Job and Career Vocabulary and Speaking Exercises

  • One of the main reasons students learn English is to improve their job and career prospects.
  • As a consequence, if a teacher has good materials and teaching techniques, students are very receptive to this topic.
  • However, this topic rapidly becomes quite difficult as there is a wide range of vocabulary used in job interviews and discussions of different aspects of jobs.  I have tried to include exercises aimed at mainly elementary to pre-intermediate levels.

10 jobs and careers vocabulary, language and speaking exercises

ESL reading comprehension & language worksheet for being fired or laid off (PDF)

Job interview dialogue cloze (PDF)

A collection of dialogs relating to jobs & interviews

Discussion statements about work (PDF)

Job Application teaching ideas and handouts

What’s my job ? 1 So cool! (PDF)

Jobs for people in medicine worksheet (PDF)

Elementary jobs for business worksheet (PDF)

Elementary gerunds/infinitives speaking activity talking about jobs (PDF)