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Work and Jobs

WORK AND JOBS

1. Complete the sentences with the following words:

                                              as       do        for           in

What do you ………………?       I work …………..  nurse in a large children´s hospital.     I work ………. a company which sells farm machinery.       I work ………..  the tourist industry.

 

2. Complete the paragraphs with the following words:

earning         employed    from home    long hours     made redundant       pay rise  permanent   promoted   set up    temporary     the office       training         unemployed

 

I´ve been 1. ……..  by my present company for two years now. I came here straight after finishing university. I was really pleased because I was 2 ………some money at last. The company has an excellent 3 ……….programme and so I knew I would learn my job properly, I sometimes have to work 4 …………. . I didn´t get home till after nine o´clock yesterday. But it´s possible for me to work 5 ……… ….sometimes too. I have a computer in my spare room.  It´s good to get away from 6  …………. now and again and I find I can get a lot done when there´s no one else around.

Now that I ´ve been here for two years, I´m hoping I´ll be 7 …………. soon, that should also mean I´ll get a 8 ………………and it´d be nice to have a bit more money. In the future I´d like to 9 ……….. my own business, but I´ll stay here for now. One of my friends is 10   …………… at the moment and can´t find a job anywhere. He was 11 …………. last year. Luckily, he´s been able to find 12 …………… work, he´s worked for several different companies for a few months each time. But he´d prefer to work for just one and so he´s hoping to find a 13 ………….. job very soon.

 

3. Complete what the people are saying with the following words:

account manager        boss           CEO /managing director         personal assistant (PA)    personnel manager     receptionist

secretary                    sales manager       sales representative

 

1.I´m Peter Stent. I´m the ……………………………. here and I´m in charge of all the people who sell our products.

2.I´m the …………………………….. . I´m responsible for finding people  to work for this company.

3.I ´m a ………………………………. . I travel around the country selling the company´s products. Peter Stent is my…………………………. .

4.I´m the ……………………………… . I´m in charge of all the money the company makes and spends.

5.I´m Kate Derby, …………..  ……………….. and ……………………………… . I ´m in charge of this company.

6.I´m a …………………………………………………. . My job is to welcome people as they come into the company´s building.

7.I ´m Kate Derby´s ………………………………………… . As head of the company, she´s a very busy woman. I arrange all her meetings , make telephone calls and write letters for her, as well as all sorts of other things.

8.I´m a ……………………………………………….. . I do lots of things in my job, such as arranging meetings , making tephone calls and writing letters.

 

4. Complete the following statements with the following prepositions:

                                               for         of          with         in

1. You can apply ………… most jobs on the internet nowadays.

2. Teachers have to deal ……….. parents as well as students.

3. Megan´s responsible ………… the organisation of the concert.

4. My dad´s …… charge …….. the marketing department.

5. They are capable ………. passing all their exams.

 

5. Look up the meaning of the following words and expressions:

career       degree      employer     employee      resume     CV    training course      retired      maternity leave      severance pay

OAP     salary      wage     bank holiday     the dole     days off         shift work       to hire       to fire    to give the sack        trainee

overtime      internship      intern       unemployment benefits

 

6. Match the following words with the definitions:

application                                                               rules about the clothes you should wear for work

employees                                                                careful study to find out more about a company

field                                                                            a recommendation of someone´s abilities

requirements                                                            an area of study or work

dress code                                                                the skills or qualifications you need to do a job.

research                                                                     the people who work in a company.

7. Match the following collocations:

attend                      your arms/ legs

make                        an interview

make                        interested in someone/ something

look                          a good impression

cross                          eye contact

 

8. Discuss the following questions :

1. What Kinds of things do young people have to attend interviews for?

2. What kinds of things should you do before an interview? What shouldn´t you do ?

3. What Kinds of things should you do during an interview? What shouldn´t you do ?

 

9. Should you do the things shown in the photos??

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Young woman working on laptop

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10. Listening. Are the sentences true or false??

1.Interviews for voluntary and summer jobs are not really important.

2.You should use the internet to find information about the company or organisation.

3.You should wear casual clothes at an interview.

4.It´s a good idea to look at the interviewer.

5.You will seem honest if you cross your legs and arms.

6.Interviewers expect candidates to ask questions.

 

 

 

 

 

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