Today I want to suggest you talking about career and job.
Here are some questions for our discussion.
- At what age did you start working? At what age did you get your first permanent job?
- What was your first job?
- Can you describe your current job?
- Do you prefer working full-time or part-time? Why?
- Do you think it is more important to make a lot of money or to enjoy your job?
- Is it important for you to be free for weekends? Do you work at weekends?
- What are some jobs that you think would be boring? And what jobs can be interesting?
- If you had to choose between a satisfying job and a well-paid one, which would you choose?
- What jobs in Russia are considered to be good jobs? Why? And what jobs it the world are considered to be good jobs? Why?
- What would be your dream job? Do you think it would be possible for you to get this job?
Here are some idioms about relaxation:
Learn the Ropes – Become more familiar with a job or field of endeavor; be trained
Get the Sack/ Be Sacked – To be fired
Off the Hook – To be free from blame or responsibility to do something
Out of Work – Unemployed
Move Up in the World – Become more successful
To take on – to hire someone
To go the extra mile – to do more than is expected of you:
Differences between work and job:
A job is something that you do which you receive money for (your salary or wages). It’s a synonym for profession or occupation. It refers to something specific and official. For example, a salesman is a job.
Job is a countable noun. You can have one job or more than one job.
My job is very hard.
In my country, there aren’t many well-paid jobs.
The noun work has a more general meaning than job. It means the general activities that you do to achieve a goal. It can be connected with your job or something else.
Work is an uncountable noun. You cannot say ‘a work’ or ‘two works’.
My work involves meeting customers and talking to suppliers.
Being a mother is non-stop work.
In many sentences, work can have a very similar meaning to job:
Being a manager is a hard job. (= the specific job itself)
Being a manager is hard work. (= the general things that a manager does)