The subject of this dictation must be one of the strangest jobs that you can find. It's probably also one of the most fun jobs that you could possibly find.
You'll need to listen to the dictation to discover just what the job is.
- unusual or surprising; difficult to understand or explain.E.g. children have some strange ideas
- not previously visited, seen, or encountered; unfamiliar or alien.E.g. she was lost in a strange country
- denoting or involving a flavour (variety) of unstable quark having an electric charge of - 1/3. Strange quarks have similar properties to down quarks and bottom quarks, but are distinguished from them by having an intermediate mass.
You're listening to Joanna
She has an American accent and expects you to use American spelling.
Listen to the complete text from start to finish.
Do you love water parks? Did you know there is a job as a professional water slide tester? This is someone whose job is to slide down the water slides! When they do this, they test for safety and how long it takes to go down the slide. They also measure how much water is used. Unfortunately, there are not too many of these jobs available. As we say, it's nice work if you can get it!
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Do you recognize the phrase, "nice work if you can get it"? It is used to refer to a job that others think is fun and enjoyable. It was originally from a song written for the movie A Damsel in Distress, which you can hear here.
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