Who Would You Hire?

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.

  • If you were an employer, which kind of worker would you prefer to hire: an inexperienced worker at a lower salary or an experienced worker at a higher salary? Use specific reasons and details to support your answer.
    • What are the benefits of hiring an inexperienced worker at a lower salary?
    • What are the benefits of hiring an experienced worker at a higher salary?
    • Which method could help you best achieve your organizational goals?

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
wages (n) regular payment for a job
She was happy with the wages she received. 
career (n) occupation taken for a period of time
She knew that this was just the first job in a long career in education.
inexperienced (adj) having little knowledge about something
The employee was very inexperienced in the field of marketing.
adept (adj) very skilled or proficient at
She knew she was adept at computer processing.
hire (v) employ for wages
He couldn’t believe she hired him for the job.
refuse (v) show unwillingness to do something
He wanted to refuse the job, but he couldn’t.
kiss up to (expression) get someone’s favor
The new hire wanted to kiss up to his boss so that he would like him.
make up for (expression) compensate
His perseverance was enough to make up for his young age.
pass over (expression) ignore someone and give something to someone else
Despite being more experienced, they passed over him for the manager position.
work yourself up (expression) become very upset about something
Be careful that you don’t work yourself up into a larger problem.

Something Extra

Read the following quote out loud.

“Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.”
― Gordon Hinckley

Wrap-up

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

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