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Unit 2 – Jobs and Responsibilities

P16 Task 1

  • Tom: What is your job, Ava?
  • Ava: I’m a manager in the Human Resources Department(我是人力资源部的一名经理).
  • Tom: Which company do you work for?(你在哪家公司就职?)
  • Ava: I work for the Health Pharmaceutical.
  • Tom: What are your job responsibilities?
  • Ava: I’m mainly in charge of recruitment, that is, the selection, training and development of employees.(我主要负责员工的招聘、选拔、培训和发展等)

P17 Task 2.1

  • Jennifer: Hi, Paul! It’s you! I haven’t seen you for years. How are you?
  • Paul: Very well, thank you. And you, Jennifer?
  • Jennifer: Not too bad. Rebecca told me you’ve got a new job. So, what do you do now?
  • Paul: I’m a computer programmer with Lenova.
  • Jennifer: Oh, really? What are you working on?
  • Paul: I’m working on a new software.
  • Jennifer: That sounds great!

P17 Task 2.2

  • Paul: Yes, it’s really a very exciting and rewarding job. At the moment we’re designing new software.
  • Jennifer: Really? You’ve always been clever, Paul. I knew you’d do something challenging and creative. Do you often work overtime?
  • Paul: not really. I work regularly most of the time. But one Friday night I sometimes stay in the office elate, dealing with anything that’s unfinished.
  • Jennifer: good for you, Paul. You must come and see me sometime and tell me all about it over a cup of tea.
  • Paul: I certainly will. What about you, Jennifer? How is your job?
  • Jennifer: I’m still an accountant with Chemical Associates.

P18 LFA

P19 FUP 1

  • Alice: Excuse me, sir, are you Mr. Hayes?
  • Bill: Yes, I’m Bill Hayes.
  • Alice: Are you the General Manager of the Beautify Cosmetic Corporation in America?
  • Bill: Yes, exactly.
  • Alice: How do you do, Mr. Hayes? I’m Alice Wang, Manager of Human Resources at
  • the Beijing Sanmei Factory. I’m here especially to meet you.
  • Bill: How do you do, Miss Wang? It’s very kind of you to come all the way to meet me.
  • Alice: My pleasure.

P19 FUP2

Conversation 1:

  • A: What is your job, Vincent?
  • B: I’m a Regional Sales Manager.
  • A: What are your main duties?
  • B: My main duties are to develop customer relations and grow the sales of security products in Ohio.

Conversation 2:

  • A: What is your occupation, Flora?
  • B: I’m a business analyst.
  • A: Which company do you work for?
  • B: I work for Delicate & Elegant Fashion. It’s a British company.
  • A: What do you do for them?
  • B: I’m in charge of the budget.

Conversation 3

  • A: What do you do, Patrick?
  • B: I’m a lawyer.
  • A: what does your job involve?
  • B: I give legal advice and assistance to clients and represent them in court or in other legal matters.

Conversation 4:

  • A: What kind of job do you have, Rachel?
  • B: I’m responsible for receiving visitors. I have to make sure all visitors check in on arrival, and also arrange taxi and bus transport for them.
  • A: Are you in reception?
  • B: Yes, you’re right. I’m a receptionist.

P20 Video 1

Introducing titles and responsibilities

  • President: Good afternoon, everyone! This is Robin Copperfield, the new vice president of our company. He will be in charge of the accounting work. Let’s give him a warm welcome!
  • Robin: Thank you!
  • President: Mr. Copperfield is an expert in the field of accounting. So, it is a pleasure for us to have him here. Now, Mr. Copperfield, I’d like to introduce the vice presidents and managers to you.
  • Robin: It’s OK, thank you!
  • President: This is May Bates, Vice President in charge of the Administration Department and the Neighborhood Service Department.
  • Robin: Nice to meet you, Ms. Bates.
  • Ms. Bates: Nice to meet you, Mr. Copperfield.
  • President: And this is Dennis Hayes. Vice President in charge of the Marketing Department and the Sales Department.
  • Dennis Hayes: How do you do, Mr. Copperfield? Glad to meet you.
  • Robin: Glad to meet you, Mr. Hayes.
  • President: And this is…oh, where is Andrew Jefferson?
  • Robin: Mr. Jefferson? I’ve met him before. I heard he is one of the secrets of this company’s success. Everyone was raving about what a great job he’s done in …
  • President: Uh… speak of the devil… Mr. Jefferson has just arrived.
  • Mr. Jefferson: Hi, Mr. Copperfield, good to see you again.
  • Robin: Good to see you, Mr. Jefferson.
  • Mr. Jefferson: Sorry, I’m late. I was talking to a client.
  • Robin: Oh, that’s OK. How many departments are you in charge of, Mr. Jefferson?
  • Mr. Jefferson: Four: Research & Development, Engineering, Contract Budgets, and Project Preparation.
  • Robin: No wonder you’re so busy.
  • President: Mr. Copperfield, there are three managers who report directly to you, and they are all ladies. So, ladies, can you introduce yourselves?
  • Ada Black: I’m Ada Black, responsible for management accounts.
  • Caroline Clinton: I’m Caroline Clinton, responsible for financial accounts.
  • Lucy White: I’m Lucy White, responsible for data processing.
  • Robin: Oh, good. Nice to meet you all, ladies.

P24 LFB

P25 FUP1

  • Lisa: Hi, Mark, I hardly recognized you – it’s great to see you again!
  • Mark: Hello, Lisa! I haven’t seen you for ages, not since college graduation. How have you been?
  • Lisa: I’ve been fine. What about you?
  • Mark: I’ve been very well, too. Are you here looking for a job?
  • Lisa: Sure. You are between jobs, too?
  • Mark: Yes, I remember you went to a Canadian company when we graduated. Have you left that company?
  • Lisa: Yes, I just left it last month.
  • Mark: Why? Didn’t you like the job?
  • Lisa: Yes, but I’ve been a secretary for three years and now I’m totally sick of all that boring clerical work. I hate sitting in the office all the day just working mechanically.
  • Mark: Oh, I understand. You really need a change.
  • Lisa: Yes, but what about you, Mark? Why have you left your present job? I heard you were an excellent Production manager.
  • Mark: My boss is a very difficult man to deal with. I quarreled with him last week and left the company.

P25 FUP 2

P26 Video 2

Do you like your job?

  • Robin: What’s your job now, Jerome? Do you still work for that wholly funded American company?
  • Jerome: No, I left it three years ago. I have my own business now.
  • Frank: Gee, that’s great! How do you feel as a self-employed entrepreneur ?
  • Jerome: I feel good. I can make a lot more money than before and I have a lot of independence in doing things. But, sometimes I get tired. As you know, it’s not very easy to run a business on your own. What about you, Frank? What are you doing now?
  • Frank: I’ve worked for several companies. After graduation, I went to a private company. Then a year later, I changed to a Sino-Japanese joint-venture enterprise and worked as a sales assistant. Two years later, I moved on to a computer company and worked in export sales. And now, I’m an advertising executive.
  • Colin: Oh, you are a real job-hopper. Why have you changed jobs so often?
  • Frank: I’m always interested in new challenges. I know changing jobs frequently can be a waste of a company’s human resources, but I’m gaining a lot of experience! How is your job, Colin?
  • Colin: I’ve been working for the PMC Textile Plant since I graduated. Two years ago, I was promoted to Line Supervisor.
  • Frank: Do you like your job?
  • Colin: The salary and benefits are Ok, but I don’t like the work environment. You know, the workshops are very noisy sometimes. Also, I don’t often get an opportunity to go anywhere. I hate staying in the same place all the time. You often travel on business, right, Robin?
  • Robin: Yes. As a buyer, I must travel to purchase stock. I’ve been to a lot of places.
  • Colin: Maybe I should think about becoming a buyer…
  • Robin: Mm…, everything has two sides. I get fed up with traveling. Nowadays, I wan[t] to spend more time with my family.
  • Janet: Hi, guys, may I join you?
  • Everybody: Sure. Have a seat.
  • Janet: You enjoy getting together, don’t you? What are you talking about?
  • Robin: Jobs. What kind of job do you have, Janet?
  • Janet: I’m the Public Relations Manager in a holding company.
  • Colin: Do you enjoy it?
  • Janet: Yes. What I like about it is that I can meet a lot of new and interesting people.
  • Robin: How about your working hours?
  • Janet: That’s the trouble. I usually have to work overtime because I often have dinner parties in the evening. I don’t get enough time with my family and baby.