Unit 13 People
Personalities and jobs Listening
At the end of this lesson, you’ll be able to ? speak out some characteristics needed for certain jobs;
? identify opinions by listening to a class discussion; ? talk about your future jobs and its qualities needed.
What qualities are good for the jobs? teacher farmer doctor butcher tour guide computer programmer bank clerk bus conductor
More adjectives: athletic unselfish confident independent neat intelligent responsible sharp creative sociable patient sensitive
Ensure yourself of the meanings of the new words
1.confident 2. sharp
4. patient 9. neat
5. creative 6. intelligent 10. athletic
7. outgoing 8. independent
? Before you listen, try to imagine the people and what kind of things they might say. ? While you listen, write down important
? After you listen, look for synonyms
(同义词)of the words in the questions.
words pineapples peaches biology 生物学
words have a desire to do sth = want to do sth very much get satisfaction out of = feel satisfied/happy for doing sth kindness n. = being kind requirement n. require v.要求
What jobs are mentioned?
Answers computer people ; tour guides; farmers; cooks ; doctors and nurses
Questions and answers 1. Xiao Dong.
2. They need to be independent, outgoing and able to solve problems.
3. Farming. 4. They should be caring & helpful. 5. Cao Wen.
Computer people Cooks W.S.: quiet, shy X.D.: not athletic, creative Tour guides Nurses
Computer people W.S.: quiet, shy X.D.: not athletic, creative Tour guides L.L.: independent, outgoing, have a desire to share, able to deal with problems & situations C.W. : get satisfaction out of seeing other enjoying Farmers X.D.: patient, know animal biology L.L.: never give up
Cooks W.S.: creative, able to handle a kitchen and get work done on time Nurses L.L. : a lot of kindness, very caring, willing to help X.D.: not be selfish Doctors C.W.: kind, good listeners, confident
Listen again and write down at least 5 ways of giving opinions.
Examples 1. I think…
2. I’d like to…
5 3. It seems to me that… 4. As I see it, … 5. I feel that… 6. I’m certain that… 1. To some extent, I agree. 2. That’s a good point. 3. I couldn’t agree more. 4. That’s cool.
Example: A: What job do you like to do? B: I’d like to be a computer programmer. A: Why do you like that job? B: Because I am not an outgoing person. And also I feel that I’m creative. A: That’s cool. But as I see it a programmer’s work sometimes seems boring. Don’t you agree? B: To some extent, yes. But I …
Personalities and jobs Vocabulary & Speaking
At the end of this lesson, you’ll be able to
? use adj. & n. forms of the words correctly;
? use expressions of showing interest in speaking.
1. personality 2. conductor 3. independent 4. characteristic 5. desire 6. harvest 7. intelligent 8. patient 9. requirement 10. kindness
Fill in the table: adj.
8 Complete the passage with the correct words.
1. independent 3. intelligent 5. patient 7. confident 2. independence 4. patience 6. confidence 8. intelligence
airline aboard damp assistant a company that takes passengers and goods to different places by plane on or onto a ship, plane, or train slight wet, often in an unpleasant way someone who helps someone else in their work, especially doing the less important jobs someone who writes poems someone who changes writing into a different language
Showing interest 6 Listen and complete the Function File
Answers 1. Really 2. Mm
3. That’s interesting
5. Anything else
1. I find that very hard to believe. 2. There is nothing worse than listening to a crying baby for 12 hours. 3. I really hate it when he eats garlic for lunch. He has terrible breath for the rest of the day.
7 Listen and repeat the sentences.
1. Would you? That’s great! 2. You’re right there! 3. That’s excellent.
4. That’s cool! Good for you!
Choose one of the jobs and talk about the qualities needed for it.
Speaking 10 Discuss the jobs in pairs. Show interest using the expressions from Function File. Example
A: I’d like to be a dentist. B: Really? A: Yes, it sounds so exciting