Lesson 30: Jobs



Practice by reading the dialogue with your tutor. After you are done, switch roles and do it again! πŸ“˜

  • K: Can you speak English?
  • D: Yes, I can. If I practice, I could speak better.
  • K: We could practice English together if you like.
  • D: Sure! Could we practice on Monday?




Using the verbs “can” and “could”Β πŸ“˜

Read the diagram out loud with your tutor.

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Go over the vocabulary below with your tutor.





Make a sentence using the words. You can use the picture above with can and could. πŸ“˜

  • Ask for permission in a more polite way. salt, pass, you, the, could

Could you pass the salt?

  • Make a sentence using cannot (not allowed). cannot,Β drink, coffee, you, now ________________________________.
  • Make a suggestion. What do you want to do? go, if, could, we, you, bowling, like Β ____________________________________________.
  • Request something in an informal way. loan, five, can, me, you, dollars __________________________________________________.
  • A general ability in the past. could, he, five, run, kilometers, before _______________________________________________.




Fill in the blank with “can” or “could.”Β πŸ“˜

  • When I was eighteen years old, I could eat a lot of food.
  • He _______ cook good.
  • ________ we take a break please? (formal)
  • If we hurry, we __________ catch the bus.
  • ________ I help you make the bed?



Fill in the blank with the job described.

  • Person who helps the doctor ________________
  • Person who puts out fires ___________________
  • Person who catches criminals __________________
  • Person who designs buildings ________________
  • Person who writes books ___________________


Discussion Questions

  • What is your job? Do you like it?
  • What did you want to be when you were a child?
  • If money was not an issue, what job would you like?
  • What did your parents do for a living? Did they like it?
  • What do you think makes a person like their job?




(Image source: 1.Β http://image.slidesharecdn.com/inglesgrupo-151227065204/95/zero-conditional-2-638.jpg?cb=1451199135, 2.Β http://www.slideshare.net/yanierpreciadohurtado/zero-conditional-63890374)

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