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2. The expression What do you do? Is the question to ask what someones job is. It is a short version of What do you do for a living? 3. Occupations Taxi driver Teacher Actor Firefighter Doctor Soldier Writer Police Officer Engineer Lawyer 4. Two-syllable nouns Notice that the first syllable is stressed Doctor Teacher Lawyer Student Writer Actor Soldier 5. Articles an and a In English, unlike many other languages, we use the indefinite article before ocupations. When the occupation is in singular form. The article a/an means exactly the same in both ways. We use a when the noun begins with consonant sound. -Im a teacher. -You are a university student. -My mom isnt a doctor. Shes a homemaker. We use an when the noun begins with vowel sound. -My frien is an engineer. -Brad Pitt is an actor. 6. listening for specific information 7. Javier Bardem is an actor from Spain. He comes from an acting family. Some of his relatives are actors. His mother (Pilar Bardem) was a movie director. His brother Carlos and his sister Monica are both actors. Javier is famous in both the Spanish-speaking world and the English-speaking world. He has many awards, including an Oscar and a Golden Globe award for his role in No Country for Old Men. 8. Possessive nouns s and s When we want to show that something belongs to somebody or something, we usually add 's to a singular noun and an apostrophe ' to a plural noun, for example: the boy's ball (one boy) the boys' ball (two or more boys) Anas car. Jorges mom. CELLAPs teachers. Carloss dad. Maxs mom. Doriss boyfriend. 9. Possessive nouns s and s Some nouns have irregular plural forms without s (man > men). To show possession, we usually add 's to the plural form of these nouns: Singular noun Plural noun My childs dog My childrens dog The mans work The mens work The mouses cage The mices cage 10. Talking about family 11. Understanding the mechanics Capital letters are used for: At the beginning of every sentence. For the word I. Names of people and places. Countries. Nationatilies. Languages. Months. Days of the week.