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welcome to English class 101 coms British English in three minutes the

fastest easiest and most fun way to learn English hey everyone I'm Gina in

this series we're going to learn some easy ways to ask and answer common

questions in English it's really useful and it only takes three minutes in this

lesson you're going to learn how to ask what someone's job is in natural English

of course you can just say what is your job this is correct English but it

sounds too direct and awkward native English speakers almost never say this

in a social situation instead they use a different question but before we master

that we need to compare it to a very similar question what are you doing I'm

presenting a video about English what do you do I'm an English teacher do you see

the difference these two questions what are you doing and what do you do

sound similar but mean different things the first one is asking what you are

doing right now this minute you answer it using an ING verb what are you doing

I'm reading I'm watching TV while the second is actually a shortened version

of what do you do for a living this is how we ask what is your job in natural

English let's practice this question what do you do what do you do

when native speakers of English asked this question it can come out very fast

and sound more like what do you do in order to tell it apart from what are you

doing just listen for the in sound on the end of the question if it's not

there then you're being asked what your job is so how would you answer this

question just think of it as if the other person is asking you what is your

job you could answer with I'm and then your job I'm a teacher I'm a teacher or

I'm an engineer I'm an engineer if you want to learn more job names go to

English class 101.com and check out the core word lists these

cover job vocabulary and more and include a picture and audio to help

perfect your pronunciation you can also mention the place that you

work at starting with I work at I work at a hospital I work at a hospital I

work at a law firm I work at aa law firm if you work for a big company that is

well known you can say I work for and then the name I work for Barclays Bank I

work for Barclays Bank I work for the BBC I work for the BBC now it's time for

Gina's tips when you ask the question what do you do

and the other person tells you their job it's polite to make some kind of

positive comment about his or her job for example how interesting all that

must be exciting or even oh really remember to sound sincere do you know

how native English speakers ask each other what their hobbies are here's a

hint we don't use the word hobby find out next time in the third English in

three minutes lesson see you then

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