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6. Complete these sentences with a suitable word or phrase.

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

  2. She'd like to go on another

  3. I'm bored in my job. I need a fresh

  4. He works on a stall in the

  5. At the end of this year we should get a good pay '.

  6. She's got more than a hundred employees under

  7. I didn't know he was the new manager. When did he take ?

h) It's a boring job and the pay is awful. Why did he ?

7. Complete this word-building table. Use a dictionary to help you.


General noun

Personal noun






8. Answer these questions as quickly as you can.

  1. What does your job involve?

  2. Are you responsible for anyone or anything?

  3. Have you had much training from the company?

  4. Have the company sent you on any training courses?

  5. Have you been promoted since you started in the company?

  6. Do you normally get a good pay rise at the end of each year?

  7. How do you feel about your future prospects in the company?

  8. Are you happy in the job or do you feel it is time for a fresh challenge in another company?

9. Can you answer these general knowledge questions about work?

  1. What are normal working hours for most office jobs in Ukraine?

  2. Can you name three jobs that get very high salaries in our country?

  3. When you start paying income tax in Ukraine, what is the minimum amount you have to pay?

  4. What jobs often involve shiftwork?

  5. Is flexi-time common in Ukraine?

10. In box A find expressions that are similar in meaning.

Box A

1) to get the sack

6) to be dismissed

11) to take on

2) to be hired

7) to recruit

12) to work like a dog

3) to be a workaholic

8) to be maid redundant

13) to get promoted

4) to be laid off

9) to be unemployed

14) to be employed

5) to be fired

10) to be out of work

15) to climb a career ladder

11. Paraphrase the sentences using the expressions form boxes a and b.

Box B

to work (in) shifts

to work part-time

to work first / second shift

to work fulltime

to be on flexi-time

to work overtime

to work flexi-time / flexi-hours

to take early retirement

to work nine-to-five

to retire

to work regular hours / long hours

to be on the dole

  1. My father works at a factory. One week he works in the daytime, another week he works at night.

  2. I don’t want to work regular hours. I prefer to start and finish work at different times each day, so I can spend more time with my daughter.

  3. I lost my job. They had to make cutbacks.

  4. Brian is a student, he has to find means to support himself, and so he has found a job in a cafeteria and works three hours a day there.

  5. My mother starts work at 9 am and finishes at 5 pm.

  6. The trouble is that you are too obsessed with your work.

  7. He didn’t do his job well, he was very often late, and the manager didn’t want him to work any longer.

  8. He stopped working though he is only 54.

  9. They’ve made him Executive Manager as from next month!

  10. He is out of work and gets money from the government.

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