Essay B2: Work and unemployement

Work and unemployement

1.- 1. – there is a space between the full stop and the hyphen

Studying hard is important to get a job. Having a work (work is an uncountable noun. Having work is maybe.. if you want to keep the article then you have to change the noun to job; having a job is maybe..) is maybe one of the most important thing one of many: one of the plural quantity: one of the most important things that you need in all of (redundant: you need in your life) your life. People study hard for many years in order to get a well paid and interesting job. People who have good jobs are useful for the (society in general, not a particular society; therefore, there is no need for the article) society because they generate products and stuffs (stuff is an uncountable noun. It doesn´t have a plural form) that other people need.


Having a job is not only important to make money. The most relevant thing related to the job is how you can feel with a good or bad job. In other words, having a good job makes you feel more self confident.


In my life, I have been a student, then I have had lousy jobs while I was studying oppositions for becoming (for the public exams to become a) civil servant and finally I found a good job that I like it (with relative pronouns, there is no need to repeat the noun, as it is mentioned twice anyway) very much. I´ll try to explain how I felt in those situations.


I was born in an industrial town, where people work hardly (hard is also the adverb. It is an irregular adverb. Hardly means apenas.) all day long. My grand father grandfather, without a space was a mason who worked in the heavy industry of Bilbao. He won earned little moneyso, in on/at the weekends, he had to work even more. My grand father grandfather knew how important the studies were for his three children. If he has (the third conditional structure doesn´t have the present perfect in the first clause. It has the past perfect.) had had the opportunity to study, he would have get gotten (after haber, we always have the participle form of the verb.) another kind of work. Fortunately, my father could study in the baske Basque college. He studied to become a journalist and he finally get got a job in a newspaper´s (no need for the possessive, as I think the compound noun
“newspaper archive” exists)
archive. My uncle still works in the heavy industry and he is fed up.


I guess that this history story demonstrates that if you study hard you can get a skilled job. I studied a career studied for a degree.
I was a good student and I (the pronoun is omissible because the subject remains the same) got a scholarship, so my
parents didn’t spend much money in on (you spend on) my education. On the other hand, they thought that although I was a student, I had to learn the value of the (the article is not needed here, as you are talking about all kinds of money, not a specific type) money and, in summertime I used to work at the weekends, making doing/conducting commercial surveys. I won earned money only for a made completed survey. If I didn´t do any survey I didn’t earn any money. With the money that I hardly apenas earned (working hard), I bought the meal in the college´s (college restaurant is a compound noun) restaurants, I bought my learning books and I spent little (little vs. a little (a little means some un poco, little without the article means muy poco. What are you trying to say?) money in the bars, with my friend. When I had already (the past simple does the job because it was recurrent)
saved enough money, I used to travel with my friends and with my ex girlfriend.


When I finished my career university course/degree, I had to study more because I decided to become a civil servant. I remember when, in my last year of my career, university course/degree I went to a conference about how some crimes could be solved using biological techniques. I also was also (the adverbs go after the verb to be and before all the other verbs,) studying topics related to
biology (such what a coincidence!), therefore the conference impressed me very much and I decided to become forensic policeman.


This decision was not easy because I almost had almost (the adverbs go between the compound verbs, between he auxiliary/modal and the verb.) won a scholarship to investigate topics related to genetics. For many people, my choice was a bad one because they couldn´t understand how I could prefer to become a policeman than an investigator. The answer was simple; I liked to help people, overall when they were seriously injured.



Another problem was that in my town there were not any academy academies where I could prepare for my police exams. Almost all of the exams was were going to be related to laws law as in derecho and I didn’t study any law in my lifeFor that reason, I decided to go to Madrid, where I knew that It there were good teachers and academies. My parents could were able to help me a little bit; they used to sent send me two hundred euros Euros. I found a cheap apartment in downtown (downtown without the preposition. Down is a preposition in itself. It connects to the noun town to form a new noun which doesn´t require a preposition.) and I found a job quickly. These this job was a half time part time work but I always worked in on/at the weekends and in on the days off like Saturdays and Sundays, Christmas and New Year. I earned only six hundred euros Euros. These This
salary, adding to my parent´s money, was enough for my lifestyle in Madrid; I never went to the restaurants and I rarely spent
money in on clothes or travels, for instance.


My former work in Madrid was in a call centre. To say tell the true it was a medical centre, but our employment contract was as teleoperator (telephone operators). Our work was not easy,; we had to answer to (you answer the phone: no need for the preposition) the phone when people call to (the same here: you don´t need the preposition: people call us) us because they or their relatives were ill. We had to take the personal dates (details: dates only means fechas) like address and telephone number, and asked for the most relevant symptoms. When we have (the past simple is fine here) finished all the questions, we had to transfer the call to the doctors, who decided what kind of resource the sick person needed. Sometimes, I argued with the doctors.


I studied laws law for two years and I passed the exams. Then I went to the Police´s College (Police College) in Avila, where I studied more laws law for two years more. I almost forget (forgot) all my knowledge related to biology!. When I finished at the Police´s College, I finally started working at a forensic laboratory. Nowadays, I am enthusiastic with my job. People here are educated and they work hard. We have our little I+D (R & D research and development) department and people can explain their projects and ideas whenever they want it. Our boxes (bosses: this has made me laugh. Boxes are cajas) are kind with us and if we have any problems they are very tolerant and, for instance, we can go home if we need it. On the other hand, when we have more work to do people never refuse it and never protest. We know that our job is important for the society that pays us.


I have studied for many years and I have been working in bad jobs. I know how much lucky I am. The bad thing of about studying so much is that I have couldn’t been able to study some things that are very interesting for to me.


 (to be continued…)

 Indefinite Article is Used With Noun Complement

The indefinite article, a or an,
is used with a noun complement.
includes names of professions:

For examples:

  • He is a doctor
  • She is a teacher
  • She is a good girl
  • He became a great man.

 past perfect vs. past simple

 present perfect and past simple

 can, could, be able to

 relative clauses

 demonstrative pronouns and adjectives

 position of adverbs









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