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By boat, by plane, by coach, hitch-hiking

Use the following words and phrases:

To express opinion: To ask opinion:

In my opinion … What do you think of …?

To my mind … What do you feel about …?

To express likes/ dislikes:

I absolutely love … I’m not very keen on …

I really like … I don’t like …

I quite like … I can’t stand …

I’m quite keen on … I really hate …

To express agreement/ disagreement:

I agree with you. I don’t agree.

I think so, too. I’m afraid I can’t agree with you there.

Exactly. Oh yes, but.

(See ‘List of Speech Acts’, p. 104)

5. Read the story, title it and retell in the name of the author’s neighbour (wife or husband).

I travel all over the world on business and my neighbour thinks my life is one long holiday. You know what the business travel is like: up at dawn to catch a plane; breakfast in London, lunch in New York, luggage in Bermuda. When you are in the sky you see only snow in the Arctic or Greenland. You have glimpses of the Andes or the Pacific. You are always exhausted. Your wife or husband complains you are never there to take the children or put them to bed. When you get home, your neighbour says, “Another nice holiday, eh?” Give me Home, Sweet Home any day!

6. Discuss all the advantages and disadvantages of this work. Would you like to have such a job?

Section II. Reading Comprehension

Text A. “What is a CV?”

Read and translate the text. Make up a CV layout based on the information from the text.

Curriculum Vitae isan outline of a person's educational and professional history, usually prepared for job applications (it is translated from Latin as “the course of one's life”). Another name for a CV is arésumé.

A CV is the most flexible and convenient way to make applications.It conveys your personal details in the way that presents you in the best possible light and can be used to make multiple applications to employers in a specific career area. For this reason,many large recruiters will not accept CVs and instead use their own application forms.

What information should a CV include?

Personal details: your name, address, date of birth, telephone number and email.

Education and qualifications: Your degree subject and university, plus A levels and GCSEs or equivalents. Mention grades unless they are poor!

Work experience:

1) Even work in a shop, bar or restaurantwill involve working in a team, providing a quality service to customers, and dealing tactfully with complaints.

2) Try to relate theskillsto the job. A finance job will involve numeracy, analytical and problem solving skills so focus on these whereas for a marketing role you would place a bit more emphasis on persuading and negotiating skills.

Interests and achievements:

1) Keep this section short and to the point. As you grow older, your employment record will take precedence and interests will typically diminish greatly in length and importance.

2) Anyinterests relevant to the job are worth mentioning.

3) Anything showing evidence of employability skillssuch as team working, organising, planning, persuading, negotiating etc.


The usual ones to mention are languages(good conversational English, basic Spanish), computing (e.g. "good working knowledge of MS Access and Excel, plus basic web page design skills") and driving ("full current clean driving licence").


Normally two referees are sufficient: one academic (perhaps your tutor or a project supervisor) and one from an employer (perhaps your last part-time or summer job).

Theorderand the emphasis will depend on what you are applying for and what you have to offer.

If you are applying for more than one type of work, you should have a different CV tailored to each career area, highlighting different aspects of your skills and experience.

What makes a good CV?

There is no single "correct" way to write and present a CV but the following general rules apply. A good CV

1) is targeted on the specific job or career area for which you are applying and brings out the relevant skills you have to offer;

2) is carefully and clearly laid out: logically ordered, easy to read and not cramped;

3) is informative but concise;

4) is accurate in content, spelling and grammar.

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