Curso First Certificate Exam

LOS CURSOS DE INGLES GRATIS PREFERIDOS POR LOS HISPANOHABLANTES

 

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A way in the world

Para que este curso FCE-FIRST CERTIFICATE te resulte efectivo, trata de cumplir estos pasos: 

1.

Lee aquí las instrucciones de este curso y conoce aquí los símbolos que lo componen.

2.

Lee aquí si no ves las consolas de audio o no escuchas el sonido de las lecciones.

3.

Realiza todas las actividades de cada unidad de estudio y consulta las respuestas.

4.

Puedes consultar el diccionario Babylon ubicado en la parte superior de la columna derecha.

5.

Solicita aquí tu examen final cuando termines las 60 lecciones y los 2 tests parciales de este curso.

 

Jobs

ACTIVITY 228: What do you do for a living? Look carefully at the pictures below and try to choose the correct jobs from the menus. Then, in the blank space type what these six jobs have in common. Finally, check the answers.

   
   
   
   

What do these jobs have in common?

 

Work (I)

ACTIVITY 229: In this activity you have to make seven groups of three words with similar meanings. Take one word from columns B and C and drag them into the chart below. Then check your answers.

A

B

C

agency

appoint

commission

crew

bonus

firm

dismiss

break (n)

hire

fee

company

lay off

leave (n)

sack (v)

salary

take on

team

time off

tip

wages

union

A

B

C

agency

crew

dismiss

fee

leave

take on

tip

 

Work (II)

 

 

 

 

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE THREE WORDS

Now, it would be interesting to point out the differences between the words of the above activity. Let us see ...

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1.

AGENCY, COMPANY and FIRM

COMPANY and FIRM have the same meaning.

An AGENCY is a business which provides a service on behalf of another business.

2.

CREW, TEAM and UNION

A CREW is a group of people who work on a ship or plane, or a group of technicians who work for film or TV.

TEAM is a more general word for a group of people who work together on a particular job.

A UNION is a workers' organisation which looks after their rights and conditions of work.

3.

DISMISS, SACK and LAY OFF

When employers DISMISS workers, they take away their job and stop them doing it, often because they are not doing the work well.

SACK is a more informal way of saying the same thing.

LAY OFF means to dismiss workers specifically because there is no more work available, or because the employer can no longer afford to pay them.

 

4.

FEE, WAGES and SALARY

A FEE is the amount of money paid for a particular job or service.

WAGES is money paid weekly for manual or unskilled work.

SALARY is money paid monthly for professional work.

5.

LEAVE, BREAK and TIME OFF

LEAVE is a formal period of time off work, e.g. for extended sickness or to have a baby.

A BREAK is a short period of rest during work.

TIME OFF is a period when you do not have to work, because of a short illness or a holiday ('vacation' in American English).

6.

TAKE ON, APPOINT and HIRE

APPOINT means to ask someone formally to do a job.

TAKE ON is a more informal way of saying the same thing.

HIRE is to pay someone to do a particular job only.

7.

TIP, BONUS and COMMISSION

TIP, BONUS and COMMISSION are all types of money you receive for work.

A TIP can be given for other good services (e.g. to a hotel porter, a hairdresser, a tour guide, a driver, etc.).

 

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