I just wanted to let you know that I have a new job - I'm now a designer for Futures Design. It feels good to be in work again, as I was getting fed up of being unemployed. The company produces furniture for hotels and bars around the world. I spend most of my time working on ideas for a chain of bars in London. At the moment, I'm in charge of developing some interesting but comfortable chairs! I also deal with the clients, who can be very demanding!
I like the team but we work long hours - I get to work at 8.00 a.m. and don't finish until 7.00 p.m. The pay is quite good, but it's only a temporary job - a nine-month contract to cover maternity leave.
Anyway, I hope everything is OK with you. Send me your news soon.
All the best
2. Change the sentences from the email to express the same ideas in different ways using the Language references:
Example: I have a new job… ------ I am in work … (I am employed…) …
a) I'm now a designer…
b) It feels good to be in work again…
c) … I was getting fed up of being unemployed.
d) I'm in charge of developing some interesting but comfortable chairs!
e) I also deal with the clients…
f) I get to work at 8.00 a.m. and don't finish until 7.00 p.m.
g) The pay is quite good…
Read the email once again to answer the questions.
a) What is Jane now?
b) Why is Jane happy to be in work?
c) What does the company produce?
d) What are Jane’s duties?
e) What does Jane like and dislike about her job?
Tell the groupmates what Jane is writing in her email.
Read and translate the dialogue.
max: -------- Hi Paula. How's the job hunting going?
paula: ----- Oh, OK. I applied for a job in sales and I had an interview last week. There were about ten other interviewees sitting outside the interview room when I got there, so there's a lot of competition.
max: -------- I'm sure you'll do well. I was impressed with your CV when I read it. Do you need a character reference? I can write one for you if you like.
paula: ----- Oh, thanks, Max. I'll let you know if they ask for one. The next stage of the selection process is psychometric tests.
max: -------- Oh, I've never done those before, but I had a handwriting analysis once. They said I was a dreamer and couldn't take risks - a bit strange as I now have my own company!
paula: ----- Yes, that is odd. Anyway, I must go now. I want to look at the on-line job ads.
max: -------- OK, see you soon and good luck.
2. Change the sentences from the dialogue to express the same ideas in different ways using the Language references:
Example: I had an interview last week. ------ I went to the interview last week.
a) There were about ten other interviewees…
b) I was impressed with your CV…
c) I now have my own company!
d) I want to look at the on-line job ads.
Make up your own dialogue and act it out.
Read and translate the text.
When Sidney Chapman left college, he wasn't sure what he wanted to do so he went to a careers centre and applied for several different jobs. He was interviewed by three companies and eventually got a job. He worked for Engineering Ltd for six months but then he was fired. Next, he worked in advertising. He was quite successful at it and he was promoted to General Manager. However, ten years later he resigned the job because he wanted to travel.
Retell the text about Sidney Chapman.
1. Work with your partner and put the following sentences into the right order:
She accepted the job.______________________________________
She saw the advert.________________________________________
She got promotion.________________________________________
She applied for the job.____________________________________
They weren't satisfied with her work._________________________
They gave her an interview._________________________________
They sacked her._________________________________________
They offered her the job.___________________________________
2. When you look for a job, which of these are important for you?
a) Iwant to earn a lot of money.
b) I do not want to work many hours a day.
c) I do not want to work late at night or early in the morning.
d) I want long holidays.
e) I don't want a tiring job.
f) I want an interesting job.
g) I want to work with friendly people.
h) I want the boss to be a nice person.
i) I want to work in a place which is clean and pleasant.
j) I want a job that has good career prospects.
3. Can the factors given below make you change your career? Why? Why not? Name other factors.
a) a high salary
b) lots of perks (льготы)
c) good promotion prospects
d) an opportunity, through your job, to serve others in the community/in society
e) a pleasant, friendly working atmosphere
f) short working hours — not more than 35 hours a week
g) long holidays
4. Which jobs in your country do you think are:
|• very well paid? • very glamorous? • very dangerous?
|• very exciting? • very boring? • very dirty?
Task I. Make up questions using 'would you like' and phrases given below.
1. earn much money 6. have lots perks
2. be satisfied with the job 7. serve people in the society
3. start up your own business 8. have short working hours
4. change your career 9. get promotion
5. find a better job 10. have long holidays