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was surprised to read your recent editorial on the question os student's
part-time jobs. You appear to be making a los of generalisations on the basis
of just one unfortunate incident (I assure you that not all young people who
deliver newspapers are as foolish and dishonest as the two youths mentioned in
first point I would like to make is that there are many jobs teenagers can do
which gave them useful experience of the working world. They are brought into
contact with a variety of people, often older, and are given experience of
expressing themselves clearly and coherently. I am thinking here of jobs such
as travel guides and shop assistants.
argument for schoolchildren and college students having holiday or weekend
jobs is that many parents need the finantial assistance. If we take, for
example, a family in which the father is unemployed or perhaps a single-parent
family on a low income, it seems logical and fair that a son or daughter
should try to bring money into the household.
futher thing I want to say is that a lot of jobs fot the young can be fun for
the people who do them and also useful to the community. Youngsters who help
in schools, hospitals and with the elderly often derive a great deal of
pleasure ans satisfaction as well as contributing something valuable to local
conclusion, I would add that when I was a girl, my father said my teens were a
time for books, hobbies and academic studies. Thinking back, I feel I would
have learnt much more -about myself, other people and life in general- if he
had allowed me to do a limited amount of real work. Certainly, when she is old
enough, I shall encourage my own daughter to do so, rather than waste her time
with soap operas, computer games and discotheques, like so many people today.
Answer according to the text:
Give two the advantages of working while still at school.
Give two cases in which financial assistance would be helpful.
Are the statements True or False. Write the evidence from the text.
This letter was written to a newspaper.
All young people that work are intelligent and honmest .
Children in one-parent families should not work.
The authoress worked when she was at school.
Rewrite in the passive the sentences or clauses containing a verb in italics.
The fact that the new scheme raised such a storm of disapproval
means that no one can have explained it properly to the public.
His father warned him not to let the others lead him
The chairman of the committee complained that they were taking up
too much time in discussing trivialities.
People put down the boy=s
rudeness to his parent=s
having spoiled him.
The British don=t
Fascism, anymore than they do Comunism.
Which is which?
Fill the blanks with the blanks with the best words from the list below: fair,
teens, job, work.
I had a good______________ at the Ford factory.
Boys should also do housework. If only girls do things in the house, it isn't
the following words with the correct meaning on the right.
a) money we spend.
lack of money.
c) money we earn.
d) money to help someone.
What is your opinion about part-time jobs? Would you like to have one? Why?