英语口语大赢家Topic242:职业规划 Occupational Planning
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May: So you are going to graduate from your university. Do you have any plans for the future?
Lisa: I want to look for a job, but I also feel that I need to know more about my subject of study.
May: I think if you feel that way, then going to graduate school is the right path for you.
Lisa: I have considered that. But sometimes I feel that I just don't have the passion for the college life any more.
Lisa: I don't know. Maybe I am just feeling a little bit tired after so many years of study.
May: Yeah, graduate school is an energy and time consuming endeavor.
Lisa: What's more, I am really busy right now, writing my graduate thesis and preparing for the interview. If I look for a job, I surely will have no time for the graduate school entrance exam.
May: Have you figured out what career you want?
Lisa: No, not yet. But a career that requires advanced education is always my dream: college professor, biologist, lawyer, researcher, doctor…
May: You are so ambitious! But which subject do you want to work on?
Lisa: I don't know. I think probably I need to buy a few years while I figure out about my career.
May: Then why not get a job and have someone pay you? You can still go to graduate school later if you need or want to.
Lisa: Yeah, and I think I will be a much better student once I know what I am there for.
May: Yeah, after gaining some work experience, you will be much clearer about what you are doing now.
Lisa: Exactly, I need to make a decision at once. Time and tide wait for no man.
Lisa: I'm going to be graduating from my school, and I've been wondering about my plans for the future. I wanna go work and I also wanna continue my study. So I have prepare for the graduate entrance exam and look for a job at the same time.
passion n. 激情
endeavor n. 努力
biologist n. 生物学家
ambitious adj. 有志向的
gain vt. 获得
Time and tide wait for no man.
Classroom Problem Solver
It's no easy way to be a good teacher since there are so many classroom problems to solve. For example, some students just love to talk. What can you do to quiet them down? A good method to solve this problem is to stand by the student for a minute or two, perhaps making eye contact with him, while continuing to present your lesson. Your presence will likely be sufficient to quiet him down.
Catch the Teacher's Point
To learn efficiently, one has to catch the teacher's point in class. Here are some tips for you to follow. Try to be familiar with the topic of the lecture before the lesson. You can browse some related information from the Internet or newspapers. Keep in mind that the teachers always emphasize the important point by changing in volume of the voice or changing in rate of speech. When it happens, do pay extreme attention. Following these, you will probably catch the main ideas easily.