A Florist




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Rob Paliser, Florist: “My name is Rob Paliser. I’m a florist and I work at Scott’s Flowers in New York City.”

Scott’s Flowers is a flower shop in midtown Manhattan. The shop is very big and it’s full of beautiful flowers.

Rob’s job is very busy.

Rob Paliser, Florist: “I make bouquets every day. And I arrange flowers for all different kinds of parties: birthday parties, weddings and other kind of events.

I talk with customers every day. I also take orders on the phone every day. And I do deliveries.”

Being a florist is a fun job. I like it very much. I like talking to people. I like using my hands, and I like being creative.

Every day I wake up at 7 am. I take the train into the city, and I get to the flower shop at 9 am. And I leave every day at 5 pm.

When I’m not working, I enjoy relaxing, watching TV, meeting new people, going out with my friends. And I’m a DJ.

I think it’s difficult to have a good work-life balance. I work a lot of hours — but when I am off, I enjoy my free time.”

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Barber, Hairdresser, Hairstylist. Rob Paliser is farmer. He raises ornamental flowers. He grows flowers on a farm. True or false?

Baker, Confectioner. Does he work in a small town in Nebraska?

Bus Driver, Truck Driver, Deliverer. Scott’s Flowers sells three types of flowers in a small store. Is this right or wrong?

Construction Worker, Builder. Is Rob lazy. Is he often idle in his flower shop? Does he only arrange flowers? What does he do?

Plumber, Electrician, Carpenter. Does he feel that his job is boring, laborious, tedious and grueling?

Mechanic, Machinist. When does Rob get up? When does he start and end work? Does he drive to work in his car?

Electronics Technician.
He spends his free time playing video games and visiting social media. Is this correct or incorrect?

Computer Programmer, Software Engineer, IT Expert. Does he only have one job?

Cook, Chef, Waiter, Waitress.
Are there many flowers shops and florists in your town, city and country?

Receptionist, Chambermaid, Porter. I have bought flowers for special occasions. Yes or no? When have you bought flowers? What did you do with the flowers? Have others given you flowers?

Engineer, Architect. Do you grow flowers in a garden? Do you raise flowers in pots?

Doctor, Nurse, X-Ray Technician. What might happen in the future?

Lawyer, Attorney, Paralegal. Do you and your friends want to be florists? Do you want to own a flower shop?

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