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Job Sharing IELTS Reading Answers
Job Sharing IELTS Reading Answers

Job Sharing IELTS Reading Answers

The Academic passage ‘Job Sharing’ is a reading passage that appeared in an IELTS Test. Read the passage below and answer questions 13 – 28. Beyond the questions, you will find the answers along with the location of the answers in the passage and the keywords that  help you find out the answers.

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Answers

Question number  Answer  Keywords  Location of keywords
13 v Job sharing refers to a situation in which two people divide the responsibility of one full-time job. Section A;

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14 i A survey carried out in 1988 by Britain’s Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) revealed that 78 percent of shares were female, the majority of whom were between the ages of 20 and 40 years of age.

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Many of these women were re-entering the job market after having had children, but they chose not to seek part-time work because it would have meant reduced wages and lower status.

Section C;

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15 ii Although job sharing is still seen as too radical by many companies, those that have chosen to experiment with it include large businesses with conservative reputations. Section D;

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16 x Research into shared senior management positions suggests that even such high-pressure work can be shared between two people with little adjustment, provided the personalities and temperaments of the sharers are not vastly different from one another. Section E;

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17 vii However, to ensure a greater chance that the partnership will succeed, each person needs to know the strengths, weaknesses and preferences of his or her partner before applying for a position. Section F;

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18 professional Job sharing differs from conventional part-time work in that it is mainly (although not exclusively ) occurring in the more highly skilled and professional areas, Section A;

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19 Responsibility  which entail higher levels of responsibility and employee commitment Section A;

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20 (employee) commitment which entail higher levels of responsibility and employee commitment Section A;

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21 Better pay Thus, the demands of job sharing are reciprocated by better pay and conditions and, ideally, more satisfaction than conventional part-time work. Section A;

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22 More satisfaction Thus, the demands of job sharing are reciprocated by better pay and conditions and, ideally, more satisfaction than conventional part-time work. Section A;

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23 NOT GIVEN
24 NO  Job sharing also offered an acceptable transition back into full-time work after a long absence. Section C;

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25 YES British Telecom, meanwhile, maintains 25 shared posts because, according to its personnel department, ‘some of the job sharers might otherwise have left the company and we are now able to retain them.’ Section D;

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26 YES Two wide-ranging surveys carried out in the country in 1989 revealed the proportion of large and medium-sized private-sector businesses that allow job sharing to be between 16 and 25 per cent. Some 78 per cent of job sharers, however, work in public-sector jobs.  Section D;

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27 NOT GIVEN
28 B Job sharing refers to a situation in which two people divide the responsibility of one full-time job. The two people willingly act as part-time workers, enough hours between them to fulfill the duties of a full-time worker. Section A;

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