Part-time Work (Credit)
The Revision Bite will give you practice in listening on the topic of Part-time Work.
Here are some typical listening exam multiple-choice questions to help you improve your Listening Skills.
Read the questions carefully before you begin, then listen to the audio to hear the important information.
Paul and Simon are discussing Paul’s new summer job. Listen to what they have to say and answer the questions. Simon asks Paul a question.
What does Simon ask?
What kind of work is it, Paul?
Did you notice that the word for work is obrach and not obair?
This is because after seòrsa a noun goes into the genitive case and many nouns change their form. Here are more examples:
Dè seòrsa caileig a tha innte? - What kind of girl is she?
Caileig - Genitive singular of caileag.
Dè seòrsa trèanaidh a tha ann? - What kind of training is it?
Trèanaidh - Genitive singular of trèanadh.
Listen for slight changes in the pronunciation of a word. It could mean it is in the genitive case.
What is Paul’s reply?
I’ll be helping a builder for six weeks.
neach-togail - builder
The word neach means person. Neach-togail means a person who builds. Here are some more examples:
neach-turais - tourist
luchd-turais - tourists
leach-deasachaidh - editor
luchd-deasachaidh - editors
neach-aithris - presenter
luchd-aithris - presenters
What other information does Paul supply about his work?
I am going to get £6 an hour and I’ll be working eight hours a day.
Tha mi a’ dol a dh’fhaighinn... - I am going to get...
This is a useful expression. You can use it so say things such as: Tha Seumas a’ dol a dh’fhaighinn dhachaigh às an ospadal - James is going to get home from hospital or Tha Anna a’ dol a dh’fhaighinn brogan ùra - Anne is going to get new shoes.