Exercise 1



Welcome to Jobs international. Our people go around the world and help others. Meet two of them.

LUIZA   I’m a doctor from Brazil and I work in a small hospital in Ghana. I love the work here because it’s very interesting. I do different things every day. And the people are so friendly. Life isn’t always easy here, but it’s great to help people.

FRED   I’m a teacher at a school in Samoa, but I’m from Australia. I teach English here and after school I play sports with the children. They love rugby and volleyball. The children are really happy – a lot of fun. This is a really good job.

A. Read about Luiza and Fred on the Jobs international website. What places are people? What jobs do people do there?

B. Read the website again. Are the sentences true or false?

 Jobs international people don’t work in their home countries.

 Luiza works in a big hospital.

 Her work is sometimes boring.

 She likes the people in Ghana.

 Fred goes home after classes.

 His students like playing sport.



Luiza: place – hospital; job – doctor

Fred: place – school; job – teacher


1   T

2   F (Luiza works in a small hospital.)

3   F (Her work is very interesting.)

4   T

5   F (After school he plays sports with the children.)

6   T

Exercise 2

A Good Night’s Sleep

People say it’s good to sleep for eight hours every night … but is it true? Some people sleep for only five or six hours and they feel fine in the morning. And some people sleep twice every night …

Anneli Hanka, 24, Finland

I always wake up at about 4:00 in the morning. I don’t want to sleep, so I get up and I do yoga. Then I go to bed again. Then I get up at 8:00 in the morning and I go to work. I feel fine – I never feel tired.

Beatriz Romero, 32, USA

I finish work at 6:00 in the evening and I arrive home at 6:30. I read a book or phone a friend. Then I go to bed for three hours. My husband works in a restaurant and he gets home at about 12:00 at night. So I get up, and we have dinner and then we watch TV until about 3:00. Then I sleep until 7:00.

A. Read about Beatriz and Anneli. Match what they say with pictures a and b.

B. Complete the verb phrases with the words in the box. Then read the text again to check your answers.

have  –  watch  –  go  –  arrive / get  –  finish

1   …………… to work

2   …………… home

3   …………… dinner

4   …………… TV

5   …………… work



a   Anneli – She wakes up and does yoga at 4:00 in the morning.

b   Beatriz – Her husband works in a restaurant.


1 go   2 arrive / get   3 have   4 watch   5 finish

Exercise 3

University life

University is expensive in the USA and students also need to pay for course books, food and a place to live. A lot of students work to get extra money. Is it a good idea? We ask a student.

Steffi, 23

I’m a student in New York, but I’m from Hamburg in Germany. I love my course but New York is expensive so I work in a cinema in the evenings and on Saturdays.

My day usually starts at 7:45 am when I get up and have breakfast. Then I go to my classes at the university. They start at 9:00 am and finish at 12:30 pm. There aren’t any classes in the afternoon so I study in the university library. I have something to eat in the student restaurant and I walk to the cinema. My working hours are 6:00 pm to 11:30 pm from Monday to Friday, and 1:30 pm to 11:30 pm on Saturdays. Sunday is my free day and I play tennis or go to a museum with my friends.

My job is OK but I don’t want to work six days a week. I get home late and I only have six or seven hours’ sleep. Sometimes, I feel very tired in my classes and I want to sleep, which isn’t good.

A. Read the magazine article. Complete the sentences with the words in the box.

at night  –  in the afternoon  –  in the evening

in the morning  –  at the weekend

1   Steffi sees her friends …………………. .

2   She has classes at the university …………………. .

3   She goes to the university library …………………. .

4   From Monday to Friday, she goes to work …………………. .

5   She works until 11:30 …………………. .

B. Read the article again. Are the sentences true or false?

1   Steffi studies in her home country.

2   Steffi likes her course.

3   Her classes start at 8 am.

4   She doesn’t go home in the afternoon.

5   She has dinner at home.

6   She goes to work after dinner.

7   She finishes work at 11:30.

8   She works all weekend.

C. Write a short description of your day. Think about these questions:

•   What time do you get up and go to bed?

•   What do you do in the morning, afternoon and evening?

•   When do you see your friends?



1 at the weekend   2 in the morning   3 in the afternoon

4 in the evening   5 at night


True: 2, 4, 6, 7; False: 1, 3, 5, 8

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