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My first job - Part 1a

 

 

ACTIVITY 230: Click on the audio console and listen to part of radio programme in which football trainee Matt Kooper – interviewed by Carla Kepler – talks about his job. Complete the chart which summarizes what Matt says. Write just one or two words in each blankspace. Then check your answers.

DUTIES

 

training and matches

1.

2.

WAGES

3.

 

two pairs of boots

QUALIFICATIONS

4.

5.

DISADVANTAGES

 

low wages

6.

 

not much time off

 

My first job - Part 1b

 

Now, listen again while you check Matt Kooper's comments with the audio transcription.

CARLA:

Welcome to another in our series on unusual jobs for school-leavers. Today we look at two jobs that get you into the open air. First I'm going to talk to Matt Kooper who has been taken on by Colchester United as a football trainee. Hello, Matt.

MATT:

Hello.

CARLA:

Could you tell us what that means, being a football trainee?

MATT:

Yes, well, basically it means I spend two years preparing to be a professional footballer. If I make the grade, after the two-year course, the club will sign me up as a professional player.

CARLA:

Well, that sounds very exciting. So does that mean you spend all your time out on the football field, training and playing matches?

MATT:

No, I wish it did!! We do spend a lot of time training, about 15 hours a week, and there are youth matches every weekend. But most of a trainee's life is spent doing chores. First of all, we have to wash all the players' kit, that is everything they wear: shorts, shirts, socks, everything. Then we have to clean up round the club grounds. That means we clean the changing rooms and the toilets. And after a match we have to sweep up all the litter the spectators have left behind.

CARLA:

And how much do you get paid for all those washing and cleaning duties?

MATT:

£55 a week, and two pairs of football boots.

CARLA:

That doesn't sound much.

MATT:

No, I suppose it doesn't. But I would do it for nothing!! I would do anything for the chance to play football.

CARLA:

Well, apart from the low wages, are there any other disadvantages in your job?

MATT:

Not really, it's all brilliant... er ... except there are a lot of rules we have to obey, a bit like school. Yes, too many rules are a definite disadvantage. And not much time off is another one. I hardly ever have time to see my girlfriend.

CARLA:

What qualifications do you need to become a football trainee?

MATT:

Well, obviously you've got to have a talent for the game, a better than average skill. And you've also got to have determination - determination to succeed in football whatever happens.

CARLA:

Thank you, Matt, I wish you luck in your chosen career.

MATT:

Thank you.

 
 
 

En la página siguiente continua este programa radial con una entrevista a Tina Watkyns, una joven 'bicycle courier' (mensajería en bicicleta) ...

 

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