LISTENING: Danger Mouse P.I.

Danger MouseIf you could experience another job what would you try?

There are loads of jobs I would like to try, for example: an international spy, a ventriloquist, a marine biologist or a chewing gum tester. However, if I had to choose one job, I would like to be Danger Mouse. He was totally ‘Top-Tastic’!!
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READING: What’s my job?

I work for the local council.  I work outdoors and always wear a protective uniform as my job is very dirty.  Some people say you need to be green fingered to do this job well and I have a degree in horticulture.  I work in city parks and national parks.

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READING: What’s my job?

My job involves pressing a lot of numbers on a big calculator, sharpening pencils and saying ‘NO’ a lot.  I’m really good with numbers and I have to keep up to date with tax law.  I help people with their business and personal finances.

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READING: What’s my job?

My job is very creative. I am often away on tour which is fantastic.  However,  it is very tiring and it can be very difficult to keep in touch with friends. My job isn’t well paid and it’s very competitive. However, I don’t mind because I’m earning a living doing something I love.

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Language Challenge: WORK AND JOBS

Business Plan

What are the phrasal verb equivalents for the following?

1. To deal with something that needs attention
2. To prevent someone from making progress in their career
3. To employ
4. To connect someone on the phone to the person they wish to speak to
5. To care for someone and keep them out of danger
6. To connect someone on the phone to the person they wish to speak to
7. To pay attention in order to try to notice something
8. To assist
9. To start a business

What are the correct collocations for the following?
1. To …….. a message’ (hand/give/put/leave)
2. To …….. a business’ = (do/hold/keep/run)
3. ‘To …….. a date’ = (put/make/set/let)
4. To …….. a profit’ (do/get/have/make)
5. To …….. attention’ (keep/pay/take/make)
6. To …….. a decision’ (achieve/reach/hit/gain)
7. To be in a ……..’ (rush/haste/hurry/speed)
8. To …….. an opinion’ (make/say/give/tell)
9. To be …….. work’ (tough/firm/hard/difficult)
10. To …….. a meeting’ (make/do/hold/take)
11. To be in …….. of’ (control/power/force/charge)
12. To …….. a fortune’ (achieve/make/win/take)
13. To be …….. pressure’ = (against/on/under/below)
14. To be in …….. of’ (control/power/force/charge)

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