[00:06.24]Listen to these verbs
[00:08.54]and mark whether they sound like the example 1,2 or 3.
[01:05.57]Listen to Yuki Hasegawa talking about his career.
[01:09.85]Complete the notes in your book.
[01:12.33]INTERVIEWER:Can you tell me something about yourself,Yuki?
[01:17.53]YUKI:Well,I left school in 1991 when I was eighteen.
[01:24.14]And then I went to university.I studied Economics.
[01:29.84]INTERVIEWER:And that was in Tokyo?
[01:34.75] I was at Tokyo University for four years.I finished my course in 1995.
[01:42.84]INTERVIEWER:And what did you do after that?
[01:45.74]YUKI:I got a job with Matsumoto Bank.
[01:49.53]I joined the Investment department as a Trainee Investment Adviser.
[01:55.83]INTERVIEWER:How long did you stay there?
[01:58.62]YUKI:For two years.
[02:01.03]And then I went to Canada.
[02:04.53]The company sent me to Toronto in 1997
[02:10.01] to work in the office there and to learn English.
[02:14.82]I spent a year there I also took a course in French while I was in Toronto.
[02:22.71]INTERVIEWER:So you speak French?YUKI:Oui!
[02:26.70]INTERVIEWER:What did you do after that?
[02:29.68]YUKI:I came back to Japan in June 1998
[02:34.85]and I went back to my old department as Assistant Investment Adviser.
[02:42.43]Can you tell me something about your present job?
[02:46.61]YUKI:Yes,well,I am responsible for...
[02:54.32]Listen to this interview and check your answers.
[02:58.21]INTERVIEWER:Thank you for coming in to see us,Narin.
[03:01.68]I'd just like to start by checking a few details.
[03:08.66]INTERVIEWER:When did you join Chan Electronics?
[03:13.83]MAN:Five years ago.
[03:16.10]INTERVIEWER:Which department did you work in?
[03:23.78]INTERVIEWER:What was your position?
[03:28.69]MAN:Order Processing clerk.
[03:31.88]INTERVIEWER:Did you enjoy it?
[03:37.36]INTERVIEWER:How long did you stay there?
[03:43.16]INTERVIEWER:Why did you leave?
[03:47.97]MAN:I wanted a job closer to home.
[03:59.07]Listen to Veronique and Daniela talking about their first jobs.
[04:03.96]How long did they stay in their first jobs?
[04:07.04]Listen again and fill in the missing information in your book.
[04:15.14]INTERVIEWER: Veronique,what was your first job?
[04:18.74]VERONIQUE:When I left school
[04:20.94]I spent two years training as a clerk in a pharmaceutical company.
[04:26.45]After that,my first job was as a secretary to one of the doctors.
[04:32.64]INTERVIEWER:And what were your duties?
[04:35.25]VERONIQUE:I wrote reports.
[04:37.34]Or rather my boss dictated them to me and I typed them.
[04:42.85]INTERVIEWER:Did you enjoy it?
[04:45.83]VERONIQUE:Well,I liked the people I worked with very much.
[04:50.43]I didn't like the job itself because it was boring.
[04:54.71]All I did was type!
[04:57.33]But the good thing was that I learnt a lot of English.
[05:01.61]All the reports were in English!
[05:04.30]INTERVIEWER:And how long did you work as a secretary?
[05:07.98]VERONIQUE:Only about six months.
[05:11.07]Then I saw a notice for a vacancy in the Personnel department
[05:15.98]and I applied for a job there.That's where I work now.
[05:20.37]INTERVIEWER:And do you prefer that?
[05:22.77]VERONIQUE:Oh yes.I really like it because it's much more interesting.
[05:28.18]But I don't have so much opportunity to use my English.
[05:36.27]INTERVIEWER:Can you tell me something about your first job?
[05:39.28]DANIELA:Well,yes.It was with a large international company.
[05:44.37]They have a trainee programme for people from university
[05:48.68]and,well,that was my first job,trainee marketing manager.
[05:54.27]INTERVIEWER:What exactly did you do?
[05:56.68]DANIELA:Well,the programme lasted eighteen months.
[06:00.39] During that time I worked in different departments--
[06:04.07]in Personnel, Purchasing,Marketing and such things.
[06:09.68]I also went out with the sales representatives to visit customers.
[06:14.28]INTERVIEWER:Did you enjoy it?
[06:18.07]I didn't really know what I wanted to do when I left university, so
[06:22.77]it was good to see what the different departments did.
[06:26.38] It was really practical. INTERVIEWER:It sounds interesting.
[06:29.77]DANIELA:Yes,it was. But it was very badly paid.
[06:34.08]I did the same work as other people.
[06:36.98]I think a lot of the trainees feel they are a cheap source of labour.
[06:41.58]INTERVIEWER:Would you do it again?
[06:43.88]DANIELA:Sure.I learnt a lot.
[06:46.57]And found out where I really wanted to work.