The ESL worksheets on this page can be used in English lessons about jobs and occupations / professions.
All of these jobs worksheets are absolutely free and come in PDF format.
See below for the jobs / occupations / professions ESL worksheets and activity handouts that are currently available to download.
And check out the bottom of this page for other FREE resources to teach ESL lessons about jobs and occupations.
ESL Worksheets About Jobs and Occupations
Worksheet 1: Job Descriptions
In this ESL worksheet students are asked to read a description of a job then write the correct job name in the blank space.
This worksheet is great to review jobs and occupations vocabulary with beginners while also practicing reading comprehension.
Worksheet 2: What do you want to be?
This ESL worksheet about jobs is based on the classroom activity ‘Find Somebody Who…’
Students must walk around the classroom and ask their classmates what job they want to do and why. Then they must fill in the worksheet with the details.
This worksheet is designed to practice the expressions ‘What do you want to be?’ / ‘What is your dream job?’. It is a great worksheet to get your students talking using expressions to do with professions.
Worksheet 3: jobs Writing Worksheet
This simple writing worksheet is for students to practice writing the names of jobs in English. Perfect for beginner ESL students.
Students should write each job word 3 times. Click the button below to download this PDF worksheet.
Worksheet 4: Scrambled Up Words
In this worksheet for beginners, students must unscramble the letters to make a job name. Then they should connect the job word to the correct occupation picture.
This worksheet is useful for reviewing job vocabulary and spelling.
Worksheet 5: Jumbled up Job Sentences
This worksheet is for practicing sentence order and making sentences with jobs vocabulary.
Students must put the words in the correct order to make a sentence.
The sentences in this worksheet focus on the structures ‘He/She is a (doctor)’, and ‘I want to be a (firefighter).’ It is designed for beginner ESL learners.
Worksheet 6: Jobs Battleships Activity
This jobs worksheet is based on the game ‘Battleships’.
Students should write 10 occupations anywhere in their grid without showing their partner. These job words are the students’ ‘Battleships’.
Then students will take turns trying to find their partner’s battleships by calling out the grid coordinates (e.g. B 3).
When they find one of their partner’s battleships, their partner must make a sentence using the job vocabulary in that square. For example, ‘My father is a doctor.’, ‘She’s a scientist.’, ‘I want to be a firefighter.’, etc.
The first students to find all 10 job words is the winner.
Worksheet 7: Jobs Bingo
This bingo worksheet includes 9 job pictures / words.
Students should cut out the 9 job squares, and then arrange them in a 3×3 grid in any order they wish.
Then as the teacher calls out the job names, the students can turn that job picture over.
The first student to get 1 / 2 / 3 lines of bingo is the winner.
Then you can play again by asking students to turn over the pictures and make another 3×3 grid.
Worksheet 8: Word Search
This worksheet is a printable word search. Students must find the job names in the grid and circle them.
Worksheet 9: Activity Cards
This worksheet is a set of activity cards for lessons about jobs and occupations. These can be used for many activities such as find your partner, memory games, bingo games, etc.
Worksheet 10: Board Game
This is a board game worksheet for lessons about jobs and occupations. This game is best played in pairs. Each pair of students need one dice and an eraser each.
To play, students should take turns rolling the dice and moving their eraser. Then the students should make a dialogue based on the job in that square. For example, “What does your father do?” – “He is a pilot.”
The first students to make it to the finish line is the winner.
More Resources For Teaching Jobs and Occupations
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