Imagine you are a careers adviser and you are talking to a group of students about getting work during their free time.
First, talk about the advantages and disadvantages of these jobs. Then decide which two jobs would be the best for students.
Here are some ideas to help you:
- Salary: Badly paid, well paid
- Role: Opportunity to practise foreign languages, develop new skills and abilities
- Type of job – skills and knowledge required: Low skilled work, technical job, strong communication skills, great interpersonal skills,
- Working Conditions: temporary contract, flexible working hours, unsociable working hours, no sick pay, great holiday allowance,
- Type of person required: Ability to work under pressure, adaptable, creative, a people person, flexible, ability to work as part of team, ability to work independently, inventive, physically fit, strong emotional intelligence
- Additional: Challenging, boring, interesting, rewarding, educational, stressful, physically demanding, monotonous, wide variety of daily tasks
If you are interested in the topic of work, jobs and employment, why not check out the Work and Jobs section of this website.
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I want a good job?
OK, but seriously, who wants to have a bad job?! So, with this in mind, what does it mean to have a good job? Have you ever considered what makes a good job? Is it more than just the salary and the holiday allowance?
From this list of key factors, how would you rate their level of importance? You might want to consider:
- Which three aspects are the most important for you, and why?
- Whether your thoughts have changed from when you were younger?
- Whether you think they will change when you are older?
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Are you suffering from the blues? Do you fancy a getaway to a chilled-out, unspoilt tropical island? Or, are you more culture vulture than beach bum?
Having a ball, having a blast!
I personally have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, I´m really keen on sunbathing at the beach with a mojito in one hand and a trashy novel in the other hand. However, on the other hand, I´m nuts about learning about the history, traditions and culture of a new city. In fact, if I had more time and money, I would definitely take more city breaks. However, truth be told adventure holidays are my real cup of tea. I love danger, risk and a challenge. Indeed, the last time I went scuba diving I was scared stiff but I loved every second. Bring on the adventure, let the good times roll!
Of course, it’s possible that your idea of having fun is completely different to mine. So, if you could go on any type of holiday, what would it be?
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Despite the glorious spring weather, at the moment, I am feeling a little blue. To be, or to feel blue, is a very common idiom which expresses the feeling of sadness of depression. How about cheering me up with a little joke or, you could throw caution to the wind and take me on holiday?
Anyway, what makes you feel blue?
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To look forward to something means to think of a future event with pleasurable anticipation, i.e. you are excited about something that will happen in the future.
I am looking forward to hooking up with some mates who are coming to Málaga at the end of next month. Last night I called them to tell them about my plans for things that we can do in Málaga. Thanks to you, I have lots of activities planned. They will definitely fall in love with Málaga and have a blast.
In general, what do you look forward to? Your birthday, the weekend, Halloween, important football matches, sleep? Generally speaking, I look forward to eating and drinking!!!
Leeds Skyline: Gorgeous
Easyjet, the budget airline, says: ‘Why not treat yourself to a break in a city break with plenty to keep you busy and to help you relax?’
Madrid and Amsterdam and Leeds are all firm favourites on the city break holiday destination list. Book today and your well-earned city escape could be just around the corner.
To help you choose the perfect city, Easyjet have written a brief summary about the locations they fly to:
Madrid, Spain’s capital, is bursting with culture and activities at every turn – with museums, art galleries and night after night of flamenco. However, if that doesn’t whet your appetite, then you might be pleased to hear that the city has more bars per square metre than anywhere else in Europe!´
On the other hand, if city breaks aren`t your cup of tea, treat yourself to an adventure holiday instead. .
To read more about holidays click here.
To be, or to feel under the weather is a common idiom used when you are not feeling 100% well. Perhaps you have a slight cold, stomach cramps, a headache or a hangover.
Last Sunday, I felt very under the weather. Unfortunately, it was completely self-inflicted! So, no sympathy required!
Why don’t I learn that it is never, ever, a good idea to mix lager and red wine?!
Anyway, personally speaking, the hangover is definitely the reason why aspirin was invented; and on a positive note, over the years I have kept a lot of chemists in business as a result of my aspirin requirements. OMG, I’m a total business angel!
Pronunciation Exercise: I would like to buy a hamburger
For those of you who know me well, you know that this is one of my top 10 favourite videos. So, how do you pronounce: WOULD?
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What do you daydream about?
When I was at school, cookery classes were compulsory. However, because I thought they were extremely boring instead of listening to my teacher, I always had my head in the clouds, daydreaming about disco dancing, eye glitter and lip gloss. I was a huge day dreamer, and as expected, I failed my cookery exams.
Hot off the press; clients pass the challenging Cambridge FCE qualification and I’m on cloud 9.
It’s not easy passing an exam so when you do, it makes sense to take time out of your daily routine and celebrate.
Finally, it is said that Inglés Málaga clients are absolutely incredible, and that’s a fact!