I.Fill in the modal verbs: must, may, can or can’t
1. This ___ be my book, but I’m not sure.
2. Mike never wears red. This boy in the red T-shirt ___ be Mike.
3. James ___ be at home now. I’ve just spoken to him on the phone.
4. Tom ___ be at school. I know that he has left for the countryside.
5. Jane ___ be at home now, but I’m not completely sure.
6. Jim knows nothing about engines and cars. He___ be a mechanic.
7. She wears awful make-up and has no taste in clothes. She ____ be a designer.
8. This woman is always very neatly dressed and she knows how to get along with kids. She ___ be a teacher or a babysitter.
II. Translate these words and word combinations into Russian.
1. to earn money
2. to travel and see the world
3. to meet new people
4. a well-paid job
5. to be responsible
6. to save up some money
7. to get good results
8. to get a student loan
9. to get a good job
10. to get back to studying
III. Read the text.
Gary: What to do after the GCSEs…
I always wanted to work. I had dreams of earning my own money and I had ambitions. So after my GCSEs, I left school. I didn’t think about a higher education. All I wanted was to go out into the world, feel independent and start working.
One of the valuable lessons I learned at school was how to write a CV. I dug up some examples from my old text books and compiled my CV. I must have given out about 20 copies to local supermarkets, coffee shops, offices, restaurants, bars, building companies, garden centres and clothing shops.
After two weeks of waiting, I got a positive reply and so my first job was filing documents as an office junior. I had to sort all of their files and keep them in alphabetical order. Ok, so I learnt the alphabet and lots of new names, but after two weeks, I was starting to get headaches. And I was not getting any job satisfaction.
Next I got a part-time job in a coffee shop. I used to come home with burnt fingers nearly every day! Then I stocked the shelves with food products in a supermarket. My working hours were 10.00 p.m. to 6.00 a.m. That didn’t last long. I must have had ten jobs in one year but I didn’t fit in. I had fun but that was about all. I needed some help…or some direction. I spoke to my parents and they asked me to think about what I wanted from a job. We decided to write down a list of jobs I thought might be most suitable for me and see which best fit the traditional requirements: job satisfaction, good working conditions, stability and career possibilities. Then I rewrote my CV with all my experience and started looking for a job again. Three weeks passed and nothing came up. This was hard on me.
Then my dad offered me a job to help him out at his bakery. He was getting very busy and needed some extra help. When I started out, I was the night baker. I had to get there by 4 a.m. I learnt quickly about the different types of bread and cakes. I got used to the hours and I realized I was enjoying the job. I was producing food for our local community, meeting new people, making friends and feeling useful. Now that’s job satisfaction!
I am now the manager of our shop, so my dad is able to rest a bit. I feel proud to be continuing in the family business. Just think that this bakery was started by my great-grandfather and it’s been selling bread in our town for over 100 years!
As you can see, it took me a while to find and understand what I really wanted for a career. For some people, choosing a career is the easiest choice they ever make. My sister knew that she wanted to be a dancer at the age of six.
Mark the sentences are true (T) or false (F)
1.Gary always wanted to work.
2.Gary thought about a higher education.
3.Gary’s first job was filing documents as an office junior.
4.He didn’t get a part-time job in a coffee shop.
5.Gary’s dad offered him a job to help him out at his bakery.
2.Find the English equivalents of the following words and phrases in the text.
1. я мечтал заработать деньги
2. высшее образование
3. магазины одежды
4. в алфавитном порядке
5. рабочие часы
7. искать работу
9. заводить новых друзей
10. в возрасте 6 лет
3.Complete the sentences
1.I had dreams of…
2.I had to sort all of their…
3.I used to come home…
4.Then I rewrote my CV with all…
5.Then my dad offered me…