1 Read the following questions about Part Two of the lecture. Think about what kind of information you will need to answer them.
1 Why must an applicant be able to participate well in an interview?
2 Which basic computer skills are expected in an office environment today?
3 How was information stored in the past? How is it stored today?
4 What are some ways to acquire or improve the skills you need?
Listen to Part Two of the lecture and take notes on your own paper. Use the questions in step 1 as a guide to help you listen for the important points.
Use your notes to answer the questions in step 1. Share your answers with a partner. You can take turns explaining your answers orally. Or, you can write your answers and then exchange what you have written. Answer as fully as you can.
AFTER THE LECTURE
Remember that only the most important points of a lecture should be included in a summary.
Write a one-paragraph summary of the lecture. Include these words in your summary:
traditional computer research skills
apply interview technology acquire
“Nothing important—nothing on fax, nothing on voice mail, nothing on the Internet. Just, you know, handwritten stuff."*
Look al this cartoon. Work with a partner and take turns answering the following questions.
1 Who do you think the woman is talking to?
2 Do you think the person the woman is talking to will agree with her opinion about what is important?
Look at this cartoon. Work with your partner and make up the rest of the conversation between the two men in the cartoon. Take turns acting the parts of “Bob” and "the other man.”
Answer the questions below in a small group.
1 What do you think are the three most important qualities in an employee? Why?
2 What job skills do you think people will need by the year 2050?