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Dominique Needs a Job



Dominique Needs a Job
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 1 to 3
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.33

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    bills, divorce, doing, editor, graves, Havet, interns, jobless, jobs, medical, unemployed, unemployment, film, become, busy, cannot
     content words:    Poor Dominique


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Dominique Needs a Job
By Colleen Messina
  

1     Dominique is a young man in France. He wants to be a film editor. He has a big problem, though. Dominique can't find a job. He has looked for two years. He doesn't have much money because he can't find work. Poor Dominique can't even go to the movies!
 
2     Many young people in France cannot find jobs. Unemployment is high. It is hard to be out of work. People without jobs feel sad. They feel sick. They visit the doctor more often. They can't pay their bills. They can't take care of their families.
 
3     Unemployment can lead to other problems. It can contribute to problems like divorce or violence. Some young, jobless people do strange things. They set cars on fire. They have ruined graves in cemeteries. They don't act responsibly.

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1.  Design and illustrate a poster for an ice cream shop to hang in the window advertising a job opening. Pretend that the shop has lots of ice cream flavors and incorporate that into your poster. What kind of hours would the person work? What kind of experience should he or she have, such as being an expert on ice cream? Would the job offer free ice cream cones or some other delicious benefit?

2.  Write up a chart of your weekly chores. Do you receive an allowance for your work? Do you like the system your parents have for your allowance if you receive one? Why, or why not?



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