Progress Test III

I. Choose necessary adjectives to put into the following sentences:

1. It is _______ to do this business in the country with such strict laws.
a) illegal
b) dishonest
c) illegible
2. Their _________ actions led to the conflict exacerbation in the region.
a) irrelevant
b) irresponsible
c) impossible
3. The customer service of that company is ______ to ours.
a) efficient
b) similar
c) logical
4. _____ exercises will help you recover and return to your work quickly.
a) efficient
b) irregular
c) regular
5. If you like what you do, can you say that it is _________?
a) satisfying
b) honest
c) rewarding
6. Is it _____ to apply for this position in your company?
a) legal
b) possible
c) probable

II. Put the appropriate words into the sentences:

1. In the modern world these professions _____ high technical skills.
a) require
b) employ
c) promote
2. The economic crisis resulted in great ______ all over the world.
a) promotion
b) training
c) unemployment
3. Have you got any work ________?
a) salary
b) position
c) experience
4. I have ________ this meeting for 5 p.m.
a) selected
b) appointed
c) made
5. Have you already filled in the _________ form?
a) application
b) resume
c) appointment
6. Our ______is a very flexible and honest person. We like to work with him.
a) worker
b) employer
c) businessman

III. Put the paragraphs of the letter in the right order:

1)16 March 2015

2)169 Corkhill Place,
London N 1 1RL

3) David Ansell,
Intertours Europe,
276 Brompton Close,
London SW9 6AB.
Dear Mr Ansel,

4) At present I am doing the English for tourism course at Westminster college. French is my first language, but I also speak Spanish quite fluently.
5) I wish to apply for the position of Assistant Contracts Manager, advertised in the Travel Gazette on 14th March.
6) I look forward to hearing from you.
7) As you will see from the enclosed CV, I spent two years working for Thomsons as an on-site representative in Tunisia and Turkey. During this period I gained an intimate knowledge of the hotel industry in both countries and I feel I'm ready for this new challenge.

8) Yours sincerely,
Anna Gourdin

Answer (12345678, for example)

3.Write the correct word (from the list on the right) to complete each of the following sentences:

IV. Use the appropriate idioms and phrasal verbs in the sentences:

1. He is a very unfriendly person. It is very difficult to __________ with him.
a) get up
b) get on
c) get in
2. She doesn't respect anyone. She ______ on everybody.
a) looks down
b) looks at
c) looks up
3. The manager was very angry because she had done everything badly. So the manager _____her_____ for this.
a) told off
b) told of
c) told to
4. Will you help me at the meeting? I am sure everyone will ______ my______.
a) get side
b) make side
c) take side
5. He always does whatever he wants. He ________his_________.
a) has ... own path
b) has ... own way
c) has ... own opinion
6. I often see you with Peter. ________you __________him?
a) are ... close to
b) are ... with
c) are ... up to

V. Use prepositions in the sentences:

1. Are you responsible_________ this task?
a) of
b) for
c) after
2. He is in charge _____ that department.
a) of
b) for
c) after
3. They are going to deal ____the contract next week.
a) on
b) with
c) to
4. He is such a good manager. He always looks ________ his employees.
a) down
b) up
c) after
5. They will make sure______you meet the requirements.
a) that
b) of
c) on

VI. Read the text:
Unemployed young people very stressed

A new survey from Britain shows that a third of young, unemployed people regularly "fall apart" emotionally. They are so stressed or unhappy that they cannot control their emotions, so they have problems living a "normal" life. The survey is from a youth charity called the Prince's Trust. Its researchers asked questions to 2,200 people who did not have a job. Almost half of them said they often felt anxious about everyday situations, and that they tried not to meet new people. One in eight of those surveyed said they were too stressed to leave the house. The charity said: "Thousands of young people feel like prisoners in their own homes. Without the right support, these young people become socially isolated."

Many of these young people struggle with day-to-day life, which means they find it more and more difficult to find a job. Britain's Employment Minister Esther McVey said: "Our young people are some of the best and most talented in the world." She said it was important to try and match these people with the right jobs. Researcher David Fass added: "Young people are our future and it is important that we invest in them and provide them with the tools they need to reach their full potential." Jack, 25, explained how hard it was for him to be unemployed. He said: "I would wake up and wouldn't want to leave the house. I stopped speaking to my friends and I had absolutely no confidence speaking to people."

1. Where is the survey mentioned in this article from?
a) Brazil
b) China
c) the USA
d) Britain
2. What does the article say young, jobless people cannot control?
a) a car
b) their emotions
c) other people
d) themselves
3. How many people did the researchers interview?
a) 220
b) 22
c) 2,200
d) 22,000
4. How many people said they were too stressed to leave their home?
a) one in eight
b) 18
c) eight in one
d) eighty-one
5. What do many of the young people feel like when they are at home?
a) screaming
b) sleeping
c) prisoners
d) eating chocolate
6. What do many of the young people struggle with?
a) money
b) day-to-day life
c) relationships
d) getting up in the morning
7. What is Esther McVey's position in the British government?
a) Working Minister
b) Unemployment Minister
c) Jobs Minister
d) Employment Minister
8. What did David Fass say the government should give young people?
a) tools
b) money
c) hope
d) nothing
9. How old is Jack?
a) 23
b) 24
c) 25
d) 26
10. What is it that Jack said he didn't have?
a) skills
b) confidence
c) qualifications
d) know-how