01 : Looking For a Job (Part 1)
Ⅰ. Today's Vocabulary Words
Read the sentences aloud then practice using the words in your own sentences.
advertisement - a notice, such as a poster that can be found in magazine, newspaper, TV or the internet, designed to attract people's attention.
Ex: I saw a job advertisement posted on the internet last week.
eye-catcher - someone or something that is visually attractive
Ex: The painting of Mona Lisa is an eye-catcher, both to the local people and to tourists.
Ⅱ. Vocabulary Practice
Choose the word that is
similar in meaning of the underlined words then practice using the word in your
1. You can see lots of
huge billboards in the city.
2. The number of job vacancies these days is decreasing due to the slowdown of economy.
a. job announcements
b. job positions
c. job openings
d. job centers
3. Can you help me decipher this letter? I've been trying to decipher it since yesterday.
4. I have an appointment with a job counselor who is very popular in the metropolis.
a. rural area
b. major city
5. It's easy to decide what job to get because I have few options.
soft option- the easiest to do from all the choices.
The teacher took the soft option and gave the student a passing grade.
Ⅲ. Complete the Dialogue
Read the dialogue with your
teacher. Choose the best word that will complete the sentence. Try to use the
context clues to fill in the blanks with the most appropriate
word. However, you can also choose from the choices below.
Mr. Ken is asking the job counselor what kind of job will suit him the best.
Mr. Ken: Good morning Ma'am. It's a pleasure to meet you!
Job Counselor: Me too, I'm glad to help you. So what kind of job are you looking for?
Mr. Ken: I like working (1)______________. I think I do best when I work without other people.
Job Counselor: I see. So you prefer working without others' help.
Mr. Ken: Yes. To be honest, I like to be left alone and do my thing. I am thinking you could help me find a job that would (2)________________ that.
Job Counselor: I understand what you mean. There are many jobs that would let you do that but it's a little (3)_____________________ nowadays because there are few job vacancies. Nevertheless, are you looking for a part-time or full time job?
Mr. Ken: I want a full time job.
Job Counselor: Okay, before we proceed to the other details, please (4)_____________ this form. This will help me (5)________________ your case.
Mr. Ken: Okay, thank you!
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TODAY's GRAMMAR POINT:
Topic: Article (The, A, An)
Usage of Articles
English grammar has 2 articles, the and a/an. A/an is used to modify non-specific or non-particular nouns. For example, " I want to buy a book."Here, it means that I want to buy any book, not a specific book. It's like, "I want to buy any book. I don't have any specific book in mind."
If A/an is used to refer to non-specific nouns, the refers to specific nouns. For example, "I want to buy the book." Here, I am talking about a specific book. Another example is, "I bought the best-selling book of this year." There are many books, but only a specific book is the best-seller.
A is used with words that begin with a consonant or a consonant sound.
Ex: a book, a toy, a university (sounds like yoo-ni-ver-si-ty)
An is used with words that begin with a vowel or vowel sound.
Ex: an octopus, an umbrella, an honor (sounds like o-nor)
Do not use the before:
1. a country's name: ex:
2. a city's name: ex:
3. a street name: ex:
4. a mountain's name: Mount Fuji, Mount Everest; however, you do use the with mountain ranges like the Andes, the
5. a continent's name: ex: Asia,
Use the before:
names of bodies of water like seas, rivers, lakes: the
points on the globe: the Equator, the North Pole
deserts, forests, gulfs, island groups, areas: the Sahara, the Persian Gulf, the Black Forest, the Iberian Peninsula, the
The or A/An?
1. I have bought ____________ product that I really wanted to buy since last week.
2. __________ employee should follow the rules of conduct.
3. When she saw ______________ TV commercial, she wanted to buy the product.
4. _____________ website of our company is www.abc.com.
5. She is looking for ____________ new career.
TRUE OR FALSE:
5. the UAE