Jobs now are more and more demanding. You never stop doing things and you are never sure you have done every single detail required.
For instance, teachers in the old days would come to class, probably five or ten minutes late, and all their students would be sitting in silence waiting for the class to start. Everybody would stand up, say good morning and sit down again in silence with all the school material displayed on the desk ready to start. That would be a super-easy start for a teacher and this is just the beginning.
Nowadays, teachers have to carry a big schoolbag, an audio player and, probably, even a bag full of students' folders. They struggle to reach the classroom because corridors are full of people running, playing, shouting, jumping... and when they manage to arrive just a few minutes late the classroom is all in chaos: more students shouting, jumping, running, throwing ball papers to each other.... Once the teacher has left his heavy schoolbag, audio player and bag on the desk shouting back at the students to be quiet, put the desks in order, collect all the litter from the floor, keep apart from the walls in order to preserve the recently-painted walls, brings out all the school material (tablet, textbook, CDs, teacher's notebook, pencil case...), etc he is ready to start the class. But are his students?
NO, THEY ARE STILL TALKING TO EACH OTHER ABOUT A VIDEO GAME AND THEIR SCHOOL MATERIAL IS STILL IN THEIR SCHOOL BAGS!!!
What are students' task like? Are they tougher now? Is it easier to study now? Write a comment telling us your opinion.
Some articles for you to read:
Going to work is more stressful than ever, polls reveal (The Independent)
Essay topics: Nowadays many jobs are more stressful and the working day is longer. What are the reasons for this? What can employers do to help employees? (Testbig) In the case of teachers, the problem is that employers are the ones who put the most pressure on them.
5 Mental Health TED Talks That Will Help You Cope With Stress at Work (Engagement Trends)
Listening exercise to do: Does work make you stressed? (6 Minute English, BBC Learning English)
Learners' questions: What are the differences between 'fast', 'quick' and 'quickly'? (BBC Learning English)
Further information about teenage gambling.
The fall and rise of a gambling addict | Justyn Rees Larcombe | TEDxRoyalTunbridgeWells
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