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Unit 1
Work
Vocabulary
A backlog work - work that still needs to be done
Work one's fingers to the bone
Work for peanuts - for little money
To get the sack - to be dismissed
To break even - expenses equal profits
To set up - to start
To take over - assume control over smth.
To carry out - to perform
To lay off - to dismiss employees
To burn off - to become exhausted
Expert in
Career:
Promotion / to get promoted
To apply for
Employ
Interview
Training
To sack
Successful -> to succeed
To retire
To own
Unemployment
Full time
Part time
Running a company:
A great deal
Achievement
Headquarters
Branch
Clients
Image
Accountant
To take over
To expand
Aim
To set up
Employee
Qualities:
Problem-solving skills
Communication skills
Honestly
Enthusiasm
Determination
Persistence
Confidence
Loyalty
Creativity
Ambition
Devotion
Friendliness
1.1 Career
1
Match the answers on the right with the questions on the left.
1. Why did they sack him?
2. Why did they promote him?
3. Why did he apply for the job?
4. Why did he retire?
5. Why did he quit his job?
6. Why did he go on the course?
a) Because he was 65.
b) Because he needed more training.
c) Because he was late for work every day.
d) Because he was out of work
e) Because he was the best person in the department
f) Because he didn't like his boss.
2
Complete the table.
3
Complete the sentences.
1. Lucy is hoping to ________ a job in a travel agency when she leaves school.

2. I decided to work _________ to see what life was like in another country.

3. I don't want a full-time job. I'd prefer to work _______________.

4. She __________ her job when her boss refused to give her a pay ___________.

5. I didn't earn much money in the job, but it was still good ___________ because the company sent me on several training ____________.

6. After they sacked me, I was out of ____________ for six months.

7. It's not easy to __________ in business; you need ability and luck.

8. I think you should definitely ____________ for that job.

9. Brett was terrible as a tour guide; that's why they gave him the ____________.

10. I've worked for other people most of my life, but I'd really like to run my _________ company.

11. I used to__________ a company but it wasn't a ___________; I lost a lot of money.

12. If she's interested in that job, she'll have to write a letter of ____________.
Have you completed the lesson?
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