1. Read the definitions and complete the puzzle.
1 helps people to look after their teeth.
2 writes computer software.
3 flies an aeroplanes.
4 often looks after cows and other animals.
5 cuts people’s hair.
6 helps people who are injured or ill in an emergency.
7 trains a person or team to make them better at a sport.
8 deals with people who arrive at a hotel, an office, etc.
9 designs and builds road, bridges, machines, etc.
10 helps people when they buy a house or have a legal problem.
11 designs buildings.
12 helps people to choose a holiday.
13 cleans people’s offices, houses, etc.
14 brings food and drink to tables in a restaurant or café.
What is the secret job? ______________
1 dentist 2 programmer 3 pilot 4 farmer
5 hairdresser 6 paramedic 7 sports coach
8 receptionist 9 engineer 10 solicitor 11 architect
12 travel agent 13 cleaner 14 waiter
Secret word : sales assistant
2. Complete the work activities with the words below. Use each word or phrase only once.
alone children a computer customers your feet
five hours indoors a lot a lot of money outdoors
the phone phone calls the public a team a uniform
1 travel ______________
2 be on ______________
3 serve ______________
4 work ______________
5 wear ______________
6 deal with ______________
7 be part of ______________
8 work nine-to-______________
9 work long ______________
10 make ______________
11 answer ______________
12 work with ______________
13 earn ______________
14 use ______________
1 travel a lot 2 be on your feet 3 serve customers
4 work alone / indoors / outdoors 5 wear a uniform
6 deal with the public 7 be part of a team
8 work nine-to-five 9 work long hours
10 make phone calls 11 answer the phone
12 work with children 13 earn a lot 14 use a computer
3. Complete the adjectives for describing jobs with a, e, i, o, u and y. Then use them to complete the table.
1 ch a ll e ng i ng
9 w__ ll p__d
2 badly paid 3 creative 4 repetitive 5 rewarding
6 stressful 7 tiring 8 varied 9 well paid
Positive : creative, rewarding, well-paid, varied
Negative : badly-paid, repetitive, stressful, tiring
4. Listen to three people talking about their jobs. What are the jobs? Choose two adjectives from exercise 3 which you think best describe each job.
1 receptionist; varied, tiring
2 architect; creative, well-paid
3 cleaner; repetitive, badly-paid
4 programmer; challenging, rewarding
I work as a receptionist in a hotel. The job is OK. There are lots of different things I have to do, like deal with the public, check guests in and out, answer the phone, use a computer, and so on. So every day is different. The problem is, I have to work long hours, sometimes at night, so I’m absolutely exhausted when I go home.
I’m an architect. I finished college last year and this is first job. I love designing houses, creating something beautiful for people. I love working in a team and the other people in the office are great. But we all work very long hours. Luckily, I get quite a lot of money so it’s worth it!
I’m from Senegal and I work as a cleaner. I’m on feet all day, but I don’t mind because I’m fit and strong and the work isn’t too hard. But I have to clean the same offices every day, six days a week. The same offices! That’s very boring. And I only get about £7 an hour, which isn’t much at all. Britain is expensive and it’s difficult to live on so little money.
I’m a programmer. I work for a software company in London. I love job. I often have to solve quite difficult problems, which is difficult, and takes a lot of time, but I really enjoy it. I love the feeling at the end of the day when I have solved a really difficult problem.
1. Match the jobs with the statements.
architect cleaner dentist paramedic pilot
receptionist sales assistant sports coach travel agent
1 ‘I design beautiful houses and large buildings.’ ________
2 ‘I greet people when they first come into our offices.’ ________
3 ‘I wash and vacuum floors, take out the rubbish and keep things tidy.’ ________
4 ‘I can help you find the right clothes to suit you.’ ________
5 ‘I think that being in charge of an aeroplane full of people can be stressful, but I love job.’ __ _____
6 ‘I do everything I can to help the players on football team succeed.’ ________
7 ‘I need to stay calm in emergencies and do everything I can to help people who are hurt.’ __ _____
8 ‘Strong teeth are important to your health – and job is to look after them.’ ________
9 ‘I help people to find just the right holiday for them.’ ________
1 architect 2 receptionist 3 cleaner 4 sales assistant
5 pilot 6 sports coach 7 paramedic 8 dentist
9 travel agent
2. Complete the sentences with the words below.
badly-paid creative repetitive rewarding
stressful tiring well-paid
1 job as a solicitor is so ________. that I can’t always relax after work.
2 I am so ________. that I don’t have enough money to go out with friends.
3 As a hairdresser, I’m on feet all day. It’s really ________.!
4 I work on the same machine in a factory every day, and it becomes very ________.
5 It’s very ________. to be a teacher and see students improve every day.
6 You might think a musician’s work is always ________, but there is a lot of repetition too.
7 Bankers are usually very ________, and some people think they earn too much money.
1 stressful 2 badly-paid 3 tiring 4 repetitive
5 rewarding 6 creative 7 well-paid
3. Complete the sentences with the words below.
answer deal earn (x2) on feet travel wear work
1 I am an international businesswoman. I’m almost never at home because I ________. a lot. I don’t mind, though, because I ________. a lot of money.
2 As a receptionist, I ________. the phones and ________. with the public.
3 I’m a doorman in a hotel, so I have to ________. a uniform, and I ________. long hours.
4 I am a cook in a fast-food restaurant, so I’m ________. all day. I don’t ________. a lot, but I enjoy the job.
1 travel, earn 2 answer, deal 3 wear, work
4 on feet, earn
4. Match the jobs below with definitions 1-9.
builder estate agent groundskeeper journalist
photographer pizza delivery man police officer
stunt performer video game developer
1 helps people buy and sell houses. ________.
2 constructs houses and other buildings. ________.
3 writes about current events for the media. ________.
4 takes care of a big outdoor area such as a football pitch. ________.
5 performs difficult physical tricks for films and TV. ________.
6 takes pictures with a camera. ________.
7 makes sure people follow the law. ________.
8 design fun digital entertainment. ________.
9 takes a type of fast food to people’s houses. ________.
1 estate agent 2 builder 3 journalist
4 groundskeeper 5 stunt performer 6 photographer
7 police officer 8 video game developer
9 pizza delivery man / woman
5. Complete the text with the words below.
have join looking for offer noticed sent in take
No one likes 1 _____. a job, but when you’re unemployed, that’s all you can do. This is second experience of unemployment in ten years. A lot of things were different the first time. Then, when I 2 _____. an interesting advertisement in the paper or online, I completed and 3 _____. an application. Then I waited. Nowadays, I ‘network’. I use social media to tell people in good companies what I can do. They don’t usually 4 _____. me a job, but they often know about available jobs. I always explain that I want to 5 _____. a team and that I rarely 6 _____. a day off sick. I mention the fact that I 7 _____. a degree in English. I usually say that I’m flexible and a team player, and this seems to help a lot.
1 looking for 2 noticed 3 sent in 4 offer 5 join
6 take 7 have