2nd Course – Job Benefits Lecture Video

In Workers and the Workplace, Alejandro gets a new job as a restaurant manager, but we don’t hear about any benefits or questions he may have asked during his interview.

This video is a very clear lecture listing 12 benefits job hunters should ask about. Good listening practice for intermediate students, and the lecture is a good format for note taking, a great skill, especially if your students are wanting to transition to higher education. Lots of good vocabulary and discussion material here.

I’ve embedded the video and script below because many school sites block YouTube.  If you are at a site that blocks YouTube, could you please let me know in a comment if this is a fix for you?  Can you view this video from my blog? Click on the link below the video to download the entire script of the video.

Benefits Video Script


2nd Course – How to be a Pharmacist

Tony was a pharmacist in Korea, but he needs to take classes in order to practice in the U.S.  In this video with transcript from About.com a pharmacist talks about the educational path to his profession.

This will be good for more advanced students, but with the right scaffolding your intermediate level students could also use it to practice listening skills.  The transcript is below the video. There are lots of different academic tasks possible such as asking students to take notes as they listen for the main ideas. You can also give them questions to answer or vocabulary words to find as they watch and listen to the video.

How to be a Pharmacist

Here’s another video on About.com on the topic of a pharmacist.  Same guy talking about the what the typical work day of a pharmacist is. Lots of interesting information available here.  Give your students some key points to listen for.  Why does this pharmacist keep patient profiles? What are the hours of a pharmacist?  What must the pharmacist do if he leaves the store? etc., etc.   The transcript is below the video.

Typical Day of a Pharmacist