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Topic objectives

  1. Common consideration.
  2. Revise grammar rules
  3. Vocabulary
  4. Reading
  5. Question list
PROVERB
«Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.»
Confucius
job

1. Common consideration.

  1. What is the difference between work and a job? :)
  2. Do you like your job? Why or why not?
  3. What influenced your choice of job? (Why did you choose your job?)
  4. Can you describe your current job?
  5. How is your relationship with your co-workers?
  6. Would you describe yourself as a workaholic?
  7. Have you ever taken any courses that specifically help you with the job you are doing now?
  8. Name three occupations that you could do. (For example, be a mortician)
  9. If you had to choose between a satisfying job and a well-paid one, which would you choose?
  10. What three adjectives would describe yourself as a worker?
  11. Would you like a job in which you traveled a lot?
  12. Would you like a job that required you to sit at a computer all day?
  13. Would you like to do the same job for the rest of your life?
  14. Would you like to work in an office? Why or why not?
  15. Would you rather be a doctor or a banker?
  16. Would you rather work inside or outside?
  17. What job would you most like to do? Where would you like to work? Why?
  18. What are the advantages and disadvantages to your job?
  19. How much do you think a doctor should be paid a month?
  20. How about a secretary?
  21. How about a truck driver?
  22. How much money do you make? ( Maybe this is not a good question to ask :)
  23. Do you like your boss? Why or why not?
  24. Do you think it is more important to make a lot of money or to enjoy your job?
  25. Do you think women are good bosses?
  26. How many days a week do you work?
  27. How many hours a week do you work?
  28. Do you ever work overtime?
  29. Do you have a part-time job? If so, what do you do?
  30. How much money do you think you need to retire with your lifestyle?
  31. Why would I choose you instead of the 50 others wanting this position?

2. Grammar

Present Progressive (Continuous)

The present continuous is used:

1. to express an action going on at the present moment, at the time of speaking;

2. to express an action in its progress going on at the present period of time not necessarily at the time of speaking;

3. to express a continuous action going on at the same time with another action referring to present time;

4. to express a planned future action mostly verb denotion motion;


Present progressive is formed by means of the auxilary verb be in the Present Indefinite and the Present Participle of main verb.

present progressive
You are watching TV.
Are you watching TV?
You are not watching TV.


USE Now

present progressive
You are learning English now.
You are not swimming now.
Are you sleeping?
I am sitting.
I am not standing.
Is he sitting or standing?
They are reading their books.
They are not watching television.
What are you doing?
Why aren't you doing your homework?


USE Longer Actions in Progress Now

present progressive

In English, "now" can mean: this second, today, this month, this year, this century, and so on. Sometimes, we use the Present Continuous to say that we are in the process of doing a longer action which is in progress; however, we might not be doing it at this exact second.

Examples: (All of these sentences can be said while eating dinner in a restaurant.)
I am studying to become a doctor.
I am not studying to become a dentist.
I am reading the book Tom Sawyer.
I am not reading any books right now.
Are you working on any special projects at work?
Aren't you teaching at the university now?


USE 3 Near Future

present progressive

Sometimes, speakers use the Present Continuous to indicate that something will or will not happen in the near future.

I am meeting some friends after work.
I am not going to the party tonight.
Is he visiting his parents next weekend?
Isn't he coming with us tonight?


USE 4 Repetition and Irritation with "Always"

present progressive

The Present Continuous with words such as "always" or "constantly" expresses the idea that something irritating or shocking often happens. Notice that the meaning is like Simple Present, but with negative emotion. Remember to put the words "always" or "constantly" between "be" and "verb+ing."

She is always coming to class late.
He is constantly talking. I wish he would shut up.
I don't like them because they are always complaining.


REMEMBER Non-Continuous Verbs

It is important to remember that Non-Continuous Verbs cannot be used in any continuous tenses.

Non-Continuous Verbs are usually things you cannot see somebody doing. These verbs are rarely used in continuous tenses. They include:
Abstract Verbs
to be, to want, to cost, to seem, to need, to care, to contain, to owe, to exist...
Possession Verbs
to possess, to own, to belong...
Emotion Verbs
to like, to love, to hate, to dislike, to fear, to envy, to mind...

Instead of using Present Continuous with these verbs, you must use Simple Present.

She is loving this chocolate ice cream. Not Correct non-continuous verb
She loves this chocolate ice cream. Correct
He is needing help now. Not Correct non-continuous verb
He needs help now. Correct
He is wanting a drink now. Not Correct non-continuous verb
He wants a drink now. Correct


Speakers sometimes use the Simple Present to express the idea that an action is happening or is not happening now.

I am here now.
She is not here now.
He needs help right now.
He does not need help now.
He has his passport in his hand.
Do you have your passport with you?


ADVERB PLACEMENT

The examples below show the placement for grammar adverbs such as: always, only, never, ever, still, just, etc.

You are still watching TV.
Are you still watching TV?


ACTIVE / PASSIVE

Right now, Tom is writing the letter. Active
Right now, the letter is being written by Tom. Passive

3. Vocabulary

What does next word mean? Explain it and make up sentences.

  1. controversial
  2. Adjective

    giving rise or likely to give rise to public disagreement.

    Example: "This year he also implemented a controversial policy of free school meals for all city children."

    Synonym: contentious, disputed, at issue, disputable, debatable, arguable, vexed, tendentious, hot

  3. restrict
  4. Verb

    put a limit on; keep under control.

    Example: "some roads may have to be closed at peak times to restrict the number of visitors"

    Synonym: limit, keep within bounds, regulate, control, moderate, cut down

  5. confidence
  6. Noun

    the feeling or belief that one can rely on someone or something; firm trust.

    Example: "she has great confidence"

    Synonym: trust, belief, faith, credence, conviction

  7. figure out
  8. Verb

    to be able to understand something or to solve a problem

    Example: " We had to figure out the connection between the two events. "

    Synonym: understand, know, deduce, puzzle out, solve, lick, work, work out

  9. affection
  10. Noun

    a gentle feeling of fondness or liking.

    Example: " she felt affection for the wise old lady "

    Synonym: fondness, love, liking, tenderness, warmth, devotion, endearment, care, caring, attachment, friendship, warm feelings

  11. concern
  12. Noun

    anxiety; worry.

    Example: " This problem concerns all of us.

    Example: " The move follows growing public concern over the spread of the disease. "

    Example:such unsatisfactory work gives cause for concern

    Synonym: anxiety, fear, worry, distress, unease, apprehension, misgiving, disquiet, disquietude

  13. tough
  14. Adjective

    (of a substance or object) strong enough to withstand adverse conditions or rough or careless handling.

    Example: " tough backpacks for climbers "

    Synonym: durable, strong, resilient, sturdy, rugged, solid, stout, long-lasting, heavy-duty, industrial-strength, well-built, made to last

    Noun

    a tough person, especially a gangster or criminal.

    Example: " young toughs sporting their state-of-the-art firearms "

    Synonym: ruffian, thug, goon, hoodlum, hooligan, roughneck, hood, heavy, bruiser, hardman, yahoo

    Verb

    endure a period of hardship or difficulty.

    Example: " We've been trying to tough it out but it's difficult to come together in a short space of time under a new coach. "

Watch another words: English Vocabulary...



4. Reading

Resume Writing Tips & Advice

Without a good resume, you’re not getting the job you want. It’s that simple. The good news is, it’s also simple to create a professional, well-written resume. The following sections provide a comprehensive list of resume writing tips and the advice you’ll need to write an effective resume.

1. Colored paper and fancy fonts don’t mean a thing.
Way too many job hunters think that a bold font placed on brightly colored paper will be a guaranteed way to get a hiring manager's attention. The truth is the flashy paper will hurt the hiring manager's eyes and the bold print will make it hard to scan your resume. Use a neutral-colored, bond paper and use a standard font that’s easy to read.

2. Make sure your header has all of your important contact information.

We live in the digital age, but most all employers still prefer a telephone to contact potential candidates. When you put your resume together, put all of your contact information at the top. Your complete contact information includes:

  • Your complete name.
  • Your postal mailing address.
  • Your email address.
  • Your home phone number.
  • Your cellular phone number.

It’s fine to use a P.O. box for your mailing address if you choose, but understand that you’ll have to give your address when you fill out the application. Always use a professional sounding email address that has your first and last name.

3. Make sure that your resume is search engine optimized.
These days, everything eventually comes back to the internet, including your resume. You need to include keywords in the content of your resume so that employers can find it via major search engines. Don't overdo it with the keywords, because that will get your resume kicked off the results pages. Your keywords should be variations of the terms used in your career field that will catch a hiring manager's eye.

4. Always start with the good stuff.

Did you know that your resume has about four seconds to impress the hiring manager? The hiring manager will place your resume on his desk and start scanning your content from the top down. If he gets to the middle of the page and still doesn't see anything he likes, then your resume will be moved to another pile.

Put your accomplishments, certifications, awards, educational background, and your most pertinent professional experience in the top half of the resume if you want it to be read.

5. Check for typos and bad grammar before finalizing your resume.
Bad spelling and poor grammar drive hiring managers crazy. A hiring manager doesn’t want to waste time trying to decipher what you’re trying to say. Have a friend or a trusted colleague proofread your resume before you finalize it to make sure that it reads smoothly and makes sense.
Use your word processor's spell check feature to make sure everything’s spelled properly. Remember that a spell checker doesn’t guarantee that you’re using the right words—it only checks the spelling. If you typed "there" but meant to type "their," then spell check cannot help you.

6. Consider using a professional service.

A professional resume service, or an online resume program, can do wonders for helping you create the ideal resume. If you really want your resume to impress hiring managers, then have it crafted by a professional.

5. Question theme

  1. At what age do people usually begin to work in your country?
  2. At what age would you like to retire?
  3. What do you think you will do after you retire?
  4. How much money do you think you need to retire with your lifestyle?
  5. Can you talk about what a typical day at your current job is like?
  6. Can you describe some of the people that you work with?
  7. Can you describe your current job?
  8. Do you ever work overtime?
  9. If so, do you get paid more for overtime work?
  10. Do you have a part-time job? If so, what do you do?
  11. Do you have to do a lot of paperwork?
  12. Do you like your boss? Why or why not?
  13. Do you like your job? Why or why not?
  14. Do you think it is more important to make a lot of money or to enjoy your job?
  15. Do you think women are good bosses?
  16. Are there women bosses in your country?
  17. Do you think that the place where you work is well run?
  18. Do you work on weekends?
  19. Do you work on Sundays?
  20. Have you ever taken any courses that specifically help you with the job you are doing now?
  21. Have you ever worked on a farm? Did you like it?
  22. Would you like to go back on this farm job? If not , why?
  23. How do you like your work?
  24. How have working conditions changed in recent years?
  25. Do you think that working conditions have improved? If so, in what ways?
  26. How long do you plan to continue working where you are?
  27. How long have you been working at your present job?
  28. How many days a week do you work?
  29. How many hours a week do you work?
  30. How much do you think a doctor should be paid a month?
  31. How about a secretary?
  32. How about a truck driver?
  33. How much money do you make? (Maybe this is not a good question to ask.)
  34. How much money does a secretary get paid per week?
  35. How old were you when you got your first job?
  36. How well do you get along with your boss?
  37. If you could own your own business, what would it be?
  38. If you had to choose between a satisfying job and a well-paid one, which would you choose?
  39. Is it common for men and women to have the same jobs in your country?
  40. Name three occupations that you could do. (For example, be a mortician)
  41. Name three occupations that you could never do?
  42. What are some common occupations in your country?
  43. What are some common jobs for men in your country?
  44. What are some common jobs for women in your country?
  45. What are some jobs that children do?
  46. What are some jobs that you think would be boring?
  47. What are some jobs that you think would be fun?
  48. What are you responsible for?
  49. What are you trying to do in order to find a job that you really like?
  50. What do you do?
  51. What's your job?
  52. What do you like most about that job?
  53. What do you think is the best job? What do you think is the worst?
  54. What do you think would be the most interesting job? The most boring?
  55. What influenced your choice of job? (Why did you choose your job?)
  56. What job do you want to have in five years' time?
  57. What job would you most like to have, if social/cultural boundaries did not apply? (How different are they?)
  58. What job(s) do you wish to have in the future?
  59. What jobs in your country are considered to be good jobs? Why?
  60. What kind of volunteer work have you done?
  61. What kind of work do you do?
  62. What kind of work do you want to do in the future?
  63. What plans have you made for your retirement?
  64. What three adjectives would describe yourself as a worker?
  65. What time do you get home from work?
  66. Is it the same time every day?
  67. What time do your start and finish work?
  68. What would be your dream job?
  69. Do you think it would be possible for you to get this job?
  70. What's one job you wouldn't like to do? Why not?
  71. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
  72. Where do you work and what is your current job?
  73. Where do you work?
  74. Which job are you best at?
  75. Which job would you never do?
  76. Which jobs do you think are the most prestigious?
  77. Who among the people you know has the most interesting job? What is it?
  78. Why did you leave your last job - did you resign or were you sacked?
  79. Would you be upset if your boss was a woman?
  80. Would you consider the military as a career choice? Why or why not?
  81. Would you consider yourself to be an ambitious person at work?
  82. Would you describe yourself as a workaholic?
  83. Would you like a job in which you traveled a lot?
  84. Would you like a job that required you to sit at a computer all day?
  85. Would you like to do the same job for the rest of your life?
  86. Would you like to work in an office? Why or why not?
  87. Would you rather be a doctor or a banker?
  88. Would you rather work inside or outside?
  89. What job would you most like to do?
  90. What are the names of some of the people with that job?
  91. Do you personally know any one with that job?
  92. How long do you plan to keep it for?
  93. When do plan to retire?
  94. What other fields or work will that job make you qualified for?
  95. What are the work details of that job; what will be your duties at that job?
  96. What steps are required from you to become a/an...?
  97. So, how long before fore you become a/an...; at what ages will you both start and finish this/each job/career?
  98. What do you hope to spiritually gain from that job?
  99. What do you wish to physically gain; what kind of things would you like to buy with your money?
  100. How much money do you need to make to fulfill you dreams and desires?
  101. If money weren't a problem for you, which job would you prefer to have?
  102. How does money affect your decisions?
  103. How do your wants and desires affect your career options and goals?
  104. How many years of schooling would you prefer to have?
  105. Can you improve on the way things are now being done in the field you choose?
  106. Which college courses are needed for you to be the very best in your field?
  107. Which college courses are required for you dream job?
  108. What other courses do you need to take so you can pursue your hobbies and personal interests?
  109. Which of the classes mentioned above are you giving the highest priority? Why?
  110. Do you have an after-school job?
  111. Would you like to have a management position?
  112. What are the pros and cons of being a manager?
  113. What are the qualities a good boss should have?
  114. What is a fair wage for the skills you have?
  115. Who would you hire a employee with a lot of experience or an employee with a lot of education?
  116. Have you ever worked?
  117. What is the difference between work and a job?
  118. Do you have a job?
  119. How did you get it?
  120. Did you have to go to university to get it?
  121. What is the name of your job?
  122. Is it a popular job?
  123. Did you need any special training to get your job?
  124. What type of special training did you need?
  125. How long and where was the training?
  126. Is it an indoor, or outdoor job?
  127. Which do you think most people prefer, indoor or outdoor jobs?
  128. Does your job pay a good salary?
  129. What are the advantages and disadvantages to your job?
  130. Which do you think are some of the more demanding jobs?
  131. Which are the least demanding jobs?
  132. Which jobs are badly paid?
  133. Which jobs are over-paid?
  134. Which job are more popular than others, and why?
  135. Is your job competitive?
  136. What about promotions?
  137. Is it too competitive?
  138. How is your relationship with your co-workers?
  139. Why would I choose you instead of the 50 others wanting this position?
  140. What degrees do you have?
  141. How much experience do you have?
  142. Where have you worked?
  143. How much would you like to earn?
  144. Where would you like to work? Why?
  145. Why do you find your job interesting?


Сonclusion

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