Intensive Advanced 2

Friday, January 23, 2015

Intermediate 2. Tips to prepare for a job interview

Watch the video and then say whether the following statements are true or false.

1. Always wear a dark suit.
2. A good manicure is important to your appearance.
3. Some professional sites may help you find information about the job you are applying for.
4. You should get to the interview on time.
5. Print several copies of your CV.
6. Ask a friend to help you write a list of questions that you will probably ask the interviewer.

KEY (select to see the answers)
1. False
2. True
3. True
4. False
5. True
6. False

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Monday, January 19, 2015

Basic Level. What's the weather like?

What's the weather like?Watch the video (click here), then do the activities and practice.
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The weather and the seasons. Click here.
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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Basic Level. Past actions.

Listen to the recordings and fill in the gaps with the past tense form of the verbs in the box.
What I did yesterday: Click here.
What I did last weekend: Click here.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Intermediate 2: The best job in the world.

Some years ago, a small Australian island offered what many people would define as the best job in the world. Click here, watch the video and enjoy. Do you think you could live like this? Now listen again and fill in the blanks (select the text to see the answers).

The best job in the world.
-          Depressed about the global economy, unemployed, or just looking for adventure? Well, then look no further because a tiny Australian island is offering a dream job advertising globally to find the right person.
-          Australian tourism officials are looking for a caretaker for the islands of the Great Barrier Reef.
-          This really is the best job in the world. It is a six-month contract where you live in this beautiful luxury house –it’s probably a four or five million dollar house, right on the edge of Hamilton Island looking out on the Pacific. We will pay you 150,000 Australian dollars, which is roughly 75,000 euro for the six-month contract, and your job, in a nutshell, is to travel throughout the islands of the Great Barrier Reef experiencing everything that the islands have to offer.
-          The caretaker will spend six months visiting Hamilton Island, promoting tourism through a video blog. Duties include feeding ocean fish, cleaning a pool and collecting deliveries of mail that arrive by plane. But the employee is also required to go scuba-diving, snorkeling and hiking and to enjoy at least 25 nearby island resorts. No skills or experience are required for the job that starts in July and there’s no age requirement.
Queensland created the job as an antidote to the global economic slump and is advertising in 18 countries including the United States and China.
-          Oh, I suspect the biggest catch is gonna be trying to get rid of them after six months. I suspect somebody will wanna stay forever. It’s obviously a bit of fun but there’s a serious side to it.  I think we are all in the tourism industry in for a very difficult twelve months ahead, not just in Australia but worldwide the tourism industry is in for a difficult time. Our role is to try and help our industry overcome the difficulties of the next twelve months, to protect jobs…
-          Applicants must submit a one-minute video expressing, interest in the Great Barrier Reef, a vast coral reef system that is classed as one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The campaign has already drawn more than 200 visitors through its website. Applications are open until the end of February.