Students will be able to… ? get the general idea and the details of the text by using the reading strategies. ? unders
tand the development of the job market.
Discussion What kind of job do you like most?
What kinds of jobs do you want to find?
creative steady Jobs interesting comfortable fit yourself safe
1. What job area is she in? 2. What skills and qualities are needed in doing this job?
In pairs discuss these questions. The Key Words may help you.
Key Words: Job areas: agriculture, coal mining, information technology, the media, services, shipbuilding, steel production Skills: communication skills, computer skills, driving, language skills, typing Qualities: creative,, flexible, hard-working,motivated, motivated ,understanding,helpful, good judgement
What does the text will talk about?
? Changes of jobs ? Possible development of the job market
Read to learn:
Texts with sentences’ gaps
1. First,read the text to get the general idea.
What does the whole text talk about ?
2. Read each paragraph with a sentence gap again and identify the topic of paragrph 3,4,5,6,8. para 3:. The job areas will be most affected by changes para 4: Information technology will be booming.
para 5:.Few people will have a job for life. para 6:. Companies will operate in different ways para 8:. Businesses will be more international.
3. Read the sentences before and after the gaps.Look for clues about the missing sentence.
4. Then,look at the missing sentences and underline the linking words.
on the other hand because of however first of all also
5. For each gap,find a sentence that matches the topic of the paragraph and links with the sentences
before and after it. (Exercise 2 )
Answer: 1d 2a 3b 4f 5e 6c
Read the text to get the main idea
(Para1-2) Toffler’s prediction of the future changes.
(Para3-6) The changes in job areas.
(Para7-9) Skills and qualities needed for the changes in job areas. changes.
? part4 (Para10) Benefits from the
Decide whether the Sentences below are True or False. ? Toffler’s Prediction has come true. T ? There is nothing we can do to keep up with the demand for change. F ? The number of jobs in information technology will go down dramatically. F ? The idea of “job for life” is still fashionable. F ? People will work for small, dynamic companies as well as big companies. T ? It doesn’t matter if one can’t cope with cultural differences. F ? People prefer to work from home rather than go to office. T
Read the text again and compare the past with the future.
In the Past Important jobs Idea For Job
Farming coal mining heavy industry
In the Future
The service industry the media information technology
Job for life
Job for pleasure
Working Areas Work for one Work for different companies company Size of Big Small and dynamic Companies Skills For Jobs Working, Communication, diligence language, computer
Farming, coal mining and heavy ________ industry aredecreasing ______,while service industry, the media and ____ Changes in booming ________ _______ job area information technology are _____; people who work with computers will greater demand be in ____ _____. Changes in No job for life. Some people will not division branch idea for work for only one _____ or _____ of job a company. Others may become self-employed ______.
Changes in Companies will be smaller and more dynamic companies ______ so that they could respond to ____ __ the change quickly.
Skills and qualities needed communication skills
language skills computer skills
What does the title “Survival of the Fittest” mean?
Because of the constant change of the job market, you have to keep learning new things and developing new skills so that you can survive in such a competitive world.
What do we need most in 21st century?
No matter what you do, please remember:
Every profession produces its own leading authority.
How should you do in order to better adapt to the constantly changing society ?
If possible, write down the future plan.
Write down and polish your future plan.
P H R A S E S
keep up with 1跟上，赶上 rather than 2与其 毋宁 work out 3算出，估计出 the patterns of change 4变化模式 take a deep breath 5深呼吸 get a sense of 6设想 on the other hand 7另一方面 without doubt 8毫无疑问 in great demand 9大量需要 take place 10发生 according to 11根据 12代替，而不是 instead of
P H R A S E S
13 也，同样地 as well 14 不是 而是 not but 15 尤其重要的是 above all 16 落后了 get left behind 17 万一，以防万一 in case 18 开始做自己的 start their own 生意 businesses 19 首先 first of all 20 能独立工作 work on their own 21 考虑提高自己的 consider improving 计算机技能 your computer skills 22做出反应 respond to
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