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Jobs Away

A job that came and went... then came back again.

1 Pre-reading

What do these people do in their jobs? Discuss your ideas with a partner. accountant, fitness trainer, physical therapist, civil engineer, personal trainer, farmer, priest, archaeologist, computer engineer, civil servant, psychologist, chimney sweep, switchboard operator, chef, driver

2 Reading I

Can you think of any jobs that have become much less common or even disappeared over the past few years? Discuss your ideas with a partner. Then, read the article to compare your ideas.

3 Reading II

Read the article again. What does the writer say about the following?

1. Lamplighters.

2. Switchboard operators.

3. Chimney sweeps in Victorian literature.

4. Chimney sweeps these days.

4 Language focus

Expressions with make

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About Learn Hot English

Great news! The latest issue of Hot English (199) is out now! Learn over 1,000 useful words and expressions and improve your listening skills with Learn Hot English! This month: Learn how to negotiate in English – perfect for both business and your day-to-day life. We’ll teach you lots of useful tricks... in English! Plus, 8 useful words and expressions for talking about the bedroom, 10 useful words for the street, idioms, phrasal verbs... plus: • Business – IKEA • Jokes – jokes in English. • Travel – the Lake District • Functional language – paraphrasing • Grammar – the adverb too • Accents – the German English accent. • Debate – videogames • Education – weird courses • Language – how to learn English grammar • Literature – Charles Dickens • Cinema – The Fockers • Work – Jobs that disappeared... then came back! • Family – in-laws • The environment – biodiversity • Music – Christmas songs AND LOTS, LOTS MORE! By reading and listening to all this great content, you'll improve your English reading and listening skills and learn up to 1,000 useful words or expressions. Plus, you'll get a better job and pass English-language exams more easily. Guaranteed!