The Reading / Listening - Level 0

There is a doctor's job in New Zealand. It pays US$265,000 a year. There is no weekend work. The job is four days a week, with 12 weeks' holiday. Houses in the area are cheap. The current doctor is leaving. He cannot find a replacement. No one wants the job. People want to live in the city and not in the countryside.



Last year, the doctor could not go on holiday. He could not find anyone to replace him. He has been in the town for 30 years. He loves the countryside. He wants to retire and give his patients to another doctor. His work keeps him busy. He said: "I would like to stay but I hit my head against a brick wall trying to attract doctors."

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Sources
  • http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11593835
  • http://news.sky.com/story/1647162/the-190000-a-year-job-that-nobody-wants
  • http://www.nzdoctor.co.nz/news/2016/february-2016/23/a-tale-of-two-practices-struggle-to-find-gp-story-of-changing-models.aspx


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

It pays

a.

the city

2.

12 weeks'

b.

leaving

3.

Houses in the area

c.

replacement

4.

The current doctor is

d.

US$265,000 a year

5.

He cannot find a

e.

countryside

6.

No one wants

f.

holiday

7.

People want to live in

g.

the job

8.

not in the

h.

are cheap



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

the doctor could not go

a.

against a brick wall

2.

He could not find anyone

b.

town for 30 years

3.

He has been in the

c.

on holiday

4.

give his patients

d.

attract doctors

5.

His work keeps

e.

to replace him

6.

I would like

f.

him busy

7.

I hit my head

g.

to stay

8.

trying to

h.

to another doctor

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

There (1) ___________________ job in New Zealand. It pays US$265,000 a year. There is (2) ___________________. The job is four (3) ___________________, with 12 weeks' holiday. Houses in the (4) ___________________. The current doctor is leaving. He (5) ___________________ replacement. No one wants the job. People want to live in the city (6) ___________________ countryside.

Last year, the doctor (7) ___________________ on holiday. He could not find anyone (8) ___________________. He has been in the town (9) ___________________. He loves the countryside. He wants to retire (10) ___________________ patients to another doctor. His work (11) __________________. He said: "I would like to stay but I hit my head against (12) ___________________ trying to attract doctors."





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

Thereisadoctor'sjobinNewZealand.ItpaysUS$265,000ayear.Therei
snoweekendwork.Thejobisfourdaysaweek,with12weeks'holiday.Ho
usesintheareaarecheap.Thecurrentdoctorisleaving.Hecannotfindar
eplacement.Noonewantsthejob.Peoplewanttoliveinthecityandnotin
thecountryside.Lastyear,thedoctorcouldnotgoonholiday.Hecouldno
tfindanyonetoreplacehim.Hehasbeeninthetownfor30years.Heloves
thecountryside.Hewantstoretireandgivehispatientstoanotherdoctor
.Hisworkkeepshimbusy.Hesaid:"IwouldliketostaybutIhitmyheadag
ainstabrickwalltryingtoattractdoctors."

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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

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

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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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WRITING

Write about doctors for 10 minutes. Read and talk about your partner’s paper.

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