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This is a free A1 elementary level English reading lesson about jobs. It includes the reading and reading comprehension exercises in 4 different formats together with the answer keys and explanations.

  1. True/False questions
  2. Multiple choice questions
  3. Short answer questions
  4. Multiple choice cloze exercise
Free reading lesson on jobs, including comprehension exercises and answer keys with explanations for A1, A2, B1 levels.

Jobs That Help Us

Free reading lesson on jobs, including comprehension exercises and answer keys with explanations for A1, A2, B1 levels.

Table of Contents

Jobs That Help Us

Many jobs help us. Some jobs are very important.

Doctors make us well. They work in hospitals. Doctors take care of us.

Teachers help us learn. They work in schools. Teachers show us books.

Police officers keep us safe. They work in our towns. They catch bad people.

Fire fighters fight fires. They help in danger. They save our homes.

CEFR Level Card

General Level: A1.8

Vocabulary: A1.8

Verb Forms: A1.0

Sentences: A1.2

Vocabulary

care    NOUN    A2    x1

Definition (En):

  1. the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
    n. a cause for feeling concern
    n. attention and management implying responsibility for safety
    n. activity involved in maintaining something in good working order

 

danger    NOUN    A2    x1

Definition (En):

  1. the condition of being susceptible to harm or injury
    n. a cause of pain or injury or loss
    n. a dangerous place

 

fight    VERB    A2    x1

Definition (En):

  1. the act of fighting; any contest or struggle
    n. an intense verbal dispute
    n. a boxing or wrestling match
    v. fight against or resist strongly

 

fighter    NOUN    C1    x1

Definition (En):

  1. a high-speed military or naval airplane designed to destroy enemy aircraft in the air

 

officer    NOUN    A2    x1

Definition (En):

  1. a person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel
    v. direct or command as an officer

 

save    VERB    A2    x1

Definition (En):

  1. (sports) the act of preventing the opposition from scoring
    v. to keep up and reserve for personal or special use
    v. bring into safety
    v. spend less; buy at a reduced price

Phrases

PHRASE

COUNT

SENTENCES

police officer

1

  • Police officers keep us safe.

take care of (someone or something)

1

  • Doctors take care of us.

Reading Comprehension Exercises

True / False

  1. Doctors help people get better.

 

  1. Teachers work in hospitals.

 

  1. Police officers protect us from danger.

 

  1. Fire fighters only fight fires, they don’t save homes.

 

  1. All jobs are very important.

 

  1. Doctors take care of sick animals.

 

  1. Teachers show us how to read.

Multiple Choice

1)     What do doctors do for us?

A)    Teach us

B)    Make us well

C)    Show us books

D)    Fight fires

 

2)     Where do doctors usually work?

A)    In schools

B)    In our towns

C)    In hospitals

D)    At home

 

3)     What is the main job of a police officer?

A)    Help us learn

B)    Make us well

C)    Keep us safe

D)    Save our homes

 

4)     Where do teachers work?

A)    In hospitals

B)    In schools

C)    In fire stations

D)    In our towns

 

5)     Who fights fires?

A)    Doctors

B)    Teachers

C)    Police officers

D)    Fire fighters

 

6)     What do teachers help us with?

A)    Keeping us safe

B)    Learning

C)    Fighting fires

D)    Catching bad people

 

7)     Who catches bad people?

A)    Fire fighters

B)    Doctors

C)    Police officers

D)    Teachers

Short Answer

  1. Where do doctors work?

 

  1. What do doctors do?

 

  1. Where do teachers work?

 

  1. What do teachers do?

 

  1. What do police officers do?

 

  1. Where do fire fighters work?

 

  1. What do fire fighters fight?

Multiple Choice Cloze

Many jobs help ___1___. Some jobs are very ___2___.

Doctors make us ___3___. They work in hospitals. Doctors take care of ___4___.

Teachers help us ___5___. They work in schools. Teachers show us ___6___.

Police officers keep us safe. They work in our towns. They catch ___7___ people.

Fire fighters fight fires. They help in danger. They save our homes.

 

1) A. us    B. them    C. her    D. me   

2) A. strong    B. important    C. big    D. funny   

3) A. sad    B. well    C. happy    D. sick   

4) A. us    B. them    C. it    D. me   

5) A. run    B. eat    C. learn    D. sleep   

6) A. books    B. songs    C. games    D. dances   

7) A. big    B. bad    C. good    D. small   

Exercise Answers

True / False Answers

  1. True

Explanation: The original text says ‘Doctors make us well’ which means doctors help people get better.

(“Doctors make us well.”)

 

  1. False

Explanation: The original text says teachers work in schools, not in hospitals.

(“Teachers work in schools.”)

 

  1. True

Explanation: The original text says ‘Police officers keep us safe’ which means they protect us from danger.

(“Police officers keep us safe.”)

 

  1. False

Explanation: The original text says ‘They save our homes’ which means fire fighters do more than just fight fires; they also save homes.

(“They save our homes.”)

 

  1. False

Explanation: The original text says ‘Some jobs are very important’ which implies that not all jobs are considered very important.

(“Some jobs are very important.”)

 

  1. False

Explanation: The original text says ‘Doctors take care of us’, referring to people, not animals.

(“Doctors make us well. They work in hospitals. Doctors take care of us.”)

 

  1. True

Explanation: The original text says ‘Teachers show us books,’ which implies that they help us learn how to read.

(“Teachers show us books.”)

Multiple Choice Answers

  1. B

Explanation: The text says ‘Doctors make us well’ which directly indicates the answer.

(“Doctors make us well.”)

 

  1. C

Explanation: The text says ‘They work in hospitals’ which means that doctors usually work in hospitals.

(“They work in hospitals.”)

 

  1. C

Explanation: The text tells us that police officers’ main job is to ‘keep us safe’, so this is the correct answer.

(“Police officers keep us safe.”)

 

  1. B

Explanation: The text mentions ‘They work in schools’ indicating that teachers work in schools.

(“They work in schools.”)

 

  1. D

Explanation: Based on the text ‘Fire fighters fight fires’, the correct answer is fire fighters.

(“Fire fighters fight fires.”)

 

  1. B

Explanation: The text clearly says ‘Teachers help us learn’, so learning is what teachers help us with.

(“Teachers help us learn.”)

 

  1. C

Explanation: The text indicates that police officers ‘catch bad people’, making this the correct answer.

(“They catch bad people.”)

Short Answer Answers

  1. In hospitals.

Explanation: The text says doctors work in hospitals.

(“They work in hospitals.”)

 

  1. Make us well.

Explanation: The text mentions that doctors make us well.

(“Doctors make us well.”)

 

  1. In schools.

Explanation: The text tells us teachers work in schools.

(“They work in schools.”)

 

  1. Help us learn.

Explanation: According to the text, teachers help us learn.

(“Teachers help us learn.”)

 

  1. Keep us safe.

Explanation: The text states that police officers keep us safe.

(“Police officers keep us safe.”)

 

  1. They help in danger.

Explanation: The text indicates that fire fighters work where there is danger.

(“They help in danger.”)

 

  1. Fires.

Explanation: The text clearly says that fire fighters fight fires.

(“Fire fighters fight fires.”)

Multiple Choice Cloze Answers

  1. A

Explanation: The text says ‘help us’, so ‘us’ is the correct word.

 

  1. B

Explanation: ‘important’ is the word used in the text to describe some jobs.

 

  1. B

Explanation: Doctors make us ‘well’ when we are sick.

 

  1. A

Explanation: Doctors take care of ‘us’, which is the word in the text.

 

  1. C

Explanation: Teachers help us ‘learn’, which is what the text says.

 

  1. A

Explanation: ‘Books’ is what teachers show us according to the text.

 

  1. B

Explanation: Police officers catch ‘bad’ people, as stated in the text.

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