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  • 1. ENGLISH  4  /  VANTAGE  1     VOCABULARY  AND  FUNCTIONS       WORK       Work   EVU  15         Read  out  the  odd  sentences  and  fill  in  the  missing  words.     A   Jobs  in  a  workplace   1   2   a  di_____  (=  member  of  the  board  of  a  company),  an  ex_____  (=  important  person  who  makes  big  decisions)   an   administrator  (=  person  who  runs  the  office  day-­‐to-­‐day),  a  skilled  worker  (=  trained  to  do  specific  tasks,   e.g.  building  a  computer)   an    u_____worker  (=  doing  a  job  that  needs  no  training),  a  r_____  (=  visitors  must  check  in  with  them)     a   public   relations   officer  (=  important  person  who  makes  big  decisions),  a  union   representative  (=  looks  after   the  staff’s  interests)   a  r_____  (=  investigates  and  develops  new  products),  a  s__________  (=  makes  sure  workers  are  doing  their   job  properly)   3   4   5       B   B1   1   2   3   B2   1   2   Trades  and  professions   Professions   a  c_____  s_____  (=  person  who  works  for  a  government  department  putting  policies  into  action),  a  sc_____   (=  an  expert  who  studies  or  works  in  one  of  the  sciences),  a  ph_____  (=  person  who  treats  muscle  injury  by   rubbing  and  moving  injured  areas)   a  designer  (=  person  who  imagines  how  something  could  be  made  and  draws  plans  for  it),  a  judge  (=  person   who  takes  decisions  in  legal  cases),  a  l__________  (=  university  teacher)    an   a__________   (=   chief   diplomat   or   person   representing   his/her   government   abroad),   a   b__________   (=   someone  with  an  important  position  in  a  bank),  an  e_________  (=  expert  in  financial  matters),     Trades   a  fi__________  (=  person  who  extinguishes  a  fire),  an  e__________  (=  person  who  deals  with  electricity)   a  carpenter  (=  person  skilled  at  making  things  with  wood),  a  plumber  (=  person  who  works  with  the  supply   and   connection   of   water   pipes),   a  childminder   (=   person   looking   after   others’children   in   her   own   home   while   their  parents  are  at  work)     C   Collocations  of  words  connected  with  work   C1   General   1   2   3   4   5   C2   1   2   3                 John  :  What  d’you  ……………….  a  l_________  ?  (=  What’s  your  job  ?)     Kate  :  I  ‘m  in  banking.   John  :  I’ve  been  offered  a  temp  _________   and  I  accepted.  However,  the  interview  I  had  today  is  a  permanent   position.  What  should  I  do?  I  would  find  it  difficult  to  _____  a  l_________  doing  temp  _____.   Kate  :  Call  the  temp  service  (or  temp  agency)  and  tell  them  "A  family  thing  has  come  up,  I'll  get  back  ASAP”.   Why  don’t  you  find/get  a  job  in  Barcelona.  This  may  be  easier  than  in  other  parts  of  Spain.   John   :   How   do   I   get   a   work   visa   if   I’ve   been   offered   _________   in   Spain?   Moreover,   I’m   not   prepared   to   t_____  o_____  (=  accept)  _____  abroad.   Hours  of  work   I  do  sh_____/I  do  sh_____  (=  nights  one  week,  days  the  next  week).   I’m  on  flexitime  (=  flexible  working  hours).   I  work  n_____-­‐to-­‐f_____  (=  regular  day  work).  
  • 2. ENGLISH  4  /  VANTAGE  1     VOCABULARY  AND  FUNCTIONS       WORK       Work   EVU  15       C3   1   2   3   4   5   C4   1 2 3 Not  working   Mark  :  I’m  on  str_____  and  my  sister  is  g_____    on  str_____  too  (=  there  is  an  industrial  dispute).   John  :  I  got  the  sack  (=  more  informal)/I  was  fired   (=  more  formal)/I  was  made  redundant/I  was  laid   off  (=   more  informal)  last  week.   Kate  :  I’m  on  m_____  l_____.  Chris  :  My  brother  is  has  t_____  p_____  l_____.  (=  before/after  the  birth  of  a   baby)   My  colleage  is  on  sick  leave  (=  illness).   It’s   been   two   years   since   I   t_____   e_____   r_____.   Here’s   what   I’ve   learned,   usually   the   hard   way   …   Don’t   work  on  projects  together  etc.  (=  retire  at  55).   Other  useful  expressions   The  Financial  Times  reports  today  that  W_____  Anonymous  groups  are  taking  off.  Over  the  summer  Bank  of   America  faced  intense  criticism  after  an  intern  died.   I've  just  been  promoted  and  I'm  supervising  people  I've  worked  with.   Tim  :  Why  are  you  _____  for  this  job?   Jonathan  :  I  don't  feel  that  my  full  abilities  are  being  utilized  in  my  current  position