Test your question tags – part 2

Test your question tags – part 2

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Complete each item with the correct question tag. 

If you get more than 15 correct answers, you will receive a beautiful certificate. 


It's quite cold today, ? I should have worn a heavier coat.


"You're attending the conference next month, ? It's a great networking opportunity."


They moved to Canada last year, ? I wonder how they're adjusting to the climate.


Our team met the project deadline, ? That calls for a celebration.


This is the best pizza in town, ? I've never tasted anything like it."


You're new to the marketing department, ? Welcome aboard!


Oliver loves hiking, ? I saw his pictures from the mountain trip.


We should finalize the report by Friday, ? The client is expecting it.


I'm really late, ? The traffic was just terrible today.


Let's brainstorm some new ideas for the campaign, ? Fresh perspectives are always helpful."

That dog belongs to Mrs. Johnson, ? It's always in her garden.
You didn't receive the email about the meeting change,
Emily will join us for dinner tonight, ? She always enjoys Italian cuisine.
This software makes our work much easier, ? It's been a great investment.
We used to play soccer together as kids, ? Those were good times.
You've met our new CEO, ? He started last week.
You'll brief the team on the new policy, ? They need to be informed.

Well done! You're almost there!
You hardly ever eat sweets, ? I always see you choosing healthy options.
They've exceeded their sales targets this quarter, ? The results are impressive.
We're ahead of schedule on the project, ? This will give us extra time for quality checks.

5 questions to guide your career choices

5 questions to guide your career choices

5 questions to guide your career choices
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Answer the questions below. 

  • How satisfied are you with the way your career is developing?
  • What do you like the most/the least about your current position?
  • If you could have any job in the world, what would you choose and why?

Alita and Pete are discussing the questions above. Read (role play) their dialogue. Check out all the language you might not know. 

Alita and Pete

Alita: “Yo Pete, how’s it going? I’ve been thinking a lot about my career lately, and I’m not sure if I’m in the right place.”

Pete: “What’s been on your mind, Alita? Are you having doubts about your current job?”

Alita: “Yeah, I just feel like I’m not challenged enough in my role. And I don’t really like some of the tasks I have to do. But I don’t know what else I could see myself doing.”

Pete: “I hear ya. It can be tough to figure out what you want to do with your career. But let me ask you, what do you like the most about your job?”

Alita: “I love the people I work with. They’re all really cool and we get along great. But that’s about it, to be honest.”

Pete: “Well, that’s something. And what about the least? What don’t you like about your job?”

Alita: “I just feel like I’m not learning anything new, and I’m not contributing to the company in a meaningful way. It’s just a dead-end job, you know?”

Pete: “I understand where you’re coming from, but don’t give up hope just yet. If you could have any job in the world, what would you choose and why?”

Alita: “I’ve always been interested in sustainability and the environment. So if I could have any job, I’d want to work in a company that is making a real impact in that area. I want to feel like I’m making a difference.”

Pete: “That’s great, Alita. It’s important to find a job that aligns with your values and passions. Keep exploring and don’t be afraid to take risks. You’ll find the right path for you.”


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Check the words and expressions in this Quizlet. Do you know them all? Do you know how to pronounce them?



Listen to the recording of the article. What is the main idea behind it?



Read the article you have just heard. Play the recording again and follow the speaker when you read. 

5 Questions to Guide Your Career Choices

Careers evolve and unfold over many years — even decades. So how can you be sure that you’re on the right path and you’ll achieve your definition of success? To take control of your future, step back and reflect on your present. Ask yourself the following five questions:

How fulfilled do I feel? This is often about whether you’re able to express your values at work. Identify what’s most important to you and then consider, “On a scale of 1-10, where 10 is the ideal, how well am I able to express this value in my job?”

How am I learning and growing? To what extent are you building competence or expertise in your sector or function? What competencies do you want to develop further in the year ahead?

Am I headed toward a long-term goal? While everyone hates the question “Where do you want to be in 10 years?” stepping back to figure out a broad vision can help you pursue opportunities more proactively, versus reactively. You might ask yourself “What do I want in my (work) life in three to five years?” which is a more manageable chunk of time.

What seeds can I plant today that will benefit me tomorrow? Career success is often the result of the cumulative effects of small, regular actions.

What relationships do I need to build to help me realize my vision? You can’t do it alone, no matter what the “it” is. Given your goals, who are the people who can help you get there?

This tip is adapted from “Ask These 5 Questions to Decide Your Next Career Move,” by Rebecca Zucker


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Answer the questions below. Refer to the information from the text and your own experience and opinions. 

  • How can someone be sure they are on the right career path?
  • What is the importance of expressing one’s values in a job?
  • Why is it important to consider building competence and expertise in one’s sector or function?
  • How can thinking about a long-term goal help in pursuing opportunities?
  • What is the significance of planting seeds for future career success?
  • Why are relationships important for realizing one’s career vision?
  • How does the author suggest someone should evaluate their level of fulfillment in their job?
  • How does the text suggest that one should approach setting short-term and long-term career goals?
  • What are the 5 questions that someone should ask themselves to guide their career choices?


Practise some language for talking about being satisfied. 

Create some sentences with these words and idioms. How can you use them to describe your level of satisfaction?

Listen to the model answer provided by Pete. 



Cast your vote in this poll. 

Which of the five questions from this lesson do you find the most interesting and insightful?
6 votes



How satisfied are you at work? 

Nail Your Answer to “Why Do You Want to Work Here”?

Nail Your Answer to “Why Do You Want to Work Here”?

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  • Which question do you find most difficult during a job interview?
  • Do you think it is better to prepare your answers to typical interview questions or just go with the flow?
  • What can a candidate do to leave a good impression on the interviewers?


Watch the video. What is the key idea behind this management tip?



Nail Your Answer to “Why Do You Want to Work Here”?

Sometimes the toughest job interview questions are also the simplest and most direct. One you should always expect to hear and definitely prepare for: “Why do you want to work here?” Here are three approaches to try when answering this common interview question:

• Express your passion for the employer’s product, service, or mission. Prepare a clear and honest explanation for why you personally connect with the organization’s purpose. You might say something like, “X is very important to me in both my professional and personal life because I strongly believe in Y.”

• Explain why you would enjoy the responsibilities of the role. Make the connection between job and joy clear. For example, you might say, “Analyzing data has always been fun for me — the challenge of using numbers to tell a story and 1. convey an idea — and I look forward to the data visualization work we’ll be doing on this team.

• Describe how you see yourself 2. succeeding in the role, given your skills and experience. The organization isn’t just looking to hire you; they’re looking to invest in you. Use phrases like, “Given my experience, I can see myself succeeding in X,” or “I look forward to using my skills to 3.accomplish Y.”

This tip is adapted from “How to Answer ‘Why Do You Want to Work Here?’,” by Joel Schwartzberg

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  • Which question should we always expect to hear during a job interview?
  • How can we express passion to the employer’s product, service, or mission?
  • Why do you think it is important to prepare an honest answer to this question?
  • How can we make a connection between the job and joy?
  • What can we say to persuade the interviewer to invest in us?


Which of these three approaches carry the most weight in your opinion?



How would you answer the question “Why do you want to work here?” for your current job? Would the answer be different today from the one you perhaps gave during the original interview?

Share your views and experience here.