TESOL/Talking about responsibilities

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What do you have to do?

Key sentences

Interviewer Talking about responsibilities
What do you have to do? It's up to me (infinitive verb).
Interviewer Talking about responsibilities
What are your duties? I'm in charge of (noun or gerund).

Drills

Say these sentences without looking.

It's up to me (infinitive verb).
infinitive verb sentence
to cook meals It's up to me to cook meals.
to take phone calls It's up to me to take phone calls.
to reply to email It's up to me to reply to email.
to be on time It's up to me to be on time.
I'm in charge of (noun or gerund).
noun or gerund sentence
my department I'm in charge of my department.
my class I'm in charge of my class.
making sure quality is high I'm in charge of making sure quality is high.
being on time I'm in charge of being on time.

Example

Practice this conversation.

Interviewer Talking about responsibilities
What do you have to do? It's up to me (to cook meals).
Interviewer Talking about responsibilities
What are your duties? I'm in charge of (my department).


Change partners. Use your imagination and change the sentences.

Exercise

Use your imagination. Make your own conversation.

Interviewer Talking about responsibilities

What do you have to do?

It's up to me ... .

Interviewer Talking about responsibilities
What are your duties? I'm in charge of ....


Change partners. Use your imagination and make another conversation.

Practice

Interviewer Talking about responsibilities
Ask your partner about their responsibilities. Talk about your responsibilities. Talk about yourself or imagine you are:
  • a parent
  • an elementary school teacher
  • a police officer
  • a baseball player
  • a chef

Further study


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