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Collocations Quiz: Work

1. apply for a job

If you've applied for a job, you're trying to

a. find someone to do it

b. do it better

c. get it

2. dead-end job

Most people who have dead-end jobs

a. really enjoy their work

b. can't get better work

c. earn lots of money

3. give notice

The workers were given notice when

a. they had to do some overtime

b. their wages were being reduced

c. they weren't needed any more

4. heavy workload

Wendy had a heavy workload, so she

a. asked us to lift it

b. asked us to help her

c. asked for more work

5. lose a job

After losing my job, I

a. tried to find another one

b. tried to find it again

c. tried to do it again

6. make a living

People don't need to make a living if they're already

a. very creative

b. very wealthy

c. very healthy

7. pay increase

After getting a pay increase, the workers

a. were paid more money

b. had to pay more money

c. had to pay more workers

8. real wages

"Real wages" means the actual

a. payments you receive for work

b. buying power your wages give you

c. amount you receive after paying tax

9. steady job

If you have a steady job, it means you can

a. start your own business

b. work whenever you like

c. make long-term plans

10. working conditions

The working conditions are poor because

a. the company won't improve them

b. the workers damaged them

c. the work is poorly done

NB: you can also print this quiz on paper.

1. apply for a job - If you've applied for a job, you're trying to: a) find someone to do it b) do it better c) get it

2. dead-end job - Most people who have dead-end jobs: a) really enjoy their work b) can't get better work c) earn lots of money

3. give notice - The workers were given notice when: a) they had to do some overtime b) their wages were being reduced c) they weren't needed any more

4. heavy workload - Wendy had a heavy workload, so she: a) asked us to lift it b) asked us to help her c) asked for more work

5. lose a job - After losing my job, I: a) tried to find another one b) tried to find it again c) tried to do it again

6. make a living - People don't need to make a living if they're already: a) very creative b) very wealthy c) very healthy

7. pay increase - After getting a pay increase, the workers: a) were paid more money b) had to pay more money c) had to pay more workers

8. real wages - "Real wages" means the actual: a) payments you receive for work b) buying power your wages give you c) amount you receive after paying tax

9. steady job - If you have a steady job, it means you can: a) start your own business b) work whenever you like c) make long-term plans

10. working conditions - The working conditions are poor because: a) the company won't improve them b) the workers damaged them c) the work is poorly done

Contributor: Matt Errey