Школа 11 класс Английский язык Module_1_11 Jobs

Школа 11 класс Английский язык Module_1_11 Jobs


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Strange Jobs

1. Let’s talk about jobs and the people who are doing them. What sort of person would be suitable for these jobs? Match the following jobs to the personality adjectives.

Brave, careful, creative, confident, dynamic, emotional, flexible, generous, hard-working, helpful, logical, motivated, organised, patient, practical, reliable, sensitive, sympathetic, tolerant

Film director, hotel receptionist, doctor, actor, journalist, plumber, shop assistant, manager, travel agent, teacher, nurse, fire-fighter, police officer, accountant

2. Look at the words below. What jobs related to the career can you think of?

Example: Art - artist, painter, sculptor

Art, business, construction, design, engineering, farming, fashion, information, technology, law, literature, the media, medicine, science, sport, travel and tourism

3. Think about your personality and choose a job you'd like to do. Write down your ideas (40 words).

4. Read the text and think of the possible headings to the paragraphs.

a) How many jobs can you think of? Twenty? Thirty? No doubt the list includes doctor, lawyer, teacher, mechanic, plumber, and so on. The most dedicated career adviser could perhaps name a hundred. But there are over 500,000 jobs in existence to choose from! So, if you want to do well, how can you decide the best way to make a living? This week, Paul Hamilton takes a light-hearted look at some very odd jobs!

b) King Alfonso of Spain was going deaf so he employed an “Anthem Man”. His only job was to give a signal to the king when the national anthem was being played so that he would know when to stand up and when to sit down!

c) If you cannot find a tuneless monarch to be your employer, the railways offer jobs of all sorts. In Japan, Passenger Pushers are employed full time by the railway companies in Tokyo. During the rush hour, when hundreds of people are trying to get on the metro, they do their best to squeeze everyone into trains so that the doors will close properly.

d) Another technological advance that led to job creation on the railways was the invention of chewing gum in1928 .When they finished their gum, many passengers just dropped it on the floor of the station and management at New York's Grand Central Station had to do something about it. In the end, they employed a professional gum remover who had a lot of work to do – he collected, on average, over three kilos of the sticky menace per day. I suppose you could say he got attached to his job.

e) Escalators have provided inspiration for other rewarding careers. When the first moving staircase was installed at Harrods Department Store in London in1898, it made many people scared. Shop assistants were put at the top of the escalator with instructions to give brandy and smelling salts to customers! And in 1911, when Earls Court underground station installed its first escalators, many people were worried about their safety. London Transport had a great idea; they employed a man with a wooden leg. His job was to walk up and down the escalators all day to show passengers how safe they were.

f) In1982, dozens of neighbours in a village in Berkshire made complaints about the smell from the nearby sewage works. Twelve people were employed to sniff the air outside their homes to estimate the smell. The Amsterdam police have a similarly specialised task force called the “grachtenvissers”. Their sole duty is to help motorists whose cars have got stuck in canals! This trend towards specialisation has grown dramatically in the last few years but it is not an entirely recent phenomenon. In medieval Japanese armies, special soldiers did the gruesome job of counting up the number of decapitated heads after each battle!

g) In America, Miss Edith King was given an unusual job in the army. She was employed by the US War Department in1905 with the task of finding soldiers who had run away from the army. She collected $50 for each deserter. Her only weapon was flirtation. If the runaway soldiers thought they were going to have a good time, they were making a big mistake—she led over five hundred in to court. She must have had real charm!

h) Being unemployed often makes people think of unique ways to make money. Take Jim Parker from Sacramento. Last year he got the sack from his job in a high-tech company and has found it impossible to get full-time work. In desperation, he became self-employed and is now trying hard to sell advertising space. If the price is right, he intends to tattoo an advert – on his forehead! He has already turned down an offer of $75,000.











5. Answer the questions related to the text.

1 Why are 'Passenger Pushers' necessary on the metro in Japan?

2 Why does the writer describe chewing gum as a “menace”?

3 Why did Harrods employ special shop assistants on the escalator?

4 Why were sewage works a problem in Berkshire?

5 Why was Miss King successful?

6. Complete the sentences with collocations in their correct form.

Offer (someone) a job , close (something) properly, turn down (an/the/their) offer , make (a/your/his) living , do well, get stuck, get the sack, try hard, find (it/something) impossible, become self-employed, provide inspiration, grow dramatically

1 My grandfather………. as a miner for forty years.

2 I was ……….. as a waiter in a fast-food restaurant but I ……… because I can't stand the smell of hamburgers!

3 I ……….. to understand the instructions of my new digital camera and had to ask a friend to help me.

4 The number of cars in our city has ……………. in the last few years.

5 That suitcase is broken and now it doesn't ……………. .

7. Find in the text whether these words are used with do or make.

well, a living , your best, something about it ,work, somebody scared, a complaint, a job, a (big ) mistake, people think, money






Interesting Jobs

8. Answer the questions (30 words each). Make use of the following words.

architect, cashier, construction worker, electrician, farm worker, fire fighter, fisherman, forestry worker, journalist , lorry driver, miner, pilot, police officer, politician, soldier, taxi driver, window cleaner

  • What do you think are the most dangerous jobs?

  • Why are the jobs dangerous?

  • Would you like to do any of these jobs? Why? Why not?

9. Find out more about the most dangerous jobs from the following article and answer the question:

What are the most dangerous jobs in the USA? Explain what makes each job so dangerous.

The 20 Most Dangerous Jobs”


Grammar: Reported Speech

Read the info on the reported speech and do the exercises online.



Applying for a Job

10. Answer the questions (30 words each):

  • Do many students get holiday jobs in your country? What sort of jobs?

  • Do they prepare you for interviews in your school?

  • Is this a good idea? Why or why not?

11. Think about and write down 10 sentences about things you should do at the interview using the following verbs.

think of, talk clearly, invent , relax, arrive, make yourself comfortable, make a list, pretend, communicate, observe everything in a place, talk a lot about, put on good clothes, find information, write

12. Think about and write down 5 sentences about things you should not do at the interview using the following verbs.

Dress up, get across, calm down, write down, look, turn up, settle down, look around, take down, make up, make out, go on about, speak up, come up with

13. Complete the interview with the questions below.

Have you got any questions you would like to ask me?

What qualities do you think are important for this kind of job?

Can you tell me what sort of pay I would get?

Why do you want to work in one of our shops this summer?

Have you got any experience of shop work?

Man: Good morning, Erica. I'm Kenneth Yates, the personnel manager
for the Out There Fashion Group. So tell me,


Erica: Well, I'm really interested in fashion, and I'd like to go to
college to study fashion design in the future. And I really like your

Man: (2)

Erica: Yes, I have. I work every Saturday in our local newsagent's,
and I worked in a bookshop last summer.

Man: That's good. (3)

Erica: Well, I think you need to enjoy meeting the public and you
need to be polite and patient. And you need to have a good
knowledge of this year's fashion trends.

Man: (4)

Erica: Yes, just one thing. (5)

Man: Certainly. Our casual employees get between £8 and £10 per
hour, depending on their experience.

14. Listen to and watch “Training for your Job Interview best English learning program”.

a) Write down all the questions mentioned at the interview and provide your own answers (20 words each).


b) Write down the questions asked by the interviewer. Write down the compound adjectives the candidate uses to describe himself.


15. Prepare an interview. Make your own dialogue (200 words).

One person is the interviewer and the other is the candidate for a holiday job (e.g. working in a small café or working as a tour guide)

Interviewer: Decide on the pay, hours worked and .What kind of person you want to employ. Think of questions to ask about: education, languages, work experience, relevant personal qualities, hobbies/interests

Candidate: Think of information about yourself or invent information about: education – your school, your best subjects, languages you speak, work experience, personal qualities, hobbies and interests. Ask the about pay and hours

The interviewer decides if the candidate gets the job.

You can find some samples of the European standard CV in the Internet.


Language Review

16. Underline the expressions with “say” or “tell” in the text and match them to the patterns.

1. say (that) ...

2. tell someone (that) ...

3. tell someone (not) to do something.


In a press conference yesterday, Michael Boyd, one of the best Hollywood stuntmen, said that he was going to retire. He said he had thoroughly enjoyed working with the most famous actors and directors in the world. He told the press that his career had been very successful but his personal life had suffered a lot. He said he was planning to spend more time with his family and told his agent not to try to change his decision.


17. Put say or tell in the gaps.

  1. The librarian a friend that his job was dangerous, as books could fall on you.

  2. The rock musician … us that he was going to sing his new song.

  3. Passenger Pusher Susie Quinn … she would stay with Japan Rail next year.

  4. Kevin Postgate … journalists that he had been filming when he heard the news.

  5. Lee Kelly … she had not been injured in ten years as a policewoman.

  6. The politician Kerry Blackmore … that she was writing a novel about parliament.


18. Report these statements. Use the beginnings given.

1. “I'll give all of you the exam results tomorrow.”

Mr Blake said

2. “Hey, you two, I'm going to get a promotion.”

Dad told

3. “Mum, I was working on my application all evening.”
Laura told

4. “We didn't have our keys with us.”

David told Peter

5. “John's taken my CD!”

Jean told Mary

6. “We don't like our neighbours”

My parents said ________________

7. “We are bringing your meal.”

The waiter told

8. “We won't lend you our car.”

My parents said

9. “Liz and Roy are coming.”

Sam said _________________

10. “I wasn't looking after my little brother.”

Tina said


19. Read the text and copy and complete the table with the verbs in bold. Use the dictionary to help you.

In an interview he agreed to give us yesterday, Michael Boyd announced that he was going to retire. He admitted that he loved his job but complained that some of the stunts were getting too dangerous to perform. He refused to talk about his private life and denied buying a small island in the Pacific. He talked a lot about all the films he had taken part in and regretted rejecting an offer to perform stunts for Clint Eastwood in one of his later films. Michael advised all young stuntmen and women to avoid taking unnecessary risks and begged directors not to put stunt people's lives at risk. When we asked him to talk about his plans for the future, Michael claimed he was going to help his fellow stuntmen who could not work anymore. He promised to set up a foundation whose main aim would be to help handicapped actors and stunt people. He had already ordered his bank to transfer $50,000 to the foundation's account.


... (that) + sentence


... (not) to do something


... someone (not) to do something


... doing something



20. Report what a famous actor said to the press.

1. “No, I won't let you take photos of my family.” He refused ___

2. “No, that's not true, I have never worked in a sci-fi production.”

He denied

3. “Please, don't ask me about my private life.” He begged _____

4. “That's true, they didn't use me for the latest James Bond film.”

He admitted

5. “It's a pity I didn't go to an actors' school.” He regretted ____

6. “If I was a young actor, I'd choose my parts very carefully.”

He advised young actors

7. “OK, if you insist, I'll take part in one more film.” He agreed ___

8. “I'd like you to write something about my many disabled colleagues.” He asked _____

9. “I've been injured many times.” He claimed _____

Anglophone countries: British Pop Music

21. Answer the questions.

Do you know any popular British pop artists?

Do you have a favorite British pop artist?

21. Read about two famous British singers: Amy Winehouse and Amy Macdonald.

a) What kind of music do they perform? (25 words)

b) Which style of music would you prefer more? Why? (25 words)



22. Listen to the song, fill in the gaps and translate the missing words.





Oh the wind _______ down
The cold dark street tonight
And the people they were dancing to the music ____
And the boys chase the girls with the _____ in their hair
While the shy __________ youth sit way over there
And the songs they get louder
Each one better than before

And you're singing the songs
Thinking this is the life
And you wake up in the morning and your head feels _____­­­____
Where you gonna go? Where you gonna go?
Where you gonna sleep tonight?

And you're singing the songs
Thinking this is the life
And you wake up in the morning and your head feels _________
Where you gonna go? Where you gonna go?
Where you gonna sleep tonight?
Where you gonna sleep tonight?

So your _______ down the road in your taxi for four
And you're waiting outside Jimmy's front door
But nobody's in and nobody's home 'til four
So you're sitting there with nothing to do
Talking about Robert Riger and his _________
And where you're gonna go and where you're gonna sleep tonight