Підручник Англійська мова 9 клас (5-й рік навчання) - Т. І. Бондар - Методика Паблішинг 2017 рік

Unit 1 It's my life

Everyday English


Read the following sentences. If you think a sentence describes you, give yourself one point for the colour of that sentence. If there are two colours, give yourself a point for each. The colour for which you have most points at the end of the questionnaire is the one that suits you best (although other colours may also be important). Find out what this means by reading your colour profile below.

1. I enjoy painting and drawing.

2. I am quick at learning how to use new technical equipment

3. One of my favourite subjects is Chemistry.

4. I enjoy watching TV commercials.

5. I like helping people.

6. I am interested in why firms lose money or make money.

7. I write my own computer programmes.

8. I am good at making my own decisions, but I am also a reliable team member.

9. I enjoy making my bedroom look nice.

10. I nam interested in nature.

11. I am good with numbers.

12. Writing stories or plays is fun.

13. I sometimes raise money for charities.

14. I love cooking and thinking of my own recipes.

15. I would like to make things that I can sell.

16. I compare prices when I go shopping.

17. I know how much I can earn on money in the bank.

18. I enjoy performing on stage.

19. I like hanging out with friends.

20. It would be fun to make a machine that uses wind power.

21. I try to be tactful.

22. I have an idea for a great new invention.

23. I like making guests feel welcome.

24. Music helps me to express my feelings.

25. I enjoy examining things to find out how they work.

26. I am (would like to be) in a dance group.

27. I always try to win competitions or races.

28. I am interested in the design and construction of buildings.

Green: You are good with people and would enjoy a job in a field like health, social work, education or management, e.g. a nurse, a teacher, a personnel manager. If you prefer animals, you could be a vet or work in a zoo.

Yellow: As a creative person, you would be suited to a job in design or in some form of art or entertainment, e.g. an architect, a cartoon artist, a musician.

Reds The business world is full of different opportunities for ambitious, competitive people like you. You could become a banker or a lawyer, or you could even found your own company - if you haven't already done it!

Blue: A job where you are involved in science or technology and where you can use your practical skills would suit you, e.g. a research scientist, an engineer.

1. Talk about the questionnaire

a) Do the questionnaire. Do you agree with what it soys about you? Soy why or why not

b) Think of more jobs and more sentences for each colour.

2. How to: Talk about personal qualities

a) Look at what a student tells her personal adviser. Then collect words and phrases to describe your own personal qualities.

The Useful phrases can help. You can also use phrases from die questionnaire on page 14.

I like challenges I'm good at solving problems. I can work alone, but I prefer to work in a team. I'd say I'm an ambitious person.

• I think/l'd say I'm reliable/practical/creative/patient/…

• I'm (not so) good/with children/at using words/…

• I find it easy/fun/… to meet people/leam new skills/…

• I (don't) like deadlines/computers/challenges/…

• I prefer to work alone/outside/…

Ask your teacher or use a dictionary for any new words you need. Collect 'personal vocabulary' in your folder.

b) In groups, take turns to present yourselves. Tell the truth, but try to stress your good qualities. Listen critically to the others in your group and make helpful suggestions.

Mediation and communication: Personal stories

a) You are going to listen to three personal stories of school leaders. Summarize the information completing the sentences in the boxes below.

Mark Student government president

Mark always wanted to be …

He likes …

He never…

He keeps his team …

Sandy Outreach coordinator

Sandy helps…

She raises…

She has done…

Mathew Student newspaper correspondent

Mathew brings…

He is….

He understands…

He wants

b) Are you a leader? Who is a leader in your class? Why do you think so?

c) Write a profile for your leaders and post them on your school website.

A letter of application

Curriculum Vitae: Nina Boiko

Personal details

Name: Nina Boiko

Address: vul. Chornovola 29,

18003 Cherkasy, Ukraine

Tel: 0038(0)635563764

E-mail: nina_boiko@yahoo.com

Nationality: Ukraine

Date of birth: 22 January, 2000


2006-2010 Cherkasy primary school

2010-2016 Cherkasy gymnasium

In 2018 will take exterior independent testing

Work experience

August 2015 Design (architects in Kyiv)

July 2014 volunteer with theatre project

Personal profile

I am creative and reliable, and I have good computer skills. I like travelling because it gives me the chance to meet new people and see different lifestyles. My main hobbies are art and drama. In my free time I also play tennis and swim.

References available if needed

1. Look at the letter

a) Talk about possible reasons why Nina wants a placement in England.

b) Say how the letter is different in style and form from a letter to a friend. Collect phrases that are typical of letters of application.

2. Talk about the CV

a) Why is a CV important? What should be in it? Could Nina have added anything to hers?

b) Think of other ways to organise a CV.

3. Your turn: Your own application

Think what kind of firm you would enjoy a placement with. Write your CV and a letter of application in English. Then exchange your application with a partner and compare them.

Making a good impression at an interview

When you have an interview for a job or for work experience, you are almost always in competition with other people, so it is very important to make a good impression.

1. Talk about how to prepare before the day of the interview

Soy what information you should get or what you should do to…

1. … be in the right place by the right time. 2. … look suitable for the job. 3. … have answers ready to give at the interview. 4. … show you are really interested in that company. 5. … feel fresh on the day.

2. Comment on the applicants

Your body language and how you look can say as much about you as your words!

Look at the two applicants and say what impression you think they make. What might employers find good or not so good?

3. Listening: A job in a sports shop

a) Before you listen, read the interview tips on the right. They are from the Connexions website. Put them in the order needed.

Can you think of anything else you should try to remember?

b) A boy is being interviewed for a job in a sports shop. Listen and make notes in two lists: 1. Things he does well. 2 Mistakes he makes.

c) Listen again, and write down phrases which could be used in other interviews. Start a list of Useful phrases.

4. Team activity: job interviews

Form groups of four, with two pairs of partners. Each pair acts two dialogues, taking turns to be the interviewer and the applicant. Choose jobs for the interviews and use the ideas on the right to prepare. While one pair does the role play, the other pair watches and listens. Then they can make helpful comments about how to improve.

A Say why you want the job and why you’re suitable for it.

B Wait until you are asked to take a seat.

C Ask how long it will be before you find out whether you’ve been accepted.

D Answer questions with more than ‘yes' or ‘no’, and don’t speak too casually.

E Thank the interviewer when you leave.

F Smile and say good moming/afternoon.

G Ask important questions - about the training, work etc. You can ask about the pay, but don’t make it your first question.

Interviewer: Write down questions you can ask and information you might have to give about the job or the company.

Applicant: Write down ideas about how to sell yourself' and what questions to ask. Think what to say about yourself, and what body language to use.

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