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Pre-first Gold unit 6

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challenging
difficult in an interesting or enjoyable way
prospect
chances of future success
rewarding
making you feel happy and satisfied because you feel you are doing something useful or important
secure
a situation that is secure is one that you can depend on because it is not likely to change
sense of achievement
if you have a sense of achievement, you have a feeling that you have achieved something good
status
your social or professional rank or position, considered in relation to other people
well-paid
providing or receiving good wages
work-life balance
the ability to give a sensible amount of time and effort to your work and to your life outside work, for example to your family or to other interests
worthwhile
if something is worthwhile, it is important or useful, or you gain something from it
application form
a formal, usually written request for something such as a job, place at university, or permission to do something
candidate
someone who is being considered for a job or is competing in an election
CV
(curriculum vitae) a short written document that lists your education and previous jobs, which you send to employers when you are looking for a job
interview
a formal meeting at which someone is asked questions in order to find out if they are suitable for a job, course of study etc
letter of application
a letter of application is one where the purpose of the letter is to get an interview
salary
money that you receive as payment from the organisation you work for, usually paid to you every month
temporary
continuing only for a limited period of time
wage
money you earn that is paid according to the number of hours, days, or weeks that you work
part-time
someone who has a part-time job works for only part of each day or week
occurrence
something that happens
boutique
a small shop that sells fashionable clothes or other objects
collection
the clothes designed by a fashion company for a particular season, or the clothes selected by a shop for a particular season
drop
to decide not to include someone or something
get in
if a train, plane etc or person gets in at a particular time, they arrive at that time
key
very important or necessary
magician
an entertainer who performs magic tricks
market
a particular country or area or group of people to which a company sells its goods or services
range
a number of people or things that are all different, but are all of the same general type
risky
involving a risk that something bad will happen
season
the time in each year when new styles of clothes, hair etc are produced and become fashionable
select
to choose something or someone by thinking carefully about which is the best, most suitable
stage
the raised area in a theatre which actors or singers stand on when they perform
starting up
if you start up a business, company etc, or it starts up, it begins to exist
stay ahead
if you stay ahead of something, you are doing better than others in your job, education etc
trade show
a large event when several companies shows their goods or services in one place, to try to sell them
trick
a skilful set of actions that seem like magic, done to entertain people
try out
to test something such as a method or a piece of equipment to see if it is effective or works properly
wedding
a marriage ceremony, especially one with a religious service
act
a short performance on stage or television by someone who plays music or tells jokes
annoy
to make someone feel slightly angry and unhappy about something
behaviour
the things that a person or animal does
being your own boss
if you are your own boss, you work for yourself
brings in
to earn a particular amount or produce a particular amount of profit
catch
the quantity of fish that has been caught at one time
conference
a large formal meeting where a lot of people discuss important matters such as business, politics, or science, sometimes for several days
crew
all the people who work on a ship or plane
deck
the outside top level of a ship that you can walk or sit on
growing up
to develop from being a child to being an adult
lecturer
someone who give lectures, especially in a university
marine
relating to the sea and the creatures that live there
biologist
someone who studies or works in the scientific study of living things
motivated
very keen to do something or achieve something, especially because you find it interesting or exciting
net
something used for catching fish, insects, or animals which is made of threads or wires woven across each other with regular spaces between them
pattern
the regular way in which something happens, develops, or is done
ray
a large flat sea fish with a long pointed tail
release
to let someone or something go free, after having kept them somewhere
seabed
the land at the bottom of the sea
site
a place that is used for a particular purpose
starting out
to begin your life or profession, or an important period of time
tag
to attach a tag to something
tank
a large container for storing liquid or gas
tend to
if something tends to happen, it happens often and is likely to happy again
went into
to start to do a particular type of job
least
the smallest amount
less
not so much or to a smaller degree
politician
someone who works in politics, especially an elected member of the government
check-out assistant
the person in a supermarket who takes the money for the goods you have collected
dentist
someone whose job is to treat people's teeth
receptionist
someone whose job is to welcome and deal with people arriving in a hotel or office building, visiting a doctor etc
bossy
always telling other people what to do, in a way that is annoying
container
something such as a box or bowl that you use to keep things in
workplace
the room, building etc where you work
soap opera
a television or radio story about the daily lives and relationships of the same group of people, which is broadcast regularly
placement
a job, usually as part of a course of study, which gives you experience of a particular type of work
antique
a piece of furniture, jewellery etc that was made a very long time ago and is therefore valuable
exhibit
something, for example a painting, that is put in a public place so that people can go to see it
uniform
a particular type of clothing worn by all the members of a group or organisation such as the police, the army etc
strict
expecting people to obey the rules or to do what you say
power cut
a period of time when there is no electricity supply
life guard
someone whose job at a beach or swimming pool is to help swimmers who are in danger
reliable
someone or something that is reliable can be trusted or depended on
spare time
spare time is when you are not working
availability
details of how free or busy someone is
currently
at the present time
fit
someone who is fit is strong and healthy, especially because they exercise regularly
grateful
feeling that you want to thank someone because of something kind that they have done, or showing this feeling
au pair
a young person, usually a woman, who stays with a family in a foreign country to learn the language, and looks after their children for a small wage
light
not heavy or a not a lot
rate of pay
rate of pay is the amount paid every hour, week etc