In this lesson, we will focus on different ways to talk about your job.
Let's look at some adjectives that are used to talk about a job. They have a positive meaning and are used when people are satisfied and happy with their job.
ADJECTIVES WITH A POSITIVE MEANING
decent, good | worthwhile, interesting | plum
Decent means that something is good and of good enough standard or quality.
Worthwhile means that something is enjoyable, interesting and worth spending time, money or effort on.
When a job is plum, it is considered very good and worth having.
Cushy means that the job is very easy and pleasant. It needs little or no effort.
dream | ideal
ADJECTIVES WITH A NEGATIVE MEANING
boring, dead-end, undemanding
When a job is boring, it is not interesting.
A dead-end job is one that doesn't provide you with a chance of getting a better job or promotion.
When a job is undemanding, it means that it doesn't need a lot of effort and you don't have to work hard.
challenging, demanding, difficult
When a job is challenging, it is difficult but in a way that tests your ability and determination.
At the same time, it is interesting and enjoyable to do.
A demanding job means that it needs a lot of time, attention or energy. The work is difficult and it makes you tired.
regular | steady
A regular job means that you are working during the normal working hours. You work a certain number of hours every week and this job continues for a long time.
A steady job is likely to continue for a long time. It means that you won't have to look for another job because it is a secure job and you are likely to keep it for years. You will be paid regularly.
What do you do? What adjectives from this lesson best describe your job? Write them down in a notebook and practise making complete sentences.
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