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ENGLISH TEST

9th Grade - 5th Level


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I Read the text carefully.

Getting a full-time job at 16 in Britain


In Britain you can leave school at sixteen and get a job, but you cant work full
time until the last Friday in June even if you have turned sixteen before this.
There are also limitations on where you can work because of your age. For
example, you wont be able to take a job which involves driving, because you
are not legally allowed to drive until you are seventeen.
When thinking about getting a job when you leave school, you need to think
about the future, not just the present. How about learning while you work? Try
to find a job which offers training even if it pays less! Getting a job with training
that leads to a qualification will help you progress in your work and when the
time comes to move you will have relevant experience and qualifications.
When you apply for a job, make sure you ask what training or opportunities are
available. You will need to find out whether it is in-house (run by the
company you are working for) or external (through a training provider, perhaps
a college).
If you are sixteen or seventeen and you do decide to take a job that isnt
offering you training that leads to a qualification, you may be entitled to time
off for study or training during normal working hours. If you decide you are
going to look for a job at sixteen when you finish Year 11, you will be entitled to
receive the national minimum wage.
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A. Decide whether the sentences are true or false. Justify the


false ones by quoting from the text.
1-Young people in Britain can get a full time job the Friday after their 16th
birthday.
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2- Young people in Britain can drive when they are sixteen.
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3- Some jobs have opportunities to learn while you work.
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4- Some jobs can give you time off work for training.
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B. Answer the following questions according to the text.


1- What limitations are there on the kind of job you can do at sixteen?
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2- What do you need to consider when you think about leaving school?
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3- What can you do if a job doesnt offer you training?
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C- Match the words and phrases from the text with their meaning.
1.
2.
3.
4.

permitted
make money in a job
improve your position
outside

a. external
b. entitled to
c. allowed
d. wage

5. have the right


6. salary

e. progress in your work


f. earn

II GRAMMAR
A. Paired conjunctions
Correct or not? Write Correct or Wrong below each sentence and correct the ones which
are wrong.
1. It might both rain or snow today. Look at those clouds!
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2.

My dog is neither stupid nor dangerous.


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3. John is not only handsome and also intelligent.


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4.

My mother said we will both go to Spain or Greece for our holiday.


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B. Relative Clauses
Join the sentences by using an appropriate relative pronoun or adverb.
1. I know a shop. It sells really good meat.
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2. Mrs. Cooper was a great teacher. She influenced me a lot.
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3. Norway is a beautiful country. You dont see the sun for about six months in the winter.
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4. Thats the boy. His father is a famous scientist.
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III VOCABULARY
Fill in the chart about jobs.
Manual

Skilled

Artistic

IV COMPOSITION (70/80 words)


Choose A or B and write a paragraph.
A. Have you already made up your mind about your future career?
Whats your dream job? Where would you like to work?
Dont forget to mention the qualifications you need, what the job involves, why you
think it suits you, advantages and disadvantages of the job.
B. As a volunteer you will receive much satisfaction from giving your time.
Do you agree with this statement? Explain your point of view.
Have you ever worked as a volunteer? Would you like to become a volunteer?
Why? / Why not?
What type of voluntary work would you like to do? Why?
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GOOD WORK!