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All about jobs


Routine – обычный порядок, общепринятая практика, определённый режим
Employment – служба, занятие, работа
Slavery – тяжёлый труд, неволя, рабство, рабская зависимость
Application – заявление, форма заявления
Benefit – выгода, польза, прибыль, преимущество
Deduction – вычет, удержание, снижение, сокращение
Occupation – занятие, дело 
Apprenticeship – обучение, учение, ученичество
CV (curriculum vitae) – резюме
To apply for a job – подавать заявление о приёме на работу
To fire somebody – уволить кого-то
To dismiss – распускать, увольнять
To quit – уволиться с работы
To sweat blood – работать до изнеможения
To crack the whip – подстрекать к дальнейшим действиям (усилиям, поступкам)
To snow under – заваливать работой
To run a firm – владеть фирмой
To be on the dole – получать пособие по безработице
Gross wages – заработная плата до удержания налогов
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) – налоговое управление

1. Slavery – the state of being a slave.
2. Employment – the state of having paid work.
3. Occupation – a job or profession.
4. CV (curriculum vitae) – résumé.
5. To quit – resign from (a job).
6. She's going to fall for him, she's been snowed under.
7. So many days are routine and uninteresting, especially in winter.
8. Did you benefit from your holiday?
9. He filed an application to be admitted to the intensive course.
10. Our employer makes a deduction from our salary for the income tax.


Hello my name's Andrew, I'm a teacher with the EnglishDom.com. Good day to you all and I'm here today to talk about a subject with regards to jobs.

What are jobs? Well, jobs can actually be many things. Jobs can be work around the house, tasks you have to perform or maybe it's day to day routine of getting up at 8 in the morning and starting work at 9 o'clock and finishing at 6 o'clock. This would be employment.

Jobs, work, employment, tasks. All pretty much the same things, all make you swear blood, but that's an idiom we will talk about in a few minutes, so if you're employed at the moment, count your lucky stars, because there is a crisis on. Anyway, we will move on and there are a few idioms that are actually attached to working, one of them is sweating blood. You should never sweat blood, it's just an idiom, it's just a saying, it means that you're working very very very hard. The next one is cracking the whip. If your boss cracks the whip, it means that he is putting under a lot of pressure and you don't like your boss, and a whip is a thing about this long and it makes a sound like ..... The boss keeps hitting you with it, but it's an imaginary whip, not a real one. The next one is probably, to be snowed under. I'm snowed under with work at the moment. This means, you can imagine, lots of snow in top of you, but the snow is actually work, so you're like this and you're just been pushed down by lots of paperwork and lots of work and you're not really enjoying your life and that's basically all I've got to say about work. Work takes over, maybe 75–80% of your life and you're so thankful when these holidays come by. I quite like my job, I'm having a good time in life.

Thank you very much, that's all I've got to say on the subject of jobs, work, employment, whatever you want to call it. Slavery maybe.

Thank you very much, my name is Andrew. Feel English and feel free.





He who undertakes too many jobs does none.


If a job is worth doing, it's worth doing well.


A good rest is half the job.


A blonde, wanting to earn some money, decided to hire herself out as a handyman-type and started canvassing a wealthy neighborhood. She went to the front door of the first house and asked the owner if he had any jobs for her to do.
"Well, you can paint my porch. How much will you charge?
The blonde said, "How about 50 dollars?"
The man agreed and told her that the paint and ladders she would need were in the garage.
The man's wife, inside the house, heard the conversation and said to her husband, "Does she realize that the porch goes all the way around the house?"
The man replied, "She should. She was standing on the porch."
A short time later, the blonde came to the door to collect her money.
"You're finished already?" he asked.
"Yes," the blonde answered, "and I had paint left over, so I gave it two coats."
Impressed, the man reached in his pocket for the $50. "And by the way," the blonde added, "that's not a Porch, it's a Ferrari."

List of questions for discussion

1. What kind of jobs have you had (part-time and full-time)?
2. Are there many good job vacancies for you in your country?
3. What is your dream job?
4. What jobs do you do at home?
5. Are there jobs that are only for women or only for men?
6. How many jobs do you think you’ll have in your life?
7. Are there any jobs you would refuse to do, regardless of the pay?
8. What do you think the job of being an English teacher is like?
9. Who has the best job in the world? Why do you think so?
10. What is the most paid job in the world?
11. What profession did you dream about when you were a child? Did your dream come true?
12. What kinds of jobs interest you most and least?
13. What are the toughest jobs in the world?
14. Is being a housewife a job? Should women get paid for this?
15. What’s the best way to pass job interviews?

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