B2 - Вариант 5

Missing headings

Choose the most suitable heading (A-H) from the list for each part (1–6) of the article. There is one extra heading which you do not need to use. There is an example at the beginning (0).

A) You may think that working from your home is the ultimate freedom.

B) Get in the habit of turning off your computer at a reasonable hour.

C) The more separation you create between your business area and the rest of your home, the better.

D) Remember that above all else, your business is your business, and your family is your family.

E) Keep yourself as organized as if your were working in a corporate office.

F) For many people, however, working from home can be both a relief and a headache at the same time.

G) As part of keeping organized, do everything you can to keep food and drinks away from your desk!

H) If a full time sitter is not an option, consider hiring a part-time sitter.


0: A You may get tingles down your spine at the mere thought of being able to work in your pyjamas, be with your children, and never deal with the morning commute again. Yes, working from your home can be all of these things and a whole lot more too.

1: Keeping a balance between your professional home life and your personal home life presents many challenges. Being close to your children, for example, can be a blessing but it can also spell disaster as you try to close an important deal over the phone just as one of them begins to cry or scream uncontrollably right next to you. It's a real challenge having a lot of work just inches away from where you are supposed to be enjoying quality time with your family.
So what can you do? How can you make your home business work while keeping your personal life intact? There are several areas that I consider paramount to running a successful home based business.

2: Try never to mix the two because that can easily lead to a toxic potion. When you are in business mode, be focused on your business. Try to keep your children out of your work area at all times. If that means having to hire a babysitter to occupy your children while you work, do it.

3: When the sitter is in, that's when you make your calls. Work your calling schedule around your babysitter as best you can, and make sure you save the most important calls for that quiet time.

4: If your home office has a door, close it. Cut off any temptation to go and do the dishes, laundry or whatever during your work time. Avoid those frequent mini-raids of the refrigerator during work time. These types of distractions will only help keep you in your office much longer than necessary.

5: Organization prevents contracts and other important documents from getting buried under piles of files, newspapers, or even last night's dinner! Just because you work from your home doesn't mean you are any less of a professional…. so act like one and treat important documents with respect.

6: Spills cost you many hours of work, and can even cost you thousands of dollars if they were to damage any of your delicate electronic equipment. My motto is simple: "Food stays in the kitchen, and paperwork stays in the office."