Choose the best word or expression for each space from the following
list. Follow the example.
looking to move
start to finish
I work for a Spanish computer
software company. I work on the development of new
for the Spanish and South American and Central American markets.
In fact I’m the day to day running of the research and
department here in Madrid.
I a team of software designers, and together we
into ways of improving our current products and also creating
new products for today’s software market. It’s a great job and I enjoy the challenge of
following the development of new products from. it gives me a great sense of when I see one of our products on sale to the public on the
shelf of a large department store.
I work closely with an American software company which is based in Los
Angeles, so I get to travel a lot and meet other professionals who work in
the same . I’m very happy with my job at the moment and I’m not
to a different company, although I’m always open to offers! I
suppose if I had to change anything about my job, I’d like to work
and not full-time so that I could spend more time with my
family. At the moment that’s something that I just
check your answers.
and repeat the text.
Match the following questions about jobs with an appropriate answer. Follow
I’m a sales representative for a plastics
manufacturer called Plasson.
I visit existing clients, take orders and I’m also responsible for new
I’ve worked here for about five years now.
I enjoy travelling and visiting clients. I’ve built up quite a good
relationship with most of our clients over the years, and they always
make me very welcome. I also meet a lot of new people in my job, which
is interesting. I also like the challenge of meeting business targets
and securing new business.
There’s quite a lot of paperwork involved. It’s all done on computer now
of course, but it takes up a lot of time. I sometimes work weekends
which drives my wife crazy!
No, I haven’t. Actually I used to be a civil servant, but I got rather
bored with working in an office all day.
I like fishing, when the weather’s nice. I’m saving up to buy a small
boat and I’ve been reading up on types of boats and prices recently.
Can you remember the questions from the previous exercise? Write the missing
words in the spaces. Follow the example.
1. What’s your
2. What does that ,
exactly? 3. How long
in your present job? 4. What you
your job? 5. Are there any
of your job? 6.
always worked in the same ? 7. do you
your time when you’re not
listen to check
listen to the questions again and answer each one. Use the pause button on
your media player to give you time to answer.
manage: Dirigir (una empresa, un equipo...).
Administrar (dinero, propiedades...) management: Dirección, administración.
('Personal management' = 'Dirección de personal') manager: Director, Gerente. (Aunque existe la forma femenina 'manageress', la misma solamente se utiliza en
en empresas el término 'manager' para referirnos tanto
como a una mujer.) managerial: Directivo. ('At managerial level' = 'A nivel
directivo') managing: Gerencia. ('Managing partner' = 'Socio gerente').
('Managing director' = 'Director gerente')
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manage Canada's team at the inaugural World Baseball Classic in