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Workforce on the Move

Read this article about workforce on the move for the B2 First Use of English Part 3 set at an upper intermediate level of English.

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B2 First Use of English Part 3 Set 3 (Workforce on the Move)

This B2 First Use of English Part 3 exercise consists of a text about workforce on the move in which there are 8 gaps. Each gap represents a missing word or phrase.

For questions, 1-8 read the text. Use the word given in capitals in the text to form a word that fits in the gap.

Poor countries are losing their essential personnel such as doctors, nurses, engineers to rich countries, and it seems that the trend is set to continue, if not to get worse.

Some people say this (1) (MOVE) of people around the world is not a new phenomenon, as migrant workers have always been attracted by the wider choice of (2) (EMPLOY) and greater opportunity in major cities in their own countries and abroad. However, as the (3) (TECHNOLOGY) age has advanced and as richer countries find themselves with not enough workers to feed their (4) (DEVELOP), they have had to seek other parts of the world to find the necessary manpower. With the (5) (GLOBAL) of the world economy, many people feel that the process cannot be stopped.

Some people believe that measures should be taken to address this problem, by compensating poorer countries (6) (FINANCE) for the loss of (7) (INVEST) in people they have trained. Another measure would be for western countries to encourage people to stay in their own countries by funding large national projects.

It is difficult to restrict the movement of people around the world and it is probably foolish to try to stop it, but there should be attempts made to redress the (8) (BALANCE).


 

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