English in Everyday Life: Work
WorkLife English: Competency-Based Listening/Speaking, Book 2 Chapter 7.
13 + 3 = 16 pp
Who It’s For: (Teachers & Helpers of) Learners Moving Beyond Beginning, to Whom (the Language of) Work Is Significant & Relatable to Everyday Living
Why It’s Useful: Nearly all (young) adults work for a living or/and satisfaction. For many, the parallels between employment / business talk and relating to others in other areas of life are strong. Here’s material designed to boost ability to Understand & Use Speech that tells (Job) Requirements, Experience, & Directives—as well as to Ask & Answer (Interview) Questions and to Make & Accept Apologies. Its (possibly new) Grammar is that of the Simple Past Tense, Reflexive Pronouns, Comparative Adjectives
What You’ll Do:
 After checking out the Chapter 7 Opener, you / your students can begin with Vocabulary that joins Job Titles used as Sentence Subjects with Predicates consisting of Verbs + Objects / Prepositional Phrases. Then listen to demonstrate that you can understand a simulated, generic Job Interview containing talk about Qualifications, Skills, & Experience. When you tackle Pronunciation Exercises, you’ll get and enunciate the differences among four vowel sounds —and three regular Simple-Past Verb Endings / d t id /.
 Listening & Speaking Skills called for in Part Three relate to cooking, telephone messaging, doing repairs. Contractions & Words in Conversations are items like . To “play” in small groups is a Guessing Game about the responsibilities of past jobs. Part Four / Communication happens in reciprocal segments of pretend job interviews. It ends with Apologies for what participants didn’t, can’t, or failed to do.
 As accustomed, don’t hesitate to refer to highlighted sections in attached AudioScript pages to correct or evaluate your uses of language. You might also be interested in Download E-05.11, an Answer Key for Text Exercises and/or E-05.12, which contains supplemental Pronunciation material.