GB PRESENTATION SLIDES WK 2:Explaining Your Job

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Both domestic and foreign companies are expanding in
Korea.
Competition is high for skilled professionals, especially those
with international experience and bilingual skills. In addition,
demand for specialists in human resource is increasing
dramatically.
Multinational companies in Korea are still generating demand
for professionals with global experience.
Employers are experiencing increased demand for bilingual
professionals able to perform both strategic and conventional
duties.
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Korea’s recent free trade agreements
with the US and Europe are creating
increased interest from MNCs, and
Korean businesses are adopting more
Westernized environments.
These trends have created the need for
more globally minded professionals,
according to specialist recruiter Robert
Walters.
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In spite of its excellent educational
system, the level of English proficiency
in South Korea is generally lower than
that in many other Asian countries.
Professionals with bilingual skills,
particularly in English, are difficult to
find. Candidates with these skills are
likely to be able to command higher
salaries.
EXPLAINING YOUR JOB/INDUSTRY
Box :A
market
create
offer
design
produce
develop
provide
manufacture
sell/retail
Box B:
banking services
IT software
clothing/household goods
electronic goods
food and drink
internet services cars/automobiles
entertainment
GENERAL ELECTRIC
GE is a diversified technology, media and
financial services company. The company
mission statement is to create products that
make life better: from aircraft engines to
industrial machinery to insurance, medical
technology, television news and plastics. GE
operates in more than 100 countries and
employs more than 300,000 people
worldwide.
1. Name two more industry sectors mentioned in the text: Technology…
2. Name two more things that GE produces: Aircraft Engines…
3. How many people work for GE?
4. Which word means that GE has many different business activities?
1. Think of a company in your
country or town.
2. What are its main activities?
3. Does it specialize in one industry
sector or is it diversified?
1. Music or other sounds on a video, film, etc.
a. Programming
2. Pictures or images designed for a video
game, computer program, etc.
b. Shoot-emups
3. Writing a computer program.
c. Soundtrack
4. The people in a video game, film, etc.
d. Skyrocketing
5. Going up very fast.
e. Graphics
6. Violent games where people shoot and kill
each other.
f. Characters
1.
Read the article Move Over Game Boys.
2.
Underline Frognation’s activities.
3.
Circle the things Lynn Robson does in her
work.
1. Frognation works on video games that sell in the
F: Frognation represents
UK.
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2. Lynn works mainly in
producers with great ideas and
helps them to sell their ideas to
Tokyo.
runs the UK office.
SonyF:
orLynn
Nintendo.
3. Frognation does all the production work to prepare
the games for the market.
4. Lynn knows a lot about Japanese culture.
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5. The video game industry is growing rapidly.
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6. Not many women work in the video game industry.
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1. What do you think are the good things
about Lynn Robson’s job? What are the bad
things?
2. What do you think of video games? Do
video games usually appeal more to men and
boys or women and girls? Why?
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Founder
Team
Setup
Partner
Run (a
business)
E
D
A
B
C
a. to start a company or
organization.
b. One of a number of
people who own a
business together.
c. To be responsible for.
d. A group of people
who work together to
do a job.
e. Someone who starts a
company or
organization
What do you call someone who works in each
of the following areas?
For example, a technical job- technician
1. accounts
2. art
3. banking
4. economics
5. engineering
6. music
1.
2.
3.
4.
accountant
artist
banker
economist
5. engineer
6. musician
For Example, A financial ANALYST is someone who
analyses the financial markets.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
ADVISOR
A financial ____________ is someone who gives advice
about financial services.
REPRESENTATIVE
A sales _____________
is someone who represents
their company and sells their products.
ASSISTANT
An _____________
manager is someone who assists
the manager.
MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT
A ___________ ____________ offers consultancy
/consulting services to management.
SOFTWARE DEVELOPER
A __________
__________ is someone who develops
software.
FILM PRODUCER
A _______
________ is someone who produces films.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Lynn runs the office at Frognation. Present Simple
Video games sales are sky-rocketing at the
moment. Present Continuous
Lynn frequently travels to Japan for
meetings. Present Simple
Lynn is working at home this week.
Present Continuous
Use the PRESENT SIMPLE to describe:
a. Regular or routine activities
b. Permanent or long-term situations
Use the PRESENT CONTINUOUS to describe:
c. Something happening now
d. A temporary situation
Look at the following words:
Normally
everyday
often
sometimes
frequently
PRESENT SIMPLE
Do we use the present simple or present
continuous with these expressions?
Look at the following words:
at the moment
this week
PRESENT CONTINUOUS
now
currently
Do we use the present simple or present
continuous with these expressions?
1. We’re all accountants and we work / WORK
are working
for a telecommunications company in the finance
department. 2. We sit / areSITsitting at our PCs in
CHECK
the office every day and check / are
checking the
invoices and payments. 3. But this week is
ATTENDING
different: we attendARE
/ are
attending a training
IS CURRENTLY
CHANGING
course. 4. The company currently
changes
/ is
currently changing to a new accounting system,
and this week, we learn /ARE
areLEARNING
learning all about it.
ARE/STAYING
5. So at the moment, we stay
are staying at a
big hotel in the mountains. 6. It’s wonderful!
When we’re at home, we usually spend SPEND
/ are
spending the evenings cooking and cleaning for
our families. But here, there’s an excellent
restaurant and we can relax and have a laugh
together.
Extra Practice: Do at Home
1. My working day (start) ______ with a long
journey to the office-usually over an hour on
a crowded train. The first event of a typical
day is the regular morning meeting. 2. Our
managers (give) ______ updates on the
department’s progress. After that, it’s a long,
hard day of work. 3. You can see me at work
in this photo-I (give) ______ a presentation to
my colleagues. 4. I often (stay) _____ in the
office until 9 or 10pm. But this is the old
way. 5. Now, things (begin) ______ to
change. 6. Young people (refuse) ______ to
work long hours. 7. They (demand) ______
more leisure time and freedom.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
starts
give
am giving
stay
are beginning
are refusing
are demanding
1.
Anna Davidson, a training manager and
expert in business communication, talks
about virtual teams: international teams
which communicate mainly by email.
Listen to the first part. What are the
advantages and disadvantages of using
email to communicate with colleagues in
other countries?
1. Which of the following are most important when
writing to a colleague in another country?
Discuss your ideas with your partner.
-Tell your colleagues about yourself.
-only write about work.
-Keep your message very short.
-If there is a problem, explain it carefully.
-Use polite phrases
2. Now listen to the second part of Anna
Davidson’s talk. Write down the points above
which she recommends.
Tracey Smith, a colleague in another country, has sent
you a sample page for a new website design. You
want to make the following comment about it:
There’s a problem with the new website design. The
colors are too dark. It’s hard to read the text. Tracey
needs to find new colors.
Write an email to Tracey Smith. Follow one of the
examples above and make the comment more
friendly and polite. Decide how to start and end the
email. End the message with a little ‘conversation’ as
Takeshi does in Example A.
Match each phrase with a question in a-d.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
I’m a …..(graphics designer) D
I work as a …. (consultant) D
I work for …..(a media company) A
We provide ….(web design services) B
I’m responsible for …. (project management /
managing projects) C
My main role is to …. (meet with clients / sell our
services) C
a. What kind of company do you work for?
b. What does your company do?
c. What do you do in your job?
d. What’s your job?
1. Listen to four people explaining their job
and job activities. Match the job, companies
and main activities with the person.
2. Listen again. What other activities does
each person do?
3. Which of the above phrases does each
person use? Write the phrases you hear.
1.
2.
Imagine you are Olaf, Rania, Da The or Jaana.
Introduce yourself to your partner. Explain your
job, company and job activities.
Work with a partner. You should each choose a
different company and job for yourself. Practice
asking and answering questions a-d.
a. What kind of company do you work for?
b. What does your company do?
c. What do you do in your job?
d. What’s your job?
EXAMPLE: Hi. I’m Olaf. I’m a lawyer. I check
contracts for a mobile phone company.
How do you greet a new contact or colleague in
your country?
This is how you greet colleagues in:
Japan
Bowing is seen as a classic part of Japanese
culture.
However, if you’re shaking hands, do it lightly. In
Japan, handshakes have a lighter squeeze.
Also, Do not make constant, direct eye contact, as
it is considered confrontational in Japan.
China
Expect handshakes in China to be lighter and longer than
in the West, and remember that there are different
cultural expectations about maintaining eye contact.
Whereas in the West it's considered a bit shifty to drop
eye contact, it comes across as aggressive in China to
keep your eyes fixed on your counterpart.
India
• Handshakes are common in corporate settings,
especially in the major cities. Bowing is rare in the cities.
• When invited to a business lunch/dinner at an Indian’s
home, it is considered rude to show up on time.
However, arrive no more than 30 minutes late.
The Middle East and North Africa
• When you eat, do so without using your left hand. As in
Muslim countries the left hand is symbolically unclean. And
don't thank your host at the end of the meal.
• Avoid being the first person to drop pressure during a
handshake.
• In Somalia, unrelated men and women are banned from
shaking hands, speaking or walking together. Residents
who break the law could be whipped, imprisoned,
or executed. Yikes!
Southern and Western Africa
• South African business etiquette is similar to Australian
practice.
• Expect a longer, lighter handshake using less energy,
and don't be surprised by gestures like a finger snap as
the hands part, especially in western African countries.
 There is not much small talk in business and it is not
acceptable if people are too loud.
 You can expect a traditional African person not to look
you in the eye when having a conversation. This must be
seen as sign of respect and not that of arrogance.
U.S.A.
Handshakes are usually brief. Light handshakes are
considered distasteful. Use a firm grip.
Eye contact is important when shaking someone’s hand
and during conversation.
American greetings are generally quite informal. This is
not intended to show lack of respect, but rather a result
of the American belief that everyone is equal.
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Listen to Alistair Cross, the director of
Systemax.
Allistair explains the company’s
decision regarding who will be
promoted as export manager for the
Mexico region.

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