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What will I be when I grow up

We are here to READ

job profiles, job advertisements, safety rules in a working environment, and a job interview questionnaire

and TALK about

skills/abilities, interests, personal traits, future careers, a job interview

and LISTEN TO

professionals while they are working

and WRITE

new year resolutions, safety rules, job profiles

and LEARN about

the use of modals (can, may, should) expressing ability, possibility, permission and advice , the use of Future in predictions, promises, warnings, requests, offers, decision on the spot and the use of going to expressing intention or something pre-arranged.

Complete the following sentences
about yourself.

1. When I was younger I wanted to be a: _________________

2. Today, I would like to be: _________________

3. My favourite subjects at school are:

Most favourite: _________________

Second most favourite: _________________

4. Two things I like to do in my spare time:

a. _________________

b. _________________

5. What I can do best is: _________________

6. My friends think I'm very good at: _________________

7. My teachers think I'm very good at: _________________

8. My parents think I'm very good at: _________________

  Edugame Reading Reading Jobs

1. Reading

A. An English High School in Thessaloniki organised a "Career Day" event.
The pupils of the 6th Class have visited it and listened to the professionals
talking about their jobs.

Look at the pictures below and match them to these jobs:

a. nurse

b. ecologist

c. jewellery designer

d. air traffic controller

e. hairdresser

What school subjects do
they need to be good at in
order to do these jobs?

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B. Listen and read the texts on the opposite page and say for which
of these professions it is necessary:

It's your choice: You can find a different version on page 128

1. to work outside

2. to be good at working with their hands

3. to work in a lab

4. to work in a team

5. to work shifts

6. to have good communication skills

7. to care for and show love to people

Reading Reading

A. Jewellery Designer

I'm a jewellery designer. I take metal and precious stones and create rings, necklaces, earrings and other jewellery. I can use loads of hand tools to make the jewellery. Sometimes, I may use computers and laser to design these delicate pieces.

My work requires attention to detail. It also requires finger and hand dexterity, good hand-eye coordination, patience and concentration. Artistic ability and knowledge about fashion are very important.

 

E. Ecologists

I'm an ecologist. Ecologists can work in a lab but also go out to the area in which a plant grows or an animal lives and study them. I may do some volunteer work, too. Next summer I'm travelling to the Amazon to study certain types of plants there.

Working as part of a team and independently are good skills for someone who wants to be an ecologist. Good communication skills are also important. Useful subjects are biology, mathematics, and computer science.

C. What traits of personality are important for a JEWELLERY DESIGNER and a NURSE?

B. Air Traff ic Controller

I'm an air traffic controller. My job is to co-ordinate the movement of aeroplanes, and direct them to keep flying schedules on time.

An air traffic controller handles every plane that is taking off or landing. I usually work forty-hour weeks. I may work night or weekend shifts. It is a very stressful occupation. Speech communication, mathematics, science, foreign languages, and electronics are helpful for this career.

 

C. Home Health Nurses

I'm a home health nurse. I go to patients' homes to care for them. I also instruct family members on how to take care of the patient who may need help for many different reasons. Some may be ill and some may be getting better from an accident. I spend a lot of time travelling to different locations. I may visit many patients in a single day.

My hours may vary depending on the needs of the patients. It is important for nurses to like to help people, to be hard working, responsible, compassionate and cheerful. Classes in first aid, health sciences, home economics and nutrition are helpful for this career.

 

D. Hairdresser

I'm a hairdresser. I cut and style hair using a variety of tools such as scissors, razors, rollers, hot brushes and dryers. I can use gel, mousse, wax or spray. I may colour, perm or straighten hair using shampoos, conditioners, lotions etc.

It is important for hairdressers to be creative, able to work quickly, hardworking and self-confident. Biology, chemistry, science courses and communication skills are helpful.

jewellery designer

nurse

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Which example(s) show(s) ability?

Which example(s) show(s) possibility?

a. I can use a lot of hand tools.

b. Ecologists can work in a lab.

c. I may work night shifts.

A. Write what the following people can do and where they can or may work:

Profession

what he/she can do

where he/she works

lifeguard

doctor

football player

car mechanic

B. Read this job advertisement and pay attention to the underlined verbs. What are they followed by?

LIFEGUARD WANTED FOR ALIMOS BEACH

Are you strong and healthy? Can you dive and swim fast? Then you are our man/woman! The job of the lifeguard can be dangerous. That's why you should be brave and well trained. You may need to save people's lives. You can use the facilities of the beach and you can have free meals.

For more information contact Mr Antonakis, tel. 2109600000.

a. Complete the rule:

Verbs can, should and may are modal verbs. They are followed by the bare infinitive (the infinitive of a verb without "to") such as ______, ______, ______, ______, ______.

b. Read the advertisement again and try to understand which modal expresses:

ability _________________ possibility _________________

permission _________________ advice _________________

c. How many uses of the verb CAN are there?

A. ROLE PLAY: FINDING OUT ABOUT THE JOB

Pupil A

You are a candidate for the job.

You are interested in the job. Call Mr. Antonakis to find out more about it.

Pupil B

You are Mr Antonakis.

Answer the phone and give
the candidate the information
he/she needs.

Act out the telephone dialogue

B. PIECES OF ADVICE:

Imagine that you are the candidate who got the job as a lifeguard at Alimos Beach. Write some instructions that Mr Antonakis gave you about the job.

You should use your
binoculars all the time.

C. Work in groups of 5. Ask the others in the group about the things they can do.

 

Pupil A

Pupil B

Pupil C

Pupil D

YOU

play sports (basketball, football etc.)

write poems and stories

play an instrument (e.g. piano)

repair things

dance

design and construct things

Now report your group's answers to the class. Then decide about a job that each of you can do in the future.

Stephanos can play football very well. He may/can become a football player.

D. PAIR-WORK: Looking for a job Imagine that Alice and John are looking for a job. Read the information below about their personality and interests and the job advertisements here.

Say which job they could choose and why.

Student A:
Alice may become a…,
because she can…
What do you think?
Student B:
I think that…

ALICE

JOHN

good at mathematics

good speech
communication skills

polite

likes sports

able to work quickly

cheerful

loves children

likes long holidays

patient

hardworking

can't do many things
at the same time

able to work under pressure