Hariz’s Story – Level 3

(Level 2 and Level 3 stories are the same, but the exercises are different.)

When I came to Australia five years ago I never believed I would be able to study and work in my occupation here. It seemed an impossible dream. I had just begun studying a course in Drafting in Bosnia. I’d like to tell you about how I learnt English and returned to study in Australia.

My first step was a Certificate 2 English course at Dandenong AMES. I learnt quickly and after only one term I had finished Certificate 2 and started Certificate 3 in a Further Study class – that is, English for people who want to start or return to study in Australia . This course was just what I needed. I learnt the kind of English necessary to survive at university – we developed our reading and listening skills, gave oral presentations and practised writing essays and reports. We spent three hours every week in the computer room, learning to use the computer for word processing. We also wrote our resumes and job application letters on the computer to prepare us for the Practical Placement Program. In this program you go out for work experience for two weeks. I worked in an architect’s office in the city. It was a great experience! I was so worried that my English wouldn’t be good enough, but the people were very encouraging and I would recommend it to anyone.

During this course I saw the AMES Educational Counsellor who gave me a lot of information about university and TAFE courses. After discussion with the Counsellor, I decided I would do a Diploma in Building Design and Construction when I finished studying at AMES.

I have finished my 510 hours at AMES. Now I am studying for my Diploma at a TAFE college and so far everything is going OK. I think I’m half way to my "impossible dream". But I still have to get that job!

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Exercise 1
Exercise 2
Exercise 3

 

 

Exercise 1 - Comprehension


Click true or false
 

True

False

The Educational Counsellor taught students how to write resumes and job applications.

In Bosnia, Hariz was an Drafting student.

After he finished Certificate 2 at Dandenong AMES, Hariz started a Certificate 3 Further Study class.

Hariz enjoyed his two week Practical Placement program at an architect’s office.

Hariz was working as an architect in Bosnia

Now he is studying for his Diploma in Building Design and Construction at a TAFE college.

Further study classes prepare students for work in Australia.

He is still studying at Dandenong AMES.

He thought he would never be able to study or work in Australia.

The Educational Counsellor advised Hariz about his future study options.

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Hariz's story
Exercise 2
Exercise 3
Answers

 

 

Exercise 1 - Answers

 

True

False

The Educational Counsellor taught students how to write resumes and job applications.

 

£

In Bosnia, Hariz was an Drafting student.

£

 

After he finished Certificate 2 at Dandenong AMES, Hariz started a Certificate 3 Further Study class.

£

 

Hariz enjoyed his two week Practical Placement program at an architect’s office.

£

 

Hariz was working as an architect in Bosnia.

 

£

Now he is studying for his Diploma in Building Design and Construction at a TAFE college.

£

 

Further study classes prepare students for work in Australia.

 

£

He is still studying at Dandenong AMES.

 

£

He thought he would never be able to study or work in Australia.

£

 

The Educational Counsellor advised Hariz about his future study options.

£

 

 

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Hariz's story
Exercise 1
Exercise 2
Exercise 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exercise 2 - Writing a Summary

Type a number next to each sentence (1- 8) to put Hariz’s story in the correct order
In this class Hariz learnt how to write essays and reports, and give oral presentations.
The Educational Counsellor advised Hariz about his future study options.
After he finished Certificate 2 at Dandenong AMES, Hariz started a Certificate 3 Further Study class.
Now he is studying for his Diploma in Building Design and Construction at a TAFE college.
He also learnt how to use a computer for wordprocessing.
He thought he would never be able to work or study in Australia.
In Bosnia, Hariz was a Drafting student.
Hariz enjoyed his two week Practical Placement program at an architect’s office.

 

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Hariz's story
Exercise 1
Exercise 3
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Exercise 2 - Answers

In Bosnia, Hariz was a Drafting student.

He thought he would never be able to work or study in Australia.

After he finished Certificate 2 at Dandenong AMES, Hariz started a Certificate 3 Further Study class.

In this class Hariz learnt how to write essays and reports, and give oral presentations.

He also learnt how to use a computer for wordprocessing.

Hariz enjoyed his two week Practical Placement program at an architect’s office.

The Educational Counsellor advised Hariz about his future study options.

Now he is studying for his Diploma in Building Design and Construction at a TAFE college.

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Hariz's story
Exercise 1
Exercise 2
Exercise 3

 

 

 

 

Exercise 3 - Definite and indefinite articles


Click in each space and type the, a or an

My first step was Certificate 2 English course at Dandenong AMES. I learnt quickly and after only one term I had finished Certificate 2 and started Certificate 3 in Further Study class – that is, English for people who want to start or return to study in Australia . This course was just what I needed. I learnt kind of English necessary to survive at university – we developed our reading and listening skills, gave oral presentations and practised writing essays and reports. We spent three hours every week in computer room, learning to use computer for word processing. We also wrote our resumes and job application letters on computer to prepare us for Practical Placement Program. In this program you go out for work experience for two weeks. I worked in architect’s office in city. It was great experience!

 

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Hariz's story
Exercise 1
Exercise 2
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Exercise 3 - Answers

My first step was a Certificate 2 English course at Dandenong AMES. I learnt quickly and after only one term I had finished Certificate 2 and started Certificate 3 in a Further Study class – that is, English for people who want to start or return to study in Australia . This course was just what I needed. I learnt the kind of English necessary to survive at university – we developed our reading and listening skills, gave oral presentations and practised writing essays and reports. We spent three hours every week in the computer room, learning to use the computer for word processing. We also wrote our resumes and job application letters on the computer to prepare us for the Practical Placement Program. In this program you go out for work experience for two weeks. I worked in an architect’s office in the city. It was a great experience!

 

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Hariz's story
Exercise 1
Exercise 2
Exercise 3