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Unit 5: Work
 
Listen  1: Talking about work conditions (part 1)
 
Fiona and John
 
 
Because she is staying in London for an extended period of time Fiona has had to find herself a part time job as a waitress. She meets up with John, who is keen to know more about her work.
 
Instructions for exercise
 
Listen to the dialogue by pressing the play button below (play). When you have heard it, drag the sentences into the white boxes in the correct order. Use the language tips at the bottom of the page to help you.
 
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Language tips - vocabulary
 
a shift - a period of work in the day or night e.g. nurse, factory workers etc.
a day off - a day not working
tips - extra money given by customers for waiters, taxi drivers etc
to earn money - to get money from work

 
Language tips - grammar
 
Talking about obligations

When we talk about obligation we use have to, don't have to or do you have to...?
"I have to do 6 shifts a week."
"Do you have to work long hours?"
"I don't have to work every weekend."


 
 
  Units
 
 
Unit 1: Transport
 
  Unit 2: Hotel
 
  Unit 3: Cinema
 
  Unit 4: Shopping
 
  Unit 5: Work
 
 
 
Listen 1: Talking about work conditions (part 1)
 
 
 
Listen 2: Talking about work conditions (part 2)
 
 
 
Read 1: Job applications
 
 
 
Speak 1: Pronouncing 'have to'
 
 
 
Unit 6: Eating Out