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The Jobs Market

Read an article about the jobs market for the B2 First Use of English Part 2 which explains about the skills need to get work these days. The exercise is set at an Upper Intermediate Level of English.

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B2 First Use of English Part 2 Set 4 (The Job Market)

This exercise consists of an article about the jobs market in which there are 8 gaps. Each gap represents a missing word or phrase.

Fill in the missing words.

Practical skills and academic qualifications (1) both important when it comes to getting a job. There are manual jobs such (2) cleaning or labouring where qualifications are less important.

Therefore, employers are more likely to use people (3) good knowledge of the job, but it is important for people to have (4) basis education if they want to get a better position. However, a student with (5) highest level of qualifications and few practical skills still has much to learn.

Students need (6) understand that getting a job with a degree in management, for example, does not automatically qualify (7) for a managerial role. Clearly, education is important as the knowledge forms an important basis for practical skills, when (8) comes to getting a good job.

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