Euphemisms for Job Loss
"The unfortunate occasion of being dismissed from employment can be expressed in numerous ways."
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."
Jobless young people a big problem (October 11, 2015) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A new report says the number of young people without a job is still very high in many countries."
Unemployed young people very stressed (16th January, 2015)- a lesson plan with AUDIO "A new survey from Britain shows that a third of young, unemployed people regularly "fall apart" emotionally.
Mac Cartoon: Record Youth Unemployment Figures
" This cartoon by Mac from The Daily Mail relates
to the news that youth unemployment in the UK
has risen again, with a 22,000 increase
to 1.04 million recorded in the final three months of 2011,
including 307,000 in full-time education
who were looking for work." Read more >>
+ COMMENT + LINKS (englishblog.com)
Reuters Video: The rise and fall of euro zone jobs + TRANSCRIPT
"Two euro zone countries release contrasting jobs figures - unemployment in Spain increases for a fifth month while in Germany a record number
of people are in employment. Sonia Legg reports."
When Donald Duck met Glenn Beck
"Donald's life is turned upside-down by the current economic crisis and he finds himself unemployed and falling behind on his house payments.
As his frustration turns into despair Donald discovers a seemingly sympathetic voice coming from his radio named Glenn Beck."
ESL: Occupations Conversation Material "White collar, blue collar, prestigious, high-paying, lucrative, hazardous, entrepreneur, private sector, bigwigs, overtime, sick days, benefits, perks, manual labor, punch in/out, salary, wages, to get a pay raise, to be /get hired, to be/get fired, to be/get laid off, nepotism, job security, unemployed.
"You can't teach an old dog new tricks."
"When the cat's away, the mice will play."
"It's not what you know. It's who you know."
+ Conversation qustions - below the video on YouTube.
The Full Monty "is a 1997 British comedy film directed by Peter Cattaneo ... The film is set in Sheffield, England, and it tells the story of six unemployed men, four of them former steel workers, who decide to form a male striptease act (à la Chippendale dancers) in order to gather enough money to get somewhere else and for main character, Gaz, to be able to see his son..."