Reading : Women at work
A- Work in pairs. Read your article quickly and decide on a heading.
Student A: Read Article 1.
Student B:Read Article 2.
Decide if the statements about your article are true or false .
1 The position of women in Vietnam has improved.
2 Women make up less than half of the workforce in the service, agricultural, fisheries, industry and construction sectors.
3 Nearly 25% of Vietnamese companies are run by women.
4 More than a third of all university graduates and holders of Master's degrees are women.
5 Nguyen Thu Hang lets her husband make important decisions.
6 Nguyen Thu Hang's position with regard to decision-making is different to that of her mother.
7 Men on their own make a third of car purchases in Japan.
8 Women prefer to buy cars from women.
9 Since 2004, Nissan has more than doubled recruitment of female engineering graduates and saleswomen.
10 The number of female managers at Nissan has increased to 50%.
11 Women make up 5% of managers in the Japanese car industry.
12 Nowadays, men and women are attracted by pictures of families enjoying themselves in a car.
In pairs, compare the position of women in Articles 1 and 2.
D- 'The role of women in business is no longer a n issue: Discuss to what extent this is true in your country.
Listening : Finding a job
Skills : Getting information on the telephone
Cindy Tan calls the Guangdong Trading Company (GTC) to get information about an advertisement in the China Post for the position of Marketing Assistant. listen to her talking to li Ping. a member of the Human Resources department. Tick the points about which she needs further information.
listen to the call again and complete the extracts .
Cindy : if you could give me a little more information.
Li Ping : Certainly, what do you need to know?
Cindy : Well. first of all, am I ?
Cindy : Just one o r two more questions when the successful candidate has to start work with you. I mean, if I get the job, will I be able to give my present employer sufficient notice?
Li Ping : OK, that's a good question. How much ?
Cindy : OK, so, I probably wouldn't
have to start working until February, and maybe even later?
Li Ping :
Cindy : One last question. Could I ask you ? It wasn't given in the advert.
Li Ping : You're right. It would depend on a lot of things: qualifications, experience,personal qualities, that sort of thing .
Cindy : you can't give me a figure?
Li Ping : That's right. The salary's .
Role-play this telephone situation in pairs, A department store will be hiring a number of temporary workers from Omnia Employment Agency. The Human Resources Manager calls the agency to discuss some of the terms and conditions of the contract. Read your role cards. then role-play the call.
Human Resources Manager:
Employment agency consultant: