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An occupation conversation, reading and writing English lesson

What will I learn from the English lesson Reading and writing practice? 

During this English lesson you will read a short story then answering some questions that are relating to the story. By the end of the lesson you will have practised reading and writing skills.

What is the conversation about occupation about?

Mr. Jones is talking to Mr. Rooney who he has just met in a cafe. They are having a conversation when Mr. Jones asks Mr. Rooney what he does for a living . . .

Mr. Jones: What do you do for a living?

Mr. Rooney: Am sorry I don’t understand the question.

Mr. Jones: What is your occupation?

Mr. Rooney: I'm a mechanic; I work in a garage on Oxford street.

Mr. Jones: A mechanic? You must do a lot of work and get very dirty.

Mr. Rooney: yes I do lots of work. Every day I fix cars and it takes a long time to get clean after work.

Mr. Jones: That is really interesting. How many cars do you think you fix in a day?

Mr. Rooney: On average I probably fix about seven cars every day I do get tired.

Mr. Rooney: What, sort of job do you have Mr. Jones?

Mr. Jones: I don’t have a job at the moment.

Mr. Rooney: why?

Mr. Jones: I’m at college learning English.

Mr. Rooney: Thanks for the chat I have to get back to work now.

Mr. Jones: yes, thanks also.

Match the occupation with the daily activity.


  1. Mechanic
  2. Teacher
  3. Dentist
  4. Doctor/Nurse
  5. Journalist
  6. Fisherman
  7. Gardener
  8. Chef/Cook
  9. Fire fighter
  10. Photographer


  1. catch fish
  2. take pictures
  3. fix cars
  4. cook meals
  5. pull teeth
  6. plant flowers
  7. put out fires
  8. take care of patients
  9. teach classes
  10. write news stories