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Escolher uma profisso / Mudar

de atividade
UFCD: 6662
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MANUAL DE FORMAO
ndice
Objetivos do manual

3
Introduo

4
Escolher uma profisso / Mudar de atividade
... 5
The Passive Voice
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Exerccios sobre a Voz Passiva
. 11
Irregular Verbs

12
Vocabulary Study

.. 17
Crosswords puzzle

.. 18
Matching jobs practice exercises
.. 19
How should a presentation letter be written
.. 20
Job search

.. 21
Pair work

22
How to write a CV

25
Listening exercise

. 26
Ill get a job in a restaurant
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Advertisementsreading
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31 New professions

. 31
Bibliografia

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Objetivos do Manual
Reunir a informao de forma sistematizada e facilitadora da
aprendizagem das estruturas gramaticais a abordar durante a UFCD;
Sistematizar normas gramaticais e
de contedo; Orientar a elaborao
dos exerccios;
Permitir a utilizao de vocabulrio adequado UFCD;

Destinatrios
Formandos do terceiro ano do curso de Aprendizagem

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Pr-requisitos
Ao iniciar a ufcd_6662 Escolher uma Profisso/Mudar de Atividade os
formandos devero:
dominar a estrutura do presentsimple e Continuous;
dominar a colocao dos vrios tipos de pronomes;
dominar a escrita dos pronomes relativos e interrogativos e
diferenciar o seu lugar na frase; manter uma conversao simples;
interpretar corretamente textos simples, orais e escritos, e reproduzilos usando as formas gramaticais apropriadas;

Introduo
Aps a apresentao dos temas possveis de serem trabalhados no
decorrer da UFCD os formandos devero escolher dois para,
posteriormente, elaborarem um trabalho e respetiva apresentao
oral;
O formando dever ser capaz de identificar a importncia de
alterar polticas, atitudes e comportamentos;

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Capitulo 1: Escolher uma Profisso / Mudar de


Atividade

A. Read the following texts carefully.


Robert Pullman
I work as an electrician for a construction
company. I install, connect, test, and
maintain electrical systems for a variety of
functions,
including
climate
control,
security, and communications. My work is
very difficult. Every day I risk injuries from
electrical shocks, falls and cuts. Thats a big
disadvantage of my job. I work 40 hours a
week but sometimes I work 40 hours a week
but sometimes I work extra hours at nights
or weekends.

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Andrea Smith
I love what I do because I have been fond
of computers all my life and this is my
dream job. I am a computer operator and
technician. I work eight hours a day, six
days a week. I install, configure and
upgrade operating systems and software. I
also need to solve problems with computer
systems. The only problem is that I work
far from home so its a two-hour drive to
get to my company. My boss is very
friendly and my colleagues too.
James Spencer
I work as a gardener for the local Town Hall
and my day begins very early, usually at
seven oclock. I normally work 27 hours a
week. Sometimes I need to do overtime,
particularly during busy times. During my day,
I prepare and grade the terrain, apply
fertilizers, seed and maintain lawns. I can use
my imagination and create beautiful effects in
gardens, using all kinds of plants, flowers and
trees. I also love working on sunny days with
nature around me. Its incredible!

B. Complete the table with information from the texts.


Name
Job
Workinghours
Tasks

C. Whosayswhat?
1. My
job
is
very
creative. ............................................................................
2. I
dont
have
regular
working
hours. .............................................................
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3. I
can
have
serious
accidents. ......................................................................
4. I
workoutside. ...............................................................................
.......
5. I need to drive for two hours to get to my
workplace. ......................................

D. Answerthefollowingquestions.
1. What are the disadvantages of Roberts job?
2. Why does Andrea love her job?
3. How many hours a week does James work?
II
A. Complete the sentences with words from the box.

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

earn salary wage employer sick


The money workers receive for the activities they perform is
called ......................
...................isthe
The
boss.
My salary is 1000 or
1000
I ......................
.
With many jobs you get holiday pay
pay.
or ............................
A .................... is a weekly, daily or hourly payment to
..
employees.

B. Choose the appropriate word or phrase.


1. Normally people talk about a nine-to-five /eight-to-four job
in Britain.
2. Some people have to do shift work/full-time work(=
working at different times, forexample, nights, weekends,
etc).
3. Others also work less time/overtime (=work extra hours).
4. A full-time/part-time job is a job done all day.
5. When you work only a part of the day, you have a pat-time/fulltime job.
6. You schedule/appointment is the work to be done and the
time allocated for it.
C. Match the given occupations with their definitions.
1. A
postman
is
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someone

who .......................................................................
2. A
baker
is
a
who ...........................................................................
3. A
civil
engineer
is
a
who .................................................................
4. A
fireman
is
a
who ........................................................................
5. A
driver
is
a
who ..........................................................................
6. A
florist
is
a
who ...........................................................................
7. A
hairdresser
is
a
who ....................................................................
8. A
business
man
is
a
who ..................................................................
9. A
carpenter
is
a
who ......................................................................
10. A
grocer
is
a
who ..........................................................................

person
person
person
person
person
person
person
person
person

delivers letters / works in an office / drives a taxi, bus or a car/


bakes bread / cuts hair / puts out fires / sells sugar, rice,
chocolate / sells flowers / plans buildings / makes tables and
chair out of wood

D. Circle the odd word out and then complete the sentences below
with the words provided.

detective
hairdresser
because the others are all
connected with the:
2.
singer
teacher
because the others are all
connected with the:
3.
cook
reporter
because the others are all
connected with the:
4.
actress
cameraman

policeman

judge

musician

DJ

producer

newsreader

director

vet

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because the others are all


connected with the:
clothes
5.
designer
beautician
doctor
because the others are all
connected with the:
law cinema news fashion
music

model

III
A. Match the phrasal verb with its meaning.
1.
2.
3.
4.

growup
sneak out
break in
look out of

5.
6.
7.
8.

walk out
look for
hang out
burndown

a. to go out without making


noise.
b. to destroy by fire
c. to become an adult
d. to spend time with friends
e. to enter somewhere without
permission
f. to look outside
g. tosearch for
h. To go out of a house

B. Complete with who, which, whose or where.


Thewoman .........
1. .....
phoned yesterday was my boss.
2. Amy, ............... husband is a lawyer, works in my office.
was hanging on the wall of
Whereisthepicture ..................
3. .......
the agency?
Thisisthehospital ..............

4. .......
sheworks.
Theman ............... mother is a dentist lives
5. .....
near me.
Thisistheplace ...............
6. ......
I was interviewed for a job.
Thechair ........... was broken has been repaired by the
7. ....
carpenter.

C . Match the questions and the answers.

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D. What would be the correct question?

E. Write questions for these answers.


1. His
favouritecolour
is
_______________________________________
2. It'shalfpast
_______________________________________________
3. The
snake
is
2
meters
_______________________________________
4. There
are
20
students
in
my
__________________________________
5. Tim
is
my
best
____________________________________________

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blue.
nine.
long.
class.
friend.

IV

The Passive Voice


Passive voice is used when the focus is on the action.
Example: My bike was stolen.
-

In the example above, the focus is on the fact that my bike


was stolen. I do notknow, however, whodidit.

Formof Passive
Subject + finite form of to be + Past Participle (3rd column of
irregular verbs)
Example: A letter was written.

A. Write passive sentences in the present simple.


1. thedocuments
/
.
2. thewindow
/
..
3. theshoes
/

4. thecar
/
.
5. thelitter
/
.
6. theletter
/
..
7. thebook
/
read
/
.
8. thesongs
/
sing
/
.
9. thefood
/
eat
/
.
10. theshop
/
close
/
..
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print
open
buy
wash
throwaway
send
not
not
not
not

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Irregular Verbs

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The Passive Voice


Present and Past Continuous

Active:

Passive:
Active

Passive:

Peter

is

building

ahous
e.

A house

isbeing

built

by
Peter.

building

ahous
e.

Peter

A
house

was

wasbeing

built

by
Peter.

A. Rewrite the following sentences in the passive voice. Check


the examples. e.g.: The boy is reading the book The book is
being read by the boy. e.g.: The boy was reading the book
The book was being read by the boy.

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1. Sam and Peter are teaching the employees.


___________________________________________________________________
2. The company was losing a lot of the money invested.
___________________________________________________________________
3. The factories are offering lots of jobs.
___________________________________________________________________
4. Someone is making pancakes in the kitchen.
___________________________________________________________________
5. I'm growing the flowers in the garden.
___________________________________________________________________
6. The state was keeping him in prison because he mugged a woman.
___________________________________________________________________
7. Global climate change is threatening the penguins living in the
Antarctic.
___________________________________________________________________
8. Her brother is hugging her.
___________________________________________________________________
B. Rewrite the sentences in passive voice.
1. Heopensthedoor. __________________________________________________
2. We set thetable. ____________________________________________________
3. She
paid
a
lot
of
money.
______________________________________________
4. I
was
drawing
a
picture.
______________________________________________
5. They
were
wearing
blue
shoes.
_________________________________________
6. They
help
you
all
the
time.
_____________________________________________
7. He
doesn't
open
the
book.
_____________________________________________
8. She
didnt
write
the
letter.
_____________________________________________
C. Write passive sentences: 3 in the present simple, 3 in the past simple,
3 in the present continuous and 3 in the past continuous.
1. thedocuments / print _______________________________________________
2. thewindow / open _______________________________________________
3. theshoes / buy_______________________________________________
4. thecar / wash_______________________________________________
5. thelitter / throwaway_______________________________________________
6. theletter / send_______________________________________________
7. thebook / read / not_______________________________________________
8. thesongs / sing / not_______________________________________________
9. thefood / eat / not_______________________________________________
10.theshop / close / not_______________________________________________
11.thehouse / build_______________________________________________
12.dinner / serve _______________________________________________

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VocabularyStudy
A. Try to complete the following chart by matching the words to their
definition.

1.
bonus
2. CV
3.
apply
4. fire/sack/dismiss
5. employer
6. employee
7.
maternityleav
e
8. sickleave
9.
notice
10. personnel/staff/
workforce
11. promotion
12. recruit
13. resign
14. retire
15.
salary/wages
16. incometax

a) to remove or discharge someone from their


job.
to stop working, usually because of
b) age.
a move to a more important job or position in a
c) company
a fixed, regular payment, usually paid
d) monthly.
a period of absence from work (for a woman) when
e) having a
baby.
short account of ones education,
f) career, etc.
a written statement communicating the intention
g) to resign.
to give up a
h) job.
an additional pay given to employees as an
i) incentive or a
reward.
the group of people who work for a company or a
j) factory.
toemploy; to
k) hire.
l) to look for and employ personnel.
m) the person who is in charge of employment
(the boss).
a period of absence from work because of
n) an illness.
o)
percenta of whatyou earnwhich youpay tothe

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the

ge
governme
nt.
p) someone who is paid to work for someone else
(worker).
q) to make a formal request for a job.

17. takeon

1
11

2
12

3
13

4
14

5
25

6
16

7
17

10

B. Solve the following crossword puzzle on jobs.

3
5

7
8

9
10
11
12
13

16

14

17

15

18

19

20

21

22

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23
24
25
26

27

Across

Down
1. Somebody who puts out
fires.

1. Somebodywhocatchesfish.
2. Someone who digs for metal ore in
the
2. Somebody who plays an instrument.
ground.
3. Somebody who helps sick people.
7. A person who paints
pictures.
4. Somebodywhocatchescriminals.
8. A person who makes computer
5. A person who fixes
games.
toilets.
1 A person who helps a
6. A person who does
0. doctor.
research.
1
9. A person who raises
1. Somebodywhofixesteeth.
cattle.
1 A person who goes to outer
12
4. space.
. Someonewhocleansbuildings.
1 Somebody who helps sick
13
6. animals.
. Someone who stars in a movie.
2
15 A person who drives a
0. Someonewhobuildshouses.
. truck.
2
17
2. Someonewhocooksfood.
. Someonewhofixescars.
2 A person who protects a
18 Someonewhodeliversma
4. country.
. il.
2 A person who tells us the
19 A person who sings
5. news.
. songs.
2
21 Somebodywhofliesairpla
6. A person who plays sports.
. nes.
2
23 A person who serves
7. Someonewhogrowscrops.
. food.

A) Match the jobs with the places where people work.

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B) Match the people with the equipment they use.

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How should a presentation letter be written?


It is very important, before applying to any job, to remember that as you, there
are many people with the same pretentions. This is why you have to find the
way of making yourself interesting and become one of the favorite candidates
in the eyes of the one in charge of selecting the staff. The presentation letter is
a document that makes this task easier, as long as it has been written
efficiently and with a strategy.
The presentation letter must present no mistake or
ambiguities. It must be a short and interesting text,
because its purpose is to make the staff manager willing
to read the curriculum without hesitations. You must be
really careful with the writing, spelling and grammar.
These are some tips to take into consideration before
applying to a company.
Try to find out the name of the person you are directing
yourself to, and his or her position in the company. Avoid
addressing to a particular department.
The first thing you should do when writing is using short
phrases. In the first paragraph of the letter you must explain where the work
proposal was found, the day in which it was published and the spot you are
aiming to get in the company. In the second paragraph you must keep going
with the presentation; by this, meaning to talk about your professional training
and your work experience.
In this part of the text you should highlight some aspects more than others,
avoiding sounding pretentious or showy. In this way, the interested one will
know the appliers abilities and capacities.
Then it is very important to mention why you are interested in the company,
the area and the particular spot you are applying to. Last but not least, it is
also necessary to suggest an interview. You must be really creative in the
closing of the letter, and avoid the clich I will wait for your call.

Search
A. Read and analyze the following job advertisements.

Riverside Hotel
We are looking for a Receptionist to join our front Office team.
The successful candidate must have:
Previous experience as a Receptionist at a high quality hotel
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
Experience in usingFidelio
Outstandingcustomerserviceskills
Fantasticattention to detail

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Hours: 40 per week (early shift 6 a.m.3 p.m. , late shift 3 p.m.11 p.m.;
this will also includesome weekends)
Salary: 15,000-17,000 per annum
The traits we value at Riverside Hotel are a positive can do attitude,
being enthusiastic and passionate, consistently professional, friendly and
attentive, interested and driven and genuine/loyal/honest.

Fantastic opportunity for a Highly Experienced PA


Work for an organization that cares about you!
Do you want to work for a prestigious organization providing a
premium PA service at the highest level? Do you have excellent time
management and organization skills with the ability to plan and
priorities conflicting demands?
If you thrive working under pressure in a fast moving environment,
then this role in a medical regulatory body that values their people and
offers excellent benefits is for you! You will be an experienced PA who
is adept at complex diary management, international travel
organization, minute-taking and servicing meetings, establishing
relationships with key clients and communicating clearly and
effectively with customers both verbally and in writing. You will also
have to be diplomatic and confident with excellent communication and
presentation skills min a politically sensitive environment.
Based in Oxford Circus, you will work with a fantastic team, earn a
competitive salary, and progress your career further up the ladder.
There is no time like the present send your CV to John Smith today at
js@rsh.co.ukforimmediate consideration!

B. Which job ad
a. includes the salary and working hours?
b. highlights the skills and competences required?
c. mentions the previous work experience as a requirement?

d. is more informal and appealing?


e. describes
daily
tasks? C. Answer the
questions.
1.
2.
3.
4.

What skills are required for the receptionist position?


What competences are required for the PA position?
What tasks will the PA have to do?
Which job would you apply for? Why?

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PairWork

Imagine you want to apply for one of the jobs advertised on page 1. Write a
letter of application. Use the letter you have studied as a model and follow
the layout below.
Your
address
The date
The name and the address you are writing to
Dear Sir/Madam
Dear Mr Murray / Dear Mrs Harris

Paragraph 1: Introduction
I am writing in reply to your advertisement I saw on the Internet and I should
like to apply for the position you are advertising.
Paragraph 2: Personal information
I am 24 years old and I come from Porto in the north of Portugal. I studied English for
seven years at
school...

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Paragraph 3: Skills, experience


I went to a vocational school where I took a course in computing, and I can surf the
web quite easily.
I also have work experience...
Paragraph 4: Personality
As a person, I am patient, punctual and I think I am responsible...
Paragraph 5: Other information
I am prepared to start work in about two months.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Yours faithfully, (if you begin in Dear Sir or Dear Madam)
Yours sincerely (if you begin with a name)
Your signature
Your name (printed)

A. Read Janets letter of application and put the paragraphs in the correct
order.
Janet Andersen
76 Independent Street
37589 LA, USA
jandersen@hotmail.com
05 January 2011
Riverside Hotel
Sunset Boulevard
33128 Miami, Florida
Dear Sir orMadam
a. I believe my skills and experience are a good match for this position
as I am a highly motivated, hardworking and versatile young woman.
If given the opportunity, I am confident that I could make a valuable
contribution to the running of the hotel.

b. I am writing with reference to the position of Hotel Receptionist as


th
advertised in gumtree.com on 7 March.
c. Please find enclosed a copy of my CV with detailed information on
my background and qualifications. I am available for interview at a
time and place of your convenience. I can be reached at the above email address or on 555-678-245. I appreciate your time and
consideration and I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.
d. I am 21 years old and I have just graduated from a vocational course
in Tourism. For the last five years, I have had many part-time jobs
related to the tourism industry where I could improve my
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communication and interpersonal skills in dealing with guests. I have


excellent IT skills and I can speak English and French fluently.
Yours faithfully,

Janet Andersen

A. What do these words mean?


1. suitable
2. useful
3. comes to an end
4. opportunity
5. improve
6. get on with
ability of

a. finishes

7. enclose
8. referees

g. that can be used for some practical purpose; helpful


h. possibility; chance

b. become better
c. put in the envelope
d. have a friendly relationship with

e. right or appropriate
f. people who makes a statement about the character or
somebody

HOW TO WRITE A CV

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Listening Exercise
A. A highly successful company is recruiting
new
computer technicians. Listen to two job
interviews
for this position and fill in the gaps with the
missing
words.
Melissa: Goodmorning. Im Melissa Jameson
and Ill be _________________ you today. Its
apleasure to meet you. Have a seat.
Mark: Good morning. Im Mark Robson. Thank you for having me.
Melissa: Okay! Im going to ask you a few standard questions. Can you tell me
abit about
_______________?
Mark: Well, I consider myself a very ______________ person: since I started
my vocationalcourse in computer management, Ive had two part-time jobs
in Microsoft and Vodafone where I could actually put my knowledge and
____________ to the test. Apart from that, have a very open personality: Im
easygoing and have a good communication skills which help me get along
with my _____________ and work in a team.
Melissa: Right! So why do you want to work for this company?
Mark: It would be a great opportunity to work for strong, ______________ and
goal orientedcompany like yours. I wouldnt like to work for someone who
didnt understand the importance of new technology, renovation and
___________.
Melissa: What do you see yourself doing five years from now?
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Mark: In five years, I expect to take a degree in computer engineering and


perhaps create myown ______________.
Melissa: Well, thank you very much. It was very nice to meet you. You will
hear from us in twodays.
Mark: Thank you!
PIRES, Ana Mrcia, GUEDES, Ana Sousa, Ensino Profissional Ingls-N.3,Porto Editora, 2010/Fx.25

abilities / successful / interviewing / hardworking / workmates / yourself /


company /change

. Listen to the following interview, fill in the gaps and give different
answers to the questions.

Interviewer: Could you tell me something about


yourself?
Applicant: Er Well, youve got my ____________
form and itsall there. What sort of thing do you want
to know?
Interviewer: Well, for example, how do you ____ ___
withpeople?
Applicant: Fine.
Interviewer: I see. Well, perhaps you could tell me
_____ youwant this job?
Applicant: Er, Im ____ ___ work at the moment and this is really near my
house. I could walkto work. Oh, and the ____ is good.
Interviewer: I see. What do you know about the company and the job itself?
Applicant: Well, Ive eaten in the caf a couple of times and Ive seen your
___________ vansaround. I suppose the job involves making sandwiches and
things, delivering them things like that.
Interviewer: OK, why do you think you can do the job?
Applicant: Well, its not ______, is it? I dont see why I cant!
Interviewer: What qualities would you bring to the job?
Applicant: Er What do you mean?
Interviewer: Youve applied for the job of Catering Assistant. As you
probably realize, thismeans working as a member of our catering team,
________ _______, delivering on time and to customer satisfaction. Why
should we ________ you? What qualities would you bring to the job?
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Applicant: Oh, I see what you mean now. Well, Id be OK. I mean, Im not
stupid. Id be fine.
Interviewer: Well, thank you for coming today. We have several other
__________ tointerview, and well contact you when weve decided.
Gammidge, Mick, Speaking Extra, Cambridge
University press, 2004/Fx.23

pay / get on / application / out of / hard / employ /why /


delivery / taking orders / candidates

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C. Read the following interview and answer the questions.


Interviewer: Could you tell me something about yourself?
Applicant: Well, Im very practical and organized. Im also
interested infood and not just eating it. As youll see from
my application letter, Im taking night classes in Chinese
cooking, and I do voluntary work serving lunches at a centre
for old people.
Interviewer: I see. How do you get on with people?
Applicant: Very well. I enjoy working as part of a team and
meeting newpeople, as I do in my voluntary work.
Interviewer: Why do you want this job?
Applicant: Well, asI mentioned, Im interested in preparing and serving
food. I know yourproducts Ive eaten in your caf and I like the quality of
the lunches you offer, I think the job would be interesting, and Id enjoy the
contact with the customers.
Interviewer: OK. Why do you think you can do the job?
Applicant: I can remember food orders correctly, even when its busy.
Sometimes at thecentre where I work, it seems like everyone is asking for
things at the same time. I have a driving licence if I need to deliver anything
in the van and Im fit, so carrying things is no problem.
Interviewer: What qualities would you bring to the job?
Applicant:Im sorry, what do you mean?
Interviewer: Youve applied for the job of Catering Assistant. As you
probably realize, thismeans working as a member of our catering team,
taking orders, delivering on time and to customer satisfaction. Why should
we employ you? What qualities would you bring to the job? Applicant: Oh,
right. I see what you mean. Well, I enjoy working with people, Im reliable
andorganized and Im interested in catering. I know theres a lot more to
learn, but Im enthusiastic and Id welcome the opportunity.
Interviewer: Well, thank you for coming today. We have several other
candidates to interview,and well contact you when weve decided.
Gammidge, Mick, Speaking Extra, Cambridge
University press, 2004/Fx.24

1. What is the applicant interested in?


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2. Whatisshestudying?
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3. Where does she do volunteering?
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4. Whatdoessheenjoy?
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5. What qualities is she taking to the job?
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D.Read the following text and answer the questions.


I'll Get a Job in a Restaurant
Ida came to America four years ago. Her
main reason for coming was to give her 13year-old son the best education possible. But
also, she did not want Perry to meet the
wrong kind of people and end up using drugs
or joining a gang, or both.
Divorced shortly after Perry's birth, Ida had
been a successful entrepreneur in her home
country. She had saved a lot of money for
their new life in America. Or so she had
thought. But she had had two failed business
ventures in America that had been costly. Had either succeeded, she would
have been well off. The second failure was especially painful, because she had
known it would leave her with little money.
Her poor English was her downfall. American business people were not patient;
they did not want to waste their time trying to figure out what she was trying
to say. Equally bad, she couldn't understand their rapid English. She had sadly
underestimated how long it would take her to become proficient in English.
Now she was almost broke. Her boyfriend didn't make enough money to
support Ida and Perry. She had to go to work. A business executive in her
homeland, Ida would try to find work as a waitress in America. "You'll be lucky
to make $8 an hour," her boyfriend Tony groused. "What kind of an income is
that?"
"Yes, but you're forgetting about the tips. That's where the big money is," she
said, laughing. "I'm not upset about working as a waitress. Any work is
honorable. I took my chances, and they didn't pan out. Now I have to go to
work to pay the bills."
"Well, I don't like it," Tony said.

1) When did Ida come to America?


2) Did she want to give her son the best education possible?
3) When did she divorce?
4) What had she been in her home country?
5) Had she saved a lot of money?
6) Why was she left with little money?
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7) Was her English good?


8) What had she underestimated?
9) Why did she have to go to work?
10) What kind of work would she try to find?

E.Read the following job advertisements:


1. Needed: Full time secretary position available. Applicants should have at
least 2 years experience and be able to type 60 words a minute. No computer
skills required. Apply in person at United Business Ltd., 17 Browning Street.
2. Are you looking for a part time job? We require 3 part time shop assistants
to work during the evening. No experience required, applicants should be
between 18 and 26. Call 366 - 76564 for more information.
3. Computer trained secretaries: Do you have experience working with
computers? Would you like a full time position working in an exciting new
company? If your answer is yes, give us a call at 565-987-7832.
4. Teacher Needed: Tommy's Kindergarten needs 2 teacher/trainers to help
with classes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Applicants should have appropriate licenses.
For more information visit Tommy's Kindergarten in Leicester Square No. 56.
5. Part Time work available: We are looking for retired adults who would like to
work part time at the weekend. Responsibilities include answering the
telephone and giving customer's information. For more information contact us
by calling 897-980-7654.
6. University positions open: The University of Cumberland is looking for 4
teaching assistants to help with homework correction. Applicants should have
a degree in one of the following: Political Science, Religion, Economics or
History. Please contact the University of Cumberland for more information.
Comprehension Questions
Which position is best for these people? Choose ONLY ONE position for each
person.
Jane Madison. Jane recently retired and is looking for a part time position. She
would like to work with people and enjoys public relation work.
The best job for Jane is _____
Jack Anderson. Jack graduated from the University of Trent with a degree in
Economics two years ago. He would like an academic position.
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The best job for Jack is _____


Margaret Lillian. Margaret is 21 years old and would like a part time position to
help her pay her university expenses. She can only work in the evenings.
The best job for Margaret is _____
Alice Fingelhamm. Alice was trained as a secretary and has six years of
experience. She is an excellent typist but does not know how to use a
computer. She is looking for a full time position.
The best job for Alice is _____
Peter Florian. Peter went to business school and studied computer and
secretarial skills. He is looking for his first job and would like a full time
position.
The best job for Peter is _____
Vincent san George. Vincent loves working with children and has an education
license from the city of Birmingham. He would like to work with young children.
The best job for Vincent is _____

F - 31 New Professions in 2005


Among the 50 new professions released by the
Ministry of Labor and Social Security since the
third quarter of 2004, 31 appeared in 2005,
Beijing Star Daily reported on Monday.
Among these new professions, those related to IT
and advanced manufacturing topped the list. As
people become more and more concerned about
their health, some professions closely related to
daily life, such as public nutritionist, healthcare
supervisor and SPA advisor, have appeared for
the first time.
According to Chen Yu, director of the Professional Skill Identification Center of
the Ministry of Labor and Social Security, the new professions reflect the needs
of the HR market to some extent. With the development of the economy, new
professions are replacing the old in China.
The third batch of new professions was released on March 31 of this year by
the ministry, which included credit administrator, network editor, real estate
planner, job information analyst, toy designer, gold investment analyst,
corporate culture expert, home textile product designer, micro-hydroelectric
utilization worker and intelligent building administrator.
The fourth batch of new professions was released on October 25, and included
health administrator, public nutritionist, SPA advisor, pet veterinarian, medical
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rescuer, inspector of computer software products, quality inspector of aquatic


products, instructor for agricultural technologies, laser emitter production
worker, small windmill electricity utilization worker and first-aid rescuer.
The fifth batch of new professions was released on December 12, which
included gardening & environment designer, computer-aided music score
creator, ceremony host, digital video composer, in-house environment
controller, pre-print operator, integrated circuit tester, neon light maker,
network course designer and water environment maintenance worker.
In this last batch, the professions of ceremony host, in-house environment
controller and gardening & environment designer are closely related to
peoples daily life, thus are expected to be in demand over the next few years.
This reflects that with the increase of the Chinese peoples income there are
higher requirements on living conditions, said Chen.
The Ministry of Labor and Social Security had entrusted the Center of China
Professional Skill Training & Technology Instruction to set the criteria for the
fifth batch of new professions.
(China.org.cn by Xu Lin, December 23, 2005)
1) Answer the following questions about the text:
a) When did the 31 new professions appear?
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b) What kind of professions topped the list?
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c) Why did some professions related to daily life appear?
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d) Who is Chen Yu?
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e) What do the new professions reflect?
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f) When was the third batch of new professions released?
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g) What professions appeared this time?
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h) What profession do you find most interesting in the fourth batch release?
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i) If you had to choose a profession from the fifth batch, which one would you
choose?
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j) Describe a person who has a job like this? (How must he/she be and what
characteristics must he/she have?)

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Bibliografia
BARKER, Chris - Boost your vocabulary, 1-Penguin English, 2001
FLETCHER, Mark, MUNNS, Richard -Timesaver Visual Grammar-Mary Glasgow
magazines, 2004

Webgrafia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNzCDt2eidg
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