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A Double Life
1. What do you do?
I’m an artist. I draw and paint pictures for magazines, books, CD covers – all kinds of things.
2. Where do you work?
I work at home. I have a room just for working in.
3. How many hours do you work?
I normally work about eight hours a day, from 9.30 to 5.30. Sometimes I work again in the evenings or at weekends, when I’m in a hurry to finish a picture.
4. Do you earn a lot of money?
It depends. I earn from about £250 to £3,000 for a picture. Sometimes I have a lot of work but sometimes I don’t. That’s a problem. And I don’t have paid holidays.
5. Do you like your job? Why?
Yes. I love it, because every day is different, and I like using my imagination.
6. What don’t you like about your job?
It’s stressful when I need to work fast and the ideas don’t come. And sometimes it’s lonely when you don’t work with other people.
7. How do you relax after work?
I play the bass in a band called International Airport. We play at weekends in pubs and clubs.
Look at Annabel’s pictures. How many of these jobs can you name in English?
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1. [р] Paul’s a politician.
2. [f] Phil’s a fantastic footballer.
3. [tʃ] Charles teaches Chinese.
4. [dʒ] Jim and George are journalists.
5. [j] Are you a student?
6. [ŋ] A singer sings songs.
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Where do you work…?
- in an office
- at home
- in a factory
- in a hospital
When do you work…?
- in the morning
- in the afternoon
- in the evening
How do you work…?
- with your hands
- with a computer
- with other people
- have special qualifications
- speak any languages
- earn a lot of money
- write letters or e-mails
- wear a uniform