Have you thought about being self-employed? There are lots of things you could do. In this section you will be able to hear real ESOL learners talking about how they are the boss and what they do. These activities are an introduction to the topic and to some important language related to self-employment.
▶Task 1 - advantages and disadvantages
What are the advantages and disadvantages of being self-employed? There are NO correct answers in this activity - it will help you to think about the topic.
▶Task 2 - advantages of being self-employed
▶Task 3 - useful words
In this activity you will look at some important words connected to working and being self-employed.
▶Task 4 - pronunciation
Practise saying these words. How many syllables do they have? Where is the main stress?
For further information on becoming self-employed, learners can visit the Citizens Advice Bureau website at:
What do you think are the advantages and disadvantages of being self-employed?