“First Job Experiences”



Pre-Listening Question

Besides making money, what are some of the lessons of life that we can learn by having a full-time or part-time job?

Vocabulary and Expressions

Here are some words and expressions that appear in the video:

red flag (idiom): a sign of danger, a warning signal
– It can be a red flag if your partner has three different phones and doesn’t explain why.

do something on the spot (idiom): immediately, without delay
– I can’t play the piano on the spot. Instead, I have to look at the music beforehand to get things right.

duty (noun): something that you are expected to do, an action that is required by your job
– You have to carry out your duties at the office if you want to keep your job.

Listening Comprehension Questions

Now, watch the interview and answer the comprehension questions. You can also turn on the automatically-generated captions for the video once you start it.

Conversation Questions

Look at the list below and rank the top three qualities of the ideal job.

  • paid holidays
  • a good salary
  • opportunities for advancement
  • working hours
  • work environment
  • benefits such as health and life insurance
  • job security
  • retirement plan

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