Collocation – Work

1.

applied
between
candidates
competitive
demanding
description
dismissed
dream
entry-level
generous
internship
interview
living
minimum
offer
overtime
rewarding

Melissa: Hi Terry, let’s go over the list of people who have _____________ for the job.

2. Terry: Sure. There’s Bob, who’s fresh out of college and says this would be his “___________ job.”

3. Melissa: Although I admire his enthusiasm, this isn’t an _____________ job – we really need someone
with a bit of experience.

4. Terry: Here’s a resume from Dana – she’s a freelance writer who’s looking for a more stable way to earn
a ____________. Unfortunately, she mentions in her cover letter that she’s not willing to work
_____________ because she has two small kids at home.

5. Melissa: Hmm… this is a rather _____________ job and sometimes we do need to work late. Let’s not
rule her out, though. Who else is in the running?

6. Terry: There’s Steven, a veteran reporter who’s currently ______________ jobs. He makes it clear in his
cover letter that he expects a ______________ salary and ______________ benefits.

7. Melissa: He might be worth it. Why did he leave his last job?
Terry: Um, well, I checked his references and it turns out he was _____________ for sexual harassment
of a co-worker.

8. Melissa: Oh… that’s not ideal. Do we have any other __________________?

9. Terry: None who are particularly qualified – there’s a marketing consultant looking for a ___________
change, and a few people who apparently didn’t read the job _____________ and sent us generic
letters.

10. Melissa: Maybe we could __________ Dana the job, and if it’s too much work for her to handle, we
could have Bob do an _______________ to help her out. We could only afford to pay him ____________
wage, but he might find the experience ______________.

11. Terry: OK – let’s ______________ both of them next week.


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