Life after university

1.- Introduction to lesson

In today’s lesson, we are going to talk about what happens after university. I will be introducing you to new words and phrases that are related to work.

 

2.- Teacher Talk Time

I’m a teacher and I love my job because I get to meet lots of lovely students and because every day is different.

3.- Your turn…

3.1. Answer the following questions:

  1. What do you do for a living?
  2. Why do you enjoy this job?

 

3.2. Response to question

I’m a __________ and I enjoy my job because __________.

 

4.- Listening

You are now going to listen to your teacher. Play the video only once.

4.1. Response to listening

Ensure you understand the meaning of all 11 phrases below. Then put them in order according to your teacher’s experience.

Start a company / Go on a course / Apply for a job / Get a job /

Work long hours / Run a company / Go for an interview / Resign

Work from home / Work for a school or somebody / Earn good money

 

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4.2. Fill in the gaps with one of the expressions for the box. You may need to change the form of the verbs.

Start a company / Go on a course / Apply for a job / Get a job /

Work long hours / Run a company / Go for an interview / Resign /

Work from home / Work for a school or somebody / Earn good money

 

(Para ver la solución hacer doble click en texto; un click vuelve a posición original)

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4.3. Response to listening

Re-tell your teacher’s story using the phrases in the correct order. You could use the following key vocabulary:

Then: luego
Instead of: en vez de
Next: luego, después
Therefore: por lo tanto
In the: end al final
Finally: por fin

When she finished university she applied for a job _________ instead of _________ then she… next she…

1. Apply for a job
2. Go for an interview
3. Get a job
4. Resign
5. Go on a course
6. Work for a school
7. Start a company
8. Work from home
9. Work long hours
10. Earn good money
11. Run a company

 

4.4. Put the 11 phrases related to work into two different categories. Some phrases can go in either category.

(Para ver la solución hacer doble click en texto; un click vuelve a posición original)

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5. Your turn…

Talk about your own experience using the expressions we have looked at in this lesson and the key vocabulary.

You could start by saying: After I finished school I looked for many jobs in the local newspaper. I found one job that I liked a lot and so I applied for it. I went for an interview and luckily I was not very nervous and I got the job…

 

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