Unit 8 grade 12: The World Of Work – Communication and Culture
Work-related issues (Work related issues)
1.1. Task 1 Unit 8 grade 12
Work in groups and discuss these questions. (Work in groups and discuss the questions)
first. At what age should a young person get a job. Give reason
A. 14 and below
B. 15 to 18
C. 19 and higher
2. What are the three most important qualities that will help a candidate get the job? Choose from the list above or give your own opinion. Give a reason
3. What are the important skills that a hunter should have? Give reason
A. work cooperatively in a group
REMOVE. communication skills
OLD. time management skills
EASY. Problem-solving skills
1.2. Task 2 Unit 8 grade 12
Present your group’s ideas to the class. (Present your group’s ideas to class.)
Guide to answer
first. In our group we think people should start looking for a job after leaving school at the age of 18. This can be a part-time job or a voluntary one, not necessarily a permanent job. When people start working, they become more responsible for their lives and contribute more to society.
(Our team thinks everyone should start looking for a job after graduating from school at age 18. This can be a part-time job or a voluntary job, not necessarily a permanent one. When people start working, they become responsible for their lives and contribute more to society.)
2. We all believe that the three most important qualities are reliability, responsibility, and flexibility. Employers really want to find the people who they can rely on. Also, they want their employees to be flexible to adapt well to the ever changing working environment.
(We all believe that the three most important qualities are reliability, responsibility and flexibility. Employers really want to find people they can rely on. At the same time, they want their employees to be flexible to adapt well to the ever-changing work environment.)
3. All of the members of my group agree that the necessary skillsforjobseekersare communication, problemsolving,andcollaboration.Whenemployees can communicate with each other, it is easier for them to work together to solve problems.
(All my team members agree that the skills needed for learning are communication, problem solving and coordination. Workers can communicate with each other, they can easily work with each other.) working together to solve problems.)
2.1. Task 1 Unit 8 grade 12
Read the text about the job seeking experiences of Harry, an English school leaver, and decide whether the following statements about it are true (T), false (F), or not given (NG). Tick the correct box. Read the passage about Harry’s job search experience, an English graduate, and decide whether the following statements about are true (T), false (F), or not mentioned (NG) ). Check the appropriate box.)
My name is Harry and I live in Bath, a small beautiful city in the south-west of England. I left school when I was 18, after taking my A levels. My results were not great, but probably high enough for university. However, I am not very academic so I decided not to study for a degree. I think there would be lots of companies looking for bright school leavers who want to head straight into the world of work through an apprenticeship. Money was also a problem. Although there are tuition loans available and my parents were willing to help me financially, I didn’t want to borrow money and then graduate from university with a huge debt.
I started looking for an apprenticeship and it took me several months to get my first interview. My application was not successful; there were more than 4,000 applicants and only 20 were selected. I realised that apprenticeships were very competitive so I started to look for other jobs. I worked as a barista at coffee shops, I interviewed people on the street, I sold tickets for events, and I was even a human statue at different theme parks and festivals. I was not only enjoying myself, but managed to save more than £2,000.
Then while I was working at one of the music festivals, I had an idea. Why not start up a mobile catering business? Buying a small trailer didn’t require a large investment and finding someone to cook was easy. Now I have a team of 15 people, travel to fantastic events around the country, sell delicious food, and then watch people enjoy it. Although I didn’t get my ideal apprenticeship in software development or accountancy, I am a successful young entrepreneur.
Guide to answer
1-F. Harry wanted to go to university, but his A level results were too low. (Harry wants to go to college, but his A-grade results are too low.)
2 T. Harry believed that it would be easy to find an apprenticeship because many companies want to recruit bright school graduates. (Harry believes it will be easy to find an apprenticeship because many companies want to hire fresh graduates.)
3-NG. Harry was not successful at his first interview because he didn’t prepare well for it. (Harry was unsuccessful in his first interview because he was not well prepared for it.)
4-F. He stopped applying for apprenticeships when he was offered part-time jobs. (He stopped applying for an apprenticeship when he was offered a part-time job.)
5-NG. His parents gave him £200 to buy a trailer to start his mobile catering business. (His parents gave him £200 to buy a trailer to start a family food business.)
6-T. He now employs 15 people who travel with him to different events in the UK. (He currently hires 15 people to accompany him to various events in the UK.)
My name is Harry and I live in Bath, a beautiful little city in the southwest of England. I graduated when I was 18, after taking my A. My results weren’t great, but probably high enough to go to college. However, I am not an academic so I decided not to study for a degree. I think there will be a lot of companies looking for bright high school students who want to dive straight into the world of work through apprenticeships. Money is also an issue. Even though I had money for tuition and my parents were ready to help me financially, I didn’t want to borrow money and then graduate from college with huge debt.
I started looking for a job and it took a few months to get my first interview. My profile failed; More than 4,000 people applied and only 20 were selected. I realized that apprenticeships were very competitive so I started looking for other jobs. I work as a barista at coffee shops, I interview people on the street, I sell tickets to events, and I even make human statues at parks and other festivals. together. Not only did I feed myself, but I also saved over £2,000.
Then, while I was working at one of the music festivals, I had an idea. Why not start a food service business? Buying a small trailer does not require a large investment and finding someone to cook with is easy. Now I have a group of 15, travel to great events around the country, sell delicious food, and then watch people enjoy it. Although I did not have the ideal apprenticeship in software development or accounting, I am a successful young entrepreneur.
2.2. Task 2 Unit 8 grade 12
Discuss the following questions with a partner. (Discuss the following questions with a friend.)
Do you think you can become successful without a university degree? Do you know any young people who have followed a similar career path in Viet Nam? What can you learn from Harry’s job: seeking experience? (Do you think you can be successful without a college degree? Do you know any young people who have followed a similar career path in Vietnam? What you can learn from Harry’s job: seeking experience?)
Guide to answer
I think a degree is a condition that helps you to have a job more easily, but it is not a must. If you want to be successful without any degree, you must be confident and have a firm stuff. The real experience is really important if you want to follow this path. Because start-up requires people to open a new way and make their own decision to succeed. (I think a degree is a condition that makes it easier for you to get a job, but it is not a requirement. To be successful without a degree, you must be confident and have a solid luggage. Practical experience is really important if you want to go this route. Because starting a business requires people to open up a new path and decide to succeed on their own.)
3. Practice Task 1
Choose the letter A, B, C or D to complete the sentences
Question 1: Yesterday, Laura_______ him to put some shelves up
A. asked B. is asking C. ask D. was asked
Question 2: The doctor _______ him to take more exercise.
A. told B. tell C. have told D. are telling
Question 3: When I rang Tessa sometime last week, she said that she was busy_______ day.
A. that B. the C. then D. this
Question 4: I wonder_______ the tickets are on sale yet.
A. what B. when C. where D. whether
4. Practice Task 2
Choose the letter A, B, C or D the word that has different stress pattern from others.
Question 1: A. mosquito B. applicant C. decision D. composer
Question 2: A. medical B. formally C. seemingly D. apprentice
Question 3: A. interact B. submarine C. barista D. volunteer
Question 4: A. viable B. potential C. stimulate D. altitude
At the end of Unit 8, grade 12 – Communication and Culture, students need to memorize work-related issues and learn about Harry’s work. Thereby, they need to think about whether they can be successful without going to college and if so, what they plan to do.