Talking about Occupations

Situation: Talking about Occupations

Here is a sample conversation talking about occupations in English.
See also:Free-English-Study: Talking about Occupations

A: What do you do for a living?

A: What is your occupation?

B: I’m a____(mechanic)___________.

A: A____(mechanic)_____________? That must be a lot of work.

B: It is. Every day I ___(fix)_____ ___(cars)______.

A: How interesting. How many___(cars)_____ do you __(fix)____?

B: I ___(fix)_____ about __(8)____ __(cars)____ every day.

Match the occupation with the daily activity.


  1. Mechanic
  2. Teacher
  3. Dentist
  4. Doctor/Nurse
  5. Journalist
  6. Fisherman
  7. Gardener
  8. Chef/Cook
  9. Fire fighter
  10. Photographer


  1. catch fish
  2. take pictures
  3. fix cars
  4. cook meals
  5. pull teeth
  6. plant flowers
  7. put out fires
  8. take care of patients
  9. teach classes
  10. write news stories


Use the occupations and activities to make conversations like the one above.

See also: Vocabulary: Occupations, A-K, Vocabulary: Occupations, L-Z

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