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Walk ‘n’ Talk Essentials #10 – Learn how to talk about jobs in English. Tell me, what do you do?

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Do you work? What is your job? In this episode, you will learn how to talk about your job and how to ask people about their jobs using do and does in conversations.  Enjoy this lesson by Taylah Martin, teacher from Fluency Academy!‍ The Dialogue:‍ ‍A:  So, what do you do? B: I work in […]

Do you work? What is your job? In this episode, you will learn how to talk about your job and how to ask people about their jobs using do and does in conversations.  Enjoy this lesson by Taylah Martin, teacher from Fluency Academy!

The Dialogue:

A:  So, what do you do?
B: I work in a bookshop.
A: Do you enjoy it?  
B: It’s ok!  
A: And your husband, what does he do? 
B: He is a teacher!
A: Oh nice, what does he teach?
B: Science!
A: Does he like it?
B: He loves it! 

Vocabulary Expansion:

Do you 
When you want to talk about routine, things that happen every day, every week, every month or things that are true all the time (like your job!), you use what is called the “present simple”! To ask questions in the present simple, you just need to add “do” before the subject in the sentence, it’s quite simple, take a look at some examples: 

What do you do?
Do they like pizza?
Do we need to study?

When the subject is a he, she or it, the “do” changes to “does” in those questions:

What does he do?
Does he like pizza?
Does she need to study?

What do you do?
This is the most common way of asking what a person’s job is, but it’s not the only one! Check out these sentences that ask the same thing:

What do you do?
What do you do for a living?
What do you work with?
What is your field of work?
What do you do for work?

He is a teacher
As you heard in the dialogue, you can use simple, short sentences to talk about your job, but it is important to remember that we use “a” or “an” before the profession in the sentence. Let’s take a look at some examples:

He is a teacher.
I am a salesperson.
She is an engineer.
He is a pharmacist.
I am a dentist.

We hope this content was helpful and that you enjoyed the episode! Don’t forget that you can listen to it as many times as you want and that the more you practice, the more confident you will feel. See you next time!

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