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1.1 Working life Describing working life Describing working life 1. what does this quotation mean to you ? Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans. Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans. 一直发生在计划外 —— 这就是生活。 一直发生在计划外 —— 这就是生活。
3. Underline the best word to complete each sentence. 1. retire 2. joined 3. reward 4. laid off 5. trained 6. leave 7. recruits 8. flexible 9. temporary 10. day off
4. Make sentences with the words you didn’t use in Exercise3 4. Make sentences with the words you didn’t use in Exercise3 1. 1.Resign 放弃；辞去 The general resigned his commission. 将军辞去了他的职务。 2. 2.Apply 申请, 请求 He has applied for a post in England. 他已申请在英国供职。 3. 3.pay 付, 支付 ; 付款给 [O1][(+for/to)] She paid the money to me. 她将钱付给了我。
4. dismiss 让... 离开 ; 把... 打发走 [(+from)] He was dismissed from the hospital a week later. 他一周之后出了医院。 5. educate 教育 She was educated in England in the 1930s. 她三十年代在英国受教育。 6. change. ( 使 ) 改变 ; 更改 ; 使变化 On second thoughts he changed his mind. 进一步考虑后, 他改变了主意。
7. Employ 雇用 [(+as)][O2] The mill employs a thousand workers. 这家工厂雇用了一千名工人。 8. overtime 加班 ; 加班时间 They were paid extra for overtime. 他们拿到了加班费。
9. Part-time 兼任的, 兼职的 She is a part-time professor. 她是一位兼职教授。 10. holiday1. 节日, 假日 ; 休息日 Friday is a holiday in Muslin countries. 在穆斯林国家里星期五是假日。
5. Make nouns from the following verbs. 5. Make nouns from the following verbs. 2). promotion 3).retirement4).resignation5).training6).recruitment7).application8).dismissal 9).pay/ payment 10 ）. reward
Reading 9. What do the following phrases from the text mean? 1. Not interested in working hard. 2. People in their twenties 3. Getting what you want as soon as you demand it 4. Parents and colleges who overprotect and spoil young people 5. Your generation gave us every thing we wanted 6. To work very hard for you 7. To sit quietly in a little office.
Grammar: Gerund and infinitive 1. Which of the verbs or phrases in the box take the gerund (-ing) and which ones take to infinitive(-to do)?
+gerund(-ing) +to+infinitive (to do) be good at plan/intend/aim be worth have trouble/difficult succeed in think about/consider enjoy avoid involve be used to/accustomed to fail be reluctant hope/expect manage decide have be willing/prepared
2. Which of the following pairs of phrases is the odd one out grammatically? Why 3. Succeed in ----fail (succeed in +doing ； fail+to do)
3. Complete these sentences. 1. When I retire, I plan to take up a new sport. 2. I think I am quite good at persuading people to do things. 3. Before attending a job interview, it’s worth researching the company. 4. My job involves solving technical problems. 5. When speaking English, I often have difficulty understanding native speakers.
6. At work I feel satisfied if I manage to answer all my emails 7. For my summer holiday this year, I am considering renting a house in France. 8. If I was offered more money, I would be willing to take on more responsibility 9. The hardest thing about starting a new job is getting used to doing things as others want them done. 10. I get annoyed with colleagues if they fail to do their won job properly.
Listening 1. E 1. E 2. F 2. F 3. B 3. B 4. G 4. G 5. A 5. A 6. A 6. A 7. B 7. B 8. D 8. D 9. E 9. E 10. G 10. G
Listening script 1. I think the problem is that in the last fifteen years, employers haven’t shown their employees much loyalty. They’ve hired and fired pretty much at will, according to whether the market dictated that they needed to increase or reduce the workforce. The flipside of this is that employees now. particularly those in the 25 to 35 age group, don’t feel much loyalty to their employer either. Developing strategies to hold on to highly skilled and highly qualified people has become the number one priority in human resources – in all big companies, in face.
2. there’s no doubt that in the next ten years there will be a move away from the nine to five office –based model of work. In fact, it’s already happening with women, who often find it challenging to balance work and domestic schedules. This could mean more ‘teleworking’,in other words working at home and being linked to the office by computer; or it could mean shorter working weeks or just more flexible hours. Unless companies offer these possibilities, a lot of people will look for alternative types of work.
3. Companies are finding that graduates and school leavers aren’t well enough prepared for working life. This is going to drive two changes, I think. One is a greater co-operation between companies and universities or colleges to ensure that at entry level to the company, people have the right skills. We’ll also see mre investment in corporate training – corporate universities and so on- so that employees’s skills can be moulded to the needs of the company.
4. As the birth rate decreases and life expectancy increases, there will be shortages in the job market. Consequently, a lot of ex-employees who thought they had finished their careers at 60 or whatever, will be called back to work. This will suit the companies, but it will suit the employees too, because their pensions will probably be inadequate to fund their longer retirement.
5. At the moment people in their 50s and 60s are, on the whole, very poorly valued in companies. Firms want to recruit younger employees who are cheaper to employ and are more adaptable to a changing business environment. But as the supply of these younger workers dries up, we’ll have to consider older staff differently. I hope that in future the wisdom and experience of this group will become more valued.
CVs and personal summaries 1. What do you call someone who…? 0) employs people an employer 1) Is employed by a firm __________ 2) Applies for a job __________ 3) Is interviewed for a job __________ 4) Is seeking j job __________ 5) Participates in something __________ 6) Has left university with a degree __________ employee applicant interviewee job seeker participant graduate
3. Underline which elements should definitely be included in a CV. Definitely:1.Name2.Address 3. Telephone number 4. Email address 8. Nationality 12. education-primary, secondary, higher educaton 14. Employment history-company, job title, responsibilities, results responsibilities, results 16. Languages 17. References
4. Read the first part of the text. What is the idea behind an anonymous CV? To consider only the skills and experience of the candidate and not other factors, such as age, sex, racial and social background to tackle discrimination. To consider only the skills and experience of the candidate and not other factors, such as age, sex, racial and social background to tackle discrimination.
5. Read the second part of the text and put one word in each space. 1. with 1. with 2. would (should or must also possible) 2. would (should or must also possible) 3. all 3. all 4. not 4. not 5. that 5. that 6. against/tackling 6. against/tackling
1.2 （ Listening ） Asking and answering questions. 1)what caused the accident? The ship made for port because of severe weather conditions but hit some rocks near the coast. The ship made for port because of severe weather conditions but hit some rocks near the coast. 2) How many accidents has the ship been involved in? Three including this one. Three including this one. 3) Does the spokesperson come out of it well? Reasonably well. He explains the cause clearly and tries to put the accident in context. Reasonably well. He explains the cause clearly and tries to put the accident in context.
2. Complete the questions the journalist asks. 1. So can you tell me 2. Is it 3. what are you intending 4. Do you think that 5. isn ’ t it.
Listening script J=Journalist S=Spokesperson J=Journalist S=Spokesperson J: So, can you tell me how this happened? S: Well, it was a very unfortunate combination of events. As you know, weather conditions have been severe in the eastern Atlantic for the last couple of days. The ship’s captain reported that the ship was in trouble at 11pm last night and was ordered to make for port as quickly as possible. At 2.30am he reported that she was grounded on some rocks just off the Cornish coast. J: But this isn’t the first time this particular ship has been in an accident, is it? S: She has been involved in two incidents in the past, but these had nothing to do with her sea-worthiness. She is a well-maintained ship in excellent working order with an experienced crew on board.
J: And what are you intending to do to limit the damage to the environment now? S: Unfortunately, while conditions remain so hostile, there is very little we can do, but the moment the storms subside we will be mounting an operation to transfer the oil off the ship using tugs. J: Do you think that this kind of accident is acceptable? S: I think it needs to be put into perspective. Accidents at sea are far less common than rail or road accidents. The problem is that they attract much more publicity… J: Well, yes. Whichever way you look at it, it’s a PR disaster for your company, isn’t it? S: As I’ve said, this type of incident does attract a lot of media attention. I just hope that the public can see…
Grammar 4. Convert the following questions into indirect questions. 1) Where you have worked before. 2) Are an ambitious person 3) You have gone as far as you can in your present job 4) Who our main customers are
5. Convert the following questions into tag questions. 1. You re married, aren’t you? 2. You can’t start tomorrow, can you? 3. You’ve only worked for smaller companies, haven’t you? 4. You manage to find our offices easily, didn’t you? 5. This is your first real job, isn’t it? 6. You’d be able to work part-time, wouldn’t you?
1.3 Reading Test Summarizing:Answer: Rather than making candidates feel comfortable, you will learn much more about them by asking challenging questions. Rather than making candidates feel comfortable, you will learn much more about them by asking challenging questions.
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