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Exercise 1. Give synonyms to the following words from the text in the Reading and translation section.



Start up

Exercise 1. Read the citation below about successful people. What do you think about it? To express your opinion start with the following clichés:

to agree to disagree to express your opinion
Yes, the author is quite right. I absolutely agree with … I think so too. That’s true.   I totally disagree with … I don’t think so. I’m afraid this is wrong. There is a point in what the author says, but … I think I suppose (I believe) In my opinion Speaking for myself I’m sure

The difference between successful and unsuccessful people is that successful people put into practice the things they learn...

Exercise 2. Look at the following words describing the Presidential Training Initiative’s participants.

hard-working well-bred well-educated
irresponsible unsociable flexible
ambitious intelligent sly
patient silly even-tempered
original sincere obstinate
sociable rude ill-mannered

Fill in the table to say A) what kind of person has a chance to participate in the Programme and B) who could failure.

Start with the following phrases: He/she must be… He/she may be…

He/she is likely to be…

A B
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Exercise 2. Work in small groups. Brainstorm your ideas about the requirements to the Presidential Training Initiative’sparticipants. Think about a participant’s character traits, work experience, education, and interests. Share your ideas with the rest of the group.

Vocabulary

 

Exercise 1. Give synonyms to the following words from the text in the Reading and translation section.

participant term
to require to forward
papers “green” technology
resume issue
application letter grounds
to commit aim
promptly brief

 

Exercise 2. Decide what parts of a business letter the following sentences refer to. Fill in the table below.

 

1) The Federal Resource Centre on Organisation of Management Training for Enterprises of the National Economy of the Russian Federation, 105064 Moscow

2) This letter is to request an internship in business management in your production company beginning September 1, 20.., full time for an international student practical training experience.

3) Dear Mr Trushko

4) Unfortunately our website is under reconstruction now, but I have pleasure in enclosing information on our training programmes.

5) Dear Participant

6) My experiences around the world have allowed me the ability to easily adapt to different environments and cultures with awareness and sensitivity.

7) We would like to inform you in respect of sending our university brochure.

8) Dear Sir or Madame

9) Requirements for participation

10) Thank you very much for the prompt answer.

11) How to apply the Programme

12) Considering our well-established cooperation and your company as our valuable partner, we did the impossible to comply with your request.

13) I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

14) Stages of competition

15) Please let me know if you need any further details.

16) Look forward to hear from you soon

17) I was very pleased to receive your enquiry of 12 March.

18) Yours sincerely

19) Please confirm acceptability of this offer by return. Thank you.

20) In reply to your enquiry I have pleasure in enclosing a leaflet showing our latest training programmes.

21) If there are any details on which you desire to receive information, please do not hesitate to write to us.

22) 111B Baird Hall University of Wisconsin La Crosse, WI 54601

23) I am also willing to remain in the United States indefinitely if a mutually acceptable arrangement can be found after the practical training experience.

24) Faithfully yours

25) Regards

 

26) I would be happy to meet with you during my upcoming trip to New York from May 1-15 to discuss the possibilities of an internship. You may contact me at 608-268-9753.

 

a) Letterhead  
b) Subject Heading Content  
c) Salutation  
d) First section  
e) Second section  
f) Final section  
g) Complementary close  

 

Reading and translation

Exercise 1. You have received a letter from the Federal Resource Centre on Organisation of Management Training for Enterprises of the National Economy of the Russian Federation about your participation in the Presidential Training Initiative. Read the letter and answer the questions:

1) What skills required for participation in the Presidential Training Initiative do you have?

2) How many stages are there in the competition?

3) What papers do you need to present to the Committee to be considered for the Programme?

4) What are the Sectors of High Priority? Is your professional field included in this list?

5) Is there Internship in the Programme? What papers are required to participate in it?

6) What score do you have to get to succeed?

7) What is your project field?

8) Do you need to speak English fluently?

 

The Federal Resource Centre on Organisation of Management Training for Enterprises of the National Economy of the Russian Federation
105064, Ulitsa Staraia Basmannaia, 11/2, building 1
Moscow, Russia


December 12, 2012

 

Siberian Transport University
630091 Ulitsa Dusi Kovalchuk
Novosibirsk, Russia

 

Dear Mr Trushko,

Requirements for participation

 

Thank you for your enquiry of 12 December 2012 asking for the participation in the Presidential Training Initiative.

We are glad to inform you about our requirements. Attached hereto please find our Participant’s Commitments list. We would like you to note that it is possible to find all our forms online at http://initiative_pres.com.

 

Please let me know if you need any further details.

 

Yours sincerely,

Ludmila Ivanova

Ludmila Ivanova

Secretary of the Commission

 

 

Annex 1

Participant’s Commitments

All participants commit to all of the following:

Skills needed

  • Able to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Able to organize and prioritize work
  • Carry fair share of the workload and complete the Project on time
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (mother tongue)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Take the initiative and proactively tackles responsibilities
  • Arrive promptly to training courses and to all meetings
  • Good knowledge of English a plus

Note: Neither a degree in engineering or management nor fluency in English is required.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit ALL of the following items to be considered for the Programme:

· Resume;

· One-page cover letter stating:

o Student's reasons for applying;

o Term to which he or she is applying (i.e., summer, fall, winter, spring);

o Dates of availability (start and end dates of training); and

o What the student plans to accomplish to improve the professional achievements;

· Application form (in case of Internship);

· Project description (see below).

Projects Groups

· IT according to the following topics: Information security, IT management, Networking, Software project management.

· Innovative construction technologies according to the following topics: Innovative and energy-efficient technologies, Renewable energy sources, “Green” technologies.

· Global economic issues according to the following topics: Benchmarking,

· Management according to the following topics: International logistics; Multimodal transport; Management for industry; HR development.

· Innovations for rail transport according to the following topics: Railway track, Motive power, Security on railways, Transportation of dangerous goods.

· New technologies for bridges and tunnels.

· Comprehensive mechanisation in the transportation industry: new materials and equipment.

 

Stages of competition

1. Written project description (1 page A4 format, Times New Roman, 12 pt, 1.5, 2 cm)*

2. Interview (including self-presentation)

3. Presentation of a project (5 minute speech)

Score – 100 %

Written project description – 25%

Interview – 10 %

Report on a project – 65 %

 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION notes

· The name of the project;

· Information about the project manager (name and position);

· Brief description of the project (please indicate its purpose and tasks, results of its implementation, problems you hope to solve during the process of implementation);

· Resources required;

· Participant’s aims within the project;

· Internship grounds and aims.

Writing

Exercise 1. A resume is a list of information about a person. You may use it to be considered for the Programme. Read the passage below and find the main idea of it among the following sentences:

1) A resume always includes a description of your career objectives.

2) A resume might look simple, but it takes a lot of work to prepare a good one.

3) In a resume, you organise information into several different categories.

4) Personal data includes your phone number.

A Resume

A resume is a list of information about you. It shows your qualifications to prospective employers. Qualifications are skills or talents. A resume needs to be neat, clean, well-organized, and attractive. You need to organize your resume into categories (or groups) of information. Categories make a resume easy to read. Your resume also needs to be short. It is usually only one or two pages. Resumes might look simple, but you must work hard to create one that will help you to get your ideal job.

A resume always includes personal data (facts about you), your career objective (the kind of job you want), your work experience, any special skills or abilities, your education, and references.

Personal data – the first section of a resume – means your name, mailing address, and telephone number. Put this information in a prominent place, at the top of the resume. You do not have to include your sex, age, weight, height, marital status, or Social Security number.

Career objective comes next. In this section, describe your career objective, or the kind of job you want.

Work experience can include jobs you have had. List the most recent jobs first. Also, include the length of time you worked and your job title or the type of work that you did. If you do not have any job experience yet, do not worry. Just go the next section: education.

Education section starts with the highest level of education that you have completed. List your degree(s), your major (or the most important courses that you took), and the name of your school, college, or university. It can also include job-training courses.

In special skills section, list your special skills. For example, you might speak about a second language or languages. You might know certain computer programs (software or hardware). In additional information section you may note your personal interests (Do you play sports? Do you have hobbies? Do you do volunteer work?). These skills may be important in a particular job.

Adapted from the authors’ lectures by Sarah Lindeman, Novosibirsk State University

 

Did you know? In Britain, a brief written account of your personal details, your education, and the jobs you have had is called a CV. You can send a CV when you are applying for a job. CV is an abbreviation for ‘curriculum vitae’. It is typically sent with a job application. In America, we use a resume.  


Covered with care

A cover letter typically accompanies each resume you send out. Your cover letter may make the difference between obtaining a job interview and having your resume ignored, so it makes good sense to devote the necessary time and effort to writing effective cover letters.

A cover letter should complement, not duplicate, your resume. Its purpose is to interpret the data-oriented, factual resume and add a personal touch. A cover letter is often your earliest written contact with a potential employer, creating a critical first impression.

Your cover letter should be designed specifically for each purpose outlined above as well as for each position or training programme you seek. Do not design a form letter and send it to every potential organisation (you know what you do with junk mail!).

Effective cover letters explain the reasons for your interest in the specific organisation and identify your most relevant skills or experiences (remember! relevance is determined by the employer’s self-interest). They should express a high level of interest and knowledge about the position.

A cover letter for an internship should answer four questions.

1. Why am I a good fit for your organisation?

2. How are my qualifications well-matched for an internship within the organisation?

3. Why now?

4. What should be the next step in pursuing an interview?

When you are writing a cover letter, there is specific information that needs to be included. Your cover letter will include a contact section, a salutation, information on why you are qualified for the job/internship a closing, and your signature. An example of a cover letter for an internship is given below.

 

Listening and speaking

Tell me about yourself?

Exercise 2. Watch a video extract. A woman, interviewing for a pharmaceutical sales position, answers the common interview question: Tell me about yourself. This is an example of a good way to answer this question. While watching, write a list of useful tips.

Exercise 3. You have been sent an invitation for the interview by the Committee of the Programme. Be ready to present information about you and your present employer (speak about 2 minutes). Answer the Committee members’ questions.

 

 

Start up

Exercise 1. Read the citation below about successful people. What do you think about it? To express your opinion start with the following clichés:

to agree to disagree to express your opinion
Yes, the author is quite right. I absolutely agree with … I think so too. That’s true.   I totally disagree with … I don’t think so. I’m afraid this is wrong. There is a point in what the author says, but … I think I suppose (I believe) In my opinion Speaking for myself I’m sure

The difference between successful and unsuccessful people is that successful people put into practice the things they learn...

Exercise 2. Look at the following words describing the Presidential Training Initiative’s participants.

hard-working well-bred well-educated
irresponsible unsociable flexible
ambitious intelligent sly
patient silly even-tempered
original sincere obstinate
sociable rude ill-mannered

Fill in the table to say A) what kind of person has a chance to participate in the Programme and B) who could failure.

Start with the following phrases: He/she must be… He/she may be…

He/she is likely to be…

A B
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Exercise 2. Work in small groups. Brainstorm your ideas about the requirements to the Presidential Training Initiative’sparticipants. Think about a participant’s character traits, work experience, education, and interests. Share your ideas with the rest of the group.

Vocabulary

 

Exercise 1. Give synonyms to the following words from the text in the Reading and translation section.

participant term
to require to forward
papers “green” technology
resume issue
application letter grounds
to commit aim
promptly brief

 







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