Stress at work Guess the job

Market Leader Pre-Intermediate New Edition Unit 5

Imagine that you have one of the jobs below and say how stressful or not you think it is without saying which one you are talking about, and see if your partner can guess which job you are talking about. Do they agree with your description?

Plumber              Factory worker                  Secretary/ PA

Geography teacher                         Solicitor/ barrister/ attorney/ lawyer

Judge/ magistrate             Homemaker/ housewife/ househusband

Fire-fighter (=fireman)                     Police officer (= policeman)

Spy/ secret agent                            Farmer                Bus driver

Pilot                     Receptionist                      Shop assistant

Air hostess (= air stewardess, flight attendant or cabin crew)                  Extra

Security guard/ bouncer   Beachcomber                    Private tutor

Lecturer/ professor                         Nanny/ au pair/ babysitter                             Office worker

Businessman                    Bank clerk                         Banker

Director/ executive                          (Middle) manager                            Accountant

GP/ doctor/ surgeon         CEO/ managing director                 Masseur

Nurse/ midwife                   Journalist                           Busker/ street performer

Novelist/ writer/ columnist/ poet                     Playwright/ screenwriter

Newsreader                       Cameraman                      Photographer

National politician/ PM/ MP/ senator/ congressman     Director/ producer

Local politician/ local councillor/ mayor         Lab assistant (= laboratory technician)

Door to door salesman                   Vet/ veterinarian                             Model

Baker/ pastry chef                           Cook/ chef/ kitchen hand                Butcher

Waiter/ waitress/ busboy                               Computer programmer                    Cashier

Barber/ hairdresser/ stylist              Builder/ bricklayer                           Carpenter

Cycle courier/ motorcycle courier                  Cleaner                             Dentist

Electrician                         Gardener/ landscape gardener                    Bell boy/ porter

Postman/ letter carrier                    Chambermaid                   Librarian

Mechanic                          Estate agent                     Tailor

Travel agent                     Lorry driver/ truck driver                  Zoo keeper

Psychologist                      Psychiatrist                       Private detective

Researcher                       Stand up comedian           Social worker

Care worker/ carer                          Clown/ circus performer                  Actor/ actress

Bin man/ garbage disposal man                    Market trader                    Paparazzi

Television presenter                       Hotelier/ hotel manager     Thatcher


PDF version for easy printing: StressGuessJob

1 Response to Stress at work Guess the job

  1. Dido Walker says:

    I find your activity-based resources excellent. I recently used your worksheet for teaching idioms using mime.It really got the students engaged and they could remember what they had learned afterwards! I am going to try the above on Monday and see how it goes.

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