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Unit 12 "Careers"

Touchstone 4 Unit 12 LP and Activities
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joseph carrier

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Unit 12: "Careers"
Touchstone 4 Lesson Plans
Professor Carrier
WARM UP
What is your dream job? Discuss with your partner.
When we think about a career some of the questions we ask are:
What do I want to do?
What am I interested in?
Does that job have a good future?
What can I start doing to prepare for that career now?
What would be a good company to apply to?
Look at the pictures on page 117. What are the jobs in each picture?
Look at the list of jobs at the bottom of page 117.
Which areas of work is hard to get into?
Which areas are easy to get into?
Which are the highest paid?
Which are the most popular with your friends?
Lesson A: "Finding a Career"
GRAMMAR TIME
"What" Clauses
We can use clauses beginning with "what" and long noun phrases as the subject of sentences with the verb "be." The verb can be followed by a word or a phrase (noun, adjective, or verb) or by a clause.
Long Noun Phrases
What you need
is
lots of information
. (noun phrase)
What my friend did
was
interesting
. (adjective)
What I would do
is
talk to people
. (verb phrase)
What I'm saying
is
that

you need to choose a career that you really like
. (clause)
The main thing you need
is
information
. (noun)
Something my friend did
was
interesting
. (adjective)
The best thing to do
is
to

talk to people
. (verb phrase)
The good thing about that
is
that

you end up with a job you love
. (clause)
Try to remember when you were in elementary school.
What job did you want to do when you grew up?
Has your dream changed or do you still feel that way?
What

a friend of mine did
was
interesting
.
Subject
We can use "what" or a long noun phrase as the subject of a sentence when we want to introduce important information of give extra emphasis to the idea that follows.
The first thing you need to do
is decide on an area you are interested in.
Activity A Page 119 Answers
1. Well,
the best thing to do
is to make contacts and network with people.
What I would do
is ask all of my friends and family if they know anyone who would help me.
The good thing about that
is it could help you get an interview.
2.
What I would do first
is get some work experience.
The advantage of that
is it helps you find out if you'd really like a job in that area.
What I'm saying
is try it out first.
3.
Something my friend did
was get an internship. She said
the main thing you need is
a good reference letter. Then
what she did
was interesting. She just walked into several different companies and introduced herself.
4.
What you need
is a good resume.
What my classmate did
was good. She got hers done professionally.
The best thing about that
is you make a really good first impression.
Lesson B: "The World of Work"
GRAMMAR TIME
Using the future continuous for ongoing activities in the future, for events you expect to happen. You may also use might and may instead of will.
Use the future perfect for events that are in the past when you imagine "viewing" them in the future.
I
'll be working
in healthcare.
I
won't be working
in this job.
I
'll be graduating
in two years.
I
'll be starting
a degree this fall.
I
may be working
in publishing.
My wife
will have graduated
by then.
I probably
won't have had
much experience.
Construction Industry
Civil Engineer
Architect
Construction Workers
Answers: Activity C, Page 120
1. won't be working
2. will be graduating
3. might be working
4. will have finished
Answers: Activity A; Page 121
1.
A. What do you think you'll
be doing
five years from now?
B. I hope I
'll
be working
as an architect. I
'll
have finished
all the exams by then. How about you?
A. Well, by then I'
ll
have graduated
, too -- I hope to finish my nursing degree in two years. I

might
be working
in a medical practice
2.
A. Do you have any idea what your life will be like in ten years?
B. Well, I hope I'll
be enjoying
life. I think my boyfriend and I will
have gotten
married by then, and maybe we'll
have bought
our own home. I'm not sure if we'll
have started
a family, but if we have kids, I think I'll
be taking
care of them, and I may
be working
part-time, too.
3.
A. What do you think you'll
be doing
when you are sixty?
B. Well, I probably won't
have stopped
working,, but I hope I won't
be working
long hours every day.
a. Me too. Maybe by then I'll
have retired
, and I'll
be living
by the ocean.
4.
A. What kinds of jobs do you think people will
be doing
20 years from now.
B. I think more people will
be working
in health care because people will
be living
longer. Also, the retirement age will
have risen
, too, so people might
be working
when they are 70.
Working Lives
Do you agree with the following statements?
Ten years from now...
...more people will be working from home.
...fewer people will have a college education.
...people will be retiring at a younger age.
...people will still be learning English to help them with their careers.
...the working day will have become shorter.
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