:


1. Needed: Full time secretary position available. Applicants should have at
least 2 years experience and be able to type 60 words a minute. No
computer skills required. Apply in person at United Business Ltd., 17
Browning Street.

2. Are you looking for a part time job? We require 3 part time shop
assistants to work during the evening. No experience required, applicants
should be between 18 and 26. Call 366 - 76564 for more information.

3. Computer trained secretaries: Do you have experience working with


computers? Would you like a full time position working in an exciting new
company? If your answer is yes, give us a call at 565-987-7832.

4. Teacher Needed: Tommy's Kindergarten needs 2 teacher/trainers to help


with classes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Applicants should have appropriate
licenses. For more information visit Tommy's Kindergarten in Leicester
Square No. 56.

5. Part Time work available: We are looking for retired adults who would like
to work part time at the weekend. Responsibilities include answering the
telephone and giving customer's information. For more information contact
us by calling 897-980-7654.

6. University positions open: The University of Cumberland is looking for 4


teaching assistants to help with homework correction. Applicants should
have a degree in one of the following: Political Science, Religion, Economics
or History. Please contact the University of Cumberland for more
information.

Comprehension Questions

Which position is best for these people? Choose ONLY ONE position for each
person.

Jane Madison. Jane recently retired and is looking for a part time position.
She would like to work with people and enjoys public relation work.

The best job for Jane is _____

Jack Anderson. Jack graduated from the University of Trent with a degree in
Economics two years ago. He would like an academic position.

The best job for Jack is _____

Margaret Lillian. Margaret is 21 years old and would like a part time position
to help her pay her university expenses. She can only work in the evenings.

The best job for Margaret is _____

Alice Fingelhamm. Alice was trained as a secretary and has six years of
experience. She is an excellent typist but does not know how to use a
computer. She is looking for a full time position.

The best job for Alice is _____


Peter Florian. Peter went to business school and studied computer and
secretarial skills. He is looking for his first job and would like a full time
position.

The best job for Peter is _____

Vincent san George. Vincent loves working with children and has an
education license from the city of Birmingham. He would like to work with
young children.

The best job for Vincent is _____

Writing

Explain in a few lines what your dream job is and you must do to get to do it.

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