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|Jack:||What would you advise fellow newcomers to do when looking for a job?|
|Cindy:||Let me tell you one thing. It might be tough at the beginning, and you might feel that your English sounds horrible, or you might not be confident enough to talk about your skills… Sometimes, you might just want to bury your head in the sand, but what you really have to do is to take the bull by the horns!|
|Jack:||I hear volunteering is a common pathway to success for many immigrants. What do you think?|
|Cindy:||I think it is true. When I first came to Canada, I sent out tons of resumes, but I never got any response. I needed to have Canadian experience to get hired. It was a catch 22. So, I started volunteering.|
|Jack:||And did it help you get your foot in the door?|
|Cindy:||It did help me, and many others… But I think while there is no single key to success, having a positive attitude will go a long way. Even if you’ve hit the rocks in your job search, you have to stay positive and eventually you will see light at the end of the tunnel.|
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For a few months, crime investigation hadn’t yielded any results until police found sufficient forensic evidence which allowed them to ______________________ in the case.CorrectIncorrect
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Jacquie had a loving relationship with her parents. Even though she had her own family now, she would always be close with them. So, when the relationship with her husband ________, the woman had all the support from her mom and dad.CorrectIncorrect
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