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Vocabulary
1 Choose the correct answer.
1. Paul is out of work. He’s been unemployed / hired / fired for a year.
2. Sharon is very challenging / ambitious / workable. She wants to be the director.
3. The manager told me that I would have to get a university degree before I could get retirement / physical strength /
a promotion.
4. She admitted that she had worked before, butthat she wasn’t very helpful / experienced / unemployed.
5. I work overtime / organisations / employees almost every day. Some days I work 12 hours.
6. Sara was fired / hired / retired to be the new secretary. I’ve heard she’s very good.
7. My mum’s employment / employer / promotion told her she was doing a good job.
8. I’m having a problem with my computer. I need some experience /assistance / application.

2 Complete the expressions below with either job or work. Then complete the sentences with the expressions.
out of ………… • part-time ………… • ………… experience • apply for a ………… • steady ………… • ………… application

1. Dan only wants to work four hours a day. He wants a ……………………………… .
2. If you want the job, you must complete the ……………………………… .
3. Peter told us thathis parents had been ……………………………… for months, but they had both found jobs.
4. Jonathan has been working for the company for ten years. He has a very ……………………………… .
5. This brochure says that anyone over the age of 18 can ……………………………… with the company.
6. Edgar claimed that he had ten years’ ……………………………… as a sales assistant.

3 Rewrite the sentences with the words in brackets.
1. Hiscontract said that he was department head. (job title)


2. Susan always does what she is supposed to do. (reliable)


3. Anne wanted to stop working. (retire)



4 Write a sentence about …
1. your positive personality characteristics.


2. what would give you job satisfaction.


3. what kind of professional training you would like to get.




5 Complete thepassage with the words below.
salary • challenging • go back to work • companies • responsible • employment • knowledgeable
employees • appearance • productive

Many (1) ……………………… who work for various (2) ……………………… travel thousands of kilometres a year to and from their jobs. Commuting is tiring and expensive, so some employers have decided to let their workers earn a (3) ……………………… whileworking at home. This form of (4) ……………………… is called telecommuting. Working from home can be quite (5) ……………………… , and it isn’t suitable for everyone. Telecommuters must be (6) ……………………… about computers, since they usually connect with their company through the Internet. People who work at home are often very (7) ……………………… because they don’t have as many interruptions as office workers, but they mustbe very well-organised and (8) ……………………… . Employers can’t see the way that telecommuters are dressed, and many employees have said that they enjoy not having to worry about their (9) ……………………… . But many employees quickly ask their employers to let them (10) ………………………
in the office.

6 Match the words in A to the suffixes in B.
A B
1. notice …… a. -al
2. danger …… b. -ance
3.experiment …… c. -ive
4. hope …… d. -able
5. attract …… e. -ous
6. disturb …… f. -ful
Grammar
1 Choose the correct answer.
1. Dan asked me what I think / thought / am thinking of Timothy’s work experience.
2. Peter suggested going / went / to go to the cinema.
3. His sister wanted to know whether he is going / he was going / was he going to the lecture.
4. Jennifercomplained that she will have to work / has to work / had to work extra hours the following day.
5. Andrea said that they wouldn’t finish / won’t finish / can’t finish their report that day.
6. The boys reported that it began / had begun / will begin snowing two hours before.

2 Complete the sentences. Use reported speech.
1. “Janet has just returned from India,” Matthew said.
Matthew...
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