1LSAB - ANalon - DAD. WEEK 25th to 31st January
Mach the job in the box to the description.
This person ...
0 writes for a newspaper. JOURNALIST
1 fixes cars. MECHANIC
2 welcomes people to an office or a hotel and answers the telephone. RECEPTIONIST
3 works with patients and people who are ill. NURSE
4 helps people with legal problems and sometimes works in a court. LAWYER
5 fixes problems with water pipes. PLUMBER
6 works with plants, e.g. trees, flowers and lawns. GARDENER
7 helps you buy things. SHOP ASSISTANT
8 brings you food in a restaurant. WAITER
Use the correct form of the words in brackets and write the name of the jobs.
Javed: What does your dad do?
Linda: He’s an engineer.
1. Careers: So, Tom, what career are you
advisor: interested in?
Tom: Well, actually. I want to be a builder.
2. Abigail: You’re very good with young people. You could be a teacher.
Sally: Yes, but I prefer to be a sports instructor.
3. Pam: Is it easy to become a hair dresser?
Sandra: Well, there’s a lot to learn. Not all people can do it.
4. Sue: You’ve got a lovely voice. Why don’t you join the drama club?
Dan: No way. I’d hate to be an actor.
5. Phil: You’re really good to drawing.
Cath: Thanks. I’d love to be an artist in Paris or New York.
6. Tim: My ambition is to become a scientist.
Mr Dell: Well, if you work hard, you could be a really good biologist.
7. Amy: Why do you want to be an accountant?
Sam: I like working with numbers.
Complete the names of jobs. Last letters or are given.
0 I like writing and I want to work for the New York Times. journalist
1 I've got a class of primary school students. TEACHER
2 I design new buildings. ARCHITECT
3 Istand in a big, noisy building all day and help to make cars. FACTORY WORKER
4 I take people to the railway station, the cinema, the theatre and to many other places in my car. TAXI DRIVER
5 I work with animals. I try to help them when they are ill. VET
6 I think my job is very important. People come to me when they have problems with their teeth. DENTIST
7 I fight for my sountry when there are wars SOLDIER
Complete the conversation with job or work in each gap.
Woman: Can I help you?
Man: Yes, I’m looking for a job.
Woman: Do you want a part-time job or do you want to work full time?
Man: I want a full-time job. I don’t want to work part time.
Woman: Can you work at night or do you prefer to work nine to five?
Man: I don’t mind when I work, but I’d like a well-paid job. I can work longs hours and I always work hard. I don’t want to work only 8 hours a day – I can stay a work for 12 hours or more!
Woman: Well, we need factory workers. We pay £10 an hour.
Man: Have you got anything else? That’s quite a boring job and quite a badly-paid job, too. I’m hoping for £15 an hour or more.
Some job names may mean something else in your language. Remember, in English these jobs mean:
Manager- a person who manages/controls a company/ organisation or a part of it, e.g. sales manager, personnel manager
Chief- a leader/the most important person in a company/organisation, e.g. a police chief, an army chief
Boss - a supervisor or a person who decides who to hire in a company/department Chef - a qualified and experienced cook, usually in a hotel or a restaurant
Read REMEMBER THIS. Choose the correct words.
1. My boss gets very angry when I'm late for work.
2 He's the finance manager of a small company.
3 l'd like to be a chef in a Greek restaurant.
4 Police chiefs from different countries often meet to discuss new ideas.
How do young people see their future?
Here are some of your responses:
I don’t know what I want to do when I finish my education. My parents work for large companies but I don’t think I’d like that. I like to work from home and be free to go shopping or sleep when I want. I definitely don’t want to be a teacher. I couldn’t work in a school with children. I don’t think I’d be very good at working in a team, either. I like to decide what to do and when to do it. Yes, I believe it’s a good idea for me to work alone, without any people around me. I could work in an office – at my own desk with my own computer – but I would really like to stay home.
REMEMBER BETTER Sometimes in a conversation you might forget or not know a name of a job. Try to describe what the job involves, so that the person you are talking to can guess what you mean. They may give you the name of the job and the conversation will continue without interruptions.
E.g. He builds houses. (He is a builder.) She works in a garden. (She is a gardener.)
He works with engines. (He's an engineer.)
Complete the mini conversations with one word in each gap.
Tom: Emily is ... I don't remember the word. She works in an office and she counts money
Marta: You mean an accountant.
Tom: That's it. Thanks!
Ella: Brian works in a hotel, in receptions you know, where people go when they first arrive.
Beatriz: So, he's a receptionist.
Isabel: I want to work in the theatre. I want to across.
Sam: You want to be an actress.
Isabel: An actress, yes.
Pauline: My friend Sara is a sports...
Simon: ... star?
Pauline: No, she trains people. She instructs them.
Simon: Oh, a sports instructor.
Great. Which sports does she teach?
1. I work from home, so I don’t need to dress smartly.
2. My mum works in a supermarket but not on a checkout.
3. Kate is an actress. Her dream is to go to Hollywood.
4. I love working with animals. That’s why I work at our local zoo.
5. I don’t want to have a badly-paid job. I want to be rich!
6. Do you always work hard?
7. My dad is a plumber. People often phone up in the middle of the night because there is water on their kitchen floor.
8. I work eight hours a day. I start at 7 a.m. and finish at 3 p.m.
9. Do you want a full time or part time job?
10. I don’t want to work outside so I don’t want to be a gardener.