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Unit 6. WORK

1. Guess the profession.

1 I work in an office. I type letters and answer the phone.

2 I go to court and defend people’s rights.

3 I work in a hospital and take care of sick people.

4 I work in a school and help people learn.

5 You pay me when you buy something at the store.

6 I take care of sick animals.

7 I put out fires.

8 I wear a uniform and a badge. I help keep your neighborhood safe.

9 I help keep your teeth clean.

10 I deliver letters and packages to your home.

2. Choose the correct item.

1 Where does a receptionist work?

A post office

В bakery

C office

2 Where does a cashier work?

A school

В supermarket

C police station

3 Where does a headmaster work?

A school

В office

C butcher’s

4 Where does a Chief Constable work?

A bus station

В hospital

C police station

5 Where does a porter work?

A bakery

В hotel

C school

6 Where does a manager work?

A police station

В park

C office

7 Where does a pilot work?

A airplane

В train station

C restaurant

8. Where does a busboy work?

A bus

В restaurant

C airplane

9. Where does an actress work?

A cinema

В theatre

C sports centre

10. Where does an artist work?

A restaurant

В cinema

C studio

3. Divide the follow in» words into the categories: Jobs, Actions and Things.

Architect, buildings, photographer, photos, pop-singer, captain, computer programmer, design, engineer, interview, perform, reporter, ship, songs, street, programs, repair, journalist, machines, matches, mechanic, tennis player.

4. Choose the correct suffix: a. -er b. -or e. -ar.

A 1 person who teaches is a teach___.

2 A person who sails is a sail___.

3 A person who acts is an act___.

4 A person who travels is a travel___.

5 A person who collect is a collect___.

6 A person tells lies is a li___.

7 A person who begs is a begg___.

8 A person who inspects is an inspect___.

9 A person who edits is an edit___.

10 A person who competes is a competit___.

11 A person who translates is called a translat___.

12 A person who directs is called a direct___.

13 A person who buys is called a buy___.

14 A person who donates is called a don___.

15 A person who works is called a work___.

16 A person who instructs is called an instruct___.

17 A person who contributes is called a contribut___.

5. Open the brackets and write the verb in the correct form: Past Simple or Past Perfect.

I can’t believe I (get) ______________ that apartment. I (submit) ______________ my application last week, but I didn’t think I had a chance of actually getting it. When I (show) ______________ up to take a look around, there were at least twenty other people who (arrive) ______________ before me. Most of them (fill, already) ______________ out their applications and were already leaving. The landlord said I could still apply, so I did. I (try) ______________ to fill out the form, but I couldn’t answer half of the questions. They (want) ______________ me to include references, but I didn’t want to list my previous landlord because I (have) ______________ some problems with him in the past and I knew he wouldn’t recommend me. I (end) ______________ up listing my father as a reference. It was total luck that he (decide) ______________ to give me the apartment It turns out that the landlord and my father (go) ______________ to high school together. He decided that I could have the apartment before he (look) ______________ at my credit report I really lucked out!

6. Do the crossword.


2) A ___ works in a restaurant.

5) A ___ cuts people’s hair.

7) A ___ works in a school.

9) A ___ helps you when you are ill.

10) A ___ works in a band.


1) A ___ grows crops.

3) A ___ sells bread.

4) A ___ paints pictures.

6) A ___ looks after your teeth.

8) A ___ works in a kitchen.

7. Questionnaire and Discussion «Your Future You».

Imagine that you can travel through time into the future! It is 2025, twenty years from today. My, how you’ve grown! Take a few minutes to imagine and answer some questions about your «future you.»

1. How old are you in 2025?

2. What year did you graduate from high school?

3. Where do you live?

4. Describe your work. Where do you work and what do you do during the day?

5. Why did you choose this profession?

6. What's your favorite part of your job, and why?

7. What are 2 important or interesting things you do outside your work?

8. Is there anything else important that you’d like us to know about your «future you»?

8. Match a heading and a job advertisement.

1 Needed:

2 Are you looking for a part time job?






We require 3 part time shop assistants to work during the evening. No experience required, applicants should between 18 and 26. Call 366 — 76564 for more information.

Full time secretary position available. Applicants should have at least 2 years experience and be able to type 60 words a minute. No computer skills required. Apply in person at United Business Ltd., 17 Browning Street

The University of Cumberland is looking for 4 teaching assistants to help with homework correction. Applicants should have a degree in one of the following: Political Science, Religion, Economics or History. Please contact the University of Cumberland for more information

Tommy’s Kindergarten needs 2 teacher/trainers to help with classes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Applicants should have appropriate licenses. For more information visit Tommy’s Kindergarten in Leicester Square No. 56.

Do you have experience working with computers? Would you like a full time position working in an exciting new company? If your answer is yes, give us a call at 565— 987—7832.

3 Computer trained secretaries

4 Teacher Needed:

5 University positions open

9. Open the brackets and write the verbs in the correct form.

Having a Hard Time Finding a Job

Mark: Hi Peter! How are you doing these days?

Peter: Oh, Hi Mark. I ___ not ___ (do) very well, actually.

Mark: I’m sorry to hear that. What seems to be the problem?

Peter: ... you know I’ve been looking for work. I can’t seem to find a job. Mark: That’s too bad. Why did you leave your last job?

Peter: Well, my boss ___ (treat) me badly, and I didn’t like my chances of advancing in the company.

Mark: That makes sense. A job without opportunities AND a difficult boss isn’t very attractive.

Peter: Exactly! So, anyway, I ___ (decide) to quit and find a new job. I sent out my resume to more than twenty companies. Unfortunately, I’ve only had two interviews so far.

Mark: Have you tried looking online for a job?

Peter: Yes, but so many of the jobs require moving to another city. I don’t want to do that.

Mark: I can understand that. How about going to some of those networking groups?

Peter: I ___ (not/try) those. What are they?

Mark: They’re groups of people who are also looking for work. They help each other discover new opportunities.

Peter: That sounds great I’ll definitely try some of those.

Mark: I’m glad to hear that. So, what are you doing here?

Peter: Oh, I ___ (shop) for a new suit. I want to make the best impression possible at my job interviews!

Mark: There you go. That’s the spirit. I’m sure things will look up for you soon.

Peter: Yes, you’re probably right I hope so!

9. Write your own CV.


Current address: _________________________

Home address: _________________________

E-mail: _________________________

Date of birth: _________________________

Nationality: _________________________

Objective: _________________________

Education: _________________________

Computer skills: _________________________

Languages: _______ native _______ fluent _______ basic

Extra curricular activities: _________________________

Honors: _________________________

Special interests: _________________________

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Read and complete the text below. For each of the empty spaces (1—12) choose the correct answer (A, B, C or D).

Jack thought it would be quite easy to find a job when he left school, but it was really difficult. He looked through the job (1) ___________ in the local paper every week, but everybody seemed to want people with lots of (2) ___________ and Jack didn’t do very well at school. He sent his (3) ___________ to dozens of companies in the local area but nobody got back to him. He must have filled in at least thirty (4) ___________ forms and he only had one reply. He went for (a) an (5) ___________ last week but it didn’t go very well — they said they wanted someone more (6) ___________. His father, Martin, also lost his job. He was (7) ___________ when he was discovered using the Internet o (8) ___________ his holiday during work time. Martin was amazed by his employer’s (9) ___________. He said, «Everybody uses the internet at work - the company can’t sack us all!» Around 250 workers (10) ___________ unemployment after the company announced that it plans to close the factory' next year. 65 men will be made (11) ___________ at the end of November and a further 130 in June. The closure will have a devastating effect in an area where 10% of the adult population is already (12) ___________.


A piece

В division

C section

D magazine


A qualifications

В habits

C power

D ability


A forms

В resume

C letters

D records


A application

В request

C appeal

D work


A consultation

В meeting

C discussion

D interview


A experienced

В polite

C mature

D sensitive


A thrown

В sent

C dismissed

D released


A gain

В book

C obtain

D acquire


A opinion

В decision

C conclusion

D point


A see

В watch

C face

D observe


A redundant

В fired

C expelled

D poor


A free

В available

C liberated

D unemployed

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