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Occupations and talking about them  English lesson

What will I learn from the English lesson occupations and talking about them?

During this lesson you will learn how to ask someone what they do for a living (job) and how to answer someone if they ask you. There is an example of a brief conversation between two people. The last part of the lesson is a description of jobs and a description of the job and where they work.

What does occupation or living mean?

Occupation what do people do for there jobt people do to make a living. And because all of us do something or the other, we often talk about occupations. Here are some sample phrases and sentences you can use to talk about occupations.

How to ask someone what they do for a living

So John, what do you do for a living?

What is your occupation?

What do you do to make a living?

I am a Docter. I help help sick people

I am a hairdresser. I cut hair.

I am a computer programmer. I make computer programs.

An example of a  conversation between two friends.

Mr Bean:-  Hello Mr Jones, what do you do for a living?

Mr Jones:- I am a teacher in a high school.

Mr Bean:- A teacher? that sounds like a lot of hard work.

Mr Jones:- Sometimes. I teach high school children.

Mr Bean:- Is there a lot if of  students  in your class?

Mr Jones:- Most classes have about fifty students on average.

Mr Bean:- Do like your job?

Mr Jones:- yes, It is so rewarding. Teaching at high school is easier then primary. The students are less naughty.

A list of jobs

 Type of job  Brief description of the job


they work from?

Computer programmer


 Make programs to help reduce work load for peoples or offices  


 work in offices or can work from home    



 Type letters, post parcels and letters, and arrange appointments


 works in office

 Office worker

 Have computer skills, written skills, ability to plan things


 works in office



 Cut and style people's hair.

 Hair salon , but can be mobile



 Able to make most things out of wood 


 works in a factory or mobiles in a van



 Cut men's hair and facial hair

 Works in a barbers shop


 Train driver

 Drives trains


 work in the cab at the front of the train


 Painter and decorator


 Paints anything in the home inside and out 


 works from a van



 Plays football for vast amounts of money 


 works for a football club



 Puts out fires in homes, factories, cars and car accidents 


 Works from fire station



 Studies  at school, college and universities 


 Studies at school, college and universities 



 Look after patients by giving medicine and dressing to wounds

 works from a hospital 


Crane driver 


 Uses a crane to lift various heavy objects 


 works in a crane



 Helps look after peoples health 


 hey work in a doctor's surgery or from in a hospital



 Help maintain peace and order 


 Work from police station




 Helps keep people gardens tidy and also public gardens


 works from a van



 Look after the finances for businesses 

 Works in a office



 Helps students learn various subjects


 Works in school, college or university



 Serve people food and drink.

 work in a restaurant or cafes



 Bakes Cakes and bread to sell to the public or shops


 work in a bakery



 Look after people's animals.

 work from a veterinary surgery or vets.



 Looks after peoples plumbing in the home or industry 


 works from a van



 Looks after peoples eyes by testing them 


 work in an opticians



Helps to defend and prosecute people in court 

 Works in a office

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