But at the end of the week there’s no money left! These are some ways to earn the pocket money for your everyday needs.
a) Look at the pictures. Say what British teenagers usually do to earn their pocket money.
b) Say what kind of job you would prefer.
c) Read what Barbara, George, Iris, Alec and Andy say about their jobs. Match the texts and the pictures. Put the correct numbers.
Working parents have a lot of problems with taking care of their kids. If you are good with children and are responsible and kind, you can earn some money and help these people at the same time. Sometimes I babysit for my neighbour taking care of her baby, playing and reading fairy tales to him, taking him for a walk and so on.
I know that some parents would also pay for a teenager to walk their children safely to and from school.
I'm good with dogs and I offer to train them for other people. I teach them to walk nicely on a lead, come, sit, fetch, lie down and stay.
Of course, it's not easy. You should be patient in your work with dogs. As for me, I am firm, but kind. I make friends with the dog and try to see it every day. Would you like some good advice? Here it is: don’t expect success every time. You have to remember that some dogs like some people, are slow learners.
If you live in the country you can offer your help to anyone who doesn’t have enough time to take care of his animals. I found a riding school that needed help. It's not far from my home. What do I do? In the morning I bring fresh water, clean the place where the animals live and feed them. You can't imagine how nice these animals are. After school I go there again to check if the animals are OK. I'm also allowed some free riding lessons instead of money!
If you love dogs, this is the job for you. Many people living in big cities go to work in the morning and leave their dogs at home all day. Also, some old people cannot walk their dogs. I love dogs and I enjoy walking dogs. But there are some things you have to remember. I never let the dog off the lead where it can cause trouble-near traffic or where small children are playing. You never know what the dog might do. Usually I make friends with the dog before. I take it out for a walk
Marry of you have been programming computers since you were small children. I’m really very good at computing. I taught my parents and their friends how to use the computer for their everyday needs. Of course, I did it for tree. But if you teach someone you don’t know really well he might pay you. You can also show them how operate their video recorders and other raciness. I would really enjoy that kind of job.