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READING COMPREHENSION

Read the text and answer the questions

Alice Jones works in St. Louis, Missouri, as a sales representative for a big publishing company. She has a job offer from a smaller publishing company in New York City to become the marketing director for college textbooks. She can't decide if she should take the job or not.

In a smaller company, there may be more chances for advancement and promotion because more people get to know you. Her company now is so big that she doesn't know anyone outside her department. But the company in New York doesn't pay as well as the company in St. Louis. They are offering her $2,000 less than her present salary. But the new job title, marketing director, is more impressive than her current job title, sales representative. A marketing job is probably more challenging than her sales job. It also involves a lot more responsibility.

The move from St. Louis to New York is also a big change. New York is an exciting place to live in, but it is expensive and dangerous, especially for a single woman. However, it really is the centre of the publishing industry, so it seems like a better city to work in than St. Louis.

Alice needs to make a decision soon.

'Grammar Plus Workbook'

By Judy DeFilippo (Northeastern University) and Daphne Mackey

(Page 80)

Comprehension Questions:

1. Fill in the table with the right information from the text.

Title

City

Company size

Current job
New Job

2. Are the following statements true or false? Tick the proper box.

Statements

True

False

a) The company in New York is bigger than the company in St. Louis.
b) The job in New York pays less than the job in St. Louis.
c) New York is a safe city.

3. Tick the appropriate title for the text?

Training
Looking for a job
A big decision

 

       

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