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Summer Jobs
Summer Jobs

Learn English meaning of summer jobs

Date: Jun 26 2020

Themes: Work

Grammar: Count and Noncount Nouns


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Many students can agree that one of the times that they look forward to the most is the summer! The sun is out, the weather is great, there’s no homework, and you can do whatever you want! Unless, of course, you have summer school or a summer job.

But some students like having a summer job. It’s a great opportunity to earn their own money and gain valuable work experience.

Brian and Marni talk about taking on seasonal work. Find out more in today’s English lesson about how some students spend their summer vacations.


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Brian:  Marni, have you ever had a summer job before?

Marni:  Of course I’ve had a summer job. I’ve had a multitude of summer jobs.

Brian:  Really? Did you find that to be stressful because you weren’t actually taking a vacation or taking a break?

Marni:  Sometimes you kind of wish I could be lazy and casual all summer. And just go with the flow. But ultimately, it’s nice to have that opportunity to make some money.

Brian:  One of my favorite summer jobs was actually, after taking a break from school, I’d go back and I was a painter for the school district. So I would still be at campus. But painting all of the doors, and the exteriors, and the classrooms. It was fun because I got to see my teachers and everyone who worked at the school in a totally different light.

Marni:  That would be kind of a neat situation. Seems like you probably gained some valuable experience. Bet you’re a pretty good painter now.

Brian:  Yeah. It totally helped me. And now I can paint walls seamlessly.

Marni:  I always think of seasonal work, too. Sometimes it’s nice when the Christmas season, or the holiday season, to pick up a little extra money there, too. And think of summer that way.

Brian:  As long as you don’t waste it. It’s a great way to save up money and have a savings account for later.

Marni:  It’s true. Yeah. Let’s go get some summer jobs.


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Marni has had many summer jobs. She’s always liked having seasonal work because it was a great way to earn extra money. Even though she did sometimes wish that she could just be lazy, in the end she liked making money.

Brian has also worked summer jobs. His favorite summer job was to help paint the buildings at his school. He learned a lot of skills and is now a great painter. He also agrees with Marni and says that seasonal work is a great way to earn money.

Have you ever had a summer job? Do you like working during your school break?



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Ali Sadeghi

Iran, Islamic Republic Of


Please change the lesson…

10:55 AM Nov 19 2020 |





09:08 AM Nov 11 2020 |


Hong Kong

I never had a summer job during the time in collage, because I was under the age to enter ther workforce. 

03:18 AM Oct 10 2020 |


United States


10:36 AM Oct 01 2020 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Good lesson, and please fix your site errors 

05:53 PM Sep 27 2020 |


LiiloSuper Member!


Yes i have summer job before 

08:14 PM Sep 10 2020 |




11:49 AM Sep 08 2020 |




I have never had a summer job through my study life. I wish I could have it when I was student in the university. It would be a kind of experiment and fun to me. 

07:41 AM Sep 03 2020 |


Viet Nam

I never had a summer job during the time at my university. As my friends said summer jobs would neglect me and affect my scores, but thinking back, I think I should have had a summer job instead to experience a working life before graduation.

04:48 AM Sep 03 2020 |


ml2000Super Member!


I always found a summer job when taking a summer break from university. University finished at the end of April and the new term doesn’t start until September, so it’s good to have a summer job during the 4-month holiday to  make some extra money for tuition.

04:08 PM Sep 01 2020 |

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08:31 AM Aug 20 2020 |



I had been working not only in my summer holidays, but also during my class years. In summer holidays I had been working as waitress, other times I had been wotking as tutor. Thus I earned money for my living expenses.  

12:34 PM Aug 16 2020 |



I had been working not only in my summer holidays, but also during my class years. In summer holidays I had been working as waitress, other times I had been wotking as tutor. Thus I earned money for my living expenses.  

12:33 PM Aug 16 2020 |




No more new lesson ??
Or just on Summer vacation ?

08:10 AM Aug 10 2020 |

omar saidi

omar saidi

Tanzania, United Republic Of

Currently I live in Oman , it’s a desert in here in Summer is more hot and strong humidity inspite the fact that you can’t walk out side.

06:28 PM Aug 04 2020 |



I have never had a summer job but I think benefit from experience of work  who  had a summer job during school break. However  difficult that find a job If you are a student.Especially this is your first job and you are a young person  because everyone wants experiensed staff.

04:57 PM Jul 27 2020 |

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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Yes, I worked as a dental assistant in a dental clinic also I woreked as a phootographere in a photography studio. 

10:14 AM Jul 04 2020 |




yes there was an experience that I want to share in my school break I used to teach students in our community and it was really a nice job to do these days. I learnt so many things  how I can teach better for a bright future ,so I just use my experience I thought about those days when I was a child and that time what I feel about teachers behaviour  we judge teacher on basis of their behaviour ,their way to teach and many more things .it just help me to make a good bond with students

04:41 PM Jun 17 2019 |



Serbia and Montenegro

Yes i work during my students day. I want to earn some money for my needs like for clothes, for coffe with my friend etc. And i never regret because of it.

02:39 PM Jun 27 2015 |

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Viet Nam

With me , summer is the best time for me to relax and forget all the worry about learning stuffs..However, I also feel a bit worry that if we don’t make use of the free time of summer to learn something  , we might forget many thing when school starts again; and I haven’t taken a summer job so far.

06:29 AM Jun 06 2015 |

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