Speaking Practice: Jobs & Occupations

Practice speaking English by asking and answering these questions about jobs and occupations with your tutor.

Conversation Practice Questions

  1. What was your dream job when you were a child?

  2. Is it the same as what you are doing now?

  3. How long have you been at your current job?

  4. Did you need to study for your job?

  5. Can you talk about what a typical day at your current job is like?

  6. What three adjectives would you use to describe yourself as an employee?

  7. Can you describe some of the people that you work with?

  8. Do you ever work overtime?

  9. At what age do people usually begin to work in your country?

  10. At what age do people usually retire in your country?

  11. What is the minimum wage in your country?

  12. Do you think it is a fair pay rate?

  13. Do you think it is more important to make a lot of money or to enjoy your job?

  14. Do you think your company is well run?

  15. Have you ever been promoted?

  16. How long do you plan to continue working where you are?

  17. How old were you when you got your first job?

  18. If you could own your own business, what would it be?

  19. If you had to choose between a satisfying job and a well-paid one, which would you choose?

  20. Is it common for men and women to have the same jobs in your country?

  21. Is it easy to find a job in your country?

  22. Name three occupations that you could do.

  23. Name three occupations that you could never do?

  24. What are some jobs that you think would be boring?

  25. What are some jobs that you think would be fun?

  26. What influenced your choice of job? (Why did you choose your job?)

  27. Have you ever done any volunteer work?

  28. Have you made any plans for your retirement?

  29. At what age do you think you will retire?

  30. Do you see any unfair labour practices in your country's workforce?

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