This week in honor of May Day (International Workers' Rights Day) our conversations revolved mostly around work -- what we love, hate and wish would improve about our jobs. As this is such a ubiquitous topic, there are many resources out there to practice listening. Start at Randall's listening lab where they have exercises for easy, intermediate, andadvanced students. Or try "Words and Their Stories" about the origin of the word Mayday (with mp3). For "original version" listening, try The Job That Takes Over Your Life on This American Life (transcript)
For reading, try an easy reading comprehension activity about job hunting or an activity about negativity at work orlooking for a job. More advanced students should try readingan article from the Guardian about the history of workers' rights day.
This would be a great time to write your C.V. or resume in English or pratice writing a cover letter for a job you would like to apply for. Or write about your worst experience at work, your dream job, or how your boss could be a better boss.
On Tuesday there is original version cinema at the Filmoteca Rafael Arzcoa (Sala Gonzalo de Berceo). They are showingTyrannosaur on Tuesday May 8th at 20:15.Now, get to work!
Best , Kelly
--"The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one." -- Oscar Wilde