The life of a record shop owner - EOI Asturias inglés A2

Elvis Shakespeare Shop
David Griffin left school at seventeen, went to college and then worked as an assistant in hisparents’ newsagent’s. After two years, he went to work for a big national chain record store as an assistant manager although very soon he got a job as a store manager. In May 2005, tired of working for others, he opened a shop called Elvis Shakespeare.
This is what he tells us about his job.
“As its name suggests, in my shop literature goes hand in hand with music -my main interests-. Prices go from £2 for second-hand books to £200 for rare collector’s items and I expect that, very soon, you can benefit from our excellent online payment facilities.
My shop is in Leith Walk and I spend most of my time buying small and large collections, which I get in the Edinburgh area. I hardly ever travel abroad.
Last week, I was alone in the shop and I had to work from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and with Christmas coming, next month I am going to work from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day but my working hours are normally from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.”
Adapted from different Internet sources


Read the article about a shop owner and choose the correct option A, B, or C for each of
the sentences 1-5. Only ONE option is correct. 

1 When he left his parents’ shop he was ...
A the boss
B an assistant
C an assistant manager

2 At Elvis Shakespeare ...
A prices are quite expensive
B David Griffin combines his two passions
C you can buy cheap rare collector’s items

3 You can buy things ...
A online
B in the shop
C both online and in the shop

4 He does most of his business ...
A in other countries
B around Edinburgh
C in his shop in Leith Walk

5 His working hours are usually ...
A from 10.00 to 18.00
B from 10.00 to 20.00
C different each week


1. B
2. B
3. B
4. B
5. A 


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