My Career: Multiple Choice Vocabulary Test

Level: B1

My name is Helena. Although I did well at school and managed to (1)_______ all my exams when I was 18, I decided not to go to university. I wanted to make  money instead. I (2)_______ for three jobs with large international companies and (3)_______ an interview with one of them the following week. They offered me the job. I was now Helena Roberts - Assistant Marketing Manager!

For the first two years I (4)_______ very little money, but I worked conscientiously. As a result, I soon (5)_______ promoted. My dream was to become Managing Director. That was my first big mistake. The company closed down a month later and I was (6)_______ redundant!

In my next job, the working conditions were awful. I wanted to (7)_______ and look for something else. My colleagues, however, persuaded me to (8)_______ on strike with them for better pay. That, of course, was my second big mistake. The boss immediately (9)_______ us the sack! It was six months before I found another job.

I`ve been with my present company for five years now. I am extremely happy and intend to stay here until I (10)_______ at 65. I no longer dream of being Managing Director. Having a job is enough for me.

1 pass make succeed perform
2 looked applied offered implied
3 went attended made held
4 gained won earned collected
5 started got took came
6 made forced led caused
7 resign dismiss release retire
8 join go protest arrange
9 put showed gave offered
10 retire graduate withdraw cancel

1.A; 2.B; 3.B; 4.C; 5.B; 6.A; 7.A; 8.B; 9.C; 10.A

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