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"dead-end job" = a job that provides no chance for promotion or advancement

"This is a real dead-end job, so I'm thinking about quitting soon."


"on the job" = while working

"Doug was always texting on the job, so the boss fired him."

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[ Quiz Script ]

Job Interview
1. Pre-Listening Exercises
2. Listening Exercises
3. Vocabulary
4. Post-Listening Exercises
5. Online Investigations

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difficultjob interviewconversationman - woman03:55

1. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]
What kinds of questions do businesses ask potential employees during job interviews?

HELPFUL TIP: Before you got to a job interview, carefully think of a few questions you might ask the company. Doing so can show your potential employer that you have done your research.


2. Listening Exercises [Top]
Listen to the conversation and check your answers.

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1. The man studied English and ___________ at the university.
A. biology
B. psychology
C. sociology

2. He found his first job in Japan at a ____________.
A. community college
B. university
C. private language school

3. The man's cooking students wanted to _____________.
A. open their own restaurants
B. practice English with tourists
C. create new food items

4. Now, the man works at a Japanese restaurant and at a ____________.
A. language training center
B. modern fitness center
C. mental health treatment center

5. The man should be a good candidate for the job because he _________.
A. has taught in many different countries
B. has experience in psychological advising
C. specializes in grammar instruction


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3. Vocabulary Activities [Top]
Review the key vocabulary from the conversation: [ Why do these? ]

4. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]
Think about your own major or future career? What are four qualities or qualifications that help people in your field become successful?

5. Online Investigations - [ What's This? ] [Top]
Use the Internet to look up three jobs that interest you. What Web sites do you find most useful to find these job offerings?

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