20 Past Job

On this page, you will listen to a man talking about his past job. You will do the following:

  • Review vocabulary.
  • Try out some listening strategies.
  • Listen and answer questions.
  • Listen and give your opinion.

A. Vocabulary

You will hear or see the following words. Do you know what they mean?


B. Listening Strategies

Tip 1: Predict and be curious!

You will listen to an audio. The audio is related to this picture.

What kind of job do you think the man in the picture has? What do you think the audio is about?

Tip 2: Listen for the main idea.

Listen to the audio below. Don’t do anything else. Just try to catch what it is mainly about.

Tip 3: Read questions before listening. This can help you focus.

In part C below, you will listen and answer questions. Before you listen, click on Answer Questions. Read through the nine questions and think about the answers. Then, when you listen, you will know what to listen for.

C. Listen and Answer Questions

Listen to the audio again. Answer the nine questions that follow.


D. Listen and Write a Response

You just listened to an employer talk about a job. Think about the job. Is it a good job for you? Why or why not?

  1. Type your answers in the box on the Your Opinion page.
  2. Export your ideas into a Word document on the Export your ideas page. You can submit this document to a teacher or tutor.
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