This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Find out more about page archiving.
  Weekender 2005 / 6  
Weekender
 

------------------------------------------------

 
- Affluenza

------------------------------------------------

 
- Later language learning

------------------------------------------------

 
- Wiltshire's underground city

------------------------------------------------

 
- My Job: Soldier

A soldier carrying a gun

Today, we take a look at some job related language with the help of Jeffrey, who is going to tell us about his work in the Canadian army.

As you listen, try to answer these questions:

1: How has being in the army changed Jeffrey?
2: When he first started, did Jeffrey find people in the army unpleasant?

You can download an mp3 version of the programme and a script at the bottom of this page.

Listen

Vocabulary from the programme

I have confidence in myself
I feel strong and good about who I am

tasks
jobs, things you have to do

to apply skills
to use abilities you have

it is structured
it is organised and there is a fixed way of doing things

malicious
nasty, unpleasant

to portray
to show

it drives him
it keeps him going, it's what he enjoys

mines
bombs that are usually hidden in the ground

to feel good about yourself
to feel happy with who you are or what you do



Extras
download scriptProgramme script (pdf - 23 k)
download audioDownload this programme (mp3 - 1.7 mb)
^^ Back to top Watch and Listen