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Dream Job
Dream Job

Learn the second conditional

Date: Dec 03 2010

Themes: Work

Grammar: Second Conditional

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For most people around the world, work is an unavoidable part of life. And although most of us would love not to work if we didn’t have to, some jobs are easier to stand than others. When a job doesn’t feel like work at all, when it is something you love to do and would keep doing even if you weren’t getting paid for it, it is a dream job.

On the Ebaby! soap opera, Mason already has his dream job, as a janitor. Hear him chat with Dale about his real-life dream job.

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Mason

Mason

Dale

Dale

Mason:  So Dale, my office just moved downtown, which has been a huge improvement over having to drive out to the suburbs every morning. So I’m feeling pretty good about the old job situation these days. How’s your work going?

Dale:  You know, about a year and a half ago, I just got what I consider my dream job. And it has nothing to do about money. It has nothing to do about fame. The dream job is to do things that for me is creative release. Sometimes it’s with an artist, and I consider that a dream job. For me, when a dream job comes along like that, somehow everything, the speed of the job…it’s not really a job, it’s like playing.

Mason:  It’s satisfaction, right? That’s the dream job factor.

Dale:  It’s complete satisfaction.

Mason:  If money wasn’t an object, and that’s sort of the whole dream job factor, I’m one of those homey people, I would love to own a movie theater or something, a place that’s more of a community hub, and just get to have that sort of established feeling. But that’s part what I like, the idea of satisfaction from a job. The other part is what I do now, which is that creative release and spontaneity and back and forth and energy with everybody. So we’ll see. When I retire, then I get the movie theater.

Dale:  There you go.

 

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Mason’s job recently moved into a new office in the center of the city where he lives. Now he enjoys his job even more than before, because he likes his new workspace. Overall, he is pretty happy with his job, which gives him a chance to be creative.

Dale loves his job. He also gets to be creative at work. For him, when a job is satisfying and fun, it is a dream job. It doesn’t matter how much the job pays him or how much status and respect it brings him.

Even though Mason likes his current job a lot, his dream job is a little different. He would like to own a movie theater or some other place where people in the community could hang out. He would like to have a job that felt more like hanging out at home than going to work.

What is your dream job? Do you like the work you do now?

 

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Kelly_R

United States

My deam job is writer. And I’m on the way to it :) My friend and I created a blog where we provide writing tipsfor students – http://www.topreviewstars.com/blog/

09:07 AM Apr 10 2015 |

bradtsai

bradtsai

Taiwan

I am a salesperson. I like my job really.


My dream is that one day, I will be an international salesperson then I can have a lot of business trips and get expriences abroad from my job.

01:54 PM Aug 21 2014 |

rverdin

rverdin

Brazil

My dream job is teaching online courses. I am unemployed at the moment and is very unsatisfyed. I hope to be able to work in my dream soon.

01:16 PM Aug 21 2014 |

sam14719

sam14719

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Im an electronic engineer,I intersted in my job, but my real dream job traveling 


 and sightseeingon nature on and making a few adrenalin …..

01:00 PM May 10 2014 |

roze1997

roze1997

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

oh . .. job . . . sth that we all make dreams about it in our minds


what do you think about me ? what is my dream job? can you guess?


okay let me say . . . all the time i liked to be a computer engineer but last summer i met some computer engineer that were unemployed or have a job that is not related to their education


what are your ideas friends? what should i do?do you think can i choose it  ?


thank you

04:58 AM Oct 04 2013 |

neginb

neginb

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

 well,my dream job is beaing an artist,also i love to be a professional skater or pair skater,but i think that i have to get mony first ,iam still studing but i always try to make my wishes real .

09:27 PM Sep 30 2013 |

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Gobsmacker

Germany

My original dream job has always been an author but the problem is you have got to be very talented to earn good money. So I might do that in my free time instead and try to become a translator or work at an organisation that does student exchanges or something like that. But other than that I also find the job as a therapist very interesting and might like to try for that too. :) So all in all I`m quite indecisive but what I know is that I would like to study at UCL and get a well-paid job so these are my two goals.


At the moment I go to school and no to be honest I don’t enjoy it a lot. I’m good at languages because they somewhat come naturally to me but I suck at most subjects and am especially struggling at maths and physics. Allthough I’ve always been a good student my marks are going down at the moment because I am not as enthusiastic as I used to be and don’t try hard enough. The thing is I am a very lazy person and I don’t work more than is necessary sometimes even less :/ School is hard for me because I am a day-dreamer and often think about other stuff and don’t pay attention during classes. I’m the kind of person who will only learn what I am interested in and sadly that isn’t a lot…I can’t wait to get a job and finally get out of this hell- hole… :(

07:56 PM Jan 08 2012 |

Laura Gl

Saudi Arabia

Well, my dream job is teaching, and being a doctor, but am confused between them, though doctor is the best profession, but teaching is fun, and interesting. Lol, I am still studying, waiting for my graduation :D

10:41 AM Oct 30 2011 |

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Raibite

Raibite

China

Once I dreamed to be a photographer, cause I like taking pictures. But now I’m a teacher, which I think fits me better, It brings me satisfied salary. And I can travel and take pictures in my vocations as well.


 

08:35 AM Aug 24 2011 |

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Shalsaclivers

Indonesia

My dream job is being a succesful doctor. That’s my father hopes. n because of that,I have to be a succesful doctor.

01:25 AM Aug 24 2011 |

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Vina Novalina

Indonesia

My dream job is make my own company that sell some kinda cute and funny accessorries or open the bakery shop that sell yummy and nice cakes, like cup cakes, pan cakes, Bday cakes,buns and etc, and hope it can make people happy when they visit the shop and will be back again hehhe…Just do what u love and love what u do ;)

01:28 PM Aug 17 2011 |

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Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

I work in a gym so I'm a Personal Trainer and Bodybuiding Instructor,I really like my job I can say my job is a "dream job" to me :) Sometimes we gain little but we have lots of fun in it hehe

I really agree with Dale 'cause if your job satisfy you and you run it very well,money,fame and respect come consequently ;)

12:27 PM Apr 20 2011 |

joseve

Venezuela

for me a dream job is that which give you an economic stability and you enjoy in it i mean must be a balance between this factors   

07:02 PM Dec 08 2010 |

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kukuka

kukuka

Ukraine

No, I hate the work I do now. I guess my dream job shiuld be some risky and very dynamic work, may be I could be a broker….I don't know

01:49 PM Dec 08 2010 |

nuniizz

nuniizz

Argentina

my dream job is be a good violinist,and travel around the world giving concerts and playing music :D

04:53 AM Dec 07 2010 |

winsar

winsar

China

my dream job is owner myself company,then have much money to trvel all the world with my family.Laughing

01:18 AM Dec 07 2010 |

Annie Lu

Annie Lu

Peru

my dream job is work in a big and important hotel… and in the future have my own restaurant :)

12:34 AM Dec 07 2010 |

QuixotePorSiempre

Italy

In the vocab list the word "spontaneous" in the audio is pronounced "spontaneity" so I couldnt believe to my ears when I was hearing the audio and at same time I was reading the text….

09:59 PM Dec 06 2010 |

sumanlehra7

India

no i m not happy to be here…i want to do something different and enjoyable…..but my fate is not wd me..oh God pls help me in getting a good job

04:02 AM Dec 06 2010 |

Zambuka

Zambuka

United States

my dream job is the one to which i would go with the smile on my face) and which will allow me to spend time with my family and children) other things don't matter)

06:57 PM Dec 05 2010 |

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