Everyday English for ESL kids

Talking about People's Jobs


lessons for kids learning everyday English expressions


Learn English through pictures, sounds and sentence examples! In this lesson you will learn some useful phrases for talking about jobs.


Kinds of jobs

There are many different kinds of jobs that people do.
How many jobs can you name in English? Can you describe them?

Here are some examples.

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Learn English through pictures

I am a cook. I prepare food.

English resources for teachers
English expressions in pictures

I am a doctor. I help sick people.

English learning resources
English resources: expressions

I am a policeman. I catch thieves.

ESL teaching resources
Resources for teaching English to kids

I am a farmer. I grow food.

Practise your English!

Look at the picture below and read the clues. Can you name these jobs? Click on the question mark for the answer.

Everyday expressions

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Somebody who drives a vehicle.

driver


Somebody who drives a vehicle.

English expressions: jobs

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Somebody who helps doctors.

nurse


Somebody who helps doctors.

Fun exercises for kids learning English

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Somebody who delivers mail.

postman


Somebody who delivers mail.

Fun activities for kids learning English

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Somebody who puts out fires.

fireman


Somebody who puts out fires.

Jobs vocabulary

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Somebody who helps sick animals.

vet


Somebody who helps sick animals.

Riddles for kids

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Somebody who flies in a spaceship.

astronaut


Somebody who flies in a spaceship.

English resources: jobs

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Somebody who acts in a play or film.

actor


Somebody who acts in a play or film.

Resources for teaching English

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Somebody who gives students homework.

teacher


Somebody who gives students homework.

Occupations vocabulary

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Somebody who serves food and drinks.

waiter


Somebody who serves food and drinks.

Riddle puzzles for kids

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Somebody who uses a microscope and does research.

scientist


Somebody who uses a microscope and does research.

English resources: occupations

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Somebody who uses tools and fixes cars.

mechanic


Somebody who uses tools and fixes cars.

Jobs. Learning resources

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Somebody who creates works of art.

artist


Somebody who creates works of art.


Asking about jobs

People work in different places, use different tools, do different jobs. They help each other by offering goods and services.

To find out what someone's job is, you can ask:

Learn English in a fun way
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English lessons online

Greengo meets a pirate.

Hi! What's your job?

English resources for ESL teachers
English expressions: lessons for ESL kids

Greengo meets a cowboy.

What do you do?

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Greengo meets a wizard.

Where do you work?

Basic English expressions through sounds
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Greengo meets a king.

What do you do for a living?


Games for learning English

Wordies know a lot of job games to practise English! These games are fun and easy, and you can play them at home, at school, anywhere!

Here are some ideas.

Games for learning English
Everyday English: lessons for ESL kids

Greengo's game

When I grow up, I want to be a fireman. What do you want to be?

English expressions: resources for teachers

Rosie's game

What is my job? Can you guess?
I teach students, who am I?

Basic English for kids: learning resources

Goldie's game

Look around and try to find ...
somebody who uses tools and fixes cars.

ESL teaching materials

Blue-Blue's game

Jobs, jobs to do! There's one that's right for you. Be a doctor!

Now you have to mime a doctor, e.g. checking a pulse.