Zadanie maturalne

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WHAT IS YOUR DREAM JOB?

Although they have never been in real situation of job search yet and their first priority is probably still focused more on passing final exams at secondary school with flying colours than finding an outstanding position just after the very last exam in their beloved, old schools, we are completely convinced they will easily meet the challenge of contemporary job market and they will be able to list priorities of their dream job briefly, wittily and racily. Therefore we asked them now, at the commencement of their career life: what is your dream job?

A: Agata, 19, Warsaw: Perhaps it will surprise most of you but I`ve always dreamt of becoming a teacher. Some people joke that this job has all traits of the dream job excluding money, prestige and personal safety, but I don`t take such opinions into consideration. I know what I love about the work: young people, neverending (at least I hope so) enthusiasm, working for most of time on my own initiative and creativity being a sine qua non for success in this job.

B: Tomek, 18, Piaseczno: No cheating, I guess? I`d like it to be as easy as possible to accomplish in my future job. I don`t really care what I`m going to be in charge of. No rigid guidelines, no strict requirements, no bans. Only no`s? Not really. I need to have a huge amount of free time to be focused on my favourite activity. It`s designing websites, surely. What about becoming a professional designer? I haven`t considered it yet, frankly speaking.

C:  Paweł, 19, Zagan:  It took me plenty of time to find a job that would match my personal profile most. I assume it is a scientist. I find myself very well-organized, accurate, practical and predictable. I like working in labs and carrying on the research of high importance. Certainly, I have not had many opportunities to do it so far but I believe I will be able to dedicate to it in the future. In case the plan did not work out I could become a paleontologist – I used to love T-Rex when I was a little kid!

D:  Agnieszka, 18, Cracow: I find the job of an actress appealing because I love being in the spotlight, I am crazy about celebrities and I am unable to save money so I will really have to earn quite a lot! I find school very boring and I`m going to leave for LA as soon as I finish it (it means this year, hurray!). My parents don`t know anything about it yet but I`m sure they`ll be very happy. They support me all the time. When I become an actress I`ll be fulfilled and considerably satisfied.

E:  Paula, 18, Sosnowiec: Actually, I have no idea what precisely I`d like to do in the future, but everything I know is that I couldn`t work on a regular basis, with set hours. I hate modern corporations with their fast-paced days and impression you must do on all the visitors and passers-by. I need something unusual, maybe even bizarre. Moreover, I crave the financial status the ideal job should bring to me… what could it be? Help me, please!

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Uwaga! Nie daj się nabrać na zdania pozornie identycznie brzmiące jak pytanie. Istnieje duże prawdopodobieństwo, że to pułapka. Nastaw się raczej na szukanie synonimów do podanych w pytaniu słów wskazówek.

Which of the respondents:

1. wouldn`t like to have too ambitious job?
2. takes into consideration a job that they were interested in childhood?
3. intends to go abroad after leaving school?
4. has heard that their dream job is not very safe?
5. wants an original job?

Odpowiedzi:

1 – B – Tomek chciałby, żeby osiągnięcie czegoś w jego pracy było przede wszystkim możliwie łatwe.
2 – C – Paweł w dzieciństwie uwielbiał dinozaury i teraz rozważa zostanie paleontologiem.
3 – D – Agnieszka chce po szkole wyjechać do Los Angeles.
4 – A – Agata słyszała żarty o zawodzie nauczyciela, że jest wspaniały, ale też, że jest mało prestiżowy, mało płatny i mało bezpieczny.
5 – E – Paula przyznaje, że chce mieć zawód niezwykły, może na­wet dziwaczny.

Whom will you be in the future?

Patrick, Birmingham
Now I’m 16 and I’m going to learn for two years more so I’ll have finished education by the age of 18. Some of my friends are going to study at university, but I know I must start working immediately. We are not very rich, you know. I like working with computers and I’m sure one day the machines will replace us since they’re faster and able to do more in a shorter time. I have no illusions about that. I’d like to do something creative like web designing or provide programmes to the companies but I know I cannot afford to study now. My uncle is an upholsterer. Maybe he’ll need an assistant and I’ll just help him.

Meg, Warwick
I started education at the age of 5 and I’m going to go to university after graduating from secondary school. I’ll have been studying for 18 years when I’m 23! It’s a long time. I must admit it scares me a bit. I would like to be a barrister and I know I will have to go a long way to achieve my target. However, I guess it’s worth working hard. I’ve always been interested in trials in high courts,  case-law and precedent. I am very talkative and reasonable, I suppose. I always think at least twice before I say a word. I suppose it would make me a great lawyer. But you never know, the future itself will show what it will be like…

Adam, Waterford
My father is a tailor. He runs a small, local business. He will have been retired by 2009. We haven’t talked about it much but I know he is sure I’ll take care of his company. Actually, I’m not interested in sewing much and I don’t feel like it. I can’t even repair my favourite trousers and I always ask my mum to do it. Moreover, it’s a shift-work and you can never take a sick leave working on your own. I’d prefer to apply for a job of a clerk or a receptionist. I like working nine-to-five, having possibility of being promoted or even having possibility of giving your work up. Unfortunately, I don’t know how to persuade my father that he should hire a good journeyman instead of me. It’s a pity.

Barbara, Newry
My situation isn’t typical, I know. I will be 34 next year. I will have finished studies by then. I know it’s late for changing jobs but this is the best time for me. My the only child, Ursula, will start school next year. I have been a housewife for all my life and I’m going to swap roles now. My husband will take a part-time job and eventually I’ll be working. I miss the moment very much though working at home has got a lot of advantages and I’ll miss it, too. I am studying Human Resources and I’m going to work as a personnel officer. I hope I’ll find a job though I have very little experience. I am optimistic about it.