Artistic types like working with designs and patterns.
Conventional types like following instructions and routines.
Air traffic controller
Enterprising types like leading people and making decisions.
Investigative types like figuring out problems.
Realistic types like working outside or with real-world materials.
Social types like working with other people
High school coach
Can you think of two other jobs for each category?
What personality type do you think you are?
Would you want to do the jobs listed under your personality type?
2. Career Debate
“Designing clothes is not a man’s job. Women are much more fascinated by fashion.”
“Not so! Many great clothing designers are men. Just look at Calvin Klein!”
“I would love to fly all the time. Being a flight attendant sounds exciting.”
“I don’t think so. Flight attendants get tired of traveling. They have to be away from their families all the time.”
“I’d like to work for a newspaper, but writing a gossip column seems like an awful job.”
“I don’t’ agree! Finding out about famous people’s lives could be really fun.”
“I’d enjoy working with animals. I think being a veterinarian would be rewarding.”
“I’m not so sure. Animals can be very unpredictable. Getting bitten by a dog would be scary!”
3. GRAMMAR FOCUS
Gerund phrases as subjects
Designing clothes is not a man’s job.
Being a flight attendant sounds exciting.
Writing a gossip column could be fun.
Directing a TV show would be interesting.
Gerund phrases as objects
He wouldn’t like being a fashion designer.
He’d enjoy being a flight attendant.
She’d be good at writing a gossip column.
They’d love directing a TV show.
USE THE WORDS TO TALK ABOUT JOBS
Example: “Working as an architect would be really rewarding.”
(is, seems, sounds, must be, could be, would be)
(awful, scary, fantastic, fascinating, pretty difficult, kind of boring, really rewarding, very challenging)
Working as an architect
Taking care of children
Winning the lottery
Conducting an orchestra
Working on a movie set
Making a living as an artist
Writing for a newspaper
Retiring at age 40