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Practical English - Intermediate

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  1. Unit 1 - The World is Yours
    Can I Ask You a Question?
    3 Quizzes
  2. Eight Vital Tenses
    2 Quizzes
  3. Forming All Types of Sentences
    3 Quizzes
  4. Making Conversation
    3 Quizzes
  5. Small Talk, Big Talk
    4 Quizzes
  6. Playing with Words
    4 Quizzes
  7. Everyday Vocabulary
    2 Quizzes
  8. Skills - Unit 1
    4 Quizzes
  9. Unit 2 - A Few of My Favourite Things
    What Makes Me Happy...
    2 Quizzes
  10. No Time Like the Present
    2 Quizzes
  11. I love what I do!
    3 Quizzes
  12. My job, my passion
    3 Quizzes
  13. My favourite activities
    3 Quizzes
  14. More than a number
  15. Skills - Unit 2
    7 Quizzes
  16. Unit 3 - Story Time
    Mastering the past
    3 Quizzes
  17. Androcles and the lion
    3 Quizzes
  18. My busy schedule
    3 Quizzes
  19. One Artist, One Passion
    4 Quizzes
  20. Talking about the media you love
    3 Quizzes
  21. Skills - Unit 3
    8 Quizzes

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My job, my passion

In this lesson we are looking at jobs, and different types of verbs in English. Have a look at the jobs vocabulary below to see how many you know.

Have fun with the lesson, and don’t forget to try the quizzes.

– James.

Lesson Contents

Vocabulary: Jobs

an actor

an artist

an architect

a coder

a comedian

an executive

a golfer

a journalist

a rock musician

a website designer

Read the job descriptions below and match the jobs that they correspond to.

State / Action verbs

Some verbs can be used in simple tenses and continuous tenses. These are called action verbs:

Susan normally works in Europe, but this week she’s working in South America.

Some verbs can never be used in continuous tenses. These are called state verbs:

I love tea.
(not I’m loving tea.)

Mixed verbs

Sometimes a verb can have a state or action version, depending on its different meanings. When this happens, we call that a mixed verb

For example, HAVE can mean POSSESS, this is a state verb:

I have a blue car.

HAVE can also mean CONSUME, this is an action verb:

I am having a steak.

Read the pairs of sentences and decide which ones sound correct. Sometimes you will have to choose both.

Complete the pairs of sentences with the same verb, conjugated differently.