sábado, 30 de mayo de 2015

Recursos en inglés.

Nuevos cursos, carta de presentación y entrevista de trabajo en inglés. Si te interesan nuevos cursos en inglés, a continuación tienes cursos sobre nutrición, ciencia, salud, finanzas que comienzan pronto. También he encontrado un artículo sobre aprende inglés para una entrevista de trabajo cómo afrontar una entrevista de trabajo en inglés. En la web anterior también he encontrado otro enlace interesante sobre cómo mantener una conversación cotidiana en inglés si eres un principiante.

Dear FutureLearner, In this newsletter… join a brand new course on nutrition and wellbeing from the University of Aberdeen; explore courses returning or starting soon; and take the #Fic140 challenge, to write a story in the length of a tweet.

New and returning courses

Nutrition and Wellbeing
University of Aberdeen

Demystify the complex and conflicting messages we hear about diet, health and lifestyle today. Make informed choices about your own diet and wellbeing.
Basic Science: Understanding Experiments
The Open University

This hands-on course introduces you to science-based skills through simple and exciting physics, chemistry and biology experiments.
Cancer in the 21st Century: the Genomic Revolution
University of Glasgow

Discover how genetics has revolutionised the detection and treatment of cancer, and find out what the future could hold.
Managing My Money
The Open University

Gain the skills to manage your personal finances, including budgets, debts, investments, property purchases, pensions and insurance.

Courses starting soon

World War 1: Trauma and Memory, The Open University
Liver Disease: Looking after Your Liver, University of Birmingham
Introduction to Dutch, University of Groningen
The Secret Power of Brands, University of East Anglia

#Fic140: can you write a story in 140 characters?

To celebrate the start of The Open University’s course, Start Writing Fiction, we’re challenging authors to write Twitter fiction. We’d love you to join in.
Join us on Twitter on Friday 15 May, and tweet your story in 140 characters, including the hashtag #Fic140.

Happy learning,
Lily and the FutureLearn team

A candidate writes a cover letter for a job at your firm.

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing in response to an advertisement your company published in The Guardian on 3rd June for a position in the human resources department. I believe my background and experience will allow me to make a positive contribution to your company.

I like to work as part of a team. I think teamwork is very important in this area. I am good at listening to people and I enjoy helping people with different problems. Because of my most recent job, assistant to the Director of Marketing, I also find it easy to make quick decisions. It is important to be able to do this in human resources. I do not mind earning a very large salary at first, especially in a job that I believe will be enjoyable for me.

I am very interested in becoming a part of this department. The position looks very interesting to me, both personally and professionally. I can be contacted anytime on the phone number or e-mail address in my CV. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Yours faithfully,

His first interview:

Hello. Welcome to B&B.

Hello. Thank you.

My name is Ms. J. I am the director of Human Resources. What is your name?

My name is John. It's very nice to meet you.

And you. Please come into my office. Have you always worked in publishing?

Yes. I worked in editing at R. Publishing for five years. Before that, I worked as a secretary at another publishing company.

Excellent. Tell me – What do you consider to be your greatest strength?

I am always very organised.

Good organisational skills are often very important in this job. How do you normally travel to work?

I usually take the bus, but I drove today.

Unfortunately there is not a reliable bus service for this area. Can you drive to work every day?

That should never be a problem.

Okay. If we offer you the position, are you available to start immediately?

I'm sorry. I'm not available until next week. Is that a problem?

No, that's fine. We usually call applicants a few days after the interview. Do we have your phone number?

Yes. My home and mobile numbers are on my CV.

Do you have any questions for me?

No, not at the moment.

Great. That's all for now.

Thank you very much for your time. Goodbye.


Tonight's party:

Hi. It's Charles.

Hello Charles.

Listen. I'm calling about tonight's party.

You are going, aren't you?

I don't really know. I might go, but I might not. I can't decide.

Oh, come on. You'll enjoy yourself. You might meet someone!

OK, I suppose I'll go then.

Great. So what are you going to wear?

See, that's my other problem. I don't know what to wear. I might wear my new blue trousers or maybe the black suit. What do you think?

I think that I'd wear the black suit.

But the black suit may be too small for me since I have gained some weight.

Well, then wear the blue trousers.

OK, I'll wear the blue trousers then.

How are you going to get to the party?

I might go with Joshua, or Emily, or I may drive myself. I don't know yet.

OK, I'll see you there. Bye.


Espero que os sirva para mejorar el inglés. Saludos.