In the episode, Mr. Brashov is looking for a waitress. 20 years later, different terms that are gender neutral are now used. For example, instead of waiter/waitress, people now use "server" and in stead of "steward/stewardess" people now say "flight attendant."
Giving directions e.g. Henry: "I'm trying to find the post office." Mr. Brashov: "You go up to the corner and turn right. And then you go two blocks and you will come to the shopping center. The post office is in the middle of the shopping center."...You are not far from here! Go to the corner and turn right. Go down two blocks and you will see us on the left side of the street."
Basic introductions (What is your name? Where are you from?)
2nd Conditional e.g. Mr. Brashov: "It would be so much easier if you were here."
Simple Future e.g Mr Brashov: "Come back in a month and we will see who is right!" Repair man: "I'll see what I can do!" Culture Clip woman: "You'll get a job." Katherine: "Don't worry." Mr. Brashov: We'll make it!... I'm sure people will find out eventually." Mr. Brashov: We'll see you in a few minutes."
In the culture clip, the woman is looking in the classified section of the newspaper. Nowadays, people are much more likely to look for jobs online. Most newspapers post them on their websites or you can use a website like Craigslist, Indeed, or Monster.
Have you ever opened a business? Have you ever bought a new house that had lots of repairs to be done? Have you ever built a house or had your own house built for you?
Have you ever quit a job? If so, why?
What are some important interview tips?
What should you put in your resume? What things should you leave out?
How did you find your job?
What are your strengths and weaknesses?
Do you ask people for directions or do you use your smart phone?
Mr. Brashov knew Jamal because Jamal's great uncle was Mr. Brashov's landlord when Mr. Brashov first came to the US. Jamal's great uncle helped Mr. Brashov and now Mr. Brashov is helping Jamal. Do you have network like this? Did you talk to other immigrants or family members when you moved to the US? Who helped you when you first arrived?
What do you think will happen in the next episode?
When do you think it's a good idea to quit a job and when do you think you should persevere (keep going even though it's hard)?
Write a top ten list with 10 pieces of advice for someone going to a job interview. What should they do? What shouldn't they do?