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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Submitted by Firooz Ahmadi on Sun, 23/10/2022 - 08:09

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i am a video editor and i love my job

Submitted by farhadwahaj on Sat, 03/09/2022 - 07:33

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Unfortunately, for now, I am not doing any work, and do not have a job meant I am jobless. I was the deputy program manager in XY company, and I was managing 30 to 40 engineers I love my job, and I missed those days at a time I had a job.

Submitted by Youssef Karfouh on Wed, 17/08/2022 - 13:12

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Hi , there i 'm a web developer i studied two years of web development .
i worked as at 3 companies one of the was an international company.
Actually i really love web development because i enjoy build websites for clients and don't look for the time when i have something to do

Submitted by Nandar Su Hlaing on Wed, 10/08/2022 - 10:30

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I am an accountant. I work in private company. Actually I resigned my job last month because I would like to work in abroad, Now I am trying to get a job in abroad as an accountant. And I like being an accountant in my life.

Submitted by daenaesd on Sat, 06/08/2022 - 15:00

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At the moment i'm 2nd y. student. But my future profession is sociology. I don't much about my future profession. However, i belive that it will be good()

Submitted by Meneda on Sun, 03/07/2022 - 16:04

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Hi dear firends !
It's a pleasure to join this community. I work in a regional council. I'm the head of social affairs, I like this job but now I wish to give a new direction to my career. My dream is to work in a international organism or NGO. That's why I decided since yesterday to improve my english in order to have some opportunities at the international jobs. Forgive me for the mistakes, I'm trying to do my best and I think I will achieve this goal.
Thank you, God Bless you !

Submitted by Kamelbenslimane on Tue, 14/06/2022 - 09:54

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I'm a UX Designer and I'm passionate about this work

Submitted by amarigh_mustapha on Sat, 07/05/2022 - 23:14

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I'm still student and i learn englush, i love it soo much
i like study because it's make me feel happy and better and make see things from differents points of viow

Submitted by badboyzz on Fri, 06/05/2022 - 20:15

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I am strength and condition coach . I love my job.sport is part of my life. I am responsibility to improve physical performance for player. This job gives me so energy.İt's my passion.

Submitted by Than Kutay Soe on Sun, 10/04/2022 - 05:23

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Actually, I have to say that I don't have a job because recently I left my job and came to Japan to study for my Ph.D. After getting a Ph.D. degree, I would like to work at a company.