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Unit 12. Work



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Would you like to have an office job? Why? Why not?
 
WORDPERFECT
Key.1 applicant  
2 candidate  
3 interview  
4 degree
5 qualifications  
6 self-employed  
7 experience  
8 skill
9 for 
10 as

Choose the correct word or phrase to complete the sentences.
1    Someone who applies for a job is called an applier / applicant.
2    A person applying for a job is also called a candidate / manager.
3    When you appiy for a job, you are often asked to attend a job interview / test.
4    You get a degree / licence from a university when you complete the course.
s    Degrees, diplomas and certificates show your qualifications / work experience.
6    If you are unemployed / self-employed, you run your own small business.
7    If you have done something for a long time, you have a lot of experiments / experience.
8    Being able to use a computer is an important skill / qualification these days.
9    If you have a job with a company, you work for / as the company.
10  If you are an electrician, you work for / as an electrician.

DEVELOP YOUR SPEAKING SKILLS
Speaking know-how DISCOURSE MANAGEMENT
В повседневном общении люди обычно не обмениваются длинными монологическими высказываниями.Собеседники слушают друг друга, реагируют на реплики партнера, дают друг другу возможность высказаться, соглашаются или не соглашаются друг с другом, обмениваются вопросами и ответами, таким образом, поддерживая разговор.


flag.jpgListen to an interviewer interviewing four job applicants. Match each person with a statement.
Key.Applicant 1: с  
Applicant 2: a
Applicant 3: d
Applicant 4: b

Applicant 1: _________________
Applicant 2: _________________
Applicant 3: _________________
Applicant 4: _________________
a   The answer is too short.
b   The answer doesn't answer the question at all.
с   The answer is illogical.
d   The answer is successful.

Tapescript

  1 


Female job interviewer So, Alan. Why do you want to leave your current job?
Applicant 1 Well, I want to leave the job I have at the moment because I love it and can't imagine doing anything else.

  2 


Female job interviewer So, Mr Taylor. Have you been in your current job for a long time?
Applicant 2 Yes.
Female job interviewer I see.

  3 


Female job interviewer So, Carol. Why do you want to come and work for us?
Applicant 3 Well, I've always wanted to work for a national newspaper, and in my opinion your paper is the best in the country, so it would be a dream come true to work here.

  4 


Female job interviewer  So, Miss Phillips. What qualifications do you have?
Applicant 4 Well, I love tennis and I go swimming three times a week.
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Read the statements and circle True or False.
Key.1F    2T    ЗТ    4T    5F
When you are answering a question in a job or exam interview:

1    You should give one-word answers.    T /  F
2    Your answer should be logical.    T /  F
3    Your response should answer the question.    T /  F
4    You can give extra information if it is relevant.    T /  F
5    Your answer should be as long as possible.    T /  F
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In pairs, ask and answer these questions.
What does your mother / father / uncle / sister do for a living?
What do you want to do when you leave school?
Would you like to work in a /an factory / office / shop?
Are you ambitious?

flag.jpgListen to two job interviewers choosing the best applicant. As you listen, answer the questions.
Key.l Yes    2 Yes    3 Yes  
4 Yes    5 Yes
 
1    Do they ask each other questions?     
2    Do they express their opinion?   
3    Do they disagree with each other at times?   
4    Do they agree with each other at times?   
5    Do they reach a conclusion?

Yes / No
Yes / No
Yes / No
Yes / No
Yes / No

Tapescript
Man    Right, so these are the final two candidates, are they?
Woman    Yes - Sandra and Steve. Which one do you prefer?
Man    Well, Steve's got more experience than Sandra. I think he's probably the best one. What do you think?
Woman    I don't agree, actually. He does have more experience, but that's experience working as an editor, not as a reporter. Sandra's got a degree in journalism - Steve hasn't - and she's worked as a reporter. I think she's the best candidate.
Man    Yes, I suppose Steve's degree in French isn't very useful, is it? Okay - shall we offer the job to Sandra?
Woman    I think that's probably the best decision, isn't it?
Man    Yes, I think it probably is.

flag.jpgListen again and circle the words or phrases you hear.
Key.1 do you prefer  
2 do you think  
3 I don't agree   
4 is
5 Shall   
6 isn't

Discussion words and phrases
1    Which (one/two) do you prefer / are you preferring?
2    What do you think / are you thinking?
3    I don't agree / I'm not agreeing.
4    ... isn't very useful, is / isn't it?
5    Will / Shall we ... ?
6    I think that's (probably) the best decision, isn't / doesn't it?

Tapescript

Man    Right, so these are the final two candidates, are they?
Woman    Yes - Sandra and Steve. Which one do you prefer?
Man    Well, Steve's got more experience than Sandra. I think he's probably the best one. What do you think?
Woman    I don't agree, actually. He does have more experience, but that's experience working as an editor, not as a reporter. Sandra's got a degree in journalism - Steve hasn't - and she's worked as a reporter. I think she's the best candidate.
Man    Yes, I suppose Steve's degree in French isn't very useful, is it? Okay - shall we offer the job to Sandra?
Woman    I think that's probably the best decision, isn't it?
Man    Yes, I think it probably is.




PRACTISE YOUR SPEAKING SKILLS


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In pairs, play the role of two interviewers who have interviewed candidates for the job of a hotel receptionist, and decide who should get the job. Use the words and phrases in Exercise E and the information below to help you.

 Job: hotel receptionist
Name: Phil Green
Age: 27
Qualifications: diploma in Hotel Management
Experience: 5 years working for small family - run island hotel
Skills: can speak English, can drive, can organize business lunches and international conferences
Name: Natasha Fedotova
Age: 33
Qualifications: degree in Tourism and Business Studies
Experience: 10 years working in hotels abroad
Skills: can use a computer, can speak 3 foreign languages


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