Most Important Aspect of a Job

Conversation

After a quick greeting, use the following questions as a guideline to form an interesting conversation with your tutor. Feel free to diverge from these suggestions if anything interesting comes up.

  • Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? The most important aspect of a job is the money a person earns. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
    • What factors contribute to a job that you like?
    • What role does location play into choosing a job?
    • Would you be a job where your pay was good but the work was poor?

Vocabulary

Skip this section if you have 15-minute plan. Read the word/expression and definition out loud, and your tutor will go over anything you do not understand. Practice creating a sentence or two to make sure you know how to use the word/expression properly.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

Expression Definition
employee (n) a person who works for another person or for a company for wages or a salary
Companies who have fair wages treat their employees well.
paycheck (n) a check that is used to pay an employee for his or her work
Some employees only work for their paycheck.
satisfied (adj) having a happy or pleased feeling because of something that you did or something that happened to you
The job description of being able to help others made her satisfied in her everyday work.
attainable (adj) to accomplish or achieve something
With promotions, a higher salary is attainable.
thrive (v) to grow or develop successfully – to flourish or succeed
She also wanted a job she could thrive in. 
inquire (v) to ask for information
The new hire had to inquire about the health insurance benefits that came with the position.
come up (expression) to bring up a topic
He wanted to ask about benefits, but the topic didn’t come up.
pay back (expression) to give someone back money that’s owed to them
He needed a higher salary to pay back the loans he had.
give out (expression) to distribute something
He wanted to give out his business card to everyone he met.
ball is in your court (expression) time for you to take the next step or make a decision based on the context
When she was offered two jobs at the same time, the ball was in her court to decide.

Something Extra

Read the following quote out loud.

“Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.”
― Jim Rohn

Wrap-up

Go over any new expressions or vocabulary that you learned today.

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