Correct seven mistakes in this paragraph.
REAL WORKERS, REAL STORIES
more stories about
I"m a tecnician in a factory. I think I have a good work relationship
with my colleagues. I tried to establish a good report with them from
the very beginning. The person I like most is my opposite member in
our office in Paris. My boss likes me to make the initiative. Generally,
when I socialise with my jobmates outside of work, we try not to talk
about shop, but it's not easy and sometimes we have a good gossip
about colleagues and events at work.
Match the left and right-hand columns to make pairs of sentences.
We often work together.
The firm's rather hierarchical.
Peter's my counterpart.
We work to a tight schedule.
I don't think I"ll be promoted before her.
Jess and I work half-and-half.
There are several levels of management.
Deadlines have to be met.
It's a job-share.
Collaboration is a good thing.
We do the same job but he's based in Rome.
There's a strict pecking order in the company.
Use words and phrases to complete these sentences.
her and we
1 A good friend suggested we set up a small company together, so I
2 I"m really tired; I"ve had a very heavy
3 I don't want an office job. I don't want to spend all day stuck
4 I"d hate to feel trapped in my job and to be stuck in
5 I work for different companies at different times as it suits me. I"m
6 I used to work for someone else, but now I"m my own boss; I"m
7 I stopped working in the hamburger restaurant. It was such a dead
8 When I was working in the factory, all I could think of all day was the moment when I could knock
9 Being a hospital nurse is a good job, but you can't go out much with friends. The hours are a bit
. (two possible answers)
10 I find
annoying, because it means I don't have my own desk where I can keep
things at work.
Choose adjectives from the box to describe the jobs below. You can use more than one for
each job. Add other adjectives of your own.
repetitive stressful monotonous
assembly-line worker in a car factory
supermarket shelf stacker
public relations officer in a multinational company
bodyguard to a celebrity
lifeguard on a beach
receptionist at a dentist's
refuse collector in a city
Over to you
Write down words from this unit that relate to your job, or to a job you would like to do in