TAILIEUCHUNG - Toeic test lesson four

Tham khảo tài liệu 'toeic test lesson four', ngoại ngữ, toefl - ielts - toeic phục vụ nhu cầu học tập, nghiên cứu và làm việc hiệu quả | A day in the life of a policeman by Alan Townend A day in the life of a policeman Paul Williams is a policeman and he is very happy in his job. He thinks it s useful and interesting. He has been a policeman for ten years and now he s a sergeant but he often thinks of his first two years in the force and laughs at some of the things that happened to him. For the first two years of his career a policeman is on probation in other words his superior officers watch his progress closely to see whether he s going to be a suitable police officer. After his first nine months in the force Paul was thinking of giving up. He just couldn t get used to the hours he had to work early turn from six till two late turn from two till ten or worst of all night shift from ten till six. But the work was sometimes exciting. The most exciting day of Paul s two years of probation was a hot day in the middle of May. At one forty-five in the afternoon Paul was sitting round a table with his colleagues waiting for his orders. Sergeant Hawkins gave Paul his orders last because the men were dealt with in alphabetical order. Hawkeye as the men called him was a grandfather and treated all the young policemen as boys. Sgt. Hawkins I think I ll give you a change Williams. Paul Thank you sergeant. Sgt. Hawkins As you probably know there have been a lot of petty thefts from houses in Faversham Street over the last few months. Paul That s the street where I was born. Sgt. Hawkins Is it Good. Well you re to keep an eye on the street this afternoon and report by phone if you see anything suspicious. Understand Paul Yes sergeant. Paul was told to wear civilian clothes so that he would not be noticed. He decided to watch from the gardens opposite Faversham Street so that he could walk about without attracting attention. At the end of each hour he phoned the police station to report to Sergeant Hawkins. At the end of four hours he had eaten six icecreams smoked twenty cigarettes and walked round the park .