|"bone up on" = study hard before a test|
"I suggest you bone up on your typing skills before going to the job interview."
"work your fingers to the bone" = work extremely hard
"My father worked his fingers to the bone to provide for our family and send me to college."
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[ Quiz Script ]
|difficult||jobs||conversation||man - woman||02:15|
|I. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]|
Which factor is most crucial when looking for a new job? Rank the following points in terms of importance and then discuss your reasons:
opportunities for promotion or advancement, working hours, vacation days, pension plan, interest level, salary, benefits such as health and life insurance, sick or maternity leave
HELPFUL TIP: If you really want to impress interviewers, be prepared to ask your own questions about the company, its policies, and employee satisfaction. In this way, the company will see that you are a serious candidate for the position.|
|II. Listening Exercises [Top]|
Listen to the conversation by pressing the "Play Audio" button and answer the questions based on the information you hear. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz.
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Listen to the conversation again as you read the Quiz Script.
|III. Vocabulary and Grammar Activities [Top]|
|Review the key vocabulary from the conversation:
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|IV. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]|
What are ten common questions asked during a job interview in your field? How would you personally respond? What suggestions and advice can you come up with to answer such questions? What questions would you ask the interviewer to show you are informed about the company and you are serious about the position?
Use the Internet to find two services where you can post your resume in order to find a job. What kinds of options do these services provide? Is there a cost associated with posting your resume?
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