jobs conversation questions for English learning

25 jobs conversation questions

Jobs conversation questions

Questions about employment for speaking classes.

The 16 jobs in the picture from left to right are – carpenter, artist, flight attendant, painter, veterinarian, firefighter, pilot, chef, farmer, architect, cleaner, businessman, waiter, doctor, builder, and musician.

The difficult vocabulary on this worksheet includes – fired, laid off, well-paid, badly-paid, long hours, retire, manual labour, benefits, self-employed and, entire.

The jobs conversation questions are –

Do you have a job? Would you like to have a job?

What jobs do people in your family do?

What do you think are the best and worst jobs in the world?

What jobs do you think are exciting? What jobs are dangerous?

Have you ever had a part-time job? What was it?

Have you ever been fired or laid off? Why did it happen?

Would you prefer to work indoors or outdoors?

What jobs are well-paid and badly paid in your country?

Do your parents have a say in what job you choose?

In what jobs do people wear a uniform?

What jobs are usually only for women? What jobs are mostly for men?

What jobs require people to work long hours?

How long would you need to study to get your dream job?

Is it difficult to get a good job in your home country?

Do you think being a housewife or househusband is a job?

At what age do you expect to retire? What will you do then?

Have you ever done manual labour? What did you do?

What job do you expect to be doing in 10 years’ time?

What is the best way to find a job where you live?

Would you like to take a job overseas? In what country?

What are some of the benefits of working at home?

Do you think you will ever be self-employed?

What jobs are dirty? What jobs are easy?

Is it common for people in your country to have 1 job for their entire life?

An artisian in a workshop
Related job idioms

If you do a hatchet job on somebody, you attack them to destroy or hurt there reputation. This is usually done through the media or social media.

If you get a cushy job, it is very easy, usually fun and doesn’t require much effort at all.

If a person says they are between jobs, they are saying they currently don’t have one.

Odd jobs are small tasks or chores that don’t take a lot of time. You might stay home to do odd jobs around the house on a Sunday such as fixing and cleaning things. Alternatively a tradesman might do odd jobs around his/her town. This would be small pieces of work that only take a few hours or so.

Follow-up jobs activities

For further activities check out the jobs puzzles. They are a good way of reinforcing job vocabulary. There are also the jobs vocabulary worksheets to help students learn the names of different occupations.

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