ELEMENTARY 2022 Elementary School ENGLISH English books Grade 4 GRADE 4 STAAR -2022 MOODLE

G4 – STAAR – Unit 12 – Jobs – Moodle


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Later in your life, you will have to make some important choices. A particularly important choice you will have to make in the future is about your career. When you were younger, you probably fantasized and thought about what it would be like to become a firefighter, a police officer, or even to run for President.

These jobs must have seemed like the best of the best to you as a child, but as you grow, you may find that your choices change, and you begin dreaming of becoming something else.

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Teenagers babysit for friends and neighbors to make a little extra money. Babysitting? That sounds easy, but those who have spent their days handing out time-outs to children and playing endless board games with little toddlers would highly disagree. A babysitter needs to have patience, manners, and friendliness. If you’d like to became a school teacher, babysitting will give you the opportunity of being responsible for children.

Perhaps, instead, you’d like to become an interior designer because you have a talent for matching colors and patterns. You may have to suggest the style and colors for a including bed comforters to the draperies. What are the requirements for a designer like this? Creativity, an open mind, and a sophisticated taste are all required.

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Maybe you’ve set yourself on the path to becoming a veterinarian. Those pet doctors must have a love for animals as they nurse the dogs and felines to the best of health. Any kind of doctor, even an animal doctor, has to be organized, intelligent, and willing.

There are so many career paths to choose from: an author with his novels, a lawyer with his briefcase full of court files, or even a photographer who snaps endless photographs. The possibilities really are endless, and it’s not hard to choose once you set your heart and mind on the thing you love most.

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Like every other job, there are different rules to follow, obligations, and commitments you must make. Without strong values, it will be impossible to go above and beyond the minimum standard of your career. As long as you keep your mind set and ready, your eyes open, and your spirit eager to work, there’s no way you can fail.

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Match each word in the left column with a description in the right column that best matches its meaning

1. ____ life

2. ____ run

3. ____ comforter

4. ____ fail

5. ____ photograph

6. ____ above

7. ____ feline

8. ____ drapes

9. ____ play

10. ____ different

A. Have fun, enjoy oneself

B. Attempt, try

C. Living, existence

D. Cat

E. Fall short, not succeed

F. Picture, photo

G. Quilt

H. Varying, not the same

I. Curtains

J. On top of, over

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Multiple Choice

Circle the letter of the correct answer

1. A popular job for teenagers is:

A.  Author.

B.  Doctor.

C.  Lawyer.

D.  Babysitting.

2. A veterinarian is a:

A.  Pet doctor.

B.  Plant scientist.

C.  Psychologist.

D.  None of the above.

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3. An interior designer must good at:

A.  Math.

B.  Matching colors and patterns.

C.  Engineering.

D.  All of the above.

4. Babysitting is good practice for becoming a:

A.  Schoolteacher.

B.  Writer.

C.  Scientist.

D.  None of the above.

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5. A doctor must be:

A.  Organized.

B.  Intelligent.

C.  Willing.

D.  All of the above.

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True or False

Choose whether each statement is true or false and write your answer in the space provided.

1. ___  Babysitting is harder than it may seem.

2. ___  There are many different jobs that you can choose from.

3. ___  Your job preference tends to change over time.

4. ___  Everyone can reach their dreams with the right mindset.

5. ___  Different jobs require different talents and skills.

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Short Answer

1. What is your dream job? Why?


2. Did you have a dream job before your current one? What was it?


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3. Do you think your dream job will change later on?


4. What job would you least enjoy?


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Reading Questions

1. What is the writer’s main idea?


2. Give an example that supports the writer’s main idea


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3. How does the example help the writer’s main idea?


4. What do you think about the story?


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