Unit 12 grade 9: My Future Career – Skills 1
1.1. Task 1 Unit 12 grade 9
Discuss the questions. Read the article from a career guide website and check your answers. (Discuss the questions. Read the article from the career site and check your answers.)
first. What is a job? (What is the job?)
2. What is a career? (What is a career?)
3. How different are they? (How are they different?)
Guide to answer
1. A job is something people do to earn money.
(Work is what people do to earn money. )
2. A career is more than a job. It is an ongoing process of learning and development of skills and experience.
(A career is broader than a job. It is a process of learning and developing skills and experience.))
3. Very different. A job describes what you are doing now, a career describes your job choices over your working life, with the aim of improving your quality of life.
(They’re very different. Work is what you’re doing, career describes your work choices throughout your working life, with the goal of improving your quality of life.)
CHOOSE CAREER: THINK CAREFULLY!
People used to understand that a career is a single job that one does for a living. However, in today’s ever-changing world of work, people are constantly learning and are responsible for building their future. So career is seen as more than work. More than that, it is a continuous process of learning and improving skills and experience.
Choosing a career is difficult – you have to consider many things. First, you should consider what you like, what is important to you, what you are good at, and who will help you. For example, maybe you are particularly interested in making as much money as possible, or want to achieve job satisfaction, or make a difference in society. Then you should consider your education level and learning style. You may want to attend a high school, college or university. On the other hand, you can also go to a vocational school where you can directly apply your skills on the job. Third, you should do your own research to explore possible career paths. For example, career paths in education include teaching, curriculum development, research, or administration. Finally, talk to people. Your parents, teachers, and even your peers can give you good advice.
1.2. Task 2 Unit 12 grade 9
Match the highlighted words/phrases in the article with their meaning. (Match the highlighted word/phrase in the article with its meaning)
Guide to answer
1. career path = the route that you take through your working life
(career path = path you take throughout your working life.)
2. peers = people of the same age or same social status as you
(age friends: peers and social status)
3. ongoing: non-stop (continue: non-stop)
4. alternatively: as another option (otherwise: as another choice)
5. take into account: consider something carefully (Look carefully)
1.3. Task 3 Unit 12 grade 9
Decide if the statements are true (T) or false (F). Decide whether the following sentences are true or false.
Guide to answer
1. T 2. F 3. F 4. T 5. T 6. BILLION
1. A career no longer means a single job.
2. Your parents will be responsible for your work or career.
3. Before choosing a career you should have the necessary qualifications and training.
4. You can choose a job based on your interests, abilities and personality.
5. If you take a vocational training class, you will learn special skills to do a certain profession.
6. You should consult these tips before choosing a career.
2.1. Task 4 Unit 12 grade 9
Think about the skills and abilities to do the jobs below. Work together to make notes. (Think about the skills and abilities to do the tasks below. Work together and take notes.)
Likes: taking care of others / working in groups / doing something else in human life.
Personality traits: strong, calm, patient, caring.
Abilities: can handle medical problems.
Guide to answer
2.2. Task 5 Unit 12 grade 9
Choose one job from 4 and present your group’s ideas. (Choose a task from lesson 4 and present your group’s opinion)
Guide to answer
The ultimate thing to become a soldier is that you must have discipline for yourself. A soldier’s mission is to protect country from invasion so you must be strong, intelligent, calm down and helpful. Sometimes if unexpected problems happen, you must be quick-minded and think of solutions immediately.
The basic thing to being a soldier is that you have to discipline yourself. The duty of a soldier is to protect the country from invasion so you have to be strong, smart, calm and enthusiastic. Sometimes unexpected problems occur, you have to be agile and think of solutions immediately.
3. Practice Task 1
Choose the word or phrase among A, B, C or D that best fits the blank space in the following passage.
An interview is never as (1)………… as your fears. For some (2)…………, people imagine the interviewer is going to focus on every tiny mistake they make. In truth, the interviewer is as keen for the meeting to go well as you are. It is what makes his or her job (3)…………
The secret of a good interview is preparing for it. What you wear is very important because it (4)……. the first impression. So (5)……. neat, but comfortable. Make sure that you can deal with anything you are asked. Remember to prepare for questions that are certain to (6) ………….
Answer the questions fully and precisely. For instance, if one of your interests is reading, be prepared to (7)…………..about the sort of books you like. However, do not learn all your answers off by (8)…………. The interviewer wants to meet a (9)…………, not a robot. (ten)………. the fact that a job interview is so important, you should feel relaxed in order to succeed.
Question 1: A. good B. bad C. well D. worse
Question 2: A. reason B. explanation C. idea D. excuse
Question 3: A. amazing B. interested C. pleased D. enjoyable
Question 4: A. does B. brings C. creates D. indicates
Question 5: A. have on B. put on C. dress D. wear
Question 6: A. come up B. turn up C. show up D. put on
Question 7: A. discuss B. chat C. say D. talk
Question 8: A. accident B. chance C. heart D. mind
Question 9: A. somebody B. human being C. character D. nature
Question 10: A. Despite B. Although C. Due to D. As
4. Practice Task 2
Read the passage, and choose the correct answer A, B, C or D for each question.
Although you may think you are too young to worry about your future career, it is important that you start thinking about your life after high school right now so that you can take the necessary steps to any career you may choose. Some of these steps include choosing the right high school, enrolling in the necessary courses, earning good grades, getting work experience and building a resume. It can seem overwhelming trying to choose a career before you complete high school, but always keep in mind that it is never too late to change your career path and no one says you have to decide now.
There are lots of different factors that go into choosing a career path. To determine the occupation you want to enter, you need to consider your interests, how long you want to be in school, how much money you want to make, the type of work you want to do, the potential for job growth and job trends in the industry – sounds like a lot, but that is just the tip of the iceberg.
Each day you make many decisions – what to wear, who to hang out with, how to spend your time after school. Some of the decisions you make today can affect you for the rest of your life. Once you have figured out the things you like to do and the things you do well, you can begin exploring careers that include your interests and skills. Make a plan from the beginning, and once you have a plan, work the plan. Do the steps along the way each year to keep on track towards graduation and higher education.
Question 1: You may consider a future career now because …………..
A. you have to decide it immediately B. it is necessary to have preparations
C. you can change your career path D. you have nothing to worry about
Question 2: At high school, you can do all of the following things to prepare for your future career EXCEPT ………….
A. choosing the proper high school B. enrolling in the necessary courses
C. earning good grades D. learning by experience
Question 3: Once you have decided your interests and your strengths, you can …………
A. identify the right career B. identify your skills
C. make decisions in the future D. know about the rest of your life
Question 4: We can infer from the passage that………….
A.each day we make decisions in order to know how to make them
B.whom we hang out with will follow the same career with us
C. there are some factors to identify the future career that we don’t know
D.we decide how much money we want to make in order to get a good job in the future
Question 5: Making a plan from the beginning helps you …………
A. attend higher education B. achieve your goal
C. graduate from high school D. have something to work
At the end of the lesson, students need to practice reading about choosing a career and answering questions, practicing speaking about a job and its requirements; Also memorize the following words:
- single (adj): single
- occupation (n): work
- earn a living: earn a living
- be reponsible for: be responsible for
- ongoing process: the process continues
- experience (n): experience
- alternatively (adv): on the other hand
- job satisfaction: job satisfaction
- make a difference: make a difference
- take into account: consider
- peer (n): classmate