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Unit 1
Work
1.1 Career
Career:
to hand in a notice
to get a pay rise
to get a hang of everything
to be struggling to cope
to stretch oneself
emotionally draining
mental job
workaholic
Running a company:
to assign the job
delegate responsibility
authoritarian
recruitment
cold call
feedback
growing demand
Qualities:
determination
persistence
loyalty
approachability
calmness
diligence
efficiency
imagination
open-minded
flexibility
articulation
Phrasal verbs:
to break down - to stop functioning
to bring sth up - to start talking about sth
to call around - to phone many different places or people
to figure out - to find the answer
to get across - to communicate
Idioms:
crunching the numbers - doing a lot of calculations
people person - a person with great social skills
to have a lot on one's plate - to have a lot of work and responsibilities
selling like hotcakes - means a lot of customers are buying it very fast
to think outside the box - to think in a creative way
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Lets test your vocabulary.
Fill in the gaps with appropriate words/word combinations.
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These new iPhones are really popular among the people all around the globe, they are _____________.
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Working as an accountant requires a lot of patience, because you spend most of your day ___________.
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Receiving positive _________ means that customers are satisfied with your company's products or services.
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A person who works excessively hard and long hours is called __________.
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My boss is such a _________, he wants his employees to work overtime for free.
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Latest statistics shows a ________ for consulting services.
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You have to go back to office, there are still some things we must _______.
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Some employees find it hard to ________ to each other.
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Peter has been working persistently for many years, so he finally ___________ today.
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You need to have some _________ in order to become a graphical designer.
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Watch the video with Steve Jobs famous speech.
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Creative writing: use your active vocabulary when answering the questions (3-4 sentences), please.
1. According to Steve Jobs, you have to "trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future". Looking backwards at your career, how has that worked out for you?

2. Is it essential to love your job? Can you succeed without having any interest in the work you're carrying out?

3. "Live each day as if it was your last". What is your point of view on this quote? Do you agree with it?

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1.2 Job Interview
Job Interview:
hiring manager
accomplishment
team player
to meet deadlines
to do a job-share
dead-end job
appointment
background
encore career
gig
prospects
workload
walk of life
salary/wage
Phrasal verbs:
to bring up - to mention something
to push back - to delay something
to jot down - to write some information
to take on (someone) - to hire more staff
to lay (someone) off - to let someone go due to position no longer being available
to work over - to examine carefully

Idioms:
a plum job - a desirable well-paid position which is considered relatively easy

to pound the pavement - to go from company to company in search of employment

to show someone the ropes - to teach someone how to do a particular job

to wait in the wings - to wait for an opportunity to replace someone else in their job

duty bound - if you are duty bound to do something, you are required to do it as part of your obligations.
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Lets test your vocabulary.
Fill in the gaps with appropriate words.
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Mark is a builder and I work as a sales manager. We come from different ____ of life.
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It is unacceptable! You have already made us wait for three months, and now you want to push the deal _____ once again.
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Receiving positive _________ means that customers are satisfied with your company's products or services.
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She finds it easy to work hand in hand with her co-workers, she's definitely a ______.
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Stop bringing _____ my salary, it's none of your business!
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Martha works as a ________ . Her main concern is to ask for an employee to fill in an open job.
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You work only 4 hours a day and still receive way more than I do, you have definitely got yourself a _____ job.
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You don't need to panic, I think our company has enough time to meet ______.
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Watch the video.
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Watch the video again, then choose which statements are True and which are False.
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You should wear large jewelry and loud colors to the interview.
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Give a firm, but not a bone-crushing handshake.
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Make eye contact and smile.
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Interviewers want to know how you assess your good points only.
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You should give a concise summary of your career, abilities and goals.
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When discussing your weaknesses, you should not avoid personality flaws.
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It is illegal for interviewers to ask you certain personal questions.
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You should stand up and greet your interviewer.
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You can talk on your phone while being interviewed.
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You should not wear too much perfume or cologne.
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Could be better. Watch the video one more time to check all the wrong points.
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