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1. Warm Up ☀
Answer and discuss these questions in pairs or as a class.
1. What kind of job do you have or want?
2. Where do you work or want to work?
3. Where do you look for jobs?
4. What are some ways to apply for a job?
5. What kind of education do you need to get the job you want?
Office Life
Lesson 1 of 15 : Lee Applies for a Job
June 28th, 2008
_____ My college classes taught me to be a hard worker and good businessman.
_____ Lee Timson
_____ I read your job posting for a sales representative on your company’s website.
_____ Sincerely,
_____ My education and experience would make me a good member of your team.
_____ I have a degree in business from the University of Bonnville.
_____ To Whom It May Concern:
_____ I also have experience from working in sales at Joseph’s Book Company.
_____ Please let me know if I can meet with you for an interview.
_____ I am interested in applying for the job.
_____ We can meet at your earliest convenience.
June 28th, 2008
_____ Sincerely,
_____ Dear Mr. Timson,
_____ Please ask the administrative assistant to call me when you get here.
_____ You sound like a good candidate for the position.
_____ Mr. William Michaels, President of Sales
_____ Please come to the office at 3 p.m. on Monday, July 1.
_____ Thank you for your interest in our job posting.
_____ The office is located at 1530 Fordshackle Street.
_____ I look forward to meeting you and talking during the interview.
_____ I would like to meet with you in person.
2. Correspondence Building
The correspondence below is not in the right order. Work alone or with a
partner to put the email messages in the right order. Then practice reading the
correspondence. Underline any words or phrases you don’t understand.
3. Find business words and
phrases. !
Circle any words or expressions from the
emails that you think are useful in the
office. Write them below.
____________________________
____________________________
____________________________
____________________________
____________________________
____________________________
____________________________
____________________________
____________________________
____________________________
____________________________
____________________________
____________________________
____________________________
____________________________
hr@rivereducationbooks.com
Online Job Advertisement
leetimson2090@email.com
Re: Online Job Advertisement
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4. Match these words or phrases to their correct definitions. !
1. job posting
2. apply
3. degree
4. experience
5. education
6. interview
7. candidate
8. administrative assistant
9. resume (CV)
10. president
5. Fill in the blanks with the right form of the correct word or phrase. "
1. A lot of companies put a new _______________________ online or in local newspapers.
2. Darrin got his college ______________________________ at Stanford University.
3. The boss liked the ___________________________ because he wrote a good letter explaining his education.
4. When Nathan finished college, he started ___________________________ for jobs.
5. The candidate had a ___________________________ in business from the local college.
6. John worked a long time before he became the ___________________________ at the technology company.
7. Most people have an ___________________________ so the boss can learn more about a candidate.
8. The boss hired a new ___________________________ to help file papers and answer the phones.
9. Marty was happy he had ___________________________ working at three restaurants because he wanted to be the
manager at a big restaurant in the city.
10. Yumin listed her education and work experience on her ___________________________ and sent it to the company
she wanted to work for.
____ a. to request something officially
____ b. a meeting between a job candidate and an employer
____ c. a posted description of an available job
____ d. educational accomplishment
____ e. knowledge or skill achieved over time
____ f. a qualification for completing university
____ g. a person who is the boss at a company
____ h. a person who is being interviewed for a job
____ i. a person who helps run an office
____ j. a list of personal employment history
and qualifications
6. Reading
Now practice reading the email messages with a partner. Take turns practicing the pronunciation. Discuss what you think is good
about the correspondence. (Your teacher will provide you with the full emails on a separate sheet.)
7. Speaking
Write your own dialogue. Work with a partner and write your own conversation using at least four words or phrases from today’s lesson.
Practice and memorize the dialogue, then present it in front of the class.
8. Writing "
Find a listing for a job you would like online or in a local newspaper. Write an email message to the company applying for the job.
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June 28th, 2008
To Whom It May Concern:
I read your job posting for a sales representative on your company’s website. I am interested in
applying for the job.
I have a degree in business from the University of Bonnville. My college classes taught me to be
a hard worker and good businessman. I also have experience from working in sales at Joseph’s
Book Company. My education and experience would make me a good member of your team.
Please let me know if I can meet with you for an interview. We can meet at your earliest
convenience.
Sincerely,
Lee Timson
June 28th, 2008
Dear Mr. Timson,
Thank you for your interest in our job posting. You sound like a good candidate for the position.
I would like to meet with you in person. Please come to the office at 3 p.m. on Monday, July 1.
The office is located at 1530 Fordshackle Street. Please ask the administrative assistant to call
me when you get here.
I look forward to meeting you and talking during the interview.
Sincerely,
Mr. William Michaels, President of Sales
hr@redriverpress.com
Online Job Advertisement
leetimson2090@email.com
Online Job Advertisement
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My college classes taught me to be a hard worker
and good businessman.
I also have experience from working in sales at
Joseph’s Book Company.
Please let me know if I can meet with you for an
interview.
Lee Timson
We can meet at your earliest convenience.
I have a degree in business from the University of
Bonnville.
I am interested in applying for the job.
My education and experience would make me a
good member of your team.
To: Human Resources
From: Lee Timson
Date: June 27, 2008
Subject: Online Job Advertisement
Sincerely,
To Whom It May Concern:
I read your job posting for a sales representative
on your company’s website.
! !
In Task 2, your students are required to put the email in the correct order. It’s more fun for students to put the email in
order by physically rearranging cut up strips. Below are two shuffled copies of the emails. Have your students cut them
into strips and rearrange them until they’ve put them in the correct order.
!
Email 1
Sincerely,
To: leetimso@email.com
From: mwilliams@rivereducationbooks.com
Date: June 28, 2008
Subject: Re: Online Job Advertisement
Please ask the administrative assistant to call me
when you get here.
You sound like a good candidate for the position.
The office is located at 1530 Fordshackle Street.
Mr. William Michaels, President of Sales
Thank you for your interest in our job posting.
Dear Mr. Timson,
I look forward to meeting you and talking during
the interview.
I would like to meet with you in person.
Please come to the office at 3 p.m. on Monday,
July 1.
Teacher’s Handout for Task 2.
Email 2 (reply email)
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4. Matching
1. c 2. a 3. f 4. e 5. d 6. b 7. h 8. i 9. j 10. g
Teachers’ Answer Key
2. Correspondence Building Note. Do not hand out Page 3 until this task is completed.
(Also, see page 4 for the dialogue strips to hand out to students before starting.)
5 My college classes taught me to be a hard worker and good businessman.
11 Lee Timson
2 I read your job posting for a sales representative on your company’s website.
10 Sincerely,
7 My education and experience would make me a good member of your team.
4 I have a degree in business from the University of Bonnville.
1 To Whom It May Concern:
6 I also have experience from working in sales at Joseph’s Book Company.
8 Please let me know if I can meet with you for an interview.
3 I am interested in applying for the job.
9 We can meet at your earliest convenience.
___________________________________________
9 Sincerely,
1 Dear Mr. Timson,
7 Please ask the administrative assistant to call me when you get here.
3 You sound like a good candidate for the position.
10 Mr. William Michaels, President of Sales
5 Please come to the office at 3 p.m. on Monday, December 1.
2 Thank you for your interest in our job posting.
6 The office is located at 1530 Fordshackle Street.
8 I look forward to meeting you and talking during the interview.
4 I would like to meet with you in person.
5. Fill in the blanks.
1. A lot of companies put a new job posting online or in local newspapers.
2. Darrin got his college education at Stanford University
3. The boss liked the candidate because he wrote a good letter explaining his education.
4. When Nathan finished college, he started applying for jobs.
5. The candidate had a degree in business from the local college.
6. John worked a long time before he became the president at the technology company.
7. Most people have an interview so the boss can learn more about a candidate.
8. The boss hired a new administrative assistant to help file papers and answer the phones.
9. Marty was happy he had experience working at three restaurants because he wanted to be the manager at a big restaurant in
the city.
10. Yumin listed her education and work experience on her resume and sent it to the company she wanted to work for.
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