Writing Effective Career Statements 有效撰寫英文職涯經歷

Expressing interest in a profession / 表達工作相關興趣


I. Pre-Listening Exercise [Top]

Check the meanings of the following words and expressions:

  • information technology
  • stems
  • seemingly
  • unlimited
  • conveniently
  • accessed
  • peruses
  • transformed
  • knowledge-based skills
  • crucial
  • career aspirations
  • refine
  • employed
  • actualize
  • potential

II. Listening Exercise [Top]
1. Listen to the conversation by pressing the "Play" button and then answering the following questions. Press the "Final score" button to check your quiz results.

1. What Institute did Tom study at for his graduate study?
A. The Computer Institute
B. The Institute of Business Management
C. The Institute of Information Technologies
2. What does Tom occasionally peruse at the bookstore?
A. The Internet
B. career magazines
C. the latest technology magazines
3. Where would Tom like to work?
A. ABC Corporation
B. Yuanpei University of Science and Technology
C. the bookstore
4. What has helped Tom cut down on expenses?
A. reading magazines in the bookstore
B. using the Internet
C. using the latest computer programs
5. Why is almost everyone eager to learn how to use the latest computer programs and acquire as many knowledge-based skills as possible?
A. Because ABC Corporation provides an excellent environment not only to actualize one's potential in a career,
B. Because information technologies have definitely transformed living standards globally, as new innovations seem to appear daily
C. Because the Internet provides seemingly unlimited information that can be conveniently accessed anywhere
6. What is Tom's major information source?
A. textbooks or other literature
B. the bookstore
C. the Internet

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2. Listen to the story again as you read the audiotranscript.

III. Post-Listening Exercise [Top]
1. Read the audiotranscript with a partner or change some of the information to adapt it to your situation.

2. Write a paragraph that expresses your interest in a profession. View the accompanying Power Point presentation on details of how to write this assignment.

3. Write four questions beginning with “How” to ask someone about their interest in a profession and then answer them. The question does not have to come directly come from the listening exercise.
Example: How did Tom's interest in information technology stem from his contact with this field in undergraduate computer classes.
Answer: with the Internet
Example: How has the Internet helped Tom to cut down on expenses when exploring his research interests?
Answer: by its ability to provide seemingly unlimited information that can be conveniently accessed anywhere