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.

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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Submitted by wahbi on Sat, 05/09/2020 - 14:40

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i am telecom engineer at the public company in my country i am team leader in my position and my work is so hard and i never have enough time to spend a time with my family, some time i was boring from my work because i feel that when i come to my office there is now something new same office same people and same routine, so that i took annual leave to change my mode with my family.

Submitted by Saish on Mon, 24/08/2020 - 10:14

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I am an automation engineer and I love my job. I am designing the software for the machines that packages the medicines. I also get to travel worldwide due to my job and get the opportunity to interact with clients and engineers in different parts of the world. This way I get to know the culture, the people and lifestyle in those contries.

Submitted by konatenasty on Fri, 21/08/2020 - 20:41

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I am a general administrator of a commercial on line page it means i am responsable for writing and marketing of this page. It's a job that requires a lot of team spirit and patience with a customer. I love my job.Because i always want to innovate to do better than others for the future

Submitted by Rinaa on Thu, 20/08/2020 - 23:48

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I have been working as an accountant for the last two years. I love my job because I have studied this field and I found it attractive. I never get bored working with quantitative data. I love helping people with their financial issues, as I see as basic for having a successful company.

Submitted by duaa saleh 90 on Thu, 20/08/2020 - 09:34

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I used to work in IT education service company, my role was systems implementation and customer support engineer, later I joined the data analysis team in the same company, manipulating data was my best part of the job, I've lost my job recently because of Coronavirus and am looking into a new opportunities.

Submitted by M19 on Mon, 17/08/2020 - 06:55

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I work in the health sector and have played so many roles in this field for the last 10 years. I can't remember ever regretting becoming a healthcare worker and I love it! Of course, job challenges will always be there but also I am too resilient. I always find pleasure in the work I do especially when helping and supporting the community. We empower and advocate for positive living in all matters related to well being and health. The value of excellent health cannot be overstated and that's why we make every healthcare worker-client encounter tremendous and unforgettable. Plus, with so many areas of specialization, the opportunity to select and change roles is always there whenever I want. I can choose to take the traveling pathway or just work in an appointed station. The list is endless but those are just a few examples of career options that a graduate can select to do after college. Well, I am sure that explains why I am passionate about the work I do!

Submitted by fariba on Sun, 16/08/2020 - 10:25

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i am employee. i like my job.
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Submitted by Hennadii on Mon, 27/07/2020 - 17:25

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I'm a telecommunications engineer. I'm working for over 12 years in this field and I still like it. It's not an easy job, I have to know much and do lots of different tasks but it's interesting and well-payed. By the way, I came in telecommunications totally by coincidence. When I graduated from my University and didn't have a clue what to do next, a friend of mine offered me to went to an interview in some small company, which worked in telecommunications. I tried and was lucky to get a job. After that I moved to another company in this sphere and another one after a year. And I still work here.

Submitted by Phan Bao Dung on Thu, 23/07/2020 - 17:33

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I worked as a Laboratory Technician at a pharmaceutical company. I keened on my job, which I started working right after graduating from university. 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. At the moment, my daughter goes to pre-school and I start looking for a new job. I hope the new job will get me more interesting and friendly colleagues.

Submitted by Asni on Sat, 18/07/2020 - 23:37

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I' m not working at the moment. But, if housework is considered a job then I have been doing it for quite some time. I'm responsible for almost all household chores from doing the laundry, cooking, cleaning,...to taking care of the baby. Honestly, no, I don't like doing housework. I find it really boring but I have no choice. My husband works hard all day and is really tired in the evenings so he can't help me with that. At the weekends, he does his share of the housework and sometimes even more than that so I can't complain. I love taking care of my kid, though.