Asians at Work

An intimate look at the working lives of people in Asia


Each authentic reader contains edited transcripts of conversations with people in Asia talking about their working lives. Readers enjoy an intimate glimpse at various jobs as well as the cultures of the interviewees. While these readers are not graded for second language learners, they are naturally easier than most native speaker texts because either the interviewer or interviewee was speaking a second language, and many of the same occupation-related themes recur. Recommended for school libraries and intermediate to advanced level classes. Two worksheets are available on the PDF below. One gives students the opportunity to consider the societal benefits and harms that each occupation offers, and the other provides space for readers to describe how appropriate each job is for them and why.


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Benefit / Harm & Personal Appropriateness Worksheet (PDF)


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