Interview: How would you describe your skills and abilities? (Top Notch 3, Unit 6-3)

source: Dương Thu Thuỷ / Pearson Education, INC  2015年3月3日
* social language: explain life choices; express regrets
* grammar: the future in the past; perfect modals
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# video script
Interviewer: Could you tell me what your career or occupation is?
Rita: I’m an elementary school teacher.
Matt: My career path will be in marketing, helping companies build their brand and help market products to the general consumer.
San: I work in television, and I would like to eventually produce and direct.
Interviewer: Did you think that you’d be in marketing when you were a child?
Matt: NO. I thought I’d be president of the United States or drive a fire truck.
Interviewer: What made teaching a good career for you?
Rita: First of all, I love children, and I liked the idea of imparting some on my knowledge to young ones.
Interviewer: Everybody has skills, talents, and abilities, so, you know, some people are artistic, others have mechanical ability. What would you say are some of your skills?
San: I would say I have a lot of artistic ability. I did a lot of art in school.
Matt: Good question. My skills and talents would be coming up with new ideas, different ideas, creative ideas that kind of build a buzz around a product.
Interviewer: Do you think that talents and abilities are genetic?
San: I think they’re a combination of both genetics and environment. I think that you are born with certain qualities that your parents I think have, and just living with some people around you and learning from your teachers and those that you’re constantly interacting with, you pick up certain skills.