Listen to five different people talking about their jobs and do the exercises to practise and improve your listening skills.

Instructions

Do the preparation exercise before you listen. Then do the other exercises to check your understanding.

Preparation

Do this exercise before you listen.

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Transcript

A
I work on Saturdays and in the school holidays. Saturdays are busy because that’s when everyone goes shopping. Our shop sells clothes and accessories for men, women and children. I work in the children’s department. It can be crazy sometimes, but it’s fun.

B
I work during my summer holidays when I’m not at university. Oxford has thousands of tourists in the summer, so it’s easy to find a job as a tour guide. I take tourists to visit the university colleges and then we go down to the river. We go along the river on a boat. The tourists love the boat trip, but last summer one tourist fell in the river! I love meeting people from all over the world.

C
I like my job, but lots of people don’t like coming to see me because they hate dentists. Sometimes it’s very hard work, but it’s great to help people when they have a problem. It’s so important to look after your teeth.

D
My job is very difficult, but I like it because I love flying. I fly planes that take people to different places on holiday. Most of the time I fly in Europe to places like Spain, Greece and Italy. The most difficult thing about my job is when the weather is bad. Snow and thunderstorms are the worst. The best thing is visiting different places.

E
I work in a hospital in the city centre. It’s a very big hospital. I help the doctors with the patients. I give them their medicine and look after them when they feel ill. I love my job but I don’t like the uniform and sometimes I have to work at night.

Discussion

What job would you like when you are older?

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Submitted by Turtle08 on Sun, 08/28/2022 - 15:40

I'd like to be an astronaut when I'm older, because I'd like to go on the Moon and Mars.

Submitted by Baldbanana on Tue, 07/05/2022 - 10:30

I'd like to be a data engineer or data scientist or something like that, because they're demanded and because I don't know what I'd like to do in the future.
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Submitted by FlowerQueen on Sat, 06/11/2022 - 13:24

When I was about three years old, I wanted to be a princess :D And when I was four, I loved drawing and painting so I wanted to be an artist. And since I'm six years old, I love reading books and writing my own stories, so I want to be an author. But I want to become famous too, so maybe I'm going to be an actress, a singer or an idol/influencer (I don't know the right word..) If I can't be one of those things, I want to try fashion photographer.

Submitted by Edaa on Wed, 06/08/2022 - 06:00

when i get old i wouldn't want a job i would like to go to bed what will i do.

Submitted by 01Aras on Tue, 06/07/2022 - 11:15

I would love to be a programmer 'Cause that's my biggest dream
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Submitted by InEnglishPlease on Sat, 10/30/2021 - 12:09

I would like to become a author, than I can write books. I love writing books and other stories!!!!

Submitted by Nooname on Sat, 01/16/2021 - 11:41

I want to be happy

Submitted by hermione123 on Wed, 05/05/2021 - 00:55

Everybody does want to be happy ;D

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Submitted by Kostantinus on Tue, 01/12/2021 - 13:21

I want to be a programmer, because it is interesting to manage some tasks.
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Submitted by rafaelyeshua on Sun, 12/20/2020 - 18:07

i would like to be scientist or astronomon or medic

Submitted by altair28 on Tue, 10/20/2020 - 01:40

i loved to be a fashion designer, change the fashion world
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Submitted by Xuka on Sun, 08/23/2020 - 16:09

I would like to become an engineer when I am older. I am good at natural science subjects, such as Math, Physics, Chemistry... and I always try my best to get excellent marks for these subjects. I read a lot of applied science and know that engineers apply math and science knowledge to create new manufacturing methods and develop new processes. These are very important to develop advanced sciences like robots and AI. I believe that my dream will be the truth.

Submitted by pln on Thu, 08/20/2020 - 09:45

when ı grow up, ı wanna be a translator and learn different languages. then ı definitely wanna go abroad and live there. in this way ı can explore new cultures and people

Submitted by KJs on Fri, 06/26/2020 - 13:21

I want to be a nersery teacher because I like kids.

Submitted by KJs on Fri, 06/26/2020 - 12:32

I’m interested in science jobs.But I don’t decided a job yet.

Submitted by KJs on Fri, 06/26/2020 - 12:23

I want to be a teacher someday because I like teaching kids.
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Submitted by DIGIOTANIMES on Thu, 06/18/2020 - 17:06

I am currently preparing to be able to do this job. I am an otaku. I am already doing my first anime and I am going to publish it and be a mangaka.

Submitted by tiomich23 on Thu, 06/04/2020 - 10:11

I’d like to be a pilot or a doctor

Submitted by Kostyabs on Tue, 04/21/2020 - 11:06

In the future, I want to become an English teacher,because I want to teach people.

Submitted by lernerstud on Sun, 04/05/2020 - 11:38

I want to become pilot. It's one of the most exiting and appreciated jobs. Flying in clouds, traveling around the world, meeting different people, pilots live with the best life , but their job is also difficult.

Submitted by Luiss on Thu, 03/26/2020 - 18:27

I found the audio very interesting because it makes you aware of the likes and experiences of employees in their jobs, why they like or dislike their jobs and the difficulties they have. Luis Enrique Z

Submitted by LuisCast on Sun, 02/16/2020 - 15:32

Hello everyone, I would be like a creative director from an advertising agence, it would be wonderful to see in a future my job in an ad while I walking in the street or see an ad comercial on the T.V. Today I´m studing marketing in the university, I hope to do mi goals.
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Submitted by Tina - Coordinator on Wed, 02/19/2020 - 09:05

Dear LuisCast,
Thanks for your comments on LearnEnglish Teens. This website is specially for teenagers aged 13-17 years old but it sounds like you may be older than that. You are welcome to keep on using LearnEnglish Teens but if you are over 17, please do NOT post any more comments as we must keep this strictly for teenagers to interact with each other.
Best wishes,
Tina (LearnEnglish Teens team)

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Submitted by Raysan on Wed, 09/18/2019 - 15:02

I want to be a great and talkative traveller because I want to travel to many countries in the world and have a lot of new foreign friend.

Submitted by Thu on Fri, 07/12/2019 - 07:34

When I was a young kid, I wanted to be a singer, but I prefer Idol, their cool and very famous. But I a bit fat and dance is not too good, I just can sing, and now I'm thinking about the cast. When I pretend to cry, I tried many times, but my tears just flowed out on the right eye. So I will be a singer. My teacher was my class this question, and they just want to be a doctor but I already know it's all fake. One time, my classmate ask me like that, and I say I want to be BILLIONAIRE WIFE. That will be very great. : >

Submitted by wonderland123 on Mon, 04/15/2019 - 07:40

I would like to work as car mechanic.

Submitted by lequangtri on Fri, 03/15/2019 - 13:20

I would like to be a pilot. I love flying in the sky.

Submitted by vy08 on Tue, 03/12/2019 - 13:23

happy

Submitted by BritishPinguin on Wed, 02/06/2019 - 13:30

Hotel manager. But good site i really need to learn English.
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Submitted by khanhlinh92004 on Thu, 07/19/2018 - 09:23

I want to be a successful businesswoman.

Submitted by aigle on Wed, 02/14/2018 - 18:01

I would like to be a movie actress, otherwise a photograph maybe!
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Submitted by Ahjeen on Wed, 02/07/2018 - 07:35

I would love to be a best selling author.
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Submitted by bilko on Mon, 01/29/2018 - 18:26

I want to be a doctor. Because I would like to be helpful for patients especially for children. (^_^)
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Submitted by Ken on Mon, 01/08/2018 - 07:57

I want to be a detective! But people say I'm not suited for the job... Why!? \\\٩(`ω´٩ꐦ)////
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Submitted by thonganle on Mon, 01/01/2018 - 16:07

I would like to be an tourist guide because i love traveling all around the world

Submitted by phuong (not verified) on Fri, 09/04/2015 - 07:38

My dream job is to work as a tour guide. Because I love travelling. When I travelling, i can discover custom of new place, new culture. It make me love and understand more nature and people where i visit. I love meeting people from all over the world.
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