Talking about your job

In this video, Vanya, Emir and Paul have a training session. Listen to the language they use for talking about their jobs and practise saying the useful phrases.

Instructions

Do the preparation exercise first. Then watch the video and do the exercises to check your understanding and practise the language.

Transcript

Ana: Hi! I'm Ana. Welcome to What to Say

Do you know what to say when you talk about your job? Listen out for useful language for talking about your job. Then, we'll practise saying the new phrases – after this.

 

Patrick: Life is hard. Business is harder. I'm here to help you win. Do you want to be the best?

Vanya: Yeah.

Patrick: I said, DO YOU WANT TO BE THE BEST?

Paul, Emir, Vanya: Yes. 

Patrick: Good. You – what's your role in the company?

Emir: I'm the head of design. I manage artists and graphic designers.

Patrick: Good. What about you?

Paul: I'm a content producer.

Patrick: What does that mean?

Paul: It means I'm responsible for writing.

Patrick: Nice. And you – what do you do?

Vanya: Social media and marketing.

Patrick: Do you like your job?

Vanya: Yeah, I love it!

Patrick: Good. BUT NOT GOOD ENOUGH! Now listen. I'm here to make you the best. And I've got four hours to do it. Stand up! Let's all close our eyes, breathe deeply and think about these two important questions. One: What's the best part of your job? And two: Do you like the people you work with? Keep those eyes closed …  breathe deep … and think … 

 

Ana: Hello again! I don't think Emir is enjoying the training very much. So, did you notice the useful phrases used for talking about your job? Listen to me and then repeat. 

 

What's your role in the company?

I'm the head of design.

I manage artists and graphic designers.

What about you?

I'm a content producer.

I'm responsible for writing.

What do you do?

Do you like your job?

Yes, I love it!

What's the best part of your job?

Do you like the people you work with? 

 

Ana: Try and use some of these phrases the next time you talk about your job in English. Bye for now!

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I worked as a Laboratory Technician at a pharmaceutical company. When I had a baby, I had to work off to take care of her. Her health was not good, so I have had to work off until now. I have mostly been at home for the past three years. I have done all the housework, cooking, and taken care of my daughter. I felt bored and tired very much because my husband could not share these tasks with me. Now my daughter goes to pre-school and I start looking for a new job. I hope that you will find a job that you truly enjoy when your children go to school and you have spare time to do everything that you interest in.

Submitted by thihazaw on Sat, 18/07/2020 - 11:17

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I'm a student.I learning English and networking.I love it

Submitted by Suellen Esteves on Tue, 07/07/2020 - 22:49

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I thought that yes, but recently I am disappointed with my work. I am an engineer

Submitted by abudo93 on Sun, 05/07/2020 - 09:24

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I'm now not working because of Coronavirus, but I was administrative in iron trading office before, I didn't like my work because of the disorganized work.

Submitted by lalanizy on Sun, 28/06/2020 - 22:16

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hi i’m an artist ,recently i don’t like my job due to difficulty to gain mony .
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Submitted by Ivanox76 on Thu, 25/06/2020 - 07:29

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Hi there, I work in a crushing plant, I'm head of the mechanics. I really don't like my job lately, that's way I am learning english for search new opportunities.

Submitted by esrabayarrr on Tue, 23/06/2020 - 22:52

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I'm still student but ı have really less tim to graduation. When ı graduate ı will work in sales and marketing department and ı think ı love it.