Exercise 4. Answer the questions.

1 Why choosing a right career is one of the most important decisions?

2 Do you think it’s important to be creative in your profession?

3 What does 'a square peg in a round hole' mean?

4 Do you know reasons of unemployment?

5 Did you make a choice of your future profession by yourself? Who advised you?


Exercise 5. Read the following CV summary and fill in the header for each section with ` EDUCATION', `WORK EXPERIENCE', `PERSONAL DETAILS', `PROFILE' and `SKILLS


Andrea Patarino Rome, Italy



Date of birth: 23 June 1980Marital status: Single


A British Culture Studies and English Linguistics graduate with four years' experience in the field of International cultural cooperation. Self-motivated, dynamic and ready to meet new challenges.


2000-2005 University of Rome, M.A. in British Culture Studies


2003-present Project coordinator, British Council, Rome, Italy

2002-2003 Internship, National Youth Agency, Leicester, UK

2001-2002 Tour guide, Tourist Information Centre, Rome, Italy

5_____________________________IT skills, fluent in English, well-travelled, enjoys reading and skiing.


Exercise 6. [T.16]Listen to Andrea's interview at Language Worldwide and put T (True) or F (False) next to the following statements:

1. Andrea has always been interested in the British/American language and culture. ___________

2. His current job mainly involves preparing budgets for projects. ___________

3. He has worked as part of a team.__________

4. He had to replace one of the speakers at a British Council event.___________

5. He believes the job he is being interviewed for is tailored to his skills and qualifications._________

Exercise 7. Now look at the following expressions from the interview and match them to their functions below:


1. I would describe myself as someone who is ambitious, hardworking and motivated by challenge.

2. As you can see from my CV, I have been working as a project coordinator for the British Council in Rome for several years.

3. My job has mainly involved organizing special events.

4. Against the odds, I managed to successfully work with our partners and reschedule the project events.

a) describing your current job

b) describing your personal qualities

c) describing how you overcame a difficult situation

d) describing of duties at work


Exercise 8. Write a formal letter of application. You want to go to Britain in the summer and would like to earn a little money while you are there. Read the following job advertisement and write a letter to the manager of the Windsor Leisure Centre applying for the job.


--------WINSDOR LEISURE CENTRE-------- Stowell Road, Windsor wants part-time summer helpers The employer: runs two leisure centres and employs about ten casual staff. Season: July to September Work period: evenings. Weekends and holidays The work: setting up to and taking down sports equipment; involvement children’s summer activity programme; working as lifeguards Pay and conditions: $3.50-$4.00 per hour Qualifications: lifeguards must be strong swimmers, preferably trained in first aid. Life saving training will be given. Good knowledge of English is essential. Age: 18+ Application: to the manager at the above address.

Check yourself

1. Choose the correct variant. There is no________ what he is aiming at. a) mistaking b) mistake c) to mistake d) mistakes   2. Choose the correct variant. I really appreciate your... a) helping b) help c) helped d) helps 3. Choose the word that is different a) jewelry b) contract c) training course d) experience   4. Who is surveyor? a) a person who is skilled in the science of medicine: a person who is trained and licensed to treat sick and injured people b) a person whose job is to measure and record the details ofareas of land c) a person who cuts people's hair and puts it into a style, usuallyworking in a special shop d) a person who compiles and analyzes statistics and uses them to calculate insurance risks and premiums



English Russian Kazakh
to lose confidence [tuː luːz ˈkɒnfɪd(ə)ns] терять самоуверенность сенімділікті жоғалту
to increase salary [ˈɪnkriːs ˈsælərɪ] повысить зарплату жалақыны көтеру
to book [tuː bʊk] забронировать брондау
lifeguard [ˈlaɪfgɑːd] спасатель құтқарушы
employer [ɪmˈplɔɪə] работодатель жұмыс беруші
to postpone [tuː pəʊstˈpəʊn] откладывать басқа уақытқа қалдыру
unemployment [ˈʌnɪmˈplɔɪmənt] безработица жұмыссыздық
surveyor [səˈveɪər] топограф, геодезист топография маманы
experience [ɪkˈspɪərɪəns] опыт тәжірибе
complaint [kəmˈpleɪnt] жалоба шағым
LIW № 23   Make a video presentation “What type of person should be a candidate who applies for job”
LIW № 24   Read the text “Great Jobs for Detail-Oriented People” and translate it.(p.166)    



1. Clive Oxenden, Christina Latham-Koenig. New English File. Intermediate. Student’s book. Oxford University Press, 2012.

2. Clive Oxenden, Christina Latham-Koenig. New English File. Intermediate. Workbook. Oxford University Press, 2012.


3. John and Liz Soars. New Headway. Intermediate. Student’s book. Oxford University Press, 2012


HAND OUT № 17(77)
Discipline: English as a foreign language Credits - 2
Intermediatelevel Practical lesson
Lexical theme: Telling tales  
Grammar: Reported speech  
Teacher: assistant professor Karybayeva Adina Seilgazievna

Exercise 1. Look at the pictures. How much do you know about the traditional tales? Do you remember these tales?

Exercise 2. Make up-to-date version of a folk tale or fairy story with the help of words and phrases below:


once upon time believe swore beautiful princes fall in love hero love forever fight with joke treat like a royalty


Useful phrases I think the moral or message of tale or story is…. It is believed that….

Exercise 3. Listen to the tale “The Fairies” [T.17]. Choose the right variant.

1. The widow who had a) one daughter b) two daughters c) three daughters d) four daughters   The widow’s daughter’s name is a) Melany b) Fanchon c) Frensis d) Betty 2. One day when she was at the spring …came up and begged for a drink a) an old woman b) an old man c) a girl d) a boy 3. Fairy granted the younger girl that with every word she speaks… shall fall from her mouth a) a flower or a precious stone b) two vipers and two toads c) three frogs and beetles d) water and sand

Exercise 4. What is the missing word? Use the words in the box

certainly silver flask replied a precious stone a gift arrogantly


1 “Why, ________, good mother,” said the beautiful girl.

2 “You are so beautiful and so polite, that I am determined to bestow ________. I grant you,that with every word you speak, a flower or a ___________ shall fall from your mouth.” the fairy said.

3 “Do you think I have come here just to get you a drink?” she said the rude girl ___________.

4 “Do you think I brought _____________here just to give madam a drink? Yes, that’s just what I think! Have a drink, if you must!”




Reported speech

We use reported speech to report what someone has said without using their exact words. [3] When we change direct speech to reported speech, we often make the verb form go one tense back. E.g. ‘ Tom lives in Germany,’ said Claire. Claire said that Tom lived in Germany.
Direct speech Reported speech
Present continuous→ ast continuous
‘She’s sleeping,’ he said. He said she was sleeping.
Past simple→ Past perfect
‘He fell over,’ he said. He said he had fallen over.
Present perfect→ P st perfect
‘They’ve lost their money,’ he said. He said they h d lost their money.
Can→ Could
‘She can swim,’ he said. He s id she could swim
Will→ Would
‘ They will be late,’ he said He said they would be late.


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