VIP Class Notes (Lily) [S/R]

Vocabulary

1. demanding= to describe someone who always has lots of demands
ex: my mother is very demanding, she is never satisfied of anything I do.

2. fill a position= fill a job
ex: the position is not filled yet, you can apply for it.

3. clerk = cashier, someone who deals with money in a store
ex: he was a clerk, so he is good with numbers.

4. small firm= small company
ex: I worked in a small firm so i have limited experience.

5. psychology
psychologist =someone who will talk you out of your problems
ex: Many girls major in psychology.

6. skills= what you can do
ex: I have very good speaking skills, but I don’t have any writing skills.

7. typing= da da da on the keyboard
ex: Lily can type very fast.

8. turns up= happen
ex: if anything turns up, i will tell you.

Reading

What do you do? = What’s your occupation

can you tell me a little about what you’ve done in the past? =What did you do for a living?

Ellen has got a temporary job = She works in the office as a temporary

is your job part-time or full-time?

I have to work overtime every day
we are not paid extra for overtime
I have to work for 13 hours a days, i’m too tired

we have to work flat out to get the job done
we have to stay up late to get the job finished

This job is demanding, but very interesting.

I find my job extremely boring

It’s hard work, but stimulating
it’s hard but very challenging

Changing jobs frequently is not good for your career growth.

Speaking

Sometimes I think about work, I think when my husband contract ended, I think we return to Spain, I think i need to work in Spain, because here I didn’t work. Now I learn little bit English, if possible, then i need to practice and use English. I think I need to learn something about work. Now I don’t know English a lot, but some words I can introduce.

Revised

Sometimes I think about work, I think when my husband‘s contract ends, I think we might return to Spain, I think i need to work in Spain, because I didn’t work here. Now I learn a little bit of English, if possible, then i need to practice and use English in Spain. I think I need to learn something about work (business English). Now I don’t know too much English , but I can introduce myself with some words .