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Talking about responsibilties

To talk about the tasks we do in our job, we have different possibilities:

E.g. I am responsible for teaching English.


I am responsible for my students.
I am in charge of teaching English.
My job / duty / responsibility / task is to teach English.

To say who is responsible for supervising our job or who our superior is, we can say:

E.g. I am responsible to the headmaster.


I report to the headmaster.

Act. 1- Complete these definitions with jobs form the box.-

software engineer computer security specialist blog administrator help desk technician
DTP Operator hardware engineer network administrator webmaster

1- A ……………………………………………… designs and develops IT services.


2- A………………………………………………. writes computer programmes.
3- A ……………………………………………… edits and deletes posts made by contributors to a
blog.
4- A ………………………………………………. uses page layout software to prepare electronic files
for publication.
5- A ………………………………………………. manages the hardware and software that comprise
a network.
6- A ………………………………………………. designs and maintains websites.
7- A ………………………………………………. works with computers to build secure computer
systems.
8- A ………………………………………………… helps end-users with the computer problems in
person, by email or over the telephone.

Act. 2- Re-write sentences 1, 3, 6 and 8 using phrases from the examples above.-

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