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

Describing extracurricular activities that are relevant to employment / 描述與求職相關的課外活動


I. Pre-Listening Exercise [Top]

Check the meanings of the following words and expressions:

  • extracurricular activities
  • undergraduate school
  • necessary balance
  • professional meetings
  • improve one's knowledge, skills and expertise
  • journals
  • diverse educational activities
  • strengthened and broaden one's professional knowledge base
  • prioritize
  • overseas researchers

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 did Susan occasionally do in her involvement with several medical technology organizations?
A. collaborate with overseas researchers
B. participate in professional meetings
C. participate in extracurricular activities
2. What has prioritizing the improvement of her English language communication skills enabled Susan to do?
A. increase her awareness of various medical issues
B. improve her knowledge, skills and expertise
C. collaborate with overseas researchers
3. What is of great interest to Susan?
A. her diverse educational activities
B. her English language communication skills
C. library resources, including the latest medical journals
4. When did Susan participate in many extracurricular activities?
A. during her graduate studies
B. at undergraduate school
C. while attending professional meetings
5. What type of journals is Susan interested in?
A. medical ones
B. educational ones
C. English as a second language ones

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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 “What” 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 does a natural environment benefit you?
Answer: It benefits my physical stamina and spiritual well being.
Example: How did you participate in campus extracurricular activities while in university?
Answer: I participated in a campus mountaineering group.