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BEC Vantage Masterclass Progress Test 1 © Oxford University Press 1 Progress test 1 (Units 1–5) 1 Verb tenses Complete the gaps in the newspaper article below with a suitable form of the verb in brackets. Choose from the following tenses: present simple, present continuous, past simple or present perfect. GRANDPARENTS HEAD BACK TO WORK Until recently, for many grandparents, retirement 0 (mean) spending time collecting grandchildren from school and looking after them until their parents 1 (get) home. Nowadays, however, many 2 (look) for bigger challenges and better rewards by going back to work. In recent years, Tesco, the UK’s biggest private sector employer, 3 (see) a steady rise in the number of over 50s returning to work. Unlike many other companies, the supermarket chain, which 4 (employ) over 200,000 people in the UK, actively 5 (seek) to recruit older workers. Currently, one in every six Tesco employees 6 (be) over 50. 76-year old grandmother Monica Ranson 7 (work) part time at Tesco’s New Malden store for 14 years. She particularly 8 (enjoy) the financial independence that part time work 9 (give) her. ‘When I 10 (join) Tesco my age 11 (not be) an issue,’ says Monica. ‘I 12 (want) a job and they 13 (be) happy to employ me. Since I 14 (begin) this job I 15 (be) on holiday to Greece, France, Spain and Portugal and will soon be flying off to New Zealand for my son’s wedding. It’s all very exciting and a real adventure.’ meant
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2 Word combinations Complete the gaps in the sentences below by using one word from list A followed by one word from list B. Do not use any of the words more than once. A B business care human class information control jet facility market fair personal form production lag quality research registration resources time technology trade zone Example Our company is usually happy to pay for 0 tickets if you have to go on a long journey. IBM was one of the first companies to work in the 1 sector. My work in 2 involves both training and recruitment. We’re launching the new model at a 3 in Russia next month. We produce toothpaste and other 4 products.
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