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 Silvia Lago on Thu, 27/01/2022 - 00:49

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In the moment, I'm just studying. I'm studying for a public tender. I like study because studies make me see things from different points of view. Good luck for all of us!!!

Submitted by lilly_2409 on Thu, 09/12/2021 - 15:05

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

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Mon, 29/11/2021 - 16:31

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I'm still a student. I love study and do hard work for that.

Submitted by nikta on Tue, 09/11/2021 - 07:30

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I'm a cake designer. I love my job. because that is fun and make me creative.

Submitted by Trinh Dinh on Wed, 27/10/2021 - 14:34

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I haven't seen the video. is there anyone else like me?

Hello Trinh Dinh,

I've checked the page and the video is working correctly, so the problem is a local one. It may be that your device has some compatibility issues or it may be a problem with your settings, or it may be a regulatory issue where you live.

You can test your device by trying to access the page on a different device - ideally a laptop or desktop - to see if this helps. You can also check your security settings, including any firewall you use, for multimedia streaming - sometimes this can help.

Peter
The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by LamVanPhuong on Sat, 16/10/2021 - 13:28

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i am university student now. however, at the same time, I have a part-time job to earn more money i think i quite like it.

Submitted by mangnb on Wed, 13/10/2021 - 14:00

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Hello everyone I'm lats year student and i'm looking for a company to innern 😂

Submitted by Samqaid on Thu, 13/05/2021 - 00:08

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I’m a security officer. Im responsible for security and safety to all people, their assets and property in the area of responsibilities. I prepare all security arrangements to secure trips. i provide the security escort to UN compounds, conduct a security assessments and identify the threats that may could affect the UN staff, its assets and operations, take all mitigations and preventions measures to lower the likelihood and impact . Manage the mitigation strategies to reduce the risks while the field missions. Provide a security briefing to newly employees who recently appointed. Assess the security situation in the area, Submit weekly report to Security management about any security incidents and traffic accidents. Share and collect the information related to security to DO and other INGO, other agencies, Supervise and monitor the security guards who serve at the UN office. Ensuring All MOSS, Minimum operating security standards are in place and in a compliance Ensuring all staff adhere to SOP and comply to safety and fire regulations Ensuring all equipment are available and working in a good conditions. Ensuring that CC T.V systems are in place and working well Finally, I love my job so much because it is part important to everyone who works in our organization . I probably can not describe my motivation and interests towards my work. I like to work with all teams and departments to provide the secure and convenient environment to operate and implement all programs and humanitarian activities.

Submitted by MikhailZatopliaev on Sat, 27/03/2021 - 01:26

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I'm economist. I like my job, it is hard but very interesting.