Reading practice - Foundation/Higher

Here is some more useful vocabulary to talk about work and training.

calificado/aqualified, skilled
clases nocturnasevening classes
el comienzostart
el nivellevel
el objetivoobjective
la perspectivaprospects, outlook
darse cuenta de queto realise (that)

A Spanish friend writes to you about his cousin.

Mi primo Enrique tiene un muy buen trabajo pero la verdad es que no estudiaba mucho de joven y dejó el instituto a los dieciséis años. Tuvo mucha suerte porque empezó un aprendizaje muy interesante y ahora le encanta su profesión porque va a tener la oportunidad de trabajar en los Estados Unidos. Dice que es muy importante continuar aprendiendo y formándose entonces está haciendo clases nocturnas. El año que viene tiene la intención de aprender el inglés.

Question

Choose whether these events in Enrique's life happened in the past, are happening now or are likely to happen in the future.

Write:

  • P (Past)
  • N (Now)
  • F (Future)
  1. Having a good job
  2. Not studying
  3. Starting an apprenticeship
  4. Working abroad
  5. Studying at evening school
  6. Learning English
  1. Having a good job = N. Now Enrique has a good job.
  2. Not studying = P. He didn't study much when he was younger.
  3. Starting an apprenticeship = P. He started an apprenticeship when he left school.
  4. Working abroad = F. He loves his job because he is going to have the opportunity to work in the United States.
  5. Studying at evening school = N. He is taking classes at evening school.
  6. Learning English = F. He intends to learn English next year.

Translation:

My cousin Enrique has a very good job but the truth is he didn't study much when he was young and he left school at sixteen. He was very lucky as he started a very interesting apprenticeship and now he loves his job because he is going to have the opportunity to work in the United States. He says that it's very important to continue learning and training, so he's taking evening classes. Next year he intends to learn English.