Reading Comprehension for Intermediates - Topic: Workplace

Workplace ESL Worksheet for Intermediates – Reading Comprehension

A workplace-related worksheet to practice reading for intermediate ESL students. (Free download available.)

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The workplace

My name is Tom and I’d like to talk about the job I’ve been working at for the last few years. I work in administration and what started out as a temporary job, soon became my full-time employment. I’ve made plenty of new friends there, and we like to go out for meals and drinks after work often. 

I’m even dating a colleague named Samantha, we’ve been together for 6 months! I think I’d like to keep working here in the future but I’m not sure what the future holds. My boss says he wants to have a word with me at the end of the day and everyone thinks he is going to give me a promotion as there’s a new position opening up.

I. Exercise one – Fill in the blanks

1. I’m even dating a __________________________________ named Samantha

            a. person

            b. coworker

            c. friend

            d. colleague

2. We’ve been together for __________________________________ months!

            a. 5

            b. 6

            c. 7

            d. 8

3. Everyone thinks he is going to give me a ___________________________.

            a. promotion

            b. raise

            c. pay cut

            d. cat

II. Exercise two – Answer the questions

1. What is Tom’s work?

________________________________________________________________

2. How long has Tom been working at his current job?

________________________________________________________________

3. What is Tom’s relationship to Samantha?

________________________________________________________________

4. How long have they been dating?

________________________________________________________________

5. What would Tom like to do in the future?

________________________________________________________________

III. Exercise three – Talk about yourself

1. Is it important to be happy or successful in your career?

____________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________

2. What do you think you should do to get a promotion?

____________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________

3. Do you think it is a good idea to date a coworker?

____________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________

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