UNIT 6, 6G Speaking, Guided conversation, page 72
She is looking for a job at an employment agency.
Something else I’d like to ask about is …
Moving on to the question of …
Could I ask you about …?
1 I was wondering
2 I’d like to know
3 Could you tell me
4 I’d be interested to know
5 May I ask
6 I’d like to know
The student uses indirect questions to sound more polite.
2 What does the job involve?
3 What would I be doing in the restaurant?
4 When do I start and finish work exactly?
5 What is the salary?
6 Is accommodation included?
Is it a full-time or part-time job?
Would I work both in the kitchen and as a waiter?
What exactly would I be doing in the kitchen?
What are the hours of work?
Would I get any days off?
What is the salary?
Is accommodation included?
Could you tell me if it is a full-time or part-time job?
May I ask if I would work both in the kitchen and as a waiter?
I was wondering what exactly I would be doing in the kitchen.
I’d like to know what the hours of work are.
I’d like to know if I would get any days off.
I’d be interested to know what the salary is.
May I ask if accommodation is included?
UNIT 6, 6H Writing, A for and against essay, page 73
doctor, nurse, lawyer, teacher
paragraph 1 ‘Some people maintain ... we need to consider.’
paragraph 2 ‘It is certainly true that the workplace … with a cocational qualification.
paragraph 3 ‘On the other hand ... at university?’
paragraph 4 ‘On balance, … really interests you.
1 It is certainly true that …
2 It is also undeniable that ...
3 On the other hand, …
4 Another problem is that …
5 On balance, …
‘How can a teenager know what job is right for him or her?’ The expected answer is that they can’t know what job is right for them when they are still teenagers. ‘Is it not better for students to explore other interests while at university?’ The expected answer is that it is better to explore other intersts while at university.
It is certainly true that the workplace is becoming more competitive.
It is also undeniable that certain jobs (for example, nurse, hairdresser) are only available to people with a vocational qualification.
It is wiser to opt for a course that really interests you.