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 Momocompanyman on Wed, 04/11/2020 - 16:49

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I'm a mechanical engineer , I like my job

Submitted by Shiv on Mon, 02/11/2020 - 15:37

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I am network engineer. I Love alot my work and manage the server room and troubleshoot and configure the switch and router. I take call with ISP if any problem occurs related internet.

Submitted by Moon Wathan on Sat, 24/10/2020 - 16:40

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I am a teacher in international school. I manage all children in my classroom during the school open. I don't want to be a teacher but I love my job because the children are very simple and they are great without lying and pretending.

Submitted by togrul01 on Tue, 20/10/2020 - 20:10

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I am a student. And I don't work anywhere.

Submitted by Pola on Tue, 20/10/2020 - 16:11

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I'm a salesman, but after covid-19 I've been a jobless, I love my job, I hope come back my job again.

Submitted by Ugulhan on Tue, 22/09/2020 - 09:59

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I am a technical writer. I love my job. I manage a wide range of technical documentation in producing.

Submitted by Maria Sole Marsilio on Tue, 15/09/2020 - 15:18

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Hi, I'm a payroll clerck. I like take care of my collaborators. I love my job.

Submitted by cittàutopica on Wed, 09/09/2020 - 19:06

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I did several jobs in my life. I was a teacher in the middle school and in the secondary school; I worked in the law enforcement; finally I worked for my Region as executive in various sectors: cultural promotion, public libraries, education and training. I loved all these jobs and I always searched for doing my best.

Submitted by Tambur on Sun, 06/09/2020 - 15:36

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I'm a lawyer. My work very hard, but intersting. I meet different people and case. Often I go to court

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.