Unit 8 – Jobs – Occupations English Lesson


Unit 8: Jobs - My father is a doctor.


  • Teach ESL/EFL young learners how to talk about what their parents do for a living.
  • Teach the most common jobs and occupations vocabulary in this English lesson.
  • Practice the third person singular using ‘he/she’ and the change in verb form to include an ‘s’.

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 student’s score is recorded in the Learning Management System (LMS). This game can only be played on a PC, not mobile devices.

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 - Occupations'. Every worksheet comes with an answer sheet on the second page for educators.

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Lesson Story:

Freddie and Lisa are in Bob’s house where a photo of Bob’s family hangs on the wall. The photo sparks a conversation on what occupations their parents are in.


Key Sentences

  • Jobs – doctor, dentist, nurse, police officer, firefighter, teacher, farmer
  • Verbs – do, does, take care, takes care, look after, looks after
  • What does your father do?
  • He is a dentist.
  • He takes care of our teeth.
  • My father is a doctor.
  • He looks after sick people.
  • My mother is a nurse.

This lesson is part of the Starter 2 English course for absolute beginners.

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