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N A M E : ________________________________

DATE: ____________________

WORK and JOBS
Question: What kind of job would you love to have? Why?  Complete the paragraph on the right with the words on the left.

My Job is Special!
For most people, a job means they get up at 7:00 am and drive to work by 8:30 or 9:00 am. Later, they have lunch at noon, and then they (1)______________ again at 1:00 pm. Finally, they (2)______________ at about 5:00 pm and then (3)______________ and have dinner with their family. That kind of job is okay for most people, but my job is (4)______________ and I love it! I’m a (5)___________________________ pilot. That means I don’t drive to work, I fly! In fact, I fly to many different (6)______________s in the world and I have friends in many countries. It’s not surprising, then, that my best friend

C D E F G K S

commercial airline destination exciting
adj. v. n.

n.

lives in Japan and we (7)______________ by e-mail – when I’m in Tokyo, he always invites me to have dinner with him and his family. Another good friend of mine lives in Brazil. Because I fly across many different (8)______________s, I sometimes go to bed at 2:00 am. At other times, I go to bed at 2:00 pm.

finish work go home v.

keep in touch kids
n. n. v.

phr.

That kind of (9)______________ isn’t easy. In addition, my job usually (10)______________s me from my wife and children. However, I think I have an (11)______________ job. And my (12)______________s think it’s great that I can say, “Hello” in eighteen different languages!

schedule separate special

adj. v.

start work

(about 200 words)

T

time zone

n.

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to ask someone to go somewhere or do something a company that owns and flies passenger airplanes to continue to talk to. destination 3. 4. or e-mail someone twelve o’clock in the daytime also any one of 24 areas in the world with its own time G. Most people who work get up early every day. time zone A. Discuss  Ask and answer the following questions with your classmates. 1. noon 7. The paragraph is about how to become a commercial airline pilot. © www. He usually goes to sleep at 2:00 am. invite 5. 6. His best friend lives in Brazil. His kids can say. write to. commercial airline 2. F. What job would you love to have? What are some good / bad things about having that job? Permission granted to reproduce for classroom use. Would you like to be a commercial airline pilot? Why? / Why not? 2. E.N A M E : ________________________________ DATE: ____________________ WORK and JOBS My Job is Special! Vocabulary Practice  Match the words on the left with the meanings on the right. 3. D.esltopics. keep in touch 6. in addition 4. 2. The man likes his job very much. Do you think that most people like their job? Why? / Why not? 3. 5. C. 1. “Hello” in eighteen different languages. a plan of doing things at certain times H. the place to which a person or thing is going How Much Do You Understand?  Write ‘T’ (True) or ‘F’ (False) next to each statement.com . schedule 8. 1. B.

Finally. they (1)_______ lunch at noon. (9)_______ I fly across many different time zones. © www. (4)_______ my job is special and I love it! I’m a commercial airline pilot. And my kids think it’s great that I can (12)_______. (A) So (B) And (C) But (D) Because 10.esltopics. I fly to many different destinations in the world and I have friends in (6)_______ countries. (A) he’s (B) he (C) his (D) him 9. For most people. Another good friend of mine lives in Brazil. (A) don’t drive (B) not drive (C) no drive (D) don’t driving 6. It’s not surprising. and then they start work again (2)_______ 1:00 pm. That kind of job is okay for most people. Later. “Hello” in eighteen different languages! 1. (A) to say (B) says (C) say (D) saying Permission granted to reproduce for classroom use. my job usually (11)_______ me from my wife and children. However. I think I have an exciting job. (A) they’re (B) they (C) them (D) their 4.com . then. I go to bed at 2:00 pm.N A M E : ________________________________ DATE: ____________________ WORK and JOBS My Job is Special! Grammar-in-Context  Complete the paragraph by circling the correct words. (A) living (B) is live (C) live (D) lives 8. That means I (5)_______ to work. he always invites me to have dinner with him and (8)_______ family. a job means they get up at 7:00 am and drive to work by 8:30 or 9:00 am. (A) many (B) any (C) much (D) a 7. I fly! In fact. At other times. (A) in (B) on (C) at (D) to 3. (A) had (B) have (C) has (D) are having 2. (10)_______ kind of schedule isn’t easy. (A) and (B) but (C) so (D) because 5. (A) Those (B) That (C) These (D) There 11. that my best friend (7)_______ in Japan and we keep in touch by e-mail – when I’m in Tokyo. I sometimes go to bed at 2:00 am. (A) separates (B) separate (C) separating (D) is separate 12. they finish work at about 5:00 pm and then go home and have dinner with (3)_______ family. In addition.

That _______ _______ _______ is okay for most _______. © www. _______. I fly! _______ _______.esltopics. _______ _______ . that my best friend _______ in Japan and we _______ _______ _______ by e-mail – when I’m in Tokyo. I go _______ _______ at 2:00 pm. For most people. And my kids think _______ _______ _______ I can _______. I _______ go to bed at 2:00 am. Another good _______ _______ _______ lives in Brazil. they _______ lunch at noon. “Hello” in _______ different _______! Permission granted to reproduce for classroom use.N A M E : ________________________________ DATE: ____________________ WORK and JOBS My Job is Special! Writing Practice 1  Listen to your teacher and complete the paragraph. It’s not surprising. they _______ _______ at about 5:00 pm and _______ _______ _______ and have dinner with _______ _______. Later. _______ my job is special and I love it! I’m a commercial airline _______. he _______ _______ me to _______ _______ with him and _______ _______. then. That means I _______ _______ to work. a job means they get up at 7:00 am and drive to work by 8:30 or 9:00 am. _______.com . _______ _______ _______. I think I have _______ _______ _______. I fly to many different _______ in the world and I have _______ in _______ _______. and then they _______ _______ again at 1:00 pm. _______ I fly _______ many _______ time zones. my job _______ separates _______ from my _______ and children. _______ kind of _______ _______ easy.

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Give reasons why you would like to have that job. _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ Permission granted to reproduce for classroom use. © www. Describe what kind of things a person with that kind of job does every day.com .esltopics.N A M E : ________________________________ DATE: ____________________ WORK and JOBS Writing Practice 2  DESCRIPTIVE Writing: Choose one of the eight jobs listed in the Classified Ads section (or think of a job you would like to have) and write a paragraph about it. OR  OPINION Writing: Write about one of the eight jobs in the Classified Ads section that you would most like to have (or choose another job not from the page).

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