Choosing a profession

Why is the problem so pressing?


Today’s world of jobs offers us new challenges. There is an increase in the variety of different jobs nowadays. Such jobs as Djs, web and interior designers, machine operators, have appeared recently. Besides as a result of technological advances traditional patterns of work are changing rapidly. That’s why more flexibility is required from the workforce. If a young person wants to succeed in the 21st century labour market , self-investment in some certain skills and personal qualities is absolutely essential. To make a good career he or she should be quick to learn and adaptable.

Задание 1.

Choose thre right variant.

Задание 2.

Choose the right variant.

Задание 3.

People work for 2 sets of reasons: extrinsic (for a wage, to earn money) and intrinsic (for the interest and enjoyment of the job, for the companionship, for the status and the sense of identity). Watch the video below and answer the question: What do you really want from your career?

What Career is Right For Me?

Задание 4.

Study slides 3-10. Write out some new words and phrases.

Задание 5.

Read the text "How to make a decision ". Fill in the right words or phrases.

How to make a decision?

The first step towards m... a decision is to find o... our t.... It is good to bear in mind the professions of your p... because they often have similar a..., though it is not a must. We have many possibilities to s... the problem: we can c... a psychologist or ask someone you respect for a.... Another opportunity to understand your preferences is to a... some extra classes or work during summer holidays. It is necessary to realize the a... and d... of the job chosen.

Домашнее задание

Make up a story, using the following phrases:
My priorities have changed with years. When I was small, what I valued was ... But now I take into account some other criteria too.
What matters to me is ….
Besides we can’t but keep in mind …
What I mostly take into consideration is …
I’d like to avoid …
I don’t want to put up with …
I feel like …
I can’t do without …
I can’t stand … – I’d rather …
But what turns the scale is …
Thus, I am planning to have work which can give me …


The choice of the future profession is a very delicate topic. The problem is really rather urgent and acute because you have very little time to solve it. And making the wrong decision can result in many troubles in future.