'Office Space'

(Updated on 22/01/2016)




  • Will jobs exist in 2050? - 13 October 2016
    "Sophisticated machines are fast outpacing jobs. What does this mean for the future of work? And if there are no jobs, what we will do with our time?"





  • Telework: The Pros and Cons - Text + Audio + Quiz - 8 May 2017
    "For many jobs, workers no longer need to be in a fixed office building.
    People can telework: they can work from home or anyplace where they can access the necessary technology.
    For example, I wrote this story on a backyard porch in the mountains of West Virginia."

  • Gloomy Outlook for Global Employment - Text + Audio - 22 January 2016
    "A new report by the International Labor Organization (ILO) says global unemployment will worsen over the next two years. Emerging and developing countries will be hurt the most. The ILO says the slow growth of the world economy is not creating enough good jobs."

  • ** Tarik : how the economic crisis made me change my job **
    Langue : Anglais, niveau : B1 par  Tarik (Washington DC, Usa) - 24 janvier 2013
    Tarik used to work for a cellphone company before the economic crisis. He had to change job and now, he is quite happy, he is a successful taxi driver.

  • ** Victoria : my Summer jobs **
    Langue : Anglais, niveau : B1 par  Victoria (London, UK) - 9 février 2012
    Victoria details all the small jobs she had from the age of 14 : in a dry cleaner's, in a cosmetics shop, waitressing at the local golf club.

  • ** Sam : my job as a waitress **
    Langue : Anglais, niveau : B1 par Sam (Southampton, England) - 11 janvier 2012
    Sam tells us about her summer job as a waitress in Cornwall. It was hard and not very well paid. The staff was not really nice so she quit after a week.

  • ** Sam : my summer jobs in England **
    Langue : Anglais, niveau : B1 par Sam (Southampton, England) - 11 janvier 2012
    Sam tells us about the different summer jobs she had in England : she was a waitress and she worked at a retirement home. It was her best experience.

  • ** Sam : summer jobs in England **
    Langue : Anglais, niveau : A2 par Sam (Southampton, England) - 11 janvier 2012

    Sam tells us about summer jobs for teenagers in England : babysitting, waiter, newspaper rounds, house cleaning, gardening...

  • ** Sally : my family and their jobs **
    Langue : Anglais, niveau : A2 par Sally (Manchester, England) - 11 janvier 2012
    Sally introduces herself and her family. She also tells us about their jobs.

  • ** Laura : my family and their jobs **
    Langue : Anglais, niveau : A1 par Laura (USA, Seattle) - 11 janvier 2012
    Laura tells us about the members of her family and their jobs.

  • A business English job interview - Listening exercise. The Questions will follow after the listening.
    - interactive
  • The Catering Web Quiz - Train your English comprehension - HotPot exercises with videos
    (Jean Le Mauff - Ac. Toulouse)


  • The interview - with AUDIO
    "Have you been for an interview for a job? Did you enjoy it or were you very nervous? What does this person find difficult?
    Find out by doing these four exercises..."

    (Caroline Brown Listening Lessons)


  • Task Town is for students who want to participate with the audio.
    "As you listen you need to make choices or interact with the audio. Have Fun!"
    Jobs People Do

  • Part-time Job
    "Listen to some information about new jobs at a job center. What job would you want?"
  • jobs - a lesson proposed by Randall S. Davis with:
    - a list of commonly-used vocabulary with a recording of the words in RealMedia format.
    - a short quiz to test students' comprehension of some of the words,
    - a Follow-Up exercise for expanding students' use of the vocabulary in a conversation with a partner or group.

  • Work
    Listen 1: Talking about work conditions (part 1)
    Listen 2: Talking about work conditions (part 2)
    Read 1: Job applications
    Speak 1: Pronouncing 'have to'