to an extract from an interview with Andrea Fraser,
a self-employed businesswoman who started her own recruitment
consultancy two years ago.
a note of what she says about:
a web-based recruitment service:
being her own boss:
Read through the interview - what language is missing
from the gaps ( _____ )?
Listen and notice the pauses and stressed words.
Listen again and complete the gaps in the script.
- interviewer, A - Andrea
Andrea, you have your own company. How successful _______
_______ ________ ?
Well, I' ___ ______ ________ my own business for just
over two years now, and er and in that time we' ______
____________ about a hundred and twenty client companies,
which is one a week on average. So, I would say pretty
successful. I mean, er well, the business ______ _______
successful right from day one, but for the last six
months it' ___ _________ _____________ really fast
I' _____ __________ on three new staff members, and
recently I'____ _______ ________________ for new offices
- there just isn't enough space here any more
And er we, we'______ also just __________________ up
a new web-based recruitment service, which is doing
really well, it's very popular
So it's definitely worth making the move to working
Well yes, yes for me, because I'____ always _____________
to be my own boss. And, and it's great, you know, you
have the freedom and the independence to do what you
want you, you make all the decisions
but erm well,
it is, it is incredibly hard work. You know, it's very
hard to ever switch off completely erm - I mean, I I
really do work twelve hours a day, six, well seven days
a week. There's very little free time and everything
else just has to fit in around work, really. Um
You have an understanding husband, though?
Oh yes. I'm very lucky that he's extremely supportive,
yes, yes. It does help.
Which two verb forms are in the gaps?
Why are two different forms used? The expressions in
bold may help you.