Mixer #8 | Intermediate B1

Dream Job

Hear six different people talk about what their dream job would be.

Tres, United States
speakerMy dream job, absolute best job in the world, would be working for Bill Gates, and being able to give my advice for a price. He asks me what I think about Longhorn, it sucks, redo it, I get a few million. What do I think about the new apple computers, or OS, it's great, we should copy it don't get caught. I get millions. How could you ask for anything more?

Naomi, Australia
speakerMy dream job would be to work at the United Nations. I would like to work there because I could work in a very multi-cultural environment and I would be allowed to travel a lot and experience many different types of countries and lifestyles.

Alan, Canada
speakerAh, my dream job, well, I would like to be an NHL hockey player, and All-Star in the NHL, getting paid millions of dollars a year, scoring a lot of goals. Having lots of people honor me and look up to me and just be a good hockey player.

Anita, Taiwan
speakerWhat is my dream job? My dream job is to work in the mass-communication company and I think I'm a very creative person, so I would like to do a job, a very creative job so I think a mass-communication company can let me, let me provide those creative thoughts and ideas.

Jim, England
speakerMy dream job would involve first of all, very, very high salary. I would start work at about 10 am, lunch at 12 for 2 hours, and then work in the afternoon until 4. I think I would spend half the year in the Northern Hemisphere, and then half the year in the Southern Hemisphere, just so I could have summer all year long.

Kate, New Zealand
speakerMy dream job is have my own business. At the moment, I'm really into snowboarding and so I'd love to have a snowboarding tour company. Every year I'm going snowboarding, and I have a lot of experience in teaching snowboarding, instructing, and also I'm at university now so I'm learning how to run my own business, and accounting, et cetera, so I'd love to be a snowboarding, to own my own snowboarding tour company.

Answer these questions about the interview.
Learn vocabulary from the lesson!

redo it


It sucks, redo it!

To 'redo' something is to do it over again from the beginning. If you are trying to learn a musical song, you may have done this many times, if you make a mistake, you start from the beginning and if you start from the beginning you are redoing it.

I have to redo my whole project because my cat destroyed it.

The actors had to redo the scene many times to get it right.



It sucks

'Suck' is a slang term to mean something is very bad or or poor quality. It is very informal.

I suck at tennis.

My movies sucks. Let's leave.

first of all


My job would involve, first of all, a very high salary.

First of all, means that you are about to say a list of things, but the first thing is the most important.

First of all, I would like to say thank you to everyone for coming tonight.

First of all, it is not polite to speak to me like that.

northern hemisphere


I spend half of the year in the Northern hemisphere

A 'hemisphere' is half of a ball. In this case, it is a half of the world. The 'northern hemisphere' is everything that is north of the equator.

There are many people who speak English in the southern hemisphere too, so remember, in some places, December is summer and July is winter!

Right now it's winter in the northern hemisphere.

et cetera


I’m learning to run my own business and accounting, et cetera.

'Et cetera' means “and other things.” For instance, if I say, grapes, apples, oranges, et cetera, then you can imagine that the list includes many other common fruits. Et cetera is usually abbreviated to 'etc.'

We will spend most of the time outside swimming, fishing, hiking, etc.

 I tried to contact you many times by email, calling, et cetera.

Vocabulary Quiz

redo • sucks • first of all
hemisphere • et cetera
  1. Remember to bring a towel, water, sunscreen, because we will be at the beach all day.
  2. My teacher is letting me an exam that I failed.
  3. I would say, , that you should go to the doctor.
  4. That's awful. Having travel problems really .
  5. This will be the first country that I visit in the southern .

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