Applying for a job/Quiz

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As I have already mentioned his quiz was made for pupils of a Bavarian Realschule. Tests consist of tasks in a modified format.

  1. Do the interactive exercises below to repeat the new vocabulary as well as the new task formats.

Interactive Exercises

A year away

Insert the words into the following text:

I was looking through the help-wanted section of my local newspaper, and I came across an advertisement for an internship at a well-known company. I will certainly apply. My cousin works there, and I've been waiting for them to have a job opening.

The company sent my cousin on an overseas assignment two years ago. His posting to the US lasted a year. During that time, he was recruited by another company there, but in the end he couldn't get a work permit so they weren't allowed to hire him.

KEYWORD transformation

TASK

Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the KEYWORD given.

Do not change the KEYWORD. You must use between two and five words, including the word given.

(At the end of these exercises you can find the solutions.)

1. Rosie was the successful designer of a new shoe.SUCCESSFULLY
   Rosie successfully designed() a new shoe.

2. Anita gave her the advice to get more information.     ADVISED
   Anita advised her to() get more information.

3. Banks don't trust female entrepreneurs as much as their husbands. MORE
   Banks trust husbands more than() female entrepreneurs.

4. Rosie succeeded in getting a bank loan.MANAGED
   Rosie managed to get() a bank loan.

5. Wear comfortable shoes so that your feet won't IF
   If you wear ()high heels, your feet will hurt.

6. There weren't many other women in those kind of business.NEARLY
   She was nearly the only woman() in those kind of business.

1. Rosie was the successful designer of a new shoe.SUCCESSFULLY
   Rosie successfully designed() a new shoe.

2. Anita gave her the advice to get more information. ADVISED
   Anita advised her to() get more information.

3. Banks don't trust female entrepreneurs as much as their husbands. MORE
   Banks trust husbands more than() female entrepreneurs.

4. Rosie succeeded in getting a bank loan.;MANAGED
   Rosie managed to get() a bank loan.

5. Wear comfortable shoes so that your feet won't hurt.IF
   If you wear ()high heels, your feet will hurt.

6. There weren't many other women in those kind of business.NEARLY
   She was nearly the only woman() in those kind of business.

Word Families

Put in words from the same word family in the correct form to complete the text.

ADVERTISING This is an advertisement(longest word possible)
SUCCEED Do you want to be rich and successful()?
APPLY Send yourapplication() today.
QUALIFICATION You aren’t sure if you qualify()?
EVER Everybody() can apply - even you!
REQUIREMENT No experience is required().
NECESSITY No experience is necessary() for the job, and training will be given.
LIVE This will be the opportunity of your life()!
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MICROSOFT

Complete the sentences.

Use the word given in capitals at the end of some of the lines to form a word of the same word family that fits in the space in the same line.

BUSY  Washington State is not only home to the Miller’s but to one of the biggest businesses () in the world.
PROGRAMMING  In 1975 William Gates founded Microsoft, a company that makes programs (American English spelling!) for your computer.
SOFT  Since then they have made software ()
REASON  for reasonable () prices which
EQUIP  belong to the equipment () of every computer.
SIMPLE  In the future they want to simplify () the programmes even more.
BUSY  Washington State is not only home to the Miller’s but to one of the biggest businesses () in the world.
PROGRAMMING  In 1975 William Gates founded Microsoft, a company that makes programs (American English spelling!) for your computer.
SOFT  Since then they have made software ()
REASON  for reasonable () prices which
EQUIP  belong to the equipment () of every computer.
SIMPLE  In the future they want to simplify () the programmes even more.


Tata Motors

Complete the sentences.

Use the word given in capitals at the end of some of the lines to form a word of the same word family that fits in the space in the same line.

PERCENT  The percentage () of Indians owning a car is much lower than in Britain.
BUSY  Therefore Ratan Tata, India’s most successful businessman (), wanted to create
ADVICE  the perfect small car for India so he advised () his managers to look out for
DESIGN  a creative designer () who could work secretly on the project. Only when people
DECIDE  started to talk about the project he changed his decision () and gave some interviews to the press.
MARKET  But the marketing () department didn’t get any photos of the new car
COMPETE  so that no competitor (Mitbewerber, Konkurrent) could copy the design.

Linda gets her way

Put in words from the same word family in the correct form to complete the text.

DISCUSS Linda had some lively discussions() with her parents and her careers teacher
ENGINE about her future job. Linda's dad wanted her to study electrical engineering(),
SUGGESTION her mum suggested() that Linda should become a reporter.
BANK Her careers officer advised her to do banking().
PRACTICE Linda said, 'I'm a practical() person and I love animals.' So she went to
INTERVIEWER Lincoln Veterinary Centre for a job interview().
REQUIRE She was glad to hear that no experience was required() for the job, and that training would be given. Linda got the job and was very happy.
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Being unemployed

Word families

Use the word given in capitals at the end of some of the lines to form a word of the same word family that fits in the space in the same line.

EMPLOYER  If you are out of work, you are unemployed () .
QUALIFY  It helps to have good qualifications() if you want to find a job.
APPLY  Write an application() and send it to many companies.
DESIGNER  If it is well- designed () they will invite you to a job interview.
  belong to the equipment () of every computer.
PROMOTE  If the bosses like you may even get a promotion().
EMPLOYER  If you are out of work, you are unemployed () .
QUALIFY  It helps to have good qualifications() if you want to find a job.
APPLY  Write an application() and send it to many companies.
DESIGNER  If it is well- designed () they will invite you to a job interview.
  belong to the equipment () of every computer.
PROMOTE  If the bosses like you may even get a promotion().



Synonyms

There are many different words and expressions. Match the expressions that go together:

Type of documents

cv chronological list of experience
letter of recommendation reference
letter of application cover letter
certificate proof you passed an exam or a course
resume personal statement
bill document of sale
receipt document of payment

What is it

sabbatical gap year
internship work experience
apprenticeship time where you learn the skills needed for your job
unemployment out of work
skills abilities

Miscellaneous

Using a dictionary

TASK

Some words have more than one meaning. Mark the meaning used in the text.

A customer of Bella Inc. complained that his order of 200 computers didn’t arrive in time. Mr Cooper told a secretary that she had to post the bill to the customer. If he paid the money, they would send the computers and a receipt.


1. order(!n, arrangement, sequence)(!n, a command)(n, a request for some product or service)(!n, a group of religious adherents, especially monks or nuns)

2. post (!n, A long plank standing from the ground)(!n, An appointed position in an organization or company)(!n, a method of sending mail)(v, to send)(!prep, after; especially after a significant event)

3. bill (!n, a written list or inventory)(!n, A draft of a law, presented to a legislature for enactment)(!n, [US] A piece of paper money; a banknote)(n, notice of goods, services or work provided, an invoice)(!n, A paper, posted up or given away, to advertise)

4. receipt (!n, The act of receiving, or the fact of having been received)(n, a written acknowledgment that a sum of money has been paid)(!n, A recipe, instructions, prescription)

Definitions

What do the following words mean? Match the expressions (A-G) with their corresponding definitions.

A creative  1 Having one thought or pursuing one activity to the (nearly) absolute exclusion of all others.
B obsessed  2 with zealous fervor; excited, motivated
C optimistic  3 Having the ability to make something, getting good ideas
D aggressive  4 Answerable for an act performed or for its consequences; accountable
E enthusiastic  5 accomplishing what was proposed; having the desired effect;
F responsible  6 unjustly attacking, strong and percussive in pursuit of goals or strategy
G successful  7 Expecting the best in all possible ways
ABCDEFG
3 1 7 6 2 4 5

IOU

IOU-Applying for a job.jpg "I O U" means that someone has lent you money and you must pay this credit back.
If you borrow money from a friend you usually pay back the same amount but a bank also wants to have interest.
You can buy with cash which are bills and small change or you just give a check.

"I O U" means that someone has lent you money and you must pay this credit back.
If you borrow money from a friend you usually pay back the same amount but a bank also wants to have interest.
You can buy with cash which are bills and small change or you just give a check.


Money words

Click on the numbers and fill the correct money words in!

fare The money you pay for a ticket.
debt The money you owe someone because he has lent it to you.
interest If you borrow money you must pay it back with ...
loan when you get money from the bank, you get a ....
salary If you work you get a ... every month.
capital If you start a company you must raise ...