Key to book4 unit1-4
Active reading (1)
Looking for a job after university? First, get off the sofa
Reading and understanding
Dealing with unfamiliar words 3 Match the words in the box with their definitions.
1 to make progress by moving to the next stage in a series of actions or events (proceed)
2 the process of changing from one situation, form or state to another (transition)
3 not feeling involved with someone or something in a close or emotional way (detached)
4 referring to something which will happen soon (upcoming)
5 to be sitting still in a position that is not upright (slump)
6 to return to a previous state or way of behaving (revert)
7 to say what happened (recount)
It isn‘t easy to make the (1) transition from a busy university student to an unemployed young adult (2) slumped on a bar stool or half watching a mindless television show, wondering if and how their career is going to (3) proceed. Many people who have experienced a long period of inactivity like this, when
(4) recounting how they felt at the time, refer to the same strange psychological effect. As the days pass, they begin to feel (5) detached from any sense of pressure to go and look for a job, and tend to regard (6) upcoming interviews as if they were not very important. Typically, back at home after three or four years away, they (7) revert to old habits, start seeing old friends, and, in many cases, become dependent again on their parents.
5 Replace the underlined words with the correct form of the words in the box. You may need to 1 I went to a mixed-ability secondary school just outside London. (comprehensive)
2 I got stopped by a policeman who asked to see my driving licence. (cop)
3 Have you seen this beautiful from the air view of Oxford? (aerial)
4 Isabel tightly her bag as she walked down the corridor towards the office. (clutched)
5 You should speak to Toby; he‘s an supporter of flexible working hours. (advocate)
6 I hurt my leg badly a couple of months ago, and it still hasn‘t got better completely. (healed) 1 Is a dead-end job one with (a) exciting prospects, or (b) no future?
2 Is a tricky problem (a) difficult, or (b) easy to solve?
3 If an activity saps all your energy, do you feel (a) tired, or (b) more active than usual?
4 Does a pushy person try to (a) persuade you to do something you don‘t want to, or (b) help you by listening to what you have to say?
5 If you feel apathy, do you want to (a) change the world, or (b) stay at home and do nothing?