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 ...
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