UNIT 2. CHOOSE THE CAREER!
Цілі: вдосконалювати навички аудіювання, читання й усного мовлення; розвивати мовну здогадку й мовленнєву реакцію учнів; виховувати зацікавленість у розширенні своїх знань.
1) Tell us something about your ____ in the engineering industry?
2) I see from your ____ form that you have had three different jobs in the last 5 years.
3) What sort of _____ of time would you stay with us if we offered you the job?
4) Describe how you would describe ____ in five years’ time.
5) Give us some idea of what you believe are your ____ and weaknesses.
6) As this is a managerial post, we must ask you how you deal with bad __ keeping or unpunctuality in an employee.
7) Imagine one of your staff loses her temper and shouts at you in front of others, how would you __ with this?
8) What would you say to a member of your staff who always __ his work in late?
9) I should explain that we would naturally ____ any previous holiday arrangements you have made.
10) Finally now that we’ve asked you several questions, do you want to ____ any to us?
Key: 1 b; 2 d; 3 c; 4 d; 5 b; 6 c; 7 d; 8 b; 9 d; 10 b.
Listen to the dialogue and make a list of tips for successful interview. Anna asks Kevin for advice on how to succeed at a job interview in English Anna. Hi Kevin. I’m thinking of applying for a job with a multinational company, but I’m worried about having an interview in English. Can you give me any good tips?
Kevin. Hmmm. That’s a tough one. I guess the first thing is to try to make a good impression. We often say, “you never get a second chance to make a first impression”. You really need to get off to a good start.
Anna. That sounds like good advice. Maybe I could sing and dance for them, ha ha ha! Then they’d really be impressed! But seriously, how do I make a good first impression?
Kevin. To begin with, you should firmly shake the interviewer’s hand while greeting him or her with a smile. Be sure to keep eye contact, especially when listening to the interviewer.
Anna. Ah, “body language” is really important, isn’t it?
Kevin. Yes, it is. The second thing is to have confidence. You get confidence from being prepared. You should learn a little bit about the company before the interview. Find out what they do, how long they’ve been in business, what their business motto is, that kind of thing. You should also anticipate possible questions, and think about how you will answer.
Anna. Should I memorize my answers beforehand?
Kevin. No! Definitely not! That sounds very mechanical. You should be natural when you speak. Just think about how you want to answer, and choose the right words at the time of the interview. That way, you can use the interviewer’s own words in your answer, which shows you’ve been listening. Then you’re sure to make a good impression.
Anna. I never thought about that before. You’re really smart, Jerry! But what should I do if I can’t remember an English word when I’m answering a question?
Kevin. In that case, you have to paraphrase. In other words, you have to explain what you want to say. For example, if you forget the word “manufacturing”, you can say “making a product” instead. Or instead of “statistics” you could say “using many big numbers to describe something”.
Anna. That’s very helpful, Jerry. Thanks so much. Ah, one more thing. Should I ask about the salary during the interview?
Kevin. No, either let them bring up the topic of money, or else wait for a second interview. If you prepare well, make a good first impression, have confidence, and use English naturally, you’re almost certain to be interviewed again. Good luck!
3. Reading and speaking
► Work in pairs.
Read the advert and make up a dialogue.
The European headquarters of our American Multinational group based in La Defense is seeking a Bilingual secretary for their Finance Department.
If you are: * Well organized * Totally Bilingual * Skilled in secretarial duties * Experienced in a similar position.
You will have the opportunity of working in a varied and challenging position, using your proven secretarial and organization skills.
If you are interested, please call:
M. Philippe Le Comte on 57 63 75 21
Interviewer. Ask questions to decide if the applicant suits the job.
Applicant. Answer the questions, try to be confident to persuade the interviewer that you suit this job.
Write down the dialogue. Ask not less than 10 questions.
Tell briefly how you should behave to pass a job interview successfully.
I think / I believe I should /shouldn’t...
Write an essay. Describe a job you would like to do in the future. Give your reasons.