Why Do We Work?
A: Where do you work, Jessica?
J: I work at Pizza Real Restaurant.
A: Oh, really? What do you do there?
J: I’m a waitress. I serve food.
J: Yes, it is a tiring job, but I like it. And what do you do?
A: I am a student and I have a part-time job.
J: Where do you work, then?
A: In a tourism agency in Madrid.
D: Do you usually come to the training in the afternoon?
J: Yes, I do.
D: What time do you go to work, then?
J: I start my work at 9:00 p.m.
D: Oh, that’s too late. When do you get home at night?
J: I don’t get home at night because I work till morning.
D: Oh, you start at 9 and finish at…
J: I finish at 5. Totally I work 8 hours.
D: What do you do, exactly?
J: I’m a guard in a company. I keep the goods safe till morning.
D: Do you like your job?
J: Hmm, it is a bit tiring to be awake at night, but I like my job because I have a lot of things to do in the daytime.
- a chef
- a carpenter
- a nurse
- a dancer
- a lumberjack
- a cowboy
- a fisherman
- a receptionist
- a taxi driver
- a flight attendant
- a construction worker
- a teacher
- a salesman / woman – A salesperson
- a doctor
- a tailor
- a company director
- a musician
- a pilot
- a server
- a singer
- a tour guide
- a Web-site designer
- a director
Some Questions About Jobs
Is your job dangerous?
Which job do you think is the easiest to do?
Which jobs are the most difficult in your opinion?
A salesperson sells clothes in a department store.
A chef cooks food in a restaurant.
A carpenter builds houses for a construction company.
A doctor cures patients in a hospital.
A nurse cares for patients in a hospital.
Why Do You Need a Job?
1. I am 22 now and I don’t have a job at the moment. I graduated from the English Teaching Department this year, and I want to work in a primary school as an English teacher. I need to earn some money because I’d like to go on a world tour with the group from my school.
2. I don’t have time, but I urgently need a job because I am in the 4th grade at the university, and it is very expensive this year. I study Maths. I have class every weekday from 10 to 3. So, I can work in restaurants or agencies. I don’t have any experience, but I can learn. I speak 3 languages. I think this can help me find a job easily.
Why Do We Work?
- to save money
- to earn money for college
- to buy a house
- to buy a car
- to go out on the weekend
- to meet our expenses
Work and Questions
What do you do?
How do you like your job?
How do you like your college?
What do you do after work / school?