Welcome to the world of jobs and professions
Warming up Listen to the conversation of two students and try to guess how much money does the student spent on food and cloths
Look at the pictures and try to name the jobs
Reading a) Pre-reading Read new words and words combinations before reading a text to choose (chose, chosen) — обирати to make money — заробляти гроші nurse — медсестра to earn — заробляти to be out of work — бути безробітним unemployed — безробітний skilled — кваліфікований successful — успішний poorly paid — погано оплачуваний to transfer — переміщати sales — продажа to sell — продавати
at the same time – в той самий час at the same time – в той самий час blue-collar worker – робочий White collar – офісний працівник to take out – повести на погулянку night classes – вечірні уроки extra training – додаткове навчання promote – сприяти, просувати retire – залишати посаду
b) While reading At Work: Jobs My name is Martha Glass. I'm thirty-nine years old and I'm a doctor. I chose the medical profession because I wanted to help people and at the same time make good money. When I was younger I wanted to become a teacher or a nurse, but I soon realized there wasn't much money in either of those professions. My parents almost didn't help me, because they didn't want me to have a career at all. They wanted me to do what so many other girls did. They wanted me to become a secretary, marry the boss, have kids and stay at home. Well, I got married, and I had kids, but I have my career as well. Hi. I'm Billy. I left school when I was sixteen. I didn't have any qualification. I just wanted to earn some money. I got a job in a factory. I didn't mind being a blue-collar worker. All I wanted was enough money to take my girlfriend out on a Saturday night. But then they got robots in to do my job and I was out of work.
I was out of work for sixteen months. It's terrible being unemployed. The days seem so long. I finally got a job as an unskilled labourer, working for a builder. I'm twenty-five now. I suppose I should go to night classes and get some extra training so that I can earn more money as a skilled worker can. I was out of work for sixteen months. It's terrible being unemployed. The days seem so long. I finally got a job as an unskilled labourer, working for a builder. I'm twenty-five now. I suppose I should go to night classes and get some extra training so that I can earn more money as a skilled worker can. My name is George Rushton. I'm a businessman. I'm fifty years old and I've been working for the same company for twenty-five years. I think I've had a very successful career. I started work with the company as a poorly paid clerk. I was one of those nine-to-five white-collar office workers who spend all day with a pencil in one hand and a telephone in the other. I hated it. So I was transferred to sales and became one of the company's sales representatives. I travelled all over the country selling the company's products and became the most successful salesperson on the staff. In ten years I have been promoted to manager of the sales department. In another ten years I hope to retire with a good pension.
c) Post-reading Answer the questions How old is Martha Glass? What is she? Why did she decide to be a doctor? Did her parents help her? Does she have her own family? When did Billy left the school? Did he want to earn money?
Speaking Refer the jobs above to the characteristic below Dangerous jobs Jobs which require a university degree Jobs which are primarily done by men Jobs which are primarily done by women Jobs which are most prestigious Jobs which are lest prestigious Jobs which are well paid Jobs are low paid
KEY A secretary types letters. A teacher teaches maths to students. A postman delivers letters. An optician tests your eyes. A mechanic repairs your car. A porter carries your suitcases. A cook cooks meals. A hairdresser cuts your hair. A waiter serves you at a restaurant. 10. A surgeon performs operation at a hospital. 11. A nurse helps ill people. 12. An architect designs buildings.
Let’s Practise 1. Put the verbs in the correct past simple form: 1. ………………… (you/ meet) Sue yesterday? 2. The teacher …………… (give) us a lot of homework for Wednesday. 3. ………………… (Tony/ sell) his car to his neighbour? 4. The weather ……………… (not/ be) as good as we ……………… (expect). 5. Who ………………… (come) around at 6:30?
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