ТОП 10:

Answer the questions based on the dialogue.


1. Where does Dan work?

2. Does he like his new job? Why?

3. What are his responsibilities?

4. Why does Dan sometimes have no time for lunch?

5. What skills are necessary for his job?

6. What does he want to do in the future, in your opinion?

7. What fringe benefits does Dan have?

8. What is Dan good at?

9. Why is it important to know English if you work for a large multinational company?


Ex. 12 Work with your partner. Make a dialogue on the following assignment:

A:You are a middle manager at Ashan mega-store. Tell your friend about your work (responsibilities, working hours, salary, benefits, staff, etc.) Ask him/her about his/her job.

B:You are a business person. You have your own small company. It produces hand-made designer greeting cards. Say what you like about your business. Speak about job satisfaction, pay, creative ideas. Discuss your problems with your friend and invite him/her to work for your company as an Office Manager.



1. advertise (v) – рекламировать

to advertise a vacancy – объявлять о вакансии

advertisement (n, C) – рекламное объявление

advertising (n, U) – реклама, рекламная деятельность

2. appeal (v) – нравиться

to appeal to smb – нравиться кому-л.

e.g. This job appeals to me. - Эта работа мне нравится.

3. apply for a job (v) – подавать заявление о приеме на работу

a letterof application – заявление о приеме на работу

applicant (n, C) - кандидат, претендент, соискатель

4.commute (v) – совершать регулярные поездки на работу из пригорода

commuter (n, C) – работник, живущий в пригороде

5. CV = curriculum vitae – автобиографические данные

6. decide (v) – решать (-ить)

to decide to do smth – решить сделать что-л.

decision (n, C) – решение

to make a decision – принять решение

decisive (adj) - решительный

7.employer (n, C) – работодатель

employee (n, C) – служащий, сотрудник

employ (v) – нанимать на работу

e.g. The company employs three people every day.- Каждый день компания принимает на работу трех человек.

employment (n, U) - работа, занятость

part-time employment (part-time work) – частичная занятость, работа на полставки

full-time employment – полная занятость

8. enjoy (v) – получать удовольствие от чего-л., нравиться

e.g. I enjoy my long holidays. – Мне нравятся длинные каникулы.

9. experience (n, U) – опыт, стаж

e.g. She has 10 years’ experience in the job. — У нее десятилетний стаж на этой работе.

to know by/from experience – знать по опыту

10. flexible (adj) – гибкий

a flexible policy – гибкая политика

11. fringe benefits – дополнительные льготы (напр., бесплатное медицинское обслуживание, субсидируемые столовые)

12. impossible (adj) - невозможный, невыполнимый

e.g. It is impossible to help him. – Ему невозможно помочь.

Ant: possible (adj) – возможный

13.job (n, C) – работа, должность

e.g. I have got an interesting job.

work (n, U) - работа; труд

e.g. He is at work. – Он находится на работе.

place of work – место работы

14. look forsmth/smb(v) – искать что-л./кого-л.

Compare: look at smb., smth. (v) – смотреть на кого-л., что-л.

lookafter smb. (v) – присматривать, ухаживать за кем-л.

15. offer (v) – предлагать

to offer help/one’s services – предлагать помощь / свои услуги

an offer (n, C) – предложение

to make an offer - сделать предложение

16. opportunity (n, C) – возможность, (удобный) случай

to look for an opportunity to do smth. – искать возможности, чтобы сделать что-л.

17. pay (n, U) – оплата, заработная плата, заработок

pay (v) - платить

18. reason (n, C) – причина

a reason for smth. – причина чего-л.

for one reason or another – по той или иной причине

19. recruit (v) – нанимать на работу, вербовать

recruitment (n, U) – подбор кадров

20. require (v) – требовать(ся)

e.g. We require help. – Нам требуется помощь.

requirement (n, C) – требование

to meet the requirements of smb. – отвечать чьим-либо требованиям

21. responsible (adj) – ответственный

to be responsible for smth. – отвечать за что-л.

e.g. He is not responsible for this work. – Он не отвечает за эту работу.

22. satisfaction (n, U) – удовлетворение, удовлетворенность

satisfy (v) – удовлетворять

to be satisfied with smth., smb.- быть довольным чем- л., кем-л.

e.g. He is satisfied with his job. – Он доволен своей работой.

satisfactory (adj) – удовлетворительный

Ant: unsatisfactory - неудовлетворительный

23. shift (n, C) – смена

to workin shifts – работать посменно

shift work – посменная работа

24. staff (n, C) – персонал, штат

to be on the staff – быть в штате

Syn.: personnel

personnel department – отдел кадров

25. start one’s own business (v) – открыть свое дело

26. typical (adj) – типичный

e.g. It is typical of him. – Это для него типично.




Grammar: Present Simple vs Present Continuous

It takes…

Possessive Case

Reading: A working day of a Sales Manager

Timberland is a world-famous company in the market for boots and shoes. It is a real market leader. At the moment it is rapidly increasing its exports to Japan, Taiwan and Hong-Kong. The goods of this company are of high quality. They meet up-to-date international standards.

Timberland is a large corporation. It has a lot of foreign and domestic subsidiaries. The company consists of nine departments.

The company Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and president is Sidney Swartz. He is in charge of the global strategy. His son, Mr. Jeffry Swartz, is executive vice-president. He knows everything about this business and helps his father to run the company. Now they are planning to expand their business to Latin America.

Mr. Stevens is the company Sales Manager. His working day starts at 9 a.m. and finishes at 5 p.m. He works hard every day. Mr. Stevens always gets up early, takes a shower and has breakfast. During breakfast, he watches the latest news on TV or listens to the radio. Then Mr. Stevens drives to work. It takes him twenty five minutes to get to the office. When he starts his working day he usually switches on his computer and looks through the mail. After that he sends some e-mails or asks his secretary to do it. Then he and his assistant make the plan for the day. Mr. Stevens discusses a lot of business matters on the phone. Sometimes he makes appointments with his suppliers. At 12 o’clock he always has lunch in the company cafeteria. After lunch he meets his customers or regional sales managers.

It is 4 p.m. now and Mr. Stevens is having talks with Mr. Brown from the Public Relations Department (PR) and Advertising Department. They are discussing the new advertising campaign of their new product. Now they are speaking about the mass media and budget problems. They are hoping to find a reasonable solution to the issue.

Mr. Stevens is efficient and hard-working. He tries to solve all the problems, so his clients like to do business with him. They discuss terms of delivery and payment, prices and discounts. Mr. Stevens travels much and visits the subsidiaries of Timberland. He enjoys his job because he meets a lot of new people and goes to different countries.



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