Listening practice - Foundation

As well as part-time jobs, you might want to talk about work experience.

Listen to these students talking about where they will be doing their work experience and what they expect it will be like.

Here is some vocabulary to help you.

el/la bombero/afireman
el/la cajero/acashier, bank teller
el/la carpintero/acarpenter, joiner
el correopost
correospost office
el/la electricistaelectrician
el/la encargado/aperson in charge, foreman
el/la jefe/aboss, chief
el parque de bomberosfire station
el/la veterinario/avet, veterinary surgeon

For each person, choose a place from the first table to say where they will be working and choose an adjective (from the second table) which describes their feelings about the placement.

Places
1in a bank
2with an electrician
3in a factory
4at the fire station
5at the post office
6in a school
7at a vet's
Adjectives
Aboring
Bdangerous
Cdifficult
Ddirty
Eexciting
Fideal
Ginteresting
Question

2 - with an electrician and B - dangerous.

Transcript:

Voy a hacer mi experiencia laboral con un electricista. Tengo un poco de miedo porque creo que puede ser un trabajo bastante peligroso. Espero que todo vaya bien.

Translation:

I'm going to do my work experience with an electrician. I'm a bit scared because I think it can be a rather dangerous job. I hope all goes well.

Question

4 - at the fire station and A - boring.

Transcript:

Yo voy a hacer mi experiencia en el parque de bomberos. Aunque quizás parezca muy emocionante, creo que va a ser bastante aburrido porque el jefe no me va a dejar salir con los bomberos cuando haya un incendio.

Translation:

I'm going to do my experience in a fire station. Although it may perhaps seem very exciting, I think it's going to be rather boring because the chief isn't going to let me go out with the firefighters when there's a fire.

Question

1 - in a bank and G - interesting.

Transcript:

Puesto que mi madre trabaja como cajera en un banco, voy a hacer mi experiencia laboral con ella. Creo que va a ser bastante interesante porque me gusta la informática y en el banco trabajan mucho con ordenadores.

Translation:

Since my mother works as a cashier at a bank, I'm going to do my work experience with her. I think it's going to be quite interesting because I like IT and they work with computers a lot at the bank.

Question

3 - In a factory and D - dirty.

Transcript:

Mi padre trabaja en una fábrica de muebles como carpintero y ha organizado que yo haga mi experiencia allí. El encargado me ha dicho que es un trabajo bastante sucio y tengo que llevar ropa vieja.

Translation:

My father works in a furniture factory as a carpenter and he has arranged for me to do my experience there. The foreman has told me that it's quite a dirty job and I have to wear old clothes.

Question

7 - At a vet's and F - Ideal.

Transcript:

A mí me gusta trabajar con animales y he tenido la suerte de encontrar un puesto en una clínica veterinaria para hacer mi experiencia laboral. Será un trabajo ideal para mí.

Translation:

I like working with animals and I've been lucky enough to find a placement in a veterinary clinic to do my work experience. It will be an ideal job for me.