The Future of Work English Department, Huzhou Teachers College Objectives 1) To enable students to talk about changes in working practices. 2) To read an extract about work in the future and discuss the issues involved. 3) To use one of the diagrams to find out about each other’s working environment. Tasks and Schemes 1. Reading one. 50’ 2. Assignment. Reading one on page 43. I. Warming-up questions: 1) Where do you see yourself five years from now? 2) Can you vision or predict what the future of work is? • Please look at the picture and show us what the scene evoke for you? • evoke (To call to mind by naming, citing, or suggesting:使人想起，使人产生：通 过名字、引用或暗示使想起) II. Difficult points: 1) Vision: Dream, but to some extent vision implies what you imagine or hope a future situation or society would be like. At present vision is more prospective and fashionable than dream when we talk about future and make predictions. 2) This is as good as it gets.(1/1) Extremely good, as good as they come. As bright as crystal; transparent; limpid. It always used to modify water or diamond, also message or statement, implicating understandable, such as: a crystal clear diamond晶莹的钻石; a crystal clear presentation条理清楚的陈述 3) The golden beach, the crystal clear water and the gentle refreshing breeze.(1/1) Producing a feeling of comfort and new strength. 4) You knew working from Sri Lanka for a few months would be a good idea, but this is paradise.(1/2) 你早知道在斯里兰卡工作几个月会是很不 错的主意，可真正身临其境，才觉得这里 确实是人间天堂。 5) Suddenly your pleasant thoughts are interrupted by our pager – the meeting, of course!(1/4) An electronic device that can mention its owner to pay attention to the relevant information. 传呼机 A flat area next to a house, used as an outdoor living area. 阳台\露台 6) You walk through the terrace doors and shout at your personal work organiser to down load any mail and access all the meeting preparation files.(1/7) acquire A common minute book or note book, but at present it refers to a small computer that functions like a kind of diary which you can add pages to or remove pages from to keep the information to date. 电子商务通, 或电子工作记事器 Shine with an unsteady light and then pictures appear. 闪出图象 To make a continuous sound or buzz. 7) On the wall a large flat monitor hums and flickers into life as you head into the shower.(1/9) A washing of the bodyby standing under an opening.淋 浴an apparatus for washing body, such as an opening. 淋浴喷头a cubicle that contains a shower带淋浴喷头 的浴室 To find or describe the exact nature or cause of 8) You try to pinpoint exactly about what it is about him that you dislike, but you can’t.(1/12) 你试图确定营销项目小组长究竟哪点 让你讨厌，却又说不上来。 That can exist or work in agreement together or with another.符合 9) …and selecting those most compatible with your CV, which, of course, it updates automatically before submitting.(1/18) To offer something for consideration. 提交 A meeting of giving last instruction or necessary information.情况通报会 10)You forget the briefing for a moment and gaze out across the terrace at the waves gently lapping against the shore.(1/20) 一时间,你暂时忘记了情况通报会,目光越过露 台,眺望着波涛轻轻拍打着海岸。 • III. Answer questions after reading 1. What year do you think the author’s writing about? In the near future, maybe in two or three years. Part of it is already the reality. 2. What would be the advantages or disadvantages of this lifestyle? Advantages: 1) Have virtual project teams that discuss tasks on line. 建立虚拟项目小组，通过网络 进行工作沟通. 2) Work can be done anywhere and anytime. 3) Possible to give distant job brief. 远程下达工作指标 4) Have more leisure time. 5) Can ensure high efficiency, raise productivity, etc. Disadvantages: 1) Difficult to specify individual task. 很难针对每一个人做到布置工作具体化. 2) Affected by Internet technologies. 3) Indifferent (machine-like) attitude caused by lack of face-to-face contacts. 缺乏人与人之间的感情交流(机器化) 可能会发送太多不相关信息. 4) Possibility of circulating too much irrelevant information, etc. 5) Hard to differentiate between work-time and private time. 6) Potential system failures caused by virus / hacking. 容易受电脑黑客或病毒攻击而导致系统瘫痪. 3. Do you think this way of working will become reality? …… 4. Would you like to have this lifestyle? It depends. Assignment Continue to preview the left parts of this unit Thank U 4 your attendance!