Lifelong Employment

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.

  • Businesses should hire employees for their entire lives. Do you agree or disagree? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
    • What are the benefits of hiring employees for their entire lives?
    • What are some negative aspects of hiring employees for their entire lives?
    • What kind of company would you want to work at for your entire life?

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
career (n) occupation undertaken for a significant period of time
She had so many careers at one time.
salary (n) fixed payment, wages
He was pleased with the salary that came with the position.
lifelong (adj) lasting or remaining in a particular state throughout a person’s life
She wanted this job to be part of her lifelong career.
stable (adj) not likely to give way
She wanted to work in a stable job where she knew what was expected of her.
affect (v) make a difference
Wherever you work, you can affect positive change.
master (v) acquire complete skill of something
With practice, they could eventually master the process.
bump up (expression) increase
He asked his manager to bump up his wages.
check off (expression) mark something in a list as done
After that experience, she could check off swimming with dolphins on her list.
decide on (expression) choose, select
She couldn’t decide on which career path to take.
work for peanuts (expression) labor for very little money
He felt underappreciated as he worked for peanuts every day.

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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