UNIT 2. CHOOSE THE CAREER!
HAVE A JOB YOU LOVE
Цілі: вдосконалювати навички аудіювання, читання й усного мовлення; розвивати мовну здогадку й мовленнєву реакцію учнів; виховувати зацікавленість у розширенні своїх знань.
Write the alphabet in a column. The learners must use every letter as an initial letter of a job. If necessary you can omit letters which are not initial letters of any job.
Example: Accountant, Businessman, Correspondent, Designer, etc.
Listen to the dialogue and express your opinion as for this job.
Say what job would be the best for you.
A. I tell my students to become a teacher.
B. Teaching is a great job.
A. It’s the best job I’ve ever had.
B. What makes it so good?
A. For me, it’s the students.
B. What do you mean?
A. I mean I have wonderful students.
B. That must be nice.
A. Teaching is the best part of my whole day.
B. You’re a lucky man to have a job you love.
3. Writing and speaking
> Work in groups
Discuss the pros and cons of being a teacher.
Read the passage and fill in the gaps with correct words.
A teacher’s job is to teach someone – to help someone learn about something. Many teachers work in schools – (1) ____ (primary / prime) schools, middle schools, and high schools. At the university / college (2)________________________________ (level / area), teachers are known as (3) ______ (professors / deans). Teachers often have to create tests / exams for their students. This is a good way of (4) _____ (monitoring / metering) (= following) their students’ progress. Teachers often (5) ____ (grade / value) their students, based on how well or poorly the students (6) _____ (performance / perform). A good teacher should be (7) ____ (patience / patient), and should be able to explain things in a clear way. In North America, teachers have to be licensed, which usually means that they have to (8) ____ (finish / graduate) from college / university and (9) ____ (compel / complete) a teacher training (10)________________________________ (program / ritual) before being able to teach.
Key: 1 primary; 2 level; 3 professors; 4 monitoring; 5 grade; 6 perform; 7 patient; 8 graduate; 9 complete; 10 program.
5. Reading and speaking
> Work in pairs
Fill in the gaps with correct expressions and make up your own dialogue. Interview with Jody, Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist Interviewer. So, What’s your name?
Jody. Jody Kinney.
Interviewer. And what’s your job title?
Jody. I’m a hair stylist and makeup artist.
Interviewer. How long have you been working in this job?
Ann. For about eight years.
Interviewer. What experience did you have before that helps you in this job?
Ann. Probably just experience with (1) ____. I like people and I’ve always done people’s makeup and stuff, so.
Interviewer. What training or education did you have that helps in this job?
Ann. Well, I went to (2) ____ school, and then I did assisting in a salon, so I was someone’s (3) ____, and then learned from then until I was confident to go out on my own.
Interviewer. How long is beauty school?
Ann. If you do it full time, it’s about (4) ____ months, give or take a few days here and there.
Interviewer. And then, after that, how long did it take you to feel confident to go out on your own?
Ann. About three months.
Interviewer. That’s pretty good.
Ann. Yeah Interviewer. What classes, or training would you suggest for someone interested in this job?
Ann. Well, they’d have to go to beauty school, and then, it’s always encouraged to (5) _____ education, to keep going to classes and learning different things. Learning new things, yeah. ’cause you’re never (6) ____ learning.
Interviewer. What kind of person would be good for this job?
Ann. Someone who can handle (7) ____ – all different personalities, a people pleaser, basically.
Interviewer. What is the most fun part of your work?
Ann. I get to (8) ____ all day about whatever I want. I can dress however I want. Instant gratification. Someone comes in looking bad, and they leave
Looking good. And they have a big (9) ____ on their face, and I have lots of freedom, and, yeah, it’s and you make people look pretty. It’s great.
Interviewer. What is the most challenging or difficult part of your work?
Ann. Challenging is.
Interviewer. Is it all easy?
Ann. No. Depending on the client. Clients can be very challenging. Really picky people that are never (10) ____. So there’s lots of those, but generally, it’s not a big challenge – finding the (11) ____ place to work, you know, the right amount of business, you know. Paper work is always fun. Doing your (12) ____ – that’s challenging.
Interviewer. What is your busy period at work, is it part of the year, part of the month?
Ann. Busiest is probably fall and (13) ____, like Christmas area – around Christmas and also (14) ____.
Interviewer. What is special or unique about your job?
Ann. Just that every single person is (15) ____ , even though it’s all hair, you know. It’s never monotonous. It’s always – Every single person is different, so it doesn’t get (16) _____ , and, yeah, it’s great – you make people happy. That’s the best part.
Interviewer. Thank you.
Ann. You’re welcome.
Key: 1 with people; 2 beauty; 3 assistant; 4 eleven months; 5 continue; 6 finished; 7 people; 8 talk; 9 smile; 10 happy; 11 right; 12 taxes; 13 winter; 14 spring; 15 different; 16 boring.
Which job would be suitable for someone who:
– Enjoys traveling? Has business experience and wants responsibility? Can’t work during the day? Has got telephone skills? Can’t work in the evenings or at weekend?
Get ready with a report about the job you would like to have for you life.