Listen to the conversation. What is one problem with the job? What does Jeff decide to do?
Answers & Audioscripts
Jeff may need to work overtime and on weekends sometimes. Jeff decides to apply for the job anyway.
Jeff: What do they say about the job?
Mai: Let’s see. You must have experience using different devices and platforms, because you have to test the games to see if there are any bugs . . . and you need to be able to work well with a team.
Jeff: That’s no problem.
Mai: Look. It says that sometimes you may need to work overtime and on weekends.
Jeff: Well, that is a problem.
Mai: But the pay is really good. And I think you’d enjoy it.
Jeff: You’ve got a point. I guess it is an interesting opportunity. Yeah, I’ll apply for it.
A. Listen to people talk about the kind of work they are looking for. Then check (✓) each person’s ideal job.
B. Listen again. Write two reasons each person gives for his or her ideal job.
1 Alex …………………………….. ……………………………..
2 Evelyn …………………………….. ……………………………..
3 Edward …………………………….. ……………………………..
Answers & Audioscripts
1 Alex: architect
2 Evelyn: doctor
3 Edward: flight attendant
1 he doesn’t want a regular nine-to-five job; he’d like to work for himself; he’s good at drawing and thinks it would be fun to design people’s homes and businesses; he’s done some drawings recently of his dream house
2 she’d like to have a job where she helps people; she’d love working in a children’s hospital in a developing country; she has plans to get into medical school
3 he enjoys working with people; he loves traveling; he doesn’t want a job where he’s stuck in an office all day; he’s not really interested in making a lot of money at this point in his life; he wants to get out and see the world
Alex: What kind of job do I have in mind? Well, I don’t want a regular nine-to-five job and eventually, I’d like to work for myself. I’m good at drawing, and I think it would be fun to design people’s homes and businesses. I’ve actually been reading blogs about designing and am looking into programs at universities.
Woman: That sounds great. Have you tried designing anything?
Alex: Well, yes, I’ve actually done some drawings recently of my dream house. Would you like to see them?
Woman: What kind of career are you planning for yourself?
Evelyn: I don’t know. I think I’d like to have a job where I can help people. Everybody else in my family is in business, and I’m not good at selling or negotiating. It’s just not for me. I know I’d love working overseas, though. Maybe in a children’s hospital in a developing country. But that’s a long way away. I have to get into medical school first, and that’s not going to be easy!
Woman: So what kind of job are you looking for?
Edward: Well, I haven’t made up my mind. I enjoy working with people, and I love traveling. I don’t want a job where I’m stuck in an office all day.
Woman: Are you interested in working in business? That’s where you can sometimes make good money.
Edward: I’m not really interested in making a lot of money at this point in my life. I just want to get out and see the world. I’ll worry about money later.
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