When we ask WHAT DO YOU DO?, we want to know what you do for a living. So,…
We need to pay attention to the article (a, an, no article):
We use ‘a’ when the profession is singular and begins with a consonant sound.
We use ‘an‘ when the profession is singular and begins with a vowel sound.
We use no article when the profession is plural.
What do you do?
- He’s an artist. He’s very creative.
- John is a businessman. He has his own company.
- Mary is a businesswoman. She built her company when she was still at university
- She’s a secretary. She likes her boss.
- He’s an engineer. He works long hours.
- They are scientists. (no article) They do reseearch and exeriments.
- Philip and Tom are doctors. (no article) They work at a hospital.
- The Flynns are dentists. (no article) They practice together at the same clinic.
- She is a vascular surgeon. She studied a lot.
- They are nurses. (no article) They help people.
- I am a teacher. I educate people.
- Mark is a police officer. He keeps us safe
- Julian is a firefighter. He has a very dangerous job.
- He is a postman. He delivers our mail.
- dani cashier. She works at the local supermarket.
- Joe is a carpenter. He makes beautiful things our of wood.
- Old Tom is cobbler. He fixes shoes. He’s been a cobbler most of his life. His dad was a cobbler too.
- Jim is a painter. He works for the city painting the outside of buildings.
- He’s a mechanic. He fixes people’s cars.
- Fred is repairman. If something is your house breaks, take it to Fred – he’ll repair it.
- Mr. Suggs is a farmer. He grows soy beans and corn on his farm.
- Dave is a gardener. Everything grows in his garden. People say he has a green thumb.
- Mike is a miner. He’s worked in a coal mine since he was a teenager. He coughs a lot now.
- Francisco is a hairdresser. He works in a big salon in the city. He’s very well known.
- Roger is a roadworker. He works for the city filling potholes around town.
What do you do?
If you have any questions or doubts, please ask in the comments or send me a private message.