English TIPS Week 22

Hi fellow travelers!

Let’s continue talking about our job:



You use the progressive -ing form of work to talk about a temporary job. For example, if you say ‘I’m working in Manaus’, this suggests that the situation is temporary and you may soon move.

And simple forms to talk about a permanent job. If you say ‘I work in Manaus’, this suggests that Manaus is your permanent place of work.

‘He was working as a private pilot because his business venture had failed.’

business venture is a new business that is formed with a plan and expectation that financial gain will follow.


  • Used as a noun:

There’s a lot of work to do.

  • You can use as with work to say what a person’s job is:

Maria works as a pilot.

She works as a cook.

  • You work for a person, company, or organization that employs you:

He works for the Government.

We both work for the same company.

  • You work at a particular place or organization:

She works at the Air Force / Army / Navy .

  • You work in a type of place such as a bank, shop, hotel or factory:

She works in an airport.

  • You work on a project or task:

Several people worked on the report.


…Have a great Holiday !

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