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1. D 4. A
2. B 5. D
3. C

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Work clothes

For some people, it’s easy to get dressed for work. Pilots and police officers, for example, don’t have to make decisions about their work clothes. They wear uniforms to work every day.

For many office workers, however, it is more difficult to choose clothes for work. They do not wear uniforms to the office. Also, many employers are changing their dress codes. They are allowing their employees to wear casual clothes to work.

The change to casual work clothes began in the 1990s. At first, many companies in the United States allowed employees to wear casual clothes on one day of the week—Friday. Friday became “Casual Friday” or “Dress-down Friday”. Today, however, many companies are allowing their employees to wear casual clothes every day of the week.

Why are companies allowing their employees to wear casual clothes?

Some studies show that people are more productive when they are wearing comfortable clothes. Employees also like the casual dress code because they don’t need to buy special clothes for work. They can save money this way.

Unfortunately, a casual dress code can also cause problems. Sometimes employees dress too casually. They think they can wear anything. Many companies have rules about casual clothes. They list the kinds of clothes that are not “business-casual” clothes. Blue jeans, sandals, and sportswear are examples of clothes that are usually too casual for the office.


Questions 1-5

Choose the correct letter, A, B, C or D.

Write the correct letter in boxes 1-5 on your answer sheet.

1. What do pilots and police officers wear to work?

A Casual clothes.         

B Sportswear.     

C Blue jeans.     

D Uniforms.
Answer: D    Locate  Listen from here

2. What do the underlined phrase “dress codes” mean?

A They tell what you can do and can’t do.

B They are rules about what clothes to wear.

C They save a lot of money.

D They show you what to say at work.
Answer: B    Locate  Listen from here

3. “Dress-down Friday” is a day when employees are allowed to_______.

A eat delicious food

B have smart uniforms on

C wear casual clothes to work

D work longer hours
Answer: C    Locate  Listen from here

4. Why do some companies agree to the casual dress code?

A They don’t need to buy special clothes for work.

B It is difficult for them to choose clothes for work.

C They don’t like the same uniforms.
Answer: A    Locate  Listen from here

D It is easy for them to make decisions about work clothes.

5. What problems can a casual dress code cause according to the passage?

A Employees seldom wear comfortable clothes.

B Usually employees put on expensive clothing.

C Employees always have too little on themselves.

D Sometimes employees dress too casually.
Answer: D    Locate  Listen from here


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