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1º TSJ - English Test - Module 1

Me and the Professional World

NAME: ___________________________________________ NUMBER: ____ DATE: ______________
TEACHER: _________________________ EVALUATION: ________________

Read the following text carefully:

So what do you want to be
when you grow up?

If you're about to finish school, the best way to answer this question is also the most honest one: I
don't know because I'm not a grown-up yet.

Somewhere along the way, people got into their heads that 22 year-olds should finish school with a
clear idea of what they want to do for a living. And nowadays, most parents are worried sick their
children graduate and don't immediately find jobs that are lucrative, or jobs that don't sound
impressive when they tell other parents about them at cocktail parties.

But how on earth can you possibly know what you want to do with your life when all you've ever done
is go to school? Sure, summer jobs or part-time jobs help, but they don't last long enough to give you
a true feel for what it would be like to work for that company or in that industry for years.

Your first job will have little to do with your last job. Taking a job is not an irreversible trip down a
one-way career path. In fact, for many 22 year-olds, the function of a first job is merely to help
them figure out what they don't want to do.

It’s an experiment, but in some ways less important. After all, you have much longer than four years
to figure out what you want to be when you grow up.
http://www.princetonreview.comlcte/articles/ (adapted.

A. Match the phrases on the left to their definitions on the right.

B. Flnd the opposites to the following words in the text.

1. insincere (adj.) __________________
2. child (n.) __________________
3. vulgar (adj.) __________________
4. changeable (adj.) __________________

Answer the questions. _______________________________________________________________________________________ D. _______________________________________________________________________________________ 3. What do most teenagers say when they finish school? _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ 2. 1. What do their parents want to say about their children in cocktail parties? _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ 3. Are the statements true (T) or false (F)? Quote from the text to support your answer. What is the function of a first job? _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ 4. _______________________________________________________________________________________ 4. Parents aren't interested in their children finding a job right away.C. Why is this first experience not so important? _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ . Part-time jobs provide them with the necessary experience for their first job. 1. _______________________________________________________________________________________ 2. You can change jobs and careers throughout your life. Many teenagers leave school and don't know which job to choose.

2. but tonight I __________________ (drink) some to celebrate. It __________________ (rain) a lot in London but now it __________________ (not/rain). . Mary's parents have got a big boat. Complete each sentence with a possessive pronoun or determiner. What time __________________ (she/start) work? 10.His/He is one of their friends.Them/They live in Italy. I like that watch. Do you know _________? C. 1. . B. Peter is playing football in the park. But today he __________________ (go) by car. 4. Marcello and his family live in Italy. Finish the sentences with an object personal pronoun. Do you know _________? 3. What __________________ (you/do) on the computer so late? Go to bed! 3. 1. Marcello and I are good friends. 4. What __________________ (you/know) about Spain? 7. 4. . Circle the correct personal pronoun in the second sentence that subtitutes the nouns on the first one: 1. He __________________ (like) England very much. Is it _________? 3. I rarely drink wine.You/We don’t go to the same school. You and your sister don’t go to the same school. Put the verb in ( ) into the present simple or the present continuous. 9. _________ boat is next to mine. 8. We have our house and they have _________. II A. She wants to talk to _________ but I don't want to talk to _________. Look at those students. 3. I __________________ (usually/not talk) very much. – We/Us are good friends. 2. Look at _________. There __________________ (be) a lot of boats at the marina. D. I don't know that actor. 6. Patrick is one of their friends. 2. John’s brother __________________ (usually/ride) to work. but today I __________________ (feel) different. 1. Lucas is a very nice boy but _________ cousins aren't so nice as him. 5. . On Sunday morning they __________________ (always/take) the dog for a walk. 4. 2.

III A. write about your ambitions in the professional world. Do you know what you want to be when you grow up? In about 80 words. _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ .