D. Starting with the words you are given, rewrite each of these sentences using vocabulary from the text. The basic meaning must stay the same.

1)I am a banker.

I work in banking.

2) What do you do?

What's ?

3) I earn $50,000 dollars.


4) I get £20,000 from my teaching job and another £10,000 from writing.

My total

5) I am an economist.

I work for

6) In my job I have to look after and maintain all the computers in the building.

My job involves

7) I'm responsible for one of the smaller departments.

I'm in

E. This is part of a conversation with an accountant about her job. Can you supply the missing questions?

A: ?

B: I usually start at nineand finish at four.

A: ?

B: Yes a bit. Sometimes I work until five o'clock, and then I get paid extra.

A: ?

B: Four weeks. That's one of the bad things about being an accountant.

A: ?

B: Yes, we do. That's one of the advantages of being an accountant.

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

1) What are normal working hours for most office jobs in your country?

2) Can you name jobs that get very high salaries in your country?

3) When you start paying income tax in your country, what is the minimum amount you have to pay?

4) What jobs often involve shiftwork? (Give at least two examples.)

5) Is flexi-time common in your company or your country?


  2. A) Match the words on the left with the expressions on the right.
  3. A) Match the words to make word combinations
  4. A) Practise using the words and word combinations in bold type to make other comparisons between some two-four regions of Russia. Write your best sentences down.
  5. A) Read the words describing the qualities required for the legal profession and translate them into Russian. Use a dictionary.
  6. A. Do you know these famous Britons? Do these puzzles and read three more noted Britons.
  7. A. Mind the vocabulary that you will here in the conversation.
  8. A. The adjectives below can be used to describe inventions or new ideas. Which have a positive meaning? Which have a negative meaning?
  9. A. You will hear a manager interviewing a person for a job. Listen out for these verbs, and then use them to complete sentences 1-5.
  10. Act as a teacher in class, using the material from the lectures above.
  12. Active Vocabulary

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