English in the Workplace consists of ninety-one interview segments with everyday people, not actors, speaking English in the United States. The interviews are organized into ten chapters. Each chapter focuses on a different aspect of work, from looking for work and interviewing for jobs to communicating and using technology at work. The goal in using an interview format was to elicit natural speech and to allow the speakers to express themselves as freely and naturally as possible. You will meet people of all ages and nationalities, from all walks of life: a policeman, a nurse, accountants, a paramedic, a student, teachers, a librarian, a mechanic, an IT professional, a travel agent, a sign language interpreter, musicians, and others. Each chapter includes the complete transcript of each interview segment as well as definitions of vocabulary words, idioms, and constructions whose meanings or cultural references may not be immediately obvious to a nonnative English speaker. You will find questions and exercises at the end of each chapter that are relevant to both the text of the interview and your own personal experiences.