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 Leila77 on Wed, 03/02/2021 - 17:45

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I am a teacher and I really like my job.

Submitted by tenedos on Sun, 31/01/2021 - 12:18

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I am working as an assistant principal in a primary school. I like it.

Submitted by Van tran on Wed, 20/01/2021 - 16:09

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i work as a QA inspector at garment company, but i don't relly like it. :-(

Submitted by German on Tue, 19/01/2021 - 01:40

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I´m consultant in enterprises and I like so much my job because I can learn of the enterprises and help it to improve.

Submitted by Atiya Anzum Akanda on Wed, 23/12/2020 - 08:31

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Hi. I don't have a job.I am just an ordinary university student.

Submitted by fatfat on Sun, 20/12/2020 - 21:07

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I am a teacher in a primary school. I like my job even though its hard. Sometimes I surprise on my own for my patien.

Submitted by Myint Haymar Lwin on Thu, 26/11/2020 - 14:09

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I am IT trainer in private university. I love my job. I conduct online training session. I also review and mark the assessment of students.

Submitted by Sana Omar on Thu, 19/11/2020 - 15:44

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I'm a training manager. I'm responsible for organising training programmes in the company.

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.