Group lessons|Adults|El|U1|7. An artist and a musician

Look at the answers. What are the questions?

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  • I’m a teacher.
  • I work for Skyeng school.
  • I work 8 hours a day.
  • Yes, I do. I like it very much.

Look at the photos of Annabel

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Do you think she’s a professional artist or a professional musician?

Read and listen to the interview and match the questions with their answers


A Double Life

Look at the phrases from the text and match them to the definitions. Use the text to help you

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Read the text. Pay attention to the pronunciation

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?


Listen and repeat the words

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Wordlist

1. actor
2. builder
3. doctor
4. engineer
5. football player
6. hairdresser
7. housewife
8. journalist
9. lawyer
10. bank manager
11. musician
12. nurse
13. pilot
14. police officer
15. politician
16. receptionist
17. secretary
18. shop assistant
19. student
20. waiter

Write the words



Look at the questions and the answers. How do you say them in your language?

1. What do you do?

a) I’m a musician.
b) I’m an engineer.
c) I’m unemployed.

2. What do you do?

a) I work for a French company.
b) I work in a shop.

3. What do you do?

a) I’m at school.
b) I’m at university.


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Complete with a, an or nothing

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Listen and repeat the sentences. Copy the rhythm.

Listen and repeat the words and consonant sounds

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Practise saying the sentences


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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Listen to a radio programme called «Guess my job». Three people guess a person’s job. Cross out the ten questions they ask. You may choose more than one option in a group


There are extra words in the sentences. Click on them to strike them out






Listen again. What does the person answer? Choose Yes, No or It depends after each question.



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Play the game


Where do you work…?

  • inside
  • outside
  • 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

Do you…?

  • have special qualifications
  • speak any languages
  • earn a lot of money
  • drive
  • write letters or e-mails
  • wear a uniform

Look at the pictures. Write the question and the answer

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Choose an option and answer the questions:

I’d like to tell about …

  • What do you do?
  • Where do you work?
  • When do you usually work? How long is your working day?
  • Do you work with hands?
  • Do you have a paid holiday? When do you usually have it?
  • Do you have special qualifications?
  • Do you drive a car at work?
  • Do you wear a uniform?
  • Do you like your job? Why (not)?

  • What does he/she do?
  • Where and when does he/she work?
  • Does your friend work with people?
  • Does he/she have a paid holiday?
  • Does he/she have special qualifications?
  • Does he/she earn a lot?
  • Does he/she speak any languages at work?
  • Does your friend wear a uniform?
  • Does he/she like his/her job? Why (not)?

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