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Ex.5. Match the nouns in the left hand column with the verbs in the right hand column

  reference   salary     contract   job offer increase earn cancel make supply implement accept turn down break negotiate consider


Ex.6. Look at the words and phrases in the box. Match them with the correct definition from the list below:



1. a meeting at which a person applying for a job, is asked questions about his/her work, experience, interests to see if he/she is suitable;

2. a person who is interviewed, esp. for a job;

3. a person who carries out an interview;

4. a written report on a job applicant’s character or ability to do the job;

5. a legal agreement made between an employer and an employee, giving details of salary, hours of work, holidays, etc;

6. a regular fixed payment for work or services;

7. a person offering to take up a post or job.


Ex.7. Write the appropriate word or phrase in the following spaces. Translate the sentences into Ukrainian.

1. The … will last for about 40 minutes.

2. Have you … the job offer?

3. Why did you … the job offer in that prosperous firm?

4. In her early twenties, she was … head of Public Relations.

5. The … asked him some awkward questions.

6. The starting … is ? 15 000 per year.

7. The Personnel Manager went through … with each new employee to make sure that it was fully understood before signing.

8. My former boss said that I could use him as a ….

9. She was … to the post of sales director.

10. Finance is not one of her … .

Strengths, reference, the contract of employment, salary, interviewer, appointed (2), turn down, accepted, interview.


Ex.8. Fill in the missing prepositions.


The employment interview is perhaps the most widely used selection technique. Job candidates are usually interviewed … at least one member … the HRM staff and … the person … whom they will be working. Candidates … higher-level jobs may also meet … a department head or vice president.

Interviews provide an opportunity … the applicant and the firm to learn more … each other. The candidate has a chance to find … more … the job and the people … whom he or she would be working.

(by (2), of, for (3), with (2), about (2), out)


Ex.9. These words are often confused:

Power – strength

power – the authority and ability to do something important
strength – the energy that someone has to lift or move things; the ability to achieve something, even in a difficult situation


Complete these sentences using the correct form of one of the words above. Make sentences of your own to show that you understand the difference in their meaning.

1. The president has enormous … to make decisions.

2. I don’t have the … to move that table alone.

3. She has the … to help us with our problems.

4. We have the … to stop the deal at any time.

5. The illness has left her with very little … .

6. The British royal family has very little … these days.

7. She has a very … character.

8. He made a … speech asking the government to take measures.

9. As a manager, she has the … to hire employees.

10. We need someone who has the inner … to take on a difficult job.



Exercises in Comprehension


Ex.1. Answer the following question:

1. What is a job interview?

2. Who interviews the candidates?

3. What will the interviewers follow up after the interview?

4. What document is signed when the person has been officially appointed?

5. What does an employment contract agree?

6. What should an interviewee do in advance?

7. Have you applied for any jobs?

8. Have you been interviewed? How did it go?

9. What's the usual process for getting your first job in Ukraine?


Ex.2. Sum up what the text says about:

s interviewees and interviewers

s an employment contract

s job interviews


Grammar Revision


Future Continuous, Future Perfect We use the Future Continuous to talk about: s actions or events that will be in progress at a specific time in the future This time next week I’ll be flying to London. s something that will definitely happen in the future, either because it is already planned or because it is part of a normal routine We’ll all be using the Internet in ten years’ time. We use the Future Perfect to talk about actions or events that will be finished before a certain time in the future I’ll have written the report by Sunday.


Ex.1. Choose the correct variant.

1. I won’t have time to solve this problem tomorrow because I’ll be working/ I’ll have worked all morning.

2. The interviewers will be finishing/will have finished the selection of the best candidates for this job by 6 o’clock.

3. Don’t come to the office at eight because we won’t have arrived/we won’t be arriving by then.

4. This time next week I’ll be taking /I’ll have taken my entrance exams.

5. By the time I retire I’ll be working/ I’ll have worked here for thirty years.

6. Will you be using/will you have used your computer this evening?

7. I expect the meeting will be starting/will have started by the time we get to the conference hall.

8. We won’t have finished/ won’t be finishing this work by the end of the month.

9. By the time we get to the stadium, the game will be starting/will have started.

10. We’ll have held/we’ll be holding our annual meeting soon, so we can make a decision then.

11. We will make/will have made the last payment by the end of the month?

12. This time next week I'll attend/I'll be attending a seminar in London.


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