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Use of English: Grammar 3 Complete the second sentence so it


means the same as the first, using the
word given. Do not change the word
1 Complete the text with the correct past given. Use between two and five words.
simple, past perfect or past perfect
continuous form. 1 When I started work, I never went to bed after
ten o’clock.
After I (1) __________ (have) breakfast I drove to
work and (2) __________ (arrive) about 15 USE
minutes early. I definitely hadn’t been looking When I started work, I _______________ to
forward to going to work that Tuesday because the bed after ten o’clock.
boss (3) __________ (ask) me to see him at 9.30. 2 We visited my aunt every Saturday, and she
This was unusual. He had never asked to see me in always gave us a bar of chocolate.
his office before. I knew I had done something WOULD
wrong. I (4) __________ (sit) at my desk for ten
minutes because I knew he liked punctuality and We visited my aunt every Saturday and she
then I knocked on his door. Surprisingly, he smiled _______________ a bar of chocolate.
when I went in. He obviously knew that I 3 Every time I go to London it rains.
(5) __________ (wait) for the right moment. RAINING
It _______________ when I go to London.
/5 4 I think it’s a good idea to check the information
online.
LIKE
2 Find and correct the mistakes in the I _______________ the information online.
sentences. There is one mistake in each
5 I did my homework and then I watched the
sentence. Two sentences do not have a
football match on TV.
mistake.
AFTER
1 The teacher told us to stop to write before I had
_______________ my homework, I watched
finished.
the football match on TV.

2 Before coming to live here, my dad would /5


work for an engineering company.

4 Complete the text with one word in each


3 The teacher is always giving us tests when gap.
we’re not expecting them.
I got my first part-time job (1) __________ I was
16, and it was the most boring job you can
4 I’ll never forget seeing the Killers perform on imagine. I was on the checkout at my local
stage. supermarket for four hours every Saturday
morning. I (2) __________ to get up at 7.30, and,
after a quick breakfast, my dad (3) __________
5 We used to work on the project for three days. give me a lift into town. Sometimes it was busy,
and the time passed quickly, but at other times it
was so slow! The manager was (4) __________
coming round to check that we were being polite
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(5) __________ been there for about six months,
I left and got a job in a clothes shop. It was much
more interesting.

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Use of English: Vocabulary 7 Choose the correct alternatives to


complete the advertisement.
5 Complete the sentences with the correct Have you (1) ___ recently because you hated your
form of these verbs. last job? Or maybe you’ve been made redundant?
(2) ___ for a job with Grant and Company Ltd.,
make get promote do be and you could be earning a high (3) ___ within
months. We are looking for people who would like
1 What I hate most about helping my dad at work the experience of working for an excellent (4) ___
is __________ all the paperwork. who can guarantee a secure full-time job for the
2 The local town council is making some films to next two years with the opportunity for plenty of
try to __________ tourism in the area. overtime. We also offer excellent working
3 My cousin __________ on flexi-time, so he can conditions. You don’t need many (5) ___ but you
finish early if he wants to. need to be hard-working and punctual. Check out
4 I think about a hundred workers were the positions on offer on our website and get more
__________ redundant last year when the information. Who knows, your dream job could be
factory closed. one click away!
5 I’ve worked here for three years and I’m 1 A dismissed B fired C gone D resigned
hoping to __________ promotion soon. 2 A Offer B Apply C Look D Get
3 A money B finance C salary D promotion
/5 4 A employee B colleague C job D employer
5 A notes B exams C qualifications D results

6 Complete the sentences with the correct /5


particles.
1 If you want to get _____ at work, you have to
be conscientious and punctual. 8 Complete the text with words formed
2 Corinne turned _____ an invitation to go to a from the words given.
party at her boss’s house. We are holding a careers (1) __________ (advise)
3 Our teacher wasn’t feeling very well, so Mr. day on Saturday 22nd March. If you’re still not sure
Brown took _____ the lesson. what the best job is for you, come along because
4 First you have to fill _____ an online there will definitely be something to interest you
application and then send it to this address. during the day. Several experts will be here to
5 Who is responsible _____ doing the paperwork advise you on the benefits of specific job
in the office? (2) __________ (train) as opposed to going
straight to university. And if you decide that
university is for you, then they can help answer
/5 questions about accommodation and which (3)
__________ (qualify) to go for. There will also be
talks about different professions; whether to work
indoors or outdoors, the (4) __________
(important) of promotion in the career ladder and
how to avoid jobs that are too stressful. There will
inevitably be questions for them about the
difficulty of finding jobs in today’s (5)
__________ (economy) recession. However,
whether you’re looking for a skilled, academic or
manual job, we hope to provide some help on
March 22nd. Do come along.

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Reading
9 Read the texts about different
students’ plans for a career in
writing. For questions 1–5 choose
from the students A–D. The
students may be chosen more than
once.
A Katy Parker
People are always asking me what I’m going to
do in the future and until now I haven’t really
known how to reply. It’s difficult to explain that I
think my future lies in writing. When I first
mentioned it to my parents, they didn’t laugh but
they acted as though it was something I would
grow out of, and they were confident that I’d get a
‘proper’ job eventually. But I’ve always been
serious about being a writer. I just love the English
language and I’ve been a keen reader since the age
of five. I’ve done a lot of short stories and some
have been printed in magazines. What I’d really
like to do is write thrillers. I know that sounds
crazy, and many people don’t think thrillers are
real books at all. But I love a good puzzle, so that’s
what I say now. I’m going to be a thriller writer.
Then I wait to see the expressions on people’s
faces.
B Giles Branson
My dad and my uncle were both journalists and
wrote for Sunday newspapers. We always had
people in the house who were connected to
newspapers and news, and I grew up with their
conversations in the background. It must have
rubbed off on me because I desperately want to
follow in dad’s footsteps and become a journalist
too. I don’t think I’d like to do exactly the same as
he did – he was a political journalist, because I’m
not that serious about politics but I’d like to travel
and maybe write reports from different places in
other countries. I can see myself writing about
environmental problems in Australia or the Sahara
or somewhere like that.
C Terry Barnes

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When you’re a kid, you have no real idea of


what you’re going to be doing in the future. You
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might have a dream of being a famous footballer
or actress or even a princess (that was my younger
sister’s strong belief!). But most people don’t Listening
really know the sort of person they’re going to be,
so how they can decide on a future career at a
young age is tricky. I went through secondary 10 You are going to hear part of a radio
school thinking I was going to be a vet, looking programme. Listen and decide if the
after animals, but then I discovered that I wasn’t statements are true (T) or false (F).
that keen on cutting up insects, let alone operating
on dogs or horses! So, that idea didn’t work out. It 1 The presenter mentions two previous T/F
was only last summer, the summer before I left TV reality shows about business.
secondary school, that I suddenly knew what I
2 The current game show is about T/F
wanted to do, and that was to become a writer. I’ve
children in the USA.
always done drama in my spare time and I
suddenly realised that I was pretty good at writing 3 The children had to be over 14 to take T/F
dialogue. So, next term I’m going to start a screen part in the show.
writing course. With luck, one day I’ll be writing
the soaps and dramas you watch on TV! 4 There were three teams in each T/F
D Sarah Turner episode.
We had a creative writing course at my 5 Part of each challenge was to get good T/F
secondary school in our last year, and I went on it bargains to increase their profits.
because I’ve liked writing for a long time. I always
wrote diaries when I was younger and I also used
to write short, funny stories for the other kids in
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my class to read, and that was at primary school!
But it soon became quite clear that I was not going
to be the next great English novelist. I’m just not
patient enough and I don’t think I’ve got the skill
to write complex books. But I am clever with
words, so I’m going to go into the advertising
world, writing adverts. What you need in that job
is to write things that are catchy but short and
funny. I think it’s just the right profession for me
because there will be lots of variety and I’ll be
working in a busy, fast-moving world. Somehow, I
don’t see myself being isolated, writing chapter
after chapter. That’s not really me at all. But I’m
glad I went on the course because it showed us all
sorts of jobs involving writing, which is why I’ve
made this decision
1 Which person believes his/her choice of career
was influenced by his/her upbringing? ___
2 Which person has chosen a career because of a
hobby? ___
3 Which person has already had some success
with his/her writing? ___
4 Which person wants a job working with a lot of
people? ___
5 Which person says that his/her family didn’t
believe the writer was serious about his/her
future plans? ___

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Writing
11Write an opinion essay with this title:
It is more important to earn a lot of money at
work than to have a satisfying job.

Do you agree? Write 180–250 words.


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