Advanced Vocabulary for IELTS 7.0 +: Employment (Part 4)
Advanced Vocabulary for IELTS 7.0 +: Employment – Practice Exercises and Answer Key (Part 4)
Employment (Part 4)
(a) First group the words in the box under the occupational headings.
|1. Author||2. Investment Banker||3. Lawyer||4. Scientist||5. Police Officer|
(b) Now, use the words above to fill in the gaps in the extracts below. Use each word once only.
- His favourite i.__________ was science-fiction, though he wrote on a variety of subjects and in a variety of styles during his career, even contributing at one point to a prestigious scientific ii. __________. The iii. __________ reception was positive for all but one of his books; his iv. __________ was not very well-received, with suggestions that he glossed over his problems and portrayed himself as a victim. He always wrote under the v. __________ “Max Marks”. When the newspapers published his vi. __________, they lamented the passing of Marks, preferring not to use the author’s real name.
- He began his career as a i. __________ but lost his job in the ii. __________ that followed the infamous market crash of ‘68. Later, he would return to investment banking as a trader of iii. __________ . He went on to found his own trading firm, which had a very successful iv. __________ in 1982. It remains a one of the best-performing publicly-quoted investment companies with one of the highest v. __________ yields in its industry to this day.
- When a i. __________ was issued against Maddy Tunclough for late payment of bills, she hired him as ii. __________ for the defence. He got her off on a iii. __________ and the iv. __________ was forced to pay the costs. Later, however, he became embroiled in controversy over the alleged bribing of witnesses, and was v. __________ to give evidence at a public inquiry.
- He began his career as a i. __________ scientist but switched to genetics not long after graduating, and did his PHD in this area. His ii. __________ came when he discovered a way to isolate and remove defective genes found in unborn infants. This was achieved by administering a new form of drug. His test iii. __________, rather controversially, were chimpanzees. Once the effectiveness of the drug had been confirmed, he was given the go-ahead to commence iv. __________ . However, it wasn’t long before disaster struck and one of his patients fell ill and died. The v. __________ found that there had been an unexpected reaction of the human body to the drug which had caused a mass-mutation of cells. All testing of the drug was immediately halted and ultimately the project had to be abandoned.
- He is part of an elite unit in the drugs i. __________and is stationed in the 35th ii. __________. He started out as an investigator some five years ago, but such was his rate of success in solving iii. ____________ cases that he was earmarked as one to watch. His promotion to the elite unit was swift and came one month after his most high-profile case, which was also possibly the case most-closely followed by members of the public in law- iv. ____________ history. This was the infamous assassination of Senator Karnegie. The v. ____________ around the senator’s house extended to a radius of 5 km in the immediate aftermath of his shooting. Senator Karnegie would go on to lose his life, but Inspector Doggins solved the case after a relentless pursuit of the chief suspect yielded an eventual admission of guilt.
|1||i. genre||ii. journal||iii. critical||iv. memoir||v. pseudonym||vi. obituary|
|2||i. broker||ii. turmoil||iii. commodities||iv. floatation||v. dividend||–|
|3||i. writ||ii. counsel||iii. technicality||iv. plaintiff||v. subpoena(ed)||–|
|4||i. forensic||ii. breakthrough||iii. subjects||iv. clinical trials||v. autopsy||–|
|5||i. squad||ii. precinct||iii. homicide||iv. enforcement||v. autopsy||–|