Unsupported Browser

ESL Library may not function properly in Internet Explorer. We recommend using Google Chrome or Firefox instead.

Unsupported Browser

ESL Library may not function properly in older browsers. We recommend updating yours to the latest version for the best experience.


In this unit, English learners explore occupations and job search techniques. Students read help wanted ads, fill out application forms, and learn personality adjectives to use on resumes. This lesson includes an optional assessment task that requires teachers to share a real page of help wanted ads from a newspaper or Internet listing.

  • mechanic
  • real estate agent
  • accountant
  • administrative assistant
  • tailor
  • plumber
  • nanny
  • carpenter
  • receptionist
  • architect
  • waiter
  • journalist
  • social worker
  • teller
  • electrician
  • personality adjectives
PDF Content
  • discussion questions
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • reading practice
  • pair work
  • group activity
  • abbreviations found in ads
  • filling in forms
Task Content
  • Lesson Objective(Reference)
  • Discussion(Reference)
  • Interview a Working Person (Open-Ended Questions)
  • Occupations Match A(Matching)
  • Occupations Match B(Matching)
  • More Occupations(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Personal Qualities A(Matching)
  • Personal Qualities B(Matching)
  • Personal Qualities C(Matching)
  • Complete the Sentences A(Type in the Blanks)
  • Essential Qualities(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Abbreviations(Reference)
  • Reading (Reference)
  • Comprehension(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Sample Application for Employment(Reference)
  • Application Vocabulary A(Matching)
  • Application Vocabulary B(Matching)
  • Application Vocabulary C(Matching)
  • Filling Out Job Applications A (Pair Activity)(Reference)
  • Filling Out Job Applications B (Pair Activity)(Reference)
  • Complete the Sentences B(Type in the Blanks)