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This is a free B1 intermediate 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

In our daily lives, many people work hard to make things easier for us. One of the most important jobs is that of a doctor. A doctor takes care of our health and helps us get better when we are ill. They work in hospitals and clinics, looking after patients with kindness and skill.

Another job that helps us a lot is a teacher. A teacher gives us knowledge and teaches us new things. They help children and adults to learn and grow. Good teachers make sure we understand and can use what we learn in life. They prepare us for the future and encourage us to do our best.

Farmers also have an essential job, as they grow the food we eat every day. They work on the land, planting crops and taking care of animals. Without farmers, we would not have fruits, vegetables, or meat on our tables. They work in all weathers, to feed people all over the world.

Firefighters are brave people who protect us from fires. They work hard to save lives and keep our homes safe. When there is a fire, they are the ones who rush in to put it out. They also teach us how to be safe and avoid fires in our homes.

Police officers keep our streets safe. They work to protect us from crime and help when we are in trouble. They work day and night, making sure that people follow the rules. When we need help, we can always turn to the police.

Lastly, bus drivers and train drivers take us to different places. They drive buses and trains, helping us get where we need to go. Whether we are going to work, school, or home, they are there to make our journey easier. They follow a schedule to make sure they pick us up and drop us off on time.

These are just a few of the jobs that help us live better lives. There are many more people working in different jobs that support us every day. We should always be thankful for their hard work and the services they provide.

CEFR Level Card

General Level: B1.0

Vocabulary: A1.5

Verb Forms: A1.2

Sentences: B1.0

Vocabulary

lastly    ADV    B2    x1

Definition (En):

r the item at the end

 

rush    VERB    B2    x1

Definition (En):

  1. a sudden forceful flow
    n. grasslike plants growing in wet places and having cylindrical often hollow stems
    n. physician and American Revolutionary leader; signer of the Declaration of Independence (1745-1813)
    n. a sudden burst of activity

 

thankful    ADJ    C1    x1

Definition (En):

a feeling or showing gratitude

Phrases

PHRASE

COUNT

SENTENCES

all over the world

1

  • They work in all weathers, to feed people all over the world.

day and night

1

  • They work day and night, making sure that people follow the rules.

drop someone or something off

1

  • They follow a schedule to make sure they pick us up and drop us off on time.

in all weathers

1

  • They work in all weathers, to feed people all over the world.

in trouble

1

  • They work to protect us from crime and help when we are in trouble.

on (the) land

1

  • They work on the land, planting crops and taking care of animals.

pick something up

1

  • They follow a schedule to make sure they pick us up and drop us off on time.

police officer

1

  • Police officers keep our streets safe.

protect (someone, something, or oneself) from (someone or something)

2

  • Firefighters are brave people who protect us from fires.
  • They work to protect us from crime and help when we are in trouble.

take care of (someone or something)

2

  • A doctor takes care of our health and helps us get better when we are ill.
  • They work on the land, planting crops and taking care of animals.

to save life

1

  • They work hard to save lives and keep our homes safe.

Reading Comprehension Exercises

True / False / Not Given

  1. Our health is the main responsibility of doctors when we are sick.

 

  1. Teachers teach only children, not adults.

 

  1. Farmers do not work when the weather is bad.

 

  1. Firefighters also help people learn how to keep their homes safe from fires.

 

  1. Police officers work only at night to keep the city safe.

 

  1. Bus and train drivers can choose when they want to work.

 

  1. The doctor’s job is not important to our daily lives.

 

  1. Farmers only grow food for people in their own country.

 

  1. Good teachers make sure we remember what we learn for a little while.

 

  1. Many jobs were discussed besides doctors, teachers, farmers, firefighters, police officers, and drivers.

Multiple Choice

1)     Why are doctors important in our lives?

A)    They make our devices.

B)    They grow our food.

C)    They give us lessons.

D)    They take care of our health.

 

2)     What role do teachers play in our growth?

A)    They provide us with medicine.

B)    They teach us and help us learn.

C)    They grow crops for us.

D)    They drive us to different places.

 

3)     Why are farmers essential to our daily lives?

A)    They fight fires.

B)    They grow the food we eat.

C)    They drive trains.

D)    They protect us from crime.

 

4)     What do firefighters do to protect us?

A)    They grow vegetables.

B)    They teach children.

C)    They put out fires.

D)    They give us health care.

 

5)     How do police officers contribute to our safety?

A)    They drive us to work.

B)    They grow fruits.

C)    They provide us with knowledge.

D)    They protect us from crime.

 

6)     What is the responsibility of bus and train drivers in our daily commute?

A)    They keep our streets safe.

B)    They take care of our health.

C)    They take us to different places.

D)    They help us avoid fires.

 

7)     Why is it important to have good teachers?

A)    They ensure we are on time.

B)    They help us understand and use what we learn.

C)    They drive us safely.

D)    They provide medical care.

 

8)     How do farmers adapt to their work conditions?

A)    They work in hospitals.

B)    They follow a schedule.

C)    They work in all weathers.

D)    They fight crime.

 

9)     Why should we be thankful to people working in different jobs?

A)    They make our daily lives difficult.

B)    They go to work for themselves.

C)    They only help out sometimes.

D)    They support us every day.

 

10)  What do most jobs mentioned in the text have in common?

A)    They are easy.

B)    They help us live better lives.

C)    They are only active during the day.

D)    They do not require much work.

Short Answer

  1. Why is a doctor’s job important?

 

  1. What do teachers prepare us for?

 

  1. How do farmers contribute to our daily lives?

 

  1. What do firefighters do apart from putting out fires?

 

  1. Why can we rely on police officers?

 

  1. What is the role of bus and train drivers in our journeys?

 

  1. What enables bus and train drivers to pick us up and drop us off on time?

 

  1. Why is it important to be thankful for people working in various jobs?

 

  1. How do teachers encourage students?

 

  1. What is the common thing that people working in different jobs provide?

Multiple Choice Cloze

In our daily lives, many people work hard to make things ___1___ for us. One of the most important jobs is that of a doctor. A doctor takes care of our health and helps us ___2___ better when we are ill. They work in hospitals and clinics, looking after patients with kindness and ___3___.

Another job that helps us a lot is a teacher. A teacher gives us ___4___ and teaches us new things. They help children and adults to learn and ___5___. Good teachers make sure we understand and can use what we learn in life. They prepare us for the future and encourage us to do our ___6___.

Farmers also have an essential job, as they grow the food we eat every day. They work on the land, planting crops and taking care of animals. Without farmers, we would not have fruits, vegetables, or meat on our tables. They work in all ___7___, to feed people all over the world.

Firefighters are brave people who ___8___ us from fires. They work hard to save lives and keep our homes safe. When there is a fire, they are the ones who rush in to put it out. They also teach us how to be ___9___ and avoid fires in our homes.

Police officers keep our streets safe. They work to protect us from crime and help when we are in trouble. They work day and night, making sure that people follow the rules. When we need help, we can always turn to the police.

Lastly, bus drivers and train drivers take us to different places. They drive buses and trains, helping us get where we ___10___ to go. Whether we are going to work, school, or home, they are there to make our journey easier. They follow a schedule to make sure they pick us up and drop us off on time.

These are just a few of the jobs that help us live better lives. There are many more people working in different jobs that support us every day. We should always be thankful for their hard work and the services they provide.

 

1) A. easier    B. harder    C. complex    D. same   

2) A. feel    B. make    C. get    D. turn   

3) A. skill    B. power    C. force    D. control   

4) A. knowledge    B. advice    C. power    D. warnings   

5) A. fight    B. think    C. grow    D. write   

6) A. worst    B. best    C. least    D. most   

7) A. weathers    B. conditions    C. places    D. seasons   

8) A. protect    B. scare    C. guide    D. teach   

9) A. safe    B. fearful    C. reckless    D. careless   

10) A. need    B. wish    C. hope    D. dream   

Exercise Answers

True / False / Not Given Answers

  1. True

Explanation: The statement is true because the text says a doctor takes care of our health and helps us recover when sick.

(“A doctor takes care of our health and helps us get better when we are ill.”)

 

  1. False

Explanation: The statement is false because the text indicates that teachers help both children and adults to learn.

(“They help children and adults to learn and grow.”)

 

  1. False

Explanation: The statement is false because the text says farmers work in all weathers.

(“They work in all weathers, to feed people all over the world.”)

 

  1. True

Explanation: The statement is true as it is mentioned in the text that firefighters teach safety to prevent home fires.

(“They also teach us how to be safe and avoid fires in our homes.”)

 

  1. False

Explanation: The statement is false since the text mentions that police officers work both day and night.

(“They work day and night, making sure that people follow the rules.”)

 

  1. False

Explanation: The statement is false because bus and train drivers have to follow a schedule.

(“They follow a schedule to make sure they pick us up and drop us off on time.”)

 

  1. False

Explanation: The statement is false because the text states that the job of a doctor is one of the most important.

(“One of the most important jobs is that of a doctor.”)

 

  1. False

Explanation: The statement is false because farmers work to feed people worldwide, not just their own country.

(“They work in all weathers, to feed people all over the world.”)

 

  1. False

Explanation: The statement is false because the text says good teachers make sure we understand and can use the knowledge in life, which implies long-term understanding.

(“Good teachers make sure we understand and can use what we learn in life.”)

 

  1. Not Given

Explanation: The statement is ‘Not Given’ as the text does not specify other jobs besides the ones mentioned.

(“N/A”)

Multiple Choice Answers

  1. D

Explanation: The text states that doctors take care of our health, which is why they are important.

(“A doctor takes care of our health and helps us get better when we are ill.”)

 

  1. B

Explanation: The text clearly indicates that teachers give knowledge and teach new things, contributing to our growth.

(“A teacher gives us knowledge and teaches us new things.”)

 

  1. B

Explanation: The text emphasizes the role of farmers as growers of the food we eat daily, marking them as essential.

(“Farmers also have an essential job, as they grow the food we eat every day.”)

 

  1. C

Explanation: The text mentions that firefighters protect us from fires, indicating their role in safety.

(“Firefighters are brave people who protect us from fires.”)

 

  1. D

Explanation: The text states that police officers work to protect us from crime, making our streets safe.

(“Police officers keep our streets safe. They work to protect us from crime.”)

 

  1. C

Explanation: According to the text, bus and train drivers are responsible for taking us to different places.

(“Lastly, bus drivers and train drivers take us to different places.”)

 

  1. B

Explanation: The text suggests that good teachers are important because they ensure we understand and can apply what we learn.

(“Good teachers make sure we understand and can use what we learn in life.”)

 

  1. C

Explanation: The text explains that farmers work in all weathers, indicating their adaptation to various working conditions.

(“They work in all weathers, to feed people all over the world.”)

 

  1. D

Explanation: The text states that we should be thankful to people in different jobs for their hard work and the services they provide every day.

(“We should always be thankful for their hard work and the services they provide.”)

 

  1. B

Explanation: The text implies that the jobs mentioned all contribute to helping us live better lives, which is what they have in common.

(“These are just a few of the jobs that help us live better lives.”)

Short Answer Answers

  1. A doctor takes care of our health and helps us get better when we are ill.

Explanation: The text mentions that doctors take care of our health and help us recover when sick, which explains why their job is important.

(“One of the most important jobs is that of a doctor. A doctor takes care of our health and helps us get better when we are ill.”)

 

  1. The future.

Explanation: Teachers prepare students for the future by making sure they understand and can apply their knowledge.

(“Good teachers make sure we understand and can use what we learn in life. They prepare us for the future and encourage us to do our best.”)

 

  1. They grow the food we eat every day.

Explanation: Farmers are important because they grow the food that people eat every day.

(“Farmers also have an essential job, as they grow the food we eat every day.”)

 

  1. They teach us how to be safe and avoid fires in our homes.

Explanation: Firefighters not only put out fires but also educate people on fire safety in their homes.

(“They also teach us how to be safe and avoid fires in our homes.”)

 

  1. They work to protect us from crime and help when we are in trouble.

Explanation: The text states that police officers protect us from crime and help us when we’re in trouble, which is why we can rely on them.

(“Police officers keep our streets safe. They work to protect us from crime and help when we are in trouble.”)

 

  1. They drive buses and trains, helping us get where we need to go.

Explanation: Bus and train drivers are responsible for driving the vehicles that take us to our various destinations.

(“Lastly, bus drivers and train drivers take us to different places. They drive buses and trains, helping us get where we need to go.”)

 

  1. They follow a schedule.

Explanation: Following a schedule helps bus and train drivers to be on time for picking up and dropping off passengers.

(“They follow a schedule to make sure they pick us up and drop us off on time.”)

 

  1. They help us live better lives.

Explanation: Being thankful is important because these jobs contribute to improving our lives.

(“These are just a few of the jobs that help us live better lives.”)

 

  1. By encouraging them to do their best.

Explanation: The text mentions that teachers encourage students to do their best, which is a form of encouragement.

(“They prepare us for the future and encourage us to do our best.”)

 

  1. Services.

Explanation: People working in different jobs provide services, which is a common aspect among them.

(“We should always be thankful for their hard work and the services they provide.”)

Multiple Choice Cloze Answers

  1. A

Explanation: ‘easier’ is the correct word, matching the context of improving our lives.

 

  1. C

Explanation: ‘get’ denotes the improvement in health.

 

  1. A

Explanation: ‘skill’ relates to the ability of doctors to care for patients.

 

  1. A

Explanation: ‘knowledge’ is what teachers provide to students.

 

  1. C

Explanation: ‘grow’ refers to the development of individuals through learning.

 

  1. B

Explanation: ‘best’ is used to show encouragement to excel.

 

  1. A

Explanation: ‘weathers’ indicates working in various weather conditions.

 

  1. A

Explanation: ‘protect’ fits the role of firefighters in the context.

 

  1. A

Explanation: ‘safe’ correlates with prevention of fires.

 

  1. A

Explanation: ‘need’ suggests a requirement for transport.

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