I got two letters this morning with Job Office,one from the Polytechnic,and the other from the Language School in Pistoia,Italy.
So you're not sure which to go for?
That's it.Of course,the conditions of work are very different:the Polytechnic is offering a two year contract which could be renewed,but the Language School is only offering a year's contract and that's a different minus.
It could be renewed,but you'll never know.
I see.So it's much less secure.But you don’t need to think too much about steady jobs when you're only 23.
What about the salaries?
Well,the Pistoia job pays much better in the short-term.
I'll be getting equivalent about 22,000 pounds a year there,but only 20,000 pounds at the Polytechnic.
But only hours are different.
At the Polytechnic,I'd have to do 35 hours a week,20 teaching and 15 administration whereas the Pistoia School is only asking for 13 hours' teaching.
Um.Then the type of teaching is so different.
The Polytechnic's are all adults and mostly preparation for exams,like the Cambridge certificates.
The Language School wants me to do a bit exam preparation,but also quite a lot of work in companies and factories and a couple of children's classes.
Oh,and a bit of literature teaching.
Well,that sounds very much more varied interesting.
And I'd imagine you'd be doing quite a lot of teaching outside the school and moving around quite a bit.
Yes,whereas at the Polytechnic's position,I'd been stuck in the school all day.
Questions 19 to 21 are based on the conversation you have just heard:
Q19:What do we learn about the man from the conversation?
Q20: What do we learn about the students at the Polytechnic?
Q21: What does the woman think of the job at the Language School?