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EXPLICAES DE INGLS 9 ANO (NVEL 5)

READING
A. Read the text carefully.

Applying for a job


Some weeks after Leo Johnson had sent his resum to Glow Co., a big fashion company, he was
invited for an interview with Mr. Glen Custer, the general manager.
Mr. Custer

Why are you applying for a job here?

Leo

Because this is a good company, I believe I will be able to improve myself and
be useful to the growth of the firm.

Mr. Custer

Do you have any experience?

Leo

Last year I worked as a trainee at a bank.

Mr. Custer

Hmmm So, you have no experience

Leo

I have no experience as an employee, sir. But Im sure you will like my work if
you give me a chance.

Mr. Custer

Uh uh! How much do you expect to earn?

Leo

I dont know the companys wage policy. Perhaps you could help me with my
answer.

Mr. Custer

Our policy is according to the present job market.

Leo

Thats great for me.

Mr. Custer

How long do you plan to work with us?

Leo

As long as it is interesting for both of us. But if it depends on me it will be for a


long time.

Mr. Custer

Well, I liked your answers. The job is yours. Congratulations!!

Leo

Thank you very much, sir.

Mr. Custer

Youre welcome.

B. Answer these questions according to the text .


1. How did Leo Johnson get this job interview?
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2. Why did he apply for a job at Glow Co.?
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3. Did he answer all the questions during the interview?


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4. Why did Mr. Custer give the job to Leo Johnson?
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5. How much will Leo Johnson earn in his new job?
a) A high salary.
b) A low salary in the beginning.
c) It will depend on his qualifications.
d) Mr. Custer will decide after Johnson's trial period.
e) It is not mentioned in the text.
6. The expressions "Hmmm" and ''Uh uh" in the text probably mean:
a) hesitation and agreement.
b) disgust and indifference.
c) doubt and irony.
d) dissatisfaction and surprise.
e) disappointment and reproach.
7. The question "How much do you expect to earn? is approximately the same as:
a) How many dollars do you pretend to receive?
b) How much money do you need?
c) What salary are you expecting to get?
d) What is the exact amount of money you plan to make?
e) What is your price?

VOCABULARY
A. Complete the following sentences with the appropriate words.
1. You send a ____________________________ when you ____________________________ a job.
2. If the ____________________________ thinks that you are a good ____________________________,
they will invite you to attend an ____________________________.
3. You must show that you are ________________________ doing the job, and it is important to
________________________ interested to make a good ________________________, so remember:
do not ________________________ your arms and always _________________________ eye contact.

GRAMMAR
A. Connect each pair of sentences/phrases with the appropriate connector. Classify
the connectors you chose.
1. She is a kind girl ______________________ she is not the right person for this job.
2. Leo is lucky; he is both attractive ______________________ intelligent.

EXPLICAES DE INGLS 9 ANO (NVEL 5)

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__________________ I sent my curriculum vitae, I didnt expect to get an answer that fast.
______________________ they have an idea, they still dont know the whole truth.
My computer got stuck ______________________ there was a power failure last night.
Mr. Custer called me ______________________ he read my application letter.
You wont get the job ______________________ you dont respect the dress code.
______________________ his initial shyness, Leo soon got along with his co-workers.
He can ______________________ accept the job ______________________ refuse it.
To get this job we should have some basic computer skills ______________________ word
processing and using the Internet and email.
11. In the future more computers will be used in classrooms. _____________________ books,
pens and pencils will be around for quite a while.
B. Complete with can, could, to be able (negative forms included).
1. Im afraid Mr. Groves is deaf. He ______________________ hear what you say.
2. It was dark. We ______________________ see a thing.
3. The concert was sold out. Im afraid I ______________________ get tickets.
4. Oh, youre good at maths. Youll ______________________ to catch up.
5. Last night the fence fell down in the storm. Luckily I ___________________ repair it myself.
6. Mrs Bernstein is quite happy living alone. She ______________________ look after herself.

WRITING
A. Write an application letter for your dream job. Remember, the job can be in
whatever field you want and you are pretending that you have all of the qualifications
for the job.
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