JOB HUNTING

Цілі: вдосконалювати навички аудіювання, читання й усного мовлення; розвивати мовну здогадку й мовленнєву реакцію учнів; виховувати зацікавленість у розширенні своїх знань.

Procedure

1.Warm-up

Read the joke and have fun.

READING BETWEEN THE LINES

1) Bob Smith, my assistant programmer, can always be found

2) hard at work at his desk. He works independently, without

3) wasting company time talking to colleagues. Bob never

4) thinks twice about assisting fellow employees, and always

5) finishes given assignments on time. Often he takes extended

6) measures to complete his work, sometimes skipping coffee

7) breaks. Bob is a dedicated individual who has absolutely no

8) vanity in spite of his high accomplishments and profound

9) knowledge in his field. I

firmly believe that Bob can be

10) classed as an asset employee, the type which cannot be

11) dispensed with. Consequently, I duly recommend that Bob be

12) promoted to executive management, and a proposal will be

13) executed as soon as possible

Addendum:

That idiot was standing over my shoulder while I wrote the report sent to you earlier today. Kindly re-read only the odd numbered lines.

2. Speaking

Describe some jobs for guessing by the class. (Homework)

3. Speaking

Do ex. 5, p. 63.

4. Listening and speaking

Which factor is most crucial when looking for a new job?

Rank the following points in terms of importance and then discuss your reasons: opportunities for promotion or advancement, working hours, vacation days, pension plan, interest level, salary, benefits such as he>

Listen to the conversation and answer the

questions.

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Kelly. So, have you found a job yet?

Josh. No, but, I have a few leads, so things are looking up.

Kelly. But isn’t that what you always say?

Josh. Well… uh… this time is different.

Kelly. What are you looking for this time, then?

Josh. Actually, I want to work for a Web hosting company.

Kelly. What would you do there?

Josh. Well, in a nut shell, Web hosting companies provide space for people to store and run their Websites. Does it sound like I know what I’m talking about?

Kelly. Oh, yeah, sort of.

Josh. Well, and then, sort of? Well, they allow people to run their Web sites without having to buy and maintain their own servers, and I’d like to work in technical support, you know, helping customers resolve computer-related problems with their sites. And you know I’m a good communicator.

Kelly. So, how’s the pay for that kind of job?

Josh. Well, most people I know start out with a very reasonable salary; you can earn pay increases depending on your performance.

Kelly. So, what about benefits?

Josh. Oh, the benefits are pretty good. They provide he>

Kelly. Well, is there any long-term job security in a job like that? Josh. Uhh. That’s hard to tell. I mean, the Internet is booming, and these kinds of companies are sprouting up everywhere, which is a good thing, but just like the dot-com era, you never know how long things will last.

Kelly. Well, have you ever thought about going back to school to improve your job skills?

Josh. Wait, wait. What are you suggesting?

Kelly. Well, you know, more training might help you land a better job. Josh. Wh… wh… Are you trying to say something about my current job? I mean, is there something going on here? I mean, what are you saying? Kelly. You know, you did drop out of college.

Josh. I know, I know, but I don’t know. I’m just seeing my current job at McDonalds as a step up. McDonalds! Yeah, but, you know, I don’t have the resources to go back to school at the moment; however, the job I am looking at will pay for some classes after I have been with the company for six months.

Kelly. Well, it looks like you have things planned out this time.

Josh. If I last that long.

1) In which field is the man looking for a job?

A) education

B) medicine

C) technology

2) Which statement best describes the pay for the job?

A) Employees can receive periodic pay increases based on their work.

B) The salary for the position is above the industry average.

C) Workers are paid on a commission basis depending their sales.

3) What are some of the benefits that the company provides?

A) insurance, paid vacation, and a company vehicle

B) paid vacation, opportunities for promotion, and insurance

C) opportunities for advancement, insurance, and a free bus pass

4) What does the future hold for the industry that he is considering?

A) growing, yet uncertain

B) expanding and secure

C) contracting, yet stable

5) From the conversation, what do we know about the man’s educational background?

A) He dropped out of high school.

B) He has some post-secondary education.

C) He has a college degree.

Key: 1 c, 2 a, 3 b, 4 a, 5 b.

5. Speaking

Do ex. 6, p. 63.

6. Summary

1) What are ten common questions asked during a job interview in your opinion?

2) What questions would you ask the interviewer to show you are informed about the company and you are serious about the position?

7. Homework

Ex. 8, p. 64.




JOB HUNTING