Posted by: crisdiaz24 | November 21, 2011

BOUNCERS – CLOZE TEST

CLOZE TEST

Read the text and complete the chart below with a word from the list that comes after the text. Every word can only be used ONCE. There are five words that you do not need to use. Question 0 has been answered as an example.

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS DO YOU NEED TO BE A BOUNCER?

A bouncer is 0) ___________ known as the doorman or door security and is typically employed in nightclubs and bars. Standing post at the entrance, the bouncer’s responsibility is to refuse entrance to patrons who do not meet minimum age requirements. Inside the establishment, a bouncer is charged with 1) ___________ of rowdy guests and maintaining order. Most bouncers are not required to possess a degree, but certain skills, characteristics and training are needed for a successful bouncer. Physical Appearance Typically, a bouncer possesses a certain type of 2) __________. Someone who is tall and muscular is most often selected due to the level of respect his physical appearance is able to command. Although a specific level of physicality is not always a requirement of the job, most people who are looking to 3) __________ a bouncer will often choose someone with an obvious muscular form, a height of at least 6 feet and a sturdy frame with good posture. In simple terms, the industry tends to favour those individuals with a powerful or 4) __________ presence. Clean Record In most American states, a bouncer is required to have a clean criminal record. Some states even require a bouncer to submit to a complete criminal background 5) __________ including fingerprinting. An individual who has a record of crime, issues with 6) __________ or a tendency toward violence would not be considered appropriate for the role. There would be a perceived danger that a bouncer with a record may be more likely to cross certain 7) __________ in the course of the job and may even cause unnecessary physical harm in confrontation with a difficult patron. Training Most establishments that hire bouncers will require the bouncers to attend some kind of training either in-house or provided by an outside security training organization. Training may include legal issues and laws concerning use of physical force, alcohol, 8) __________ patrons and proper criminal procedures in working with law enforcement. Training also may encompass acceptable combat and self-defense moves for a bouncer in addition to sensitivity training to ensure bouncers are not overly aggressive in the course of the job. Personality A successful bouncer must possess certain personality traits and people skills to maintain order and enforce rules and regulations. He must have an ability to confront offenders in a manner that 9) __________ authority but without further provoking or antagonizing any individual or group. An overly aggressive demeanor can exacerbate a difficult situation, so a bouncer must possess or learn to develop the skills needed to 10) __________ tension.

Adapted from: http://www.ehow.com/list_6544171_qualifications-do-need-bouncer_.html

             BOUNDARIES          DEFUSE                      INTOXICATION       REMOVAL

BORDERS                   EVOKES                      MINOR                       RENT

CHECK                        HIRE                             OTHERWISE              SOBRIETY

CONVEYS                  INTIMIDATING        PHYSIQUE                 UNDER-AGED

0) OTHERWISE

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5)

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10)

 

KEY

1. REMOVAL

2. PHYSIQUE

3. HIRE

4. INTIMIDATING

5. CHECK

6. INTOXICATION

7. BOUNDARIES

8. UNDER-AGE

9. CONVEYS

10. DEFUSE

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