I Read the dialogue and mark the sentences as true (T) or false (F).
A: Hi, Ben! How were your exams?
B: Nice of you to ask about them. Everything’s all right, thanks.
A: Is it? You look worried. Is there anything wrong?
B: No, everything’s all right, but when we were waiting for the results of the exam, we spoke about our future and our career plans. You know, I was the only one who hadn’t decided yet.
A: Well, let’s try to find out what kind of job could be suitable for you. I’ve got a special test that might give us the answer. All you need to do is to answer some questions. The first one is: “Would you like to work in an office or be out and about during working hours?”
B: It depends… But no, I think I would rather work inside. It could be difficult to be outside if the weather is bad. But I want to have the opportunity to be out in good weather, too.
A: Are good working conditions, job satisfaction and stability important to you?
B: Yes, I want my job to be exciting but not very stressful. Stability is very important to me, too. But I don’t want to work at the weekends or in summer.
A: And how about job satisfaction? What does that mean to you?
B: To me, job satisfaction isn’t just a quick promotion or good money. I want to feel useful.
A: Would you prefer working with machines or with people?
B: When I was little, I enjoyed taking things apart to see how they worked. But now communicating with people is much more important to me. I want to work with nice and friendly people.
A: OK. That’s enough. Let’s have a look at the test results. Well, there is a long list of jobs which meet your requirements. And the job of babysitter is at the top of the list.
B: Babysitter?! I have never thought about babysitting, but I don’t mind working with children. I’m very good at sports and the job of a coach has a lot of advantages. I’ll definitely try to learn more about it.
1. Ben has passed his exams.
2. Ben has no career plans and it worries him.
3. Ben wants to have any job that allows him to work outside in any weather because he hates being in an office.
4. Job satisfaction for Ben means only good money and promotion opportunities.
II Choose the right variant:
He’s a brilliant musician and he has taken part in ________Tchaikovsky Contest.
the b) a c) –
The Olympic Games ______________ since 1896.
are held b) are holding c) have been held.
I’m sorry he’s leaving. We ___________to miss him.
will b) are going c) are
The most popular Sunday newspapers are “ The Sunday Times” , “ The observer” , _______
is the oldest Sunday paper.
which b) that c) who
She failed her exams _____________ she tried hard.
because b) although c) when
I think _______ a teacher _______ a hairdresser will be the top job.
neither , nor b) both, and c) either , or
You would pass exams better if you _________lessons seriously.
take b) took c) would take
III Form a word that fits in a blank space from the word in capitals. Fill in each gap with the new word.
What do you think is the most stressful and (1) ____________ job in Britain? DANGER
Is it a police officer, a detective or a news (2) _____________? REPORT
Some people say that life of a fireman or a military man is not easy.
Well, statistics tell it is a London taxi driver. It is a (3) ___________ hard REAL
job as traffic is getting worse nowadays. If we sit in a traffic jam for a few minutes,
we start feeling (4) ___________and irritated. But imagine you had to do it NERVE
every day as your job! There’s no even little chance for you to avoid that.
And you have to remain (5) __________and attentive in spite of everything. CARE
Your passengers may be aggressive, sometimes rude or just too talkative, you have
to stay calm.
London taxi drivers must have a good memory to be able to take a (6) _________ TRAVEL
from A to B without looking at the map or asking for directions.
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