Progress Check - MIND AND BRAIN / BODY

From Studia Informatyczne

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Read the short text about fillers and hesitation devices and fill in the blanks using the words from the list below. Each word can be used only once.

organize / avoid / speaking / oral / more time

Fillers and hesitation devices: Fillers as well as hesitation devices such as, "you see", "kind of", "you know" can used in order to give the speakers _____1____ to formulate and ____2____ their ideas while _____3____. In addition to using simple methods of speech, the speaker can ____4______ complex noun groups and as a result _____5_____ language tends to become less dense than the written language.

Source: http://www.usingenglish.com/articles/speaking.html

Answer

1. more time 2. organize 3. speaking 4. avoid 5. oral

Read the texts and fill in the blanks using the words from the list below. Each word can be used only once.

crying / falling / holding / sitting / smiling / taking

I could see her ____1____ at him. I saw them ____2____ long walks and ____3____ more in love with each other every minute they were together. I could see him ____4____ her hand as long as he could as he had to leave to go and fight in the war. I could see her ____5____ at home, barely being able to sit still, as she waited to hear news of him. I could see her ____6____ when she found out he had died.

source: http://www.vietvet.org/pwrname.htm

Answer

1. smiling 2. taking 3. falling 4. holding 5. sitting 6. crying


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Negotiating

Below you will find some tips on negotiating good salary. Read them carefully and then decide whether the statements given below the text are true or false.

Always let them put their offer down first and see if its acceptable to you. This is normally in writing, if oral you must request a reasonable time to contemplate the offer and if you’re not content make a counter offer which is reasonable to you and the circumstances. Don't push too hard, but higher than what you're willing to take so you can accept that offer when the offer a lower one.

source: http://iq.lycos.co.uk/qa/show/7985/how+to+negotiate+salary+and+benfits%3F/


TRUE or FALSE?

  1. Let them go first and put their offer down.

    True

    False

  2. If the offer is in writing you must request a reasonable time to contemplate it.

    True

    False

  3. You make a counter offer when you're not content with what you’ve been offered.

    True

    False

  4. Push as hard as possible.

    True

    False

  5. Your offer should be higher than what you're willing to take.

    True

    False