For questions 17-24, read the text below. Use the word given in capitals at the end of some of the lines to form a word that fits in the gap in the same line. There is an example at the beginning (0). In the exam, write your answers IN CAPITAL LETTERS on the separate answer sheet.
Jobs in the future
In twenty years’ time, which jobs will people still be doing, and which is it 0 _____ to assume will have gone forever? Today’s young people should give that question careful 17 before choosing a career. Clearly there will continue to be a need for staff in 18 professions such as medicine that involve caring for others, and also for people able to persuade, like 19 and lawyers.
There will of course be no 20 of jobs in science and technology, particularly for individuals able to 21 in newer fields such as biotechnology and microbiology.
On the other hand, the already rapid 22 of jobs to robots will speed up even further, as they replace workers not only in manufacturing but also in the 23 industry. And as robots learn how to stack shelves, take over at check-outs or send us our online shopping, it won’t be long before most supermarket jobs have 24, too.
0. REASON 17. CONSIDER 18. EXIST 19. POLITICS 20. SHORT 21. SPECIAL 22. LOSE 23. CONSTRUCT 24. APPEAR