The Reading / Listening - Level 4

The European Union (EU) said that workers with no fixed office will be paid for travelling to and from their first and last clients each day. This will affect staffing costs across Europe. This means higher salaries for care workers, sales staff, plumbers, and other company employees who work from home. The EU said it wants to protect the health and safety of workers. It also wants to make sure workers do not work more than 48 hours a week.



Thousands of European companies will have to make sure their employees' first and last appointments are near their homes. An employment lawyer said if bosses do not change working hours, their workers could quickly work more than the number of hours they are legally allowed to work. Companies could face legal action if this happens. The new rule does not affect workers who travel to their fixed place of work every day.

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    Level 5 or  Level 6

Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-34210002
  • http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/travelling-to-work-is-work-court-rules-353288.html
  • https://uk.news.yahoo.com/travelling-european-court-rules-175012116.html#hzpZ9QP


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

workers with no

a.

for care workers

2.

paid for

b.

fixed office

3.

first and

c.

workers

4.

This means higher salaries

d.

than 48 hours a week

5.

employees who work

e.

last clients

6.

safety of

f.

the health

7.

The EU said it wants to protect

g.

travelling

8.

do not work more

h.

from home



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Thousands of

a.

action

2.

employees' first and

b.

hours

3.

working

c.

of work

4.

workers could quickly

d.

allowed to work

5.

they are legally

e.

European companies

6.

Companies could face legal

f.

who travel

7.

The new rule does not affect workers

g.

last appointments

8.

fixed place

h.

work more

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

The European Union (EU) said that workers (1) ___________________ will be paid for travelling to and from their first and (2) ___________________. This will affect staffing costs across Europe. This (3) ___________________ for care workers, sales staff, (4) ___________________ company employees who work from home. The EU said it (5) ___________________ health and safety of workers. It also wants (6) ___________________ workers do not work more than 48 hours a week.

Thousands of European companies (7) ___________________ sure their employees' first and last appointments (8) ___________________ homes. An employment lawyer said (9) ___________________ change working hours, their workers (10) ___________________ more than the number of hours they are legally allowed to work. Companies could (11) ___________________ if this happens. The new rule does not affect workers who travel to their (12) ___________________ work every day.





WORKING SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about working in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

STUDENT 1

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STUDENT 2

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STUDENT 3

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Q.1.

 

 

 

 

Q.2.

 

 

 

 

Q.3.

 

 

 

 

Q.4.

 

 

 

 

Q.5.

 

 

 

 

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

Student A: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

a)

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b)

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c)

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d)

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e)

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f)

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g)

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h)

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Student B: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

a)

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b)

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c)

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d)

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e)

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f)

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g)

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h)

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FREE WRITING

Write about working for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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Answers

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