Topic: Jobs and Occupations

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Warm-up

In this lesson, your tutor will help you go over this topic: jobs and occupations. First, go over the following vocabulary and expressions with your tutor. Read the word/expression and definition out loud, and your tutor will go over anything you do not understand. Practice creating a sentence or two to make sure you know how to use the word/expression properly.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

accountant (n) someone whose job is to keep the financial records for a business or person
An accountant controls the money.
dentist (n) someone whose job is to care for people’s teeth
A dentist checks your teeth.
judge (n) a person who has the power to make decisions in law
The judge gave him three years in prison for stealing money.
waiter/waitress (n) a person who takes your order and serves you food in a restaurant
The waiter served our food. (waiter – male; waitress – female)
news reporter (n) a person whose job is to report the news for a news agency
the news reporter wrote an article about the Olympic games in Rio de Jainero.
plumber (n) a person whose job is to install and repair sinks, toilets, water pipes, etc.
The plumber is fixing the leak in my kitchen sink.
nurse (n) a person trained to take care of sick people; usually works in a hospital or doctor’s office
The nurse helps the doctor.
lawyer (n) a person whose job is to help people with legal problems and matters
The lawyer helped him to get divorced.
electrician (n) a person who works on and repairs electrical problems
The electrician fixed the light in our living room.
fireman (n) a person who helps to put out fires; works with other firemen
A fireman has a dangerous job.

Conversation

Use the following questions as a guideline to form an interesting conversation with your tutor. Feel free to diverge from these suggestions if anything interesting comes up.

  1. What’s your job title? Describe your job.
  2. Would you rather have a well paying job or a satisfying job? Why?
  3. What did you want to be when you were a child? (For example – I wanted to be a fireman)
  4. Tell me 3 jobs you would like to do.
  5. Tell me 3 jobs you wound not like to do.
  6. What is your dream job?
  7. Do you like to interview for jobs? Why or why not?
  8. Would you rather work inside or outside? Why?
  9. Do you like to travel for work? Why or why not?
  10. Do you plan to have the same job until you can retire? Why or why not?

Wrap-up

Go over any new expressions or vocabulary that you learned today.

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