2014.03.26 09:08

Another Day, Another Dollar


▶ Language Point

< to be between jobs / to look for a (new) job >

I'm looking for job.


< to hire / to be hired / to get a job >

I really want to get a job working for a small construction firm.


< to apply for a job / a job application / to submit an application or resume >

Where do you think I should apply?


< to be a _____ (pilot, secretary, bus driver, janitor, welder, etc.) >

I was a construction worker for five years.


< to work for a company in a department >

And before that I worked for ISM in the Maintenance Department.


< to transfer / to be transferred >

I asked to be transferred to a different department.


< to fire / to be fired / to lay off / to be laid off / to retire / to be retired >

Actually, they laid me off last month.


< to have a day off / to take a day off / to call in sick >

I can't understand that! I didn't take a day off in over six months.



▶ Dialogue


 Gerald

 Hey, Frank! You still look the same as you did twenty years ago.

 Frank

 Gerald? Is that you? It sure is good to see you after all these years. So, what are you doing these days?

 Gerald

 Well, after high school, I studied Journalism in college and now I'm an newspaper reporter for the National Tribune.

 Frank

 Wow! That sounds exciting.

 Gerald

 Yeah, but sometimes I wish I had a normal 9 to 5 job like everyone else. In fact, I'm thinking about quitting. A friend of mine recently offered me a job working as an editor for a weekly newsmagazine. Anyways, how about you? What do you do?

 Frank

 I own a small delicatessen. We specialize in meats and cheeses from around the world.

 Gerald

 Really? How is your business doing?

 Frank

 Actually, I'm really busy now. We plan on opening a second store this summer.

 Gerald

 It must be nice to be the boss. My boss is always so demanding. No matter what I write he never seems to be satisfied.

 Frank

 Well, it's good to be the boss, but it's also a lot more stressful.



▶ Activity 2. When I Grow Up...

< Example >

A : Would you rather be a famous pop singer or a famous actor?

B : I would rather be a famous actor because I can't sing or dance at all.


Would you rather be a _____ or a _____?

rather : prefer to.



▶ Vocabulary

Another Day, Another Dollar = Nothing special


CV (UK) = resume

CV = curriculum vitae


resume : 재개하다. :: continue


* Interview

 Korea

USA 

 married

 kids

 alcohol

 school

 live

 job history

 why?

 your goals 


janitor : 문지기(doorkeeper), 수위, (건물) 관리인

welder : 용접공

fire ≒ lay off

lay off : (일감이 부족하여 / 돈이 없어서) 해고[정리 해고]하다

delicatessen : 델리카트슨 (조리된 육류나 치즈, 흔치 않은 수입 식품 등을 파는 가게) :: sell meats and cheeses from around the world

typical :: normal

benefit :: good extras, good things



▶ Expression

I hurt my arm and cannot go to my job. I will resume working in 3 weeks.


My mom retired after 25 years of working at the Police Department.


I call in sick (to work) today.


It must be nice ... : 좋겠다


My boss is so demanding. (requires too much)


I can try on beautiful clothes and maybe keep them. I would feel good and proud when everyone looks and takes pictures of me.


I don't want the experience of seeing a patient die.


My personality makes me better suited for teaching children.


I wake up at 6:20.


Q : What time do you usually finish work?

A : It varies, but usually between 6 and 8 pm.


Employees at GM Korea can get a 20% discount on Chevrolet cars.


My boss gives me projects at the last minute. (no time to complete)


I hate it when I have to work late for free.

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2014.02.11 08:44

Is there a flower shop around here?


▶ Dialogue


 Scott 

Excuse me. Is there a flower shop around here?

 Tiffany 

Yes, there's one just around the corner.

 Scott 

I'm new to the area. Could you be more specific?

 Tiffany 

Sure, walk straight and turn left at the first corner. You'll see a big grocery store. The flower shop is right next to the grocery store. You can't miss it.

 Scott 

Oh, thanks. And one more question. Is there also a jewelry store nearby? 

 Tiffany 

The jewelry store is a couple of blocks away from the flower shop. 

 Scott 

Could you tell me how to get there? 

 Tiffany 

 Hmm... it's hard to explain it from here. Why don't you ask someone near the flower shop? It's a lot easier to get there from the flower shop.

 Scott 

 Oh, that's a good idea. Thanks for your help.

 Tiffany 

You're welcome. Have a nice day. 




▶ Language Focus


<Describing Locations>


Where is the grocery store?

Do you know where the grocery store is?

It's on Fifth Avenue.

It's across from the hospital.

It's in front of the bakery. 

It's behind the flower shop.

It's (right) next to / beside the coffee shop.

It's between the theater and the bank.

It's (just) past the gas station.


<Giving Directions>


Can you tell me how to get to the hair salon?

Could you tell me the way to the hair salon?

Go straight for one block.

Walk straight for two blocks.

Turn left at the first corner.

Make a left turn at the second corner.

Turn right at the first intersection.

Make a right turn at the second intersection.

Cross the street. 



▶ Talk


<Example 1>

A : Excuse me.

B : Yes, can I help you?

A : Yes, please. Do you know where the bank is?

B : Yes, it's right on the corner. You can't miss it.

A : Thanks a lot.

B : No problem.


<Example 2>

A : Is there a bakery nearby?

B : Yes, there is.

A : Could you tell me how to get there?

B : Sure. Go straight for two blocks and turn right. Walk straight and cross the street. It's past the drugstore on your left.

A : Oh, I see. Thanks for your help.

B : You're welcome.


<Example 3>

A : Is there a drugstore in your neighborhood?

B : No, there isn't

A : Then, is there a convenience store in your neighborhood?

B : Yes, there is.

A : How do you get there from your house?

B : Go straight for one block and turn left. It's on your right.


<Example 4>

A : Can you tell me how to get to the movie theater?

B : Sure. Go straight for one block and turn left. Then you'll see the movie theater on your right. It's between the convenience store and the fire station.


<Example 5>

A : Excuse me, how do I get to the City Middle School?

B : Turn left int the 5th Avenue, then take the second on the left and you're on Oak Street. Go straight on, go past the City Park, cross the 3rd Avenue and the City Middle School is on your right.



▶ Vocabulary

  • fair : 박람회

  • exhibition : 전시회

  • boulevard : (주로 시골에서 사용되는) 가로수 길

  • avenue : (주로 도시에서 사용되는) 대로변 길

  • homonym : 동음이의어

  • flour : 밀가루

  • dye : 염색

  • cavalry : 기병대

  • rivalry : 경쟁

  • pearl : 진주

  • hurl : 던지다, 퍼붓다, 비난하다

  • border : 가장자리

  • intersection : 교차로 (four-way stop)

  • penalty : 벌금 (fine)

  • traffic signal/light : 신호등

  • cross road : 횡단보도 (zebra crossing)

  • overpass : 고가도로

  • underpass : 지하도로

  • sidewalk : 보도 (footpath, footway)

  • alley : 골목

  • side street : 골목길

  • jaywalk : 무단횡단

  • laundromat : (셀프) 세탁소 (coin laundry)

  • cleaner : 우리나라식 세탁소

  • office supplies : 사무용품

  • stationery store : 문구점

  • bumper to bumper = traffic jam

  • roundabout : 로터리 (rotary)

  • cemetery : 묘지

  • charnel house : 납골당

  • school field : 학교 운동장



▶ Expression

  • I'm new to the area.

    • I'm a stranger here.

  • Where am I on the map?

  • Go straight. = Keep going on. = Keep moving on. = Keep head on. = Walk straight,

  • Q : Is it walkable?

  • A : It's only 10 minutes on foot.

  • Excuse me, how do I get to ...?
  • Excuse me, is there a ... near here?
  • Excuse me, where is the ...?
  • Excuse me, can you tell me the way to ... ?
  • take the third on the left. : 두블럭 지나서 세번째 모퉁이에서 왼쪽으로 돌아라 (세번째 모퉁이에서 왼쪽으로 돌기)
  • take the second on the right. : 한블럭 지나서 오른쪽으로 돌아라 (두번째 모퉁이에서 오른쪽으로 돌기)
    • go straight for 2 blocks and turn right.

  • The gas station is across from the department store.
    • The gas station is opposite the department store.
    • The gas station is facing the department store.
  • The internet cafe is at the end of the block.
  • The shoe store is next door to the furniture store.
  • The movie theater is on the corner of Fifth Avenue and Walnut Street.

  • on one's/the way to 장소 : ~에 가는길에
    • He is comming. = He is on his way.
    • I'm on my way. : 가고 있어
    • You can pick it up on your way to the library.


▶ Subway
  • transfer : 환승하다

  • exit number 2 : 2번 출구

  • line number 5 : 호선

  • inner circle line : 내선 순환

  • outer circle line : 외선 순환


  • The train bound/headed for ___ is now approaching. 
    • bound/headed for ~ : ~행

  • Take line number 2, transfer at 대림 station, take line number 7 bound for 온수


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