One of the most important and difficult decisions in our life is choosing what to do for a living when we grow up. After leaving school millions of young people begin an independent life. They can start a working career, go into business or continue education in technical schools, colleges or universities.
Starting life with a right profession is very important, because the future of young people depends on this choice. That is why they must choose it with utmost care analyzing all advantages and disadvantages.
Long time ago there were only a few jobs. People were farmers, bakers, butchers or carpenters. Today there are thousands of modern and interesting professions. And new ones are constantly appearing. No wonder that it’s not an easy thing to make the right choice.
So, today in the lesson we will:
● learn the definition of the term “profession”;
● talk about modern professions;
● discuss how to choose a future career;
● put the knowledge into practice.
A profession is a type of work that requires special training or a particular skill, especially one that needs a high level of education.
Everyone knows such old but important professions as a teacher, a baker, a doctor, a farmer and so on. But over the past several years a lot of new professions have appeared in the world. Let’s talk about some of them.
One of the most popular professions today is a computer programmer.
A computer programmer is a person whose job is to produce computer programmes. Computers are an essential part of our everyday life. Computers are everywhere! They are in any company, bank or school. So we can say that our society needs people who can work with computers and write computer programmes. That’s why this profession is so popular today.
Another modern profession is a web designer.
A web designer is a person who creates and builds websites and web pages by combining any number of visual design elements including text, photos, graphics, animations and videos. On the one hand, this job is very interesting and intriguing. On the other hand, it is very challenging, because a good web designer must be hardworking, have sharp mind and the ability to work under tight deadlines.
Now let’s talk about such modern profession as a travel agent.
A travel agent is a person who arranges tickets, hotel rooms, etc., for people going on holidays or making journeys. This job is very interesting and popular, because a lot of people travel nowadays. Today tourism is one of the world’s largest industries.
The following modern profession is called a manager.
A manager is a person who is responsible for managing an organization or a team of employees. It’s an interesting job, because it involves working with people. If you want to work as a manager, you need to be creative, flexible and possess initiative. This job is very responsible. You must be a leader and have administrative skills.
Another popular modern profession is a fitness instructor.
A fitness instructor is a person whose job is to help other people improve their physical shape. A good fitness instructor must lead people in exercise activities and advise them on healthy eating. He must also motivate and inspire them to get fitter and healthier.
The following modern profession is called a cake decorator.
A cake decorator is a person who designs and decorates cakes requested by customers for special occasions such as birthdays, weddings and anniversaries. If you have fine motor skills and creative abilities, becoming a professional cake decorator may be the right career for you. Since cake decorating can be quite complicated, this profession requires education and training.
Another modern profession is a financial adviser.
A financial adviser is a person whose job is to give advice to other people about money and investments. It is also a person who provides financial services to clients based on their financial situation. Financial advisers may work as independent agents or may be employed by a larger financial firm.
The following profession is called a robotics engineer.
A robotics engineer is a person who uses technology and innovation to design and construct robotic systems. These systems can be used to complete tasks that are too dangerous, time-consuming or difficult for humans to complete.
There are endless possibilities to what a robotics engineer might create. From robots that save people’s lives to machines that assist workers with responsible industrial tasks.
There are a lot of other modern professions in the world. Among them are:
Virtual reality designer
Visual merchandiser and so on.
We’ve just talked about some modern professions. Now…
Match the names of the professions with their descriptions!
Let’s check the right answers!
A cake decorator… is a person who designs and decorates cakes for special occasions.
A web designer… is a person who creates and builds websites and web pages.
A robotics engineer… is a person who designs and constructs robotic systems.
A computer programmer… is a person whose job is to produce computer programmes.
A fitness instructor… is a person who helps other people improve their physical shape.
A travel agent… is a person who arranges tickets, hotel rooms, etc., for people going on holidays or making journeys.
A financial adviser… is a person who gives advice to other people about money and investments.
A manager… is a person who is responsible for managing an organization or a team of employees.
Now let’s read on the forum what some teenagers think about choosing a future career.
Jason from the USA
Hi, I’m Jason. In my opinion, choosing a future career is one of the most important and tough decisions that people make in their life. To my mind, money is the most important factor when we make a choice. There are highly paid jobs and low paid jobs. As you can understand, low paid jobs are not for me. That’s why my goal is to study hard and find a highly paid job in the future.
Blake from Canada
Hi, I’m Blake. In my opinion, when we choose a future career, we should consider different factors. From my point of view, getting satisfaction from your job is the most significant factor when you make a choice. It is very important to choose a profession that suits your interests. In my view, a job should be interesting and socially important.
Allison from the UK
Hi, I’m Allison. Personally, I think that it’s not easy to choose a future career. To make the right choice you should take into account your skills and knowledge. You may have a pleasant personality, but still the employers won’t give you the position of your dream if you don’t have proper qualifications for that kind of job. That’s why it’s essential to analyze what education and skills are required for your job.
We’ve just read on the forum how to choose a future career. Now…
Match the people with their speech bubbles!
Let’s check the right answers!
1. From my point of view, getting satisfaction from your job is the most significant factor when you make a choice.
2. To make the right choice you should take into account your skills and knowledge.
3. To my mind, money is the most important factor when you choose your future career.
That’s all for now! In conclusion, I would like to say that today there are a lot of old and modern professions, but the choice of professions depends on young people’s individual abilities, talents and desires.