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 kenan.zero on Sat, 23/09/2023 - 10:01

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I'm a data analyst. I like my job.

Submitted by mahdipositive on Mon, 14/08/2023 - 17:40

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if I want to speak about my job I should say it is perfect. I work in technology company and I have a lot of happy colleague. we have celebrate in the every weekend in the company.

Submitted by Adil 22222 on Sat, 22/07/2023 - 16:35

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Yes , I'm banker, I like my job ,but I don't like see the customer every days

Submitted by Safe_Mode on Tue, 27/06/2023 - 12:03

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I'm a frontend web-developer. I do the visible part of websites. I love it)

Submitted by thomas_o on Wed, 07/06/2023 - 11:22

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I am the teamlead of a crossfunctional digital team.

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Submitted by Isa.M on Tue, 25/04/2023 - 23:48

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I don't work, but I am a student and I don't like this so much.

Submitted by karrouh on Sat, 08/04/2023 - 15:19

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hello!
i'm a banker. i'm responsible of costumer

Submitted by esteban_vera on Tue, 04/04/2023 - 14:13

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I'm a software engineer I love my job

Submitted by Ibrahimyousef on Thu, 09/03/2023 - 14:36

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Unfortunately, I don't work but I am student in the center and I preper to test English, I like learning with classmats.

Submitted by Rita25 on Mon, 02/01/2023 - 12:55

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As of this moment, I juggle parenting and my studies. So if you were to ask me if I like it or not. Well! To be Honest It's quite overwhelming and challenging. I don't think People consider Parenting as a job, For most of us it's more like a parental responsibility to raise our children and tend to their welfare. You work around the clock and don't get paid yet all the hardwork and sacrifice is worth it just seeing your kid's little smile that moves mountain.