Work to live Do you work to live or live to work?
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Work to liveDo you work to live or live to work?
What is the difference between a job and a career?A job is work for which you receive pay.A career is a lifetime journey of building and making good use of your skills, knowledge and experiences.
Explain the difference in meaning between the phrases in italics in these pairs of sentences.1. A) I got the sack on Friday.B) I was made redundant on Friday.2. A) Im on maternity leave.B) Im on sick leave.3. A) Hes in a dead-end job.B) Hes got a promising career ahead.4. A) She has a demanding job.B) She has a high-powered job.5. A) I was promoted to this job.B) I was headhunted for this job.
Match the following idioms (connected to work) to the following definitions:1 I like Tina, but her brother is a nasty piece of work.
2 Thieves broke into the jewellers last night and stole the works cash, jewellery and a supply of diamonds.
3 If you take on this new IT project, you really will have your work cut out for you.
4 I hate dusting, but this new cleaning cloth really does work wonders.
5 The electricians made short work of installing the central heating it only took them two days.
6 I had my watch repaired and now it works like clockwork.
7 Dealing with trauma victims is all in a days work for ambulance crews.
A be very busy
B to be an unpleasant person
C everything, the whole lot
D do a very good job
E work perfectly (usually of a machine)
F do a job easily and quickly
G be an accepted part of a particular job
Worksheet AThe text below is the beginning of an article about one of the jobs in your list. Which one do you think it is? Complete the gaps with the name of the job or with the name of the person who does it.
Do you want a job that brings you happiness? If so you might want to consider a)___________ as a career. A new league table has said that b) __________ are the happiest workers in the UK.
Worksheet CBelow are some more jobs the article talks about. First, can you match them with things they work with?1. Clergy2. Engines3. Chefs4. Houses5. Beauticians6. Food 7. Plumbers8. Family problems9. Mechanics10. The bible11. Social workers12. Bathrooms 13. Architects14. New buildings15. Estate agents16. Make-up
Worksheet DHere is the conclusion to the article. Can you complete it with jobs from the list? One group is jobs people were happy in, the other jobs people hated.Some happy alternativesSo maybe there are a few downsides to being a hairdresser, even if the job does make some happy long hours and a lot of standing may not make everyone happy. If hairdressing isnt your thing then youll be glad to hear that the same survey found that, as well as hairdressers, a)__________, b)__________, c)__________, d)__________ and e)__________were also happy jobs to have.However, to save yourself from unhappiness in your job avoid being f)__________, g)__________ and h)__________! Maybe its about being able to something practical or creative that makes you happy?
clergychefsbeauticiansplumbersmechanicssocial workersarchitectsestate agents
According to the Internet resources the most popular jobs in Ukraine are
Software developerSales ManagerInsurance SpecialistMarketerPersonnel Manager (human resources manager)
Home task:describe three jobs (including requirements, skills, and duties); make sentences with idioms related to work.