Unit 10 Audioscripts
Unit 10. Listen and practice. Exercise 2. (CD2:02)
Amy: Good, well, thank you for coming today. I’d liketo ask you some questions on your background.Then I’ll try to answer any questions you have aboutthe company. Does that sound OK?
Dong-min: That sounds fine. Thank you.
Amy: OK, good. I have your résumé, but can you tellme a little bit about yourself?
Dong-min: Yes, of course. Well, I was born in Koreabut I grew up in Japan. Right now I’m a studentat KobeUniversity and my major is InternationalBusiness.
Amy: I see. Very good. And why do you want to joinSeatec?
Dong-min: Well, I want to work in manufacturing andI want to use English in my career. I looked at yourwebsite and it seems an exciting place to work.
Unit 10. Listen and practice. Exercise 5. (CD2:03)
Amy: Good, good. When will you graduate?
Dong-min: I’ll graduate in March of next year.
Amy: OK. And why did you choose InternationalBusiness as your major?
Dong-min: Well, I like travel and I like English, andmy father worked overseas for a long time, and itseemed an interesting subject.
Amy: All right. And, you said you wanted to workin manufacturing. Why are you interested inmanufacturing?
Dong-min: Well, I want to work in a company thatmakes things. I’m not interested in working in the finance or service industries. I think manufacturingis important because …
Unit 10; Being interviewed; describing yourbackground. Exercise 1. (CD2:04)
Chris: Hi! I’m a student at ColoradoStateUniversity inthe United States. My major is mathematics and I’llgraduate next year. I love snowboarding! Coloradohas some great ski resorts and in my free time I gosnowboarding with my friends! What else? Oh,yeah, I was born in San Francisco and I grew upthere and went to high school there. That’s all, Iguess.
Larry: Hello, there. I’m from England. I was born inManchester but I grew up in the South of England,near London. I’m a student – I’m studying musicat SheffieldUniversity and I’ll graduate this year.I’m not sure what I’ll do after graduation, maybeI’ll be a teacher. In my free time I like makingmodels – radio-controlled models like aeroplanes orhelicopters. It’s a little bit expensive, but I enjoy it.
Bruce: I was born in Canada, in Toronto. I grew upin Canada but I went to StanfordUniversity inCalifornia, and I graduated in 2008. My major wasbiochemistry and right now I’m a researcher for apharmaceutical company. In my free time I like toplay the cello – I love music, and it helps me to relaxafter work.
Unit 10. Being interviewed; talking about yourfuture. Exercise 1. (CD2:05)
Heena: Right now I’m a student at medical school inEngland and I’ll graduate next year. After I graduateI’d like to do medical research, I think. Five or tenyears from now, I’d like to be researching newdrugs for cancer patients. It’s an exciting field rightnow and I want to help people who have seriousillnesses.
Dimitri: My name is Dimitri and I’m a constructionengineer. I started working last year after I graduatedfrom university. I work for a construction companyand at the moment I am in training. After I finishtraining I will start working on some construction projects. In five years I want to be a supervisor ona big project, like a bridge or a pipeline, or subwayconstruction or something like that.
Max: Hi, I’m Max. I’m 26 years old and I’m from theUnited States. I work in advertising and my job isto make advertising campaigns for our customersall over the country, so I travel a lot on business. Ilike meeting new people so I love my job, but I’mplanning to change my career after a few more years. Three or five years from now I want to beworking for some kind of NGO. I’d like to workin Africa or Asia maybe. After that I don’t know.Maybe ten years after that I’ll come back to the U.S.I’m not sure right now.
Unit 10. Being interviewed; talking about yourstrengths. Exercise 2. (CD2:06)
May: Well, I like working with people and I think I’mgood at it. When I was a student at university Itutored high-school students for two years. In thatjob I needed to be well-organized, on time and Ineeded to motivate the students so that they studiedhard. I think I was pretty good at it – all of mystudents passed their exams!
Yohei: Let me see, well when I was a student I startedmy own business and that needed a lot of hardwork and management skills. It was kind of a smallbusiness – I imported dried fruit into Japan fromthe Philippines, but I had to work with shippingcompanies, and banks, and customers. It was reallytough for me, but I enjoyed it and I learned a lot. Imanaged the business for about three years whileI was a student, and then when I graduated fromuniversity I sold it to my friend.
Zofia: My language skills are very good – I speakEnglish and German, a little bit of Russian, andPolish, of course. At university I worked in a hotelas a translator for six months, during the summervacations. I also worked part-time in a travel agencyfor one year. In that job, I had to manage the office,do things like filing and working with the computerand talking to customers on the telephone.
Unit 10. Viewpoints. Exercise 2. (CD2:07)
Fiona: OK, so what do you think, Brian – what’sthe most important thing you look for when youinterview?
Brian: Well, I guess I’d say technical skills. Yes,technical skills. If they don’t have the technicalskills then they can’t do the job. Other skills likemanagement or business skills we can teach themafter they join, but they need to have the righttechnical skills before they join. How about you?
Fiona: Well, we’re a global company and we needpeople who can work internationally, so we’relooking for people who are flexible – flexible in theirthinking I mean. Leadership is also very importantfor us – people have to be confident and show theycan work with other people in a team, even if othermembers are much older than they are.
Brian: I see. You don’t worry about the technical orbusiness skills then?
Fiona: Well, not as much, I think. We do look at workexperience a lot – what kind of work have they donebefore, how have they shown leadership, teamworkand that kind of thing. Other than technical skills,what do you look for?
Brian: Work experience is important for us too, ofcourse. And also reliability – our work is difficultand sometimes it can be dangerous. We need peoplewho we know will work hard and will stay with thecompany for a long time.
Fiona: OK. Anything else?
Brian: Yes, communication skills. We have plants allover the world and our engineers need to travel alot to install equipment or to train people overseas.They need to be able to communicate their ideaseffectively.
Fiona: I agree entirely! Communication skills are reallyimportant nowadays, aren’t they? I also think thatpeople who have good communication skills are also more flexible, don’t you think?
Brian: Well, I’m not sure about that – you may be rightthough.
Fiona: I really think so. Let me give you an example ofwhat I mean …
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