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BRITISH ENGLISH lessons by Anton Brejestovski

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Best and worst jobs
Clearly, some jobs are more lucrative than others.

I will never forget a wonderful Belgian, who bluntly told me he had a sewage collection company and I remember thinking "I wouldn't do that for any money!"

At the same time some jobs look glamorous and exciting, probably the film star topping the list. (Not many people know that a typical actor's day is really hours of waiting for the film crew to prepare the set and exhausting numerous takes, which can drive anybody mad).

So, at yesterday's class jobs were a big topic for discussion. And I decided to ask a class of 14 people two questions:

1) what job would you love to do, even if you weren't paid anything?
2) what job would you never consider doing, regardless of the money?

The results were quite surprising. Glamour and fame are not as craved for as one might think.

The most attractive jobs were:

Dancer (2 people), astronaut (2) (probably they meant space tourist - to enjoy views of the Earth from space!), actress (2), doctor, chef, news presenter, fitness instructor, top model, ballet dancer and kindergarten teacher (this was my answer). One guy said that he wanted to be a top Microsoft shareholder (for no money!) and one wanted to be... a slave of God.

The list of the most repulsive jobs was predictably headed by hitman (4 people) followed by morgue worker and doctor (2 people each). Other unwanted occupations included accountant, driller, prostitute, sailor, butcher and politician. And the guy who wanted to be a slave of God said that for a million dollars a month he could be absolutely anything - including being a hitman.

And what about you? Is there any job you would like to do even if you weren't paid for it? And is there anything you would never do - for any money?

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for me there are forester and hitman.
но иногда, устав смертельно от своей ответственной работы, я на была бы счастлива поработать пару недель продавцом в колбасном или почтальоном в деревне. готова даже сама доплатить.

I want to be a guide in some countries In Asia and India, but i am not young, and i am not believe, that one day it could be true. But who knows?))

There are several TV shows on the subject. Like "Dirty Jobs" by Discovery Channel and others.

I'm an extremely greedy person so there is no job I would do for free. ;) But even for money I wouldn't become pusher, for example.


please don't call yourself greedy. Just say "practical" :))

Also, did you mean "greedy" or "mean"?

Both words are translated as "жадный", but they're very different.

Greedy means "wanting more and more and more and more and more"

Mean means "not willing to give away a single penny".

Which are you? (Or maybe both? :))

ай вуд лайк ту бикам э риал мэн, бат ай вуд нэвэ би э риал персон

Work for nothink? Farmer or forester, tennis coach(or instructor?), watcher in the swimming pool. And of course I've got list of "dirty works", but I don't want make You moody.

I'd like to be an astronaut for no money :) too naive?:) or if i'm not good for that, at least a landscape decorator.

and i'd never like to be a toilet cleaner

1. A painter (it is my realy job)))!) and a singer
2. Hitman (but why "hitman" and not "killer"?), drag-diller,
customs inspector, policeman, penicitiar system's employee, militer

1. Landscape photographer :)

2. SEO specialist, taxi driver, politician, journalist and many other jobs.

Hi Artem, good to hear from you!

Your answer means you're doing the right thing in life :))

hi,everyone!now i'm an employee but don't like my job!!i'm looking for something absolutely different but the problem is that i don't know what i want.i want to be in the area which is connected with something creative and extraordinary and crazy!!!will i ever find such a job?it's a rhetorical question((((

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