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Open Cloze - (B2) First Certificate of English

For questions 1-8, read the text below and think of the word which best fits each gap. Use only one word in each gap. There is an example at the beginning (0).

My first job

I (0) STILL remember my first job, (1) ............ I left school, which was in a call-centre in Dublin, Ireland. At the time, there was plenty of work in the `teleworking' industry, due (2) ............ a recent increase in mobile phone ownership. I would connect customers to people with whom they wished to speak, making sure to be polite all (3) ............ time. I (4) ............ admit that I did not like that job very much: the hours were long (I worked a 12-hour night shift, from 9pm to 9am), the environment was extremely busy (each night I would receive several hundred calls, (5) ............ after the other), and the pay was not very good (after I had paid my rent, I had hardly any money for myself!). However, that call-centre was (6) ............ I met my future wife. In fact, I was her manager! At first, we did (7) ............ connect: she thought I was boring, and I thought she was annoying, but, after some time, we ended up developing a close friendship. Then, one morning, after our long shift, we walked home together and stopped (8) ............ a coffee.

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