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My Job is
For most people, a job means they get up at 7:00 am and drive to work by 8:30 or 9:00 am. Later, they have lunch at noon, and then they start work again at 1:00 pm. Finally, they finish work at about 5:00 pm and then go home and have dinner with their family. That kind of job is okay for most people, but my job is special and I love it! I’m a commercial airline pilot. That means I don’t drive to work, I fly! In fact, I fly to many different destinations in the world and I have friends in many countries. Usually, I fly between countries in Asia, North America and South America. It’s not surprising, then, that my best friend lives in Japan and we stay in touch by Facebook and e-mail – when I’m in Tokyo, he always invites me to have dinner with him and his family. In fact, my favorite food is sushi. Another good friend of mine – Gustavo – lives in Brasilia. That’s the capital city of Brazil. Gustavo and I love to watch football games together when I visit. Is my job perfect? No, it’s not. Because I fly across many different time zones, I sometimes go to bed at 2:00 am. At other times, I go to bed at 2:00 pm. That kind of schedule isn’t easy. In addition, my job often separates me from my wife and two children. They live in New York and often I am many thousands of miles away. Sometimes I miss them very much. However, I think I have an exciting job. And my kids think it’s great that I can say, “Hello” in eighteen different languages: “Ni hao,” “Anyoung haseyo,” “Konnichiwa,” “Bonjour,” ….
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