Task 1. What do you know about the process of applying for a job in Russia? What steps are to be taken? Is the procedure the same in English-speaking countries? Discuss the questions with the group.
Task 2. You will hear and take notes on a lecture given by Graciano E. Matos, who works in a career counseling office at a college. He will explain how technology has impacted the process of looking for and applying for a job. The following items contain important vocabulary the lecture. Work with a partner. Using the context and your knowledge of related words, take turns trying to guess the meanings of the words in bold.
1. making phone calls to prospective employers
8. You might have had a desk full of newspaper ads just to keep track ofwhere you should apply.
Task 3. Work with your partner. Match the vocabulary terms with their definitions by writing the letter of each definition below next to the sentence or phrase containing the correct term in Task 2. Check your answers in a dictionary if necessary.
b) a letter to explain what you are sending
d) organize and remember
e) social and financial status in society
f) attempt to find something
h) favorite way
Task 4. Now listen to the lecture. Take notes on your own paper. Make sure your notes are in a well-organized format. Then compare them with a partner.
Task 5. Write a one-paragraph summary of the lecture. Include these words in your summary:
? VOCABULARY PRACTICE
CAREER AND PERSONALITY | Matching Personality to Career | Become broadly literate. | Be willing to change and adapt. | REVISION | LOOKING FOR A JOB | Unsocial hours; late shift; take a break; set up a business; bed and breakfast | JOB-HUNTING | JOB SEARCH METHODS | JOB SEARCH METHODS |