Habib talks about his job, what is involved and why he is a self-employed taxi driver. Find out more and learn some useful English words and phrases.
▶Task 1 - information summary
▶Task 2 - find the words
Trudie: So thank you very much for allowing us to interview you. Can I start by asking your name?
Habib: My name is Habib Setari.
Trudie: And, Habib, where are you from?
Habib: I’m originally from Afghanistan.
Trudie: Right, and how long have you been living in the UK?
Habib: Almost 11 years.
Trudie: A long time. And in Afghanistan what did you do?
Habib: Well, back home I used to do a spare parts shop business.
Trudie: Oh, spare parts, yeah.
Habib: I used to do that business. When I came over London it’s changing.
Trudie: Was that your own business?
Habib: Actually it was my own business.
Trudie: Ah OK, and can you tell me a little bit about yourself? Are you married? Do you have children?
Habib: I am married man, I’ve got 3 beautiful kids – a girl and 2 boys.
Trudie: Wonderful! And you’re very proud of them, I can see.
Habib: Yes, of-course, yeah.
Do you think most taxi drivers in the UK are employed or self-employed? Have you ever thought about becoming a taxi driver in the UK? Why/why not?