Unusual jobs

Aktualizacja: 20 lut 2019

[English vocabulary - unusual jobs / słówka angielskie - niezwykłe zawody]

When considering new career options, we usually take into account (= consider) traditional alternatives, e.g. the positions of a teacher, a manager, or various office occupations. But have you ever thought about taking on (= accepting) truly extraordinary responsibilities?


1. Consider, for example, becoming a furniture tester. A perfect job for couch potatoes (= lazy people), it involves (= requires) sitting on chairs, dozing (= having a short sleep) on sofas, and stretching out on mattresses (= the soft part of a bed you lie on) to test them for comfort. Or, you might be asked to hang your coat on a coat hanger a million times to test its durability.



2. How about being a snake milker? If you are good at handling (= dealing with) snakes, you might try to collect the venom (= poison) from them, so that pharmacists can produce anti-venom. It’s a hazardous (= dangerous) job, but if you like that adrenaline rush (= feeling of excitement), it might be just for you.


3. Or maybe a laughter therapist would me more up your alley (= the type of thing that you like)? If you have an optimistic attitude to life, you might try to cheer people up (= make sb happier) by making them laugh. It’s almost as good as being a stand-up comedian (= a single person telling jokes on stage)!

So, which of these would be the best for you?


EXERCISE 1

Give words/ expressions for these definitions. Try to remember the words from the text without looking back at it.

1. .............................. = feeling of excitement

2. .............................. = the type of thing that you like

3. .............................. = consider

4. .............................. = a single person telling jokes on stage

5. .............................. = a lazy person

6. .............................. = poison

EXERCISE 2

Complete the questions and then answer them.

1. When you’re depressed, what do you do to c…………………. yourself up?

2. When did you last feel the adrenaline r………………………?

3. Do you like to d…………………… on a sofa after a good meal?


KEY

Ex.1

1. adrenaline rush

2. up your alley

3. take into account

4. a stand-up comedian

5. a couch potato

6. venom

Ex.2

1. cheer

2. rush

3. doze

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