Why Do We Work?

Conversational English

Conversation 1

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.

A: Tiring?

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.

Conversation 2

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.

Some Jobs

  • 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?

Sample Sentences

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?

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