Підручник Англійська мова (9-й рік навчання) - Алла Несвіт - Генеза 2017 рік

Unit 7 Career Magic

In this unit you will:

Listen read and talk about…

different professions

choosing the profession for yourself

career prospects

Learn how to…

describe what people do

Practise Revise

modal verbs

Write Make…

an essay

Lessons 1-2. The World of Professions

1. Look at the pictures and name the professions. Do you know anyone who does these jobs? What qualities do you need for these jobs?

2. Read the questions given below. Discuss them in class.

1. What professions are popular in the place where you live?

2. What professions do your parents/relatives have?

3. What kind of work would you be willing to do in future?

4. Would you start your own business? If yes, what would it be? If not, why not?

5. Why is your education important to become a good professional in future?

6. Why is it important to pay tax on the money you earn?

3. a) Look at the list of professions. Write them down into three groups. Which of these professions do you think are the most interesting? the most difficult? Why?

• a journalist • a computer programmer • a teacher • a designer • an engineer • a manager • a politician • a mechanic • a librarian • a cook • a nurse • a hairdresser • a factory worker • a musician • an artist • a shop assistant • an actor • a driver • a pilot • an accountant • a scientist • a businessman • a doctor • an economist • a farmer • a painter • a fisherman • a gardener • a lawyer • a tax officer •

Working with People

Art Professions

Working with Machines

b) Work in pairs. Act out the dialogues. Use the words from Ex. 3a and the prompts given below.

1. A: What does your mother do?

B: She’s …. (an accountant). And yours?

A: ….

2. …. A: Is your father an experienced …. (lawyer)?

B: Yes, he’s a very experienced …. (lawyer).

A: How long has he been a …. (lawyer)?

B: He’s been a …. (lawyer) for …. months/years.

3. …. A: Is your …. (brother) still a student?

B: No. He’s started working for a big company. He’s a …. .

A: Oh. That’s interesting.

4. A: What kind of job would you like to have in future?

B: I’d like to be a …. . And what would you do for a living?

A: I think I’ll …. .

5. A: I'd like to work as a tax officer in the tax inspection.

B: Tax officers know everything about taxes.

A: Taxpayer’s money is all money spent or invested by government to satisfy individual or collective needs or to create future benefits for the citizens of the country.

4. You are going to read the text about the qualities which are required for different kinds of professions. Read the text and say what profession is good for you. Comment on your choice.

Choosing a Profession

People are always asked what they want to be when they leave school. I think it’s a pretty tricky question to answer, especially when getting a job seems such a long way off.

Magazines for teenagers often offer questionnaires and surveys to help young people see their interests and abilities more clearly and make a decision concerning their future career. Special tests can find out what a person is best suited for.

Those who like to work with machines can get a profession as a mechanic, a driver, a pilot, a computer programmer etc. Those who like to work with people can be doctors, teachers, lawyers, shop assistants, hairdressers etc.

When you are choosing a profession, you should keep in mind all the necessary qualities, which are required for it. If you don’t possess them, you have to try to develop them in yourself.

People, who are active, energetic, «green», tidy, practical and organized can choose a profession of a vet, a postal worker, a dog trainer, or a zookeeper.

If you like adventures, trips, learning culture and traditions of other people you can be an archaeologist, an explorer, or a tourist guide.

If you are interested in science and research you might be a scientist or an inventor. Those who are fond of working with numbers can get success in the career of an accountant or a banker.

If you want to become a teacher, a nurse, a dentist, a doctor or a firefighter, you must be helpful, caring, calm, patient, friendly, cheerful and outgoing.

If you are logical, critical, ambitious, and quick-minded, you might be a computer specialist, a politician, a businessman, or an advertising designer.

The world of professions is rich and exciting. Some jobs are traditionally considered to be «women’s jobs» and some «men’s». There are some jobs where both men and women work successfully. What is really true is that all professions are important, wonderful and necessary.

A high qualification makes a person fit for a certain position. «Every man is the maker of his own fortune,» Richard Steele wrote. The person who wants to be highly qualified must have good education first of all. A young person can best approach the future when enriched with knowledge of many different subjects. That can really help to get a better job, develop a career and get success in life.

5. Look through the text and explain the meaning of the highlighted words from the context. If you have any difficulties, consult the dictionary.

Vocabulary File

• to make a decision • abilities • future career • the necessary qualities • to be best suited for • a firefighter • an inventor • to succeed • an accountant • a high qualification • to fit a certain position •

6. Look through the text of Ex. 4 on p. 167 again and complete the sentences.

1. Our parents and teachers can guide us and help us …. concerning our future plans.

2. Magazines for teenagers often offer quizzes and surveys to help young people to see their interests and …. .

3. Special tests can find out what a person …. .

4. When you are choosing a profession, you should keep in mind all …., which are required for it.

5. The world of professions is …. .

6. A high qualification makes a person …. .

7. Find the words in the text of Ex. 4 on p. 167 to match the following definitions.

1. It is a person whose job is to repair machines, engines of cars.

2. It is a person who takes care of people in hospital, makes injections and gives medicines to patients.

3. It is a person who knows laws very well and can represent somebody’s interests in the court.

4. It is a person whose job is to keep or check financial accounts.

5. It is a person whose job is to sell things in a shop or a supermarket.

6. It is a person whose job is to put out a fire.

7. It is a person who travels to unknown places in order to find out more about them.

8. It is a person whose job is to collect and write news reports for newspapers, magazines, radio or television.

Complete the sentences with the words from Ex. 7.

1. If you see something on fire you should call …. .

2. Newspapers and TV channels are always in search of talented ….

3. This supermarket can be proud of its …. .

4. His mother works in hospital. She is …. .

5. Mary has to keep and check accounts, because she is …. .

6. If you need to mend your car you should go to …. .

7. She has to know laws very well because she is …. .

8. Her father travels a lot. He must be …. .

9. a) Speak in class. Describe the photos on p. 169. Where do these people live? What are their professions?

b) Work in pairs. Answer the questions about the photos.

1. What do people on the photos do?

2. Where do they work?

3. Is their work easy (difficult)?

4. What is the difference between the work that people do in the city (town) and in the country?

5. What professions are popular with those who live in the city and in the country?

10. Write a few sentences about the professions the members of your family have. Use the questions given below as a plan. Present your work in class.

1. What do your parents (grandparents) do?

2. Where do they work?

3. What do they think about their jobs?

4. Do people pay less tax if they're self-employed?

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