2. Choose the career! - Use your english


Interviewer: So, how long have you been lived here?

Mary: For about 6 months now.

I: Why did you choose Beirut?

M: Because John my husband and I have always loved Arab culture and the language. John’s an English teacher and he has got a job here in a language school.

I: Why did you want to take a year off? M: Basically I want a break from teaching. I love teaching children but I need change. Also I had drawn and painted since I was little but I had never really had the chance to study drawing. So this seem like the perfect opportunity to have a change and learn to draw properly.

I: What have you done here since you arrived?

M: We have found a fantastic art teacher, called Fatima, and I have had classes with her since October. She's great and she speaks English, which is

lucky because I don’t know much Arabic yet. But I’ll learn.

I: Is Arabic a difficult language to learn?

M: Very difficult! Especially the pronunciation.


1. Floyd has a chance to get the job because he has a current driver’s license and knows a lot of cars.

2.   Helen hasn’t got enough qualification for bilingual secretary because she can’t read or write Spanish.


A: Does your job require a lot of practice?

B: Yes, of course. Doctors must have a lot of practice and besides have an excellent knowledge and education.

A: Where did you get the necessary education?

B: At Medical National Academy in Kharkiv.

A: Oh, I’d like to become a doctor too. What do you advise me to do to become better acquainted with this profession?

B: Look for an occupation suited for your abilities. I don’t think that this profession suits you.


What are the advantages?

Is your job very stressful?

Is it well-paid?

Is driving license essential?

Are communication and inter — personal skills required?

A problem of choosing a profession is very important for me. Certainly I have thought this question over for a long time. My parents have their own opinion on it. But as the time of leaving school is closer, my worries become stronger and stronger.

As the most of my friends and classmates I am going to enter the university or some other higher educational institution. I expect to get a ‘Certificate of Maturity’ with good and excellent marks. But I realize that a lot of young people will bring their ‘Certificates’ with excellent marks to the selection committees of the universities.

As for me I have no aptitude for mastering the technique. But at the same time I don’t know if I’ll manage to get a good job after graduating from the humanitarian department of the university.

I want to enter the department in some way connected with management. To my mind one who chooses this profession must be very communicative. And of course, If you want to gain something in this field, you have to know economics, finance, psychology, law and management.