jueves, 4 de octubre de 2012

BT Everyday Lives - Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Meet Anthony, a volunteer coastguard rescue officer with HM Coastguard. He explains the ins and outs of his job. The activity is suitable for Básico 2 and Intermediate 1 students.

Self-study activity:
Watch the video clip and fill in the blanks in the transcript with the missing words.

My name is Anthony, I’m an (1) ... but I’m also a Coastguard. I could be sat in the office just doing my normal (2) ... and the phone will ring. We can get calls at any time, often as you’re about to sit down for dinner or if your just getting into that (3) ... . The Olympic event taking place down in the wayward area we expect to have a (4) ... season. A lot of specatators expected around the cliffs. It can be a very (5) ... job, when your going out, your helping someone and you can maybe pass a (6) ... back to the parents, you see the joy in the parents faces, it’s fantastic.

The worst thing that I think I have to do sometimes is actually speak to friends and family and sometimes give them the (7) ... and obviously that is is a very hard thing to do. The Coastguard Rescue Teams are the ones who are at the forefront of peoples' (8) ... because they they are what the public will see when an (9) ... happens on the Coast. They don’t see behind the (10) ... , the operations RRCC where the calls come in, they are also very much responsible for making sure that they are tasking the right people, they are making sure the right (11) ... are going to the (9) ... , they are certain times where we can’t get to the (12) ...  then the helicopters are invaluable just for that very speedy response.

The only way those elements can work as a team is with a (13) ... resilient and secure communication and the Maritime and Coastguard agency use BT as a backbone to their communications infrastructure.

1 Estate Agent 2 day job 3 deep sleep 4 busy 5 rewarding 6 message 7 bad news 8 mind 9 instant 10 scenes 11 resources 12 causalty 13 reliable