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:

  • mentally challenged individuals
  • recalls
  • an outing
  • cycles up to Yang Min Mountain
  • basic etiquette
  • concentrate closely on
  • unforeseen circumstances
  • physically and mentally draining
  • converse and interact with someone
  • academic interests
  • personal investments
  • a diverse array of interests
  • a broad perspective

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. How does being responsible for such a large group make Jerry feel?
A. invigorated
B. physically and mentally draining
C. powerful
2. What sort of perspective does Jerry still try to attain?
A. a broad one that covers various fields
B. a specific one that covers a limited range of interest
C. a narrow one that covers only one topic
3. What did Jerry learn much about while attending a conference on personal investments?
A. mentally challenged individuals
B. risk control
C. serving in a group
4. How does Jerry feel about volunteer work?
A. It is personally fulfilling.
B. It is risky.
C. It is challenging.
5. Who did Jerry occasionally volunteer to work with?
A. investors
B. graduate students
C. mentally challenged individuals

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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 “Why” 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: Why did you have to leave your home around 7 am and cycle up to Yang Min Mountain?
Answer: to serve in a group that took some of these adults and children on an outing
Example: Why is being responsible for such a large group physically and mentally draining?
Answer: because one must concentrate closely on the mentally challenged individuals and anticipate any unforeseen circumstances.