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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    

 

 Secretary


 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

 

  Hairdresser


 Cut and style people's hair.


 Hair salon , but can be mobile

 

 Carpenter 


 Able to make most things out of wood 

 

 works in a factory or mobiles in a van

 

 Barber


 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

 

 Footballer


 Plays football for vast amounts of money 

 

 works for a football club

 

 Fireman


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

 

 Works from fire station

 

 Student


 Studies  at school, college and universities 

 

 Studies at school, college and universities 


 Nurse

 

 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


Doctor 

 

 Helps look after peoples health 

 

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


Police 

 

 Help maintain peace and order 

 

 Work from police station

 

Gardener 

 

 Helps keep people gardens tidy and also public gardens

 

 works from a van


Accountant 

 

 Look after the finances for businesses 


 Works in a office


Teacher

 

 Helps students learn various subjects

 

 Works in school, college or university


Waiter 

 

 Serve people food and drink.


 work in a restaurant or cafes


Baker 

 

 Bakes Cakes and bread to sell to the public or shops

 

 work in a bakery


Vet 

 

 Look after people's animals.


 work from a veterinary surgery or vets.


Plumber 

 

 Looks after peoples plumbing in the home or industry 

 

 works from a van


Optician 

 

 Looks after peoples eyes by testing them 

 

 work in an opticians


 Lawyer

 

Helps to defend and prosecute people in court 


 Works in a office

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