Unit 6: Jobs


  • In this lesson, children will learn to talk about what they want to be when they grow up.
  • The lesson will teach ESL/EFL young learners vocabulary on jobs and occupations.
  • This English lesson focuses on the expression ‘want to be’ for talking about future intentions.
  • It also teaches verbs for describing the roles people fill in different jobs.

Main Lesson Materials & Study Steps

jobs video lesson

1st –This cartoon animated video features a short dialogue, followed by vocabulary and sentence breakdown. It is essential for introducing the words, phrases, grammar, spelling and sentences of the lesson in context. Watch repeatedly to master the content. The video plays on any device.

jobs game

2nd – Then the student plays this fun game after watching the video, to practice the contents of the lesson. The game reviews key vocabulary, grammar and sentences from the lessons. This game can be played on any device.

jobs test

3rd – Finally the learner takes this test of the unit. The score of this test is captured in the LMS and gives educators an idea of how well their learner is doing. The test opens on any device – mobile & PC.

Worksheets for the Unit

The worksheets below are useful for offline and classroom activities. These printable exercises directly correlate with the above lesson 'Jobs'. Every worksheet comes with an answer sheet on the second page for educators.

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Lesson Story:

Freddie is at home when he notices smoke rising from Bob’s house. Mom orders Freddie to call the fire department. Firefighters arrive quickly to both to put out the fire. They also rescue Bob and Sally, who are trapped inside the house. Freddie phones Dad, who is a doctor, to come home and help. Mom is also a trained nurse, and her expertise comes in handy. Impressed by the timely intervention of the firefighters, a doctor, and a nurse, the children express their future job intentions.


jobs vocabulary, firefighter, police officer, postal worker, doctor, nurse, taxi driver, zookeeper, pilot, dentist, lawyer

Key Sentences/Grammar

  • When I grow up, I want to be a firefighter.
  • I want to be a doctor like your dad.
  • I want to be a nurse.

Want to be

  • want to be a doctor.
  • What do you want to be?

Job Description Verbs

  • What does a firefighter do?
  • A firefighter puts out fires.
  • A doctor takes care of sick people.

The verb ‘to want’ in 1st and 3rd person singular.

  • I want to be a doctor.
  • Sally wants to be a nurse.
  • She wants to be a nurse.

This lesson is part of the Level 2 English course.

Download Level 2 Course Manual