Do You Work on the Weekend?

General English, Speaking Lessons
Employment, Work
A1 Beginner
Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
Screenshot of a beginner's English lesson for adults on various types of jobs, focusing on time expressions with prepositions.

Lesson Description

Are you working in your dream job or in a dead-end one? In this lesson, students will learn about various types of jobs. This lesson features audio of people describing the work they do. Students will also learn and practice time expressions with prepositions and vocabulary relating to this topic. This lesson includes plenty of engaging discussion activities and worksheets that have been developed for adults and teenagers.

Lesson Objectives

  • To discuss various types of jobs

  • To learn and practice time expressions with prepositions

  • To develop speaking and listening skills

  • To learn and use new vocabulary relating to the topic


Listen to the audio to learn about people’s jobs and work schedules. Some employees have regular working hours during the week, and others work late evenings or on the weekends. This can differ between jobs and people. Whether you are an early bird or a night owl, everyone must work sometime!

Audio Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

qualification [noun]: an official record showing that you finished a training course or have the necessary skills
stressful [adjective]: full of stress or worry
working hours [noun]: the number of hours someone spends at work during a day
factory [noun]: a building or set of buildings where large amounts of goods are made using machines
office worker [noun]: a person who does their job in an office
survey [noun]: an examination of opinions, behavior, habits, etc., that is made by asking people questions
concentrate [verb]: to think very carefully about something you are doing and nothing else
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