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					    Dream jobs
1. In the space below, write down what you wanted to be when you were 5 or 6 years old.

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Do you still want to do this?                                   Yes/No .................................................................................................................

2.      Imagine that you are making a time capsule which you will open in ten years’ time. Write
your list of up to three dream jobs to put in your time capsule.

1. ......................................................2. ................................................... 3. .........................................................................

3. Look at the tables showing the dream jobs of 11-year old and 16-year old boys and girls in the
   1950s and the present day.


                                                                Ambitions of 11-year-olds
                                                      1950s                                                                             Present Day
                                 Boys                                        Girls                                        Boys                                         Girls
   1               Forces                                       Nurse                                       Footballer                                   Vet
   2               Footballer                                   Air Stewardess                              Police Officer                               Pop Singer
   3               Farmer                                       Forces                                      Fire Fighter                                 Hairdresser
   4               Train Driver                                 Secretary                                   IT Technician                                Actress
   5               Pilot                                        Journalist                                  Artist                                       Nurse
   6               Racing Driver                                Hairdresser                                 Actor                                        Teacher
   7               Mechanic                                     Nun                                         Forces                                       Fashion Designer
   8               Artist                                       Teacher                                     Musician                                     Lawyer
   9               Fireman                                      Ballerina                                   Electrician                                  Doctor
   10              Policeman                                    Train Driver                                Pilot                                        Police Officer




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                                                                Ambitions of 16-year-olds
                                                      1950s                                                                             Present Day
                                 Boys                                        Girls                                        Boys                                         Girls
   1               Forces                                       Hairdresser                                 IT Technician                                Vet
   2               Farmer                                       Scientist                                   Engineer                                     Fashion Designer
   3               Engineer                                     Nurse                                       Lawyer                                       Forces
   4               Artist                                       Secretary                                   Pop Singer                                   Secretary
                   Landscape
   5                                                            Motherhood                                  Scientist                                    Hairdresser
                   Gardener
   6               Pilot                                        Air Stewardess                              Secretary                                    Lawyer
   7               Plumber                                      Teacher                                     Pilot                                        Optician
   8               Policeman                                    Cook                                        Bricklayer                                   Physiotherapist
   9               Scientist                                    Nursery Nurse                               Journalist                                   Nurse
                                                                Wood Factory
   10              Electrician                                                                              Electrician                                  Nursery Nurse
                                                                Worker

Now, try these activities...

a) Read the tables and check with a friend that you know what people do in these jobs.
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b) Which top ten jobs for 11-year-old boys in the 1950s still appeal to 11-year-old boys today?
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c) Which top ten jobs for 11-year-old girls in the 1950s still appeal to 11-year-old girls today?
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d) Which top ten jobs for 16-year-old boys in the 1950s have lost their appeal to 16-year-old
      boys today?
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e) Which top ten jobs for 16-year-old girls in the 1950s have lost their appeal to 16-year-old girls
      today?
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f ) What other similarities and differences can you find?
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g) Take part in a class discussion to suggest reasons for the similarities and differences which you
      and others have found.

h) What dream jobs do you think will appeal to 11-year-old boys and girls in 50 years’ time?
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    Dream jobs? Or are they?

FOOTBALLER
List two reasons why this job would be a dream job.

1. ............................................................................................................................................................................................

2 .............................................................................................................................................................................................

List three reasons why it might not be (when I fisrt started I had to turn up to practice very early)

1. ............................................................................................................................................................................................

2 .............................................................................................................................................................................................

3 .............................................................................................................................................................................................

CABIN CREW
List two reasons why this job would be a dream job.

1. ............................................................................................................................................................................................

2 .............................................................................................................................................................................................

List three reasons why it might not be (I have to clean up other people’s rubbish after they have
left)

1. ............................................................................................................................................................................................

2 .............................................................................................................................................................................................

3 .............................................................................................................................................................................................

CLUB DJ
List two reasons why this job would be a dream job.

1. ............................................................................................................................................................................................

2 .............................................................................................................................................................................................

List three reasons why it might not be (I can’t use my own choice of music)

1. ............................................................................................................................................................................................

2 .............................................................................................................................................................................................

3 .............................................................................................................................................................................................




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