Complete the table below.
Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.
|Management Scheme Interviews|
|Interview Subject||Manager from 21 ________||Manager from 22 ________|
|How easy it was to schedule the interview||Manager had a 23 ________ – rescheduled 3 times||No issues|
|Recruitment process||24 ________ process: panel interview and trial day – 3 months probationary period||Internal and external recruitment/three individual interviews – 25 ________ probationary period.|
|Training provided||Trainees learn 26 ________ and move up the ladder, starting at the bottom||Trainees receive external training and do courses – also sent to 27 ________ for a semester|
|Length of scheme||3 years||2 years for full-time/ 28 ________ for part-time|
|Overall impression||Manager friendly and knowledgeable|
Scheme very helpful, but not enough 29 ________
|Manager eager and friendly|
Well-structured scheme, but duration 30 ________
Complete the sentences below.
Use NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER.
31 There are a few ________ about being a foreign correspondent, but they are the wrong reason to choose it as a career.
32 The dangers of being a foreign correspondent lead to the death of ________ per year.
33 Every journalist needs to possess certain media skills and ________ .
What FOUR pieces of advice does the speaker give to aspiring foreign correspondents?
A to assimilate their target country’s culture
B to get work experience around the world
C to travel as much as possible
D to examine the past of their target country
E to learn how to speak impeccable English
F to create an impressive CV before they leave their home country
G to study other languages
Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.
38 Because of recent technological advancements
A international journalism is becoming less common.
B newspapers are loath to hire journalists on a contract.
C newspapers have started to opt for independent foreign correspondents.
39 If foreign correspondents want to earn enough money
A they need to learn how to network.
B they need to have a second job.
C they need to start at the bottom.
40 The speaker’s ex-student found which of the following pieces of advice very useful?
A “You need to remember to renew your passport.”
B “You need to learn how to deal with failure.”
C “You need to remember that failure is inevitable.”
|Listening Section 1|
2. 19th May
4. Mixed breed
6. 020 3634 7957
9. medical history
10 veterinary hours
|Listening Section 2|
11. beauty and serenity
12. main gate
13. ten weeks
14. film night
15. main hall
16. garden office
20. study centre
|Listening Section 3|
21. chain supermarket
22. clothes shop
23. (very) busy schedule
24. rigorous (recruitment)
25. six/6 months
26. on the job
27. Italy or France
28. 5 (years)
29. external training
30. too short
|Listening Section 4|
31. romantic notions
32. 80/eighty journalists
33. read a lot
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