Task 1.. Choose correct preposition
1. Many unemployed people want something interesting and well-paid, _____ (as they say) “there is life after work”.
a) that’ why b) because c) though
2. _____ the lowest rate of unemployment in Europe the British Labour government promised to transform the welfare system.
a) In spite b) In spite of c) Because
3. _____ here are 3 million unemployed in France, almost all of them believe “they are entitled not just to a job, but to the right kind of a job”.
a) Although b) Because c) Thanks to
4. In France for some unemployed people any part-time job at minimum wage simply isn’t worth having, _____ the pay for this kind of work is almost the same as the welfare.
a) because of b) that’s why c) because
Task 2.. Use the words from the brackets to form new words that fit in the same numbered blanks in the text. Fill in each space with the new word
In the USA Social Security is limited mainly to the provision of pensions and Medicare for the (1) _____ (RETIRE) and elderly. Social Security system is financed through a tax which is paid by employees and their employers during the years of (2) _____ (EMPLOY). The self-employed, who also pay into the system, are (3) _____ (PROVIDE) with benefits as well. When (4) _____ (WORK) retire at the age of 65, they are entitled to pensions.
Task 3. Open the brackets
2) Listen! Someone (knock) at the door.
4) Please, be quiet! The baby (sleep) now.
5) Lessons (begin) at 6 o'clock every day.
6) John (have) lunch with friends there a year ago.
7) She (win) the prize last year.
8) They (not talk) about it tomorrow.
9) .....(do) your homework yesterday?
10) What ... he like to eat for breakfast?
Task 4. Make up indirect speech
1. "My son is a student", said Henry.
2. "She is working at the library", said mother.
3. My friend said to me:" I have not seen you for ages!"
4. " I will solve the problems tomorrow," said All.
5. My friend said to me: "We have been waiting for you for ten minutes".
6. "I am busy now. I am doing my lessons", said Tom.
Task 5. Write an essay "Social welfare in Britain".