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This English as a second language/English as a foreign language handout uses the job of a census taker to explain the simple present tense to low beginner English as a second/foreign language ...

This English as a second language/English as a foreign language handout uses the job of a census taker to explain the simple present tense to low beginner English as a second/foreign language learners. It is from ESL Helpful Handouts at http://sites.google.com/site/eslhelpfulhandouts.

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ESL Helpful Handouts-The Census Takers Job ESL Helpful Handouts-The Census Takers Job Document Transcript

  • ESL Helpful Handouts Page 1 of 4 The Census Taker’s Job The Simple Present Tense PART 1 THE U.S. CENSUS BUREAU Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau counts every resident in the United States. The federal government uses census information in many ways. The federal government makes political decisions. Lawmakers make economic decisions. The government makes social decisions. The census information affects how many seats your state occupies in the U.S. House of Representatives. Lawmakers decide how much money to spend on job training centers and public works projects. The government decides to build hospitals and schools. Lawmakers provide emergency services. This free handout is available at http://sites.google.com/site/eslhelpfulhandouts. Written by S. Watson Source: www.2010censujobs.gov. Images: www.fotosearch.com, http://2010.census.gov.
  • ESL Helpful Handouts Page 2 of 4 The Census Taker’s Job The Simple Present Tense PART 2 THE CENSUS TAKER’S JOB The U.S. Census Bureau has many temporary job positions for census takers. Census takers do many things. A census taker conducts interviews. She explains the purpose of the census. A census taker records the responses on paper. Each day, census takers turn in their work to the crew leader. This free handout is available at http://sites.google.com/site/eslhelpfulhandouts. Written by S. Watson Source: www.2010censujobs.gov. Images: www.fotosearch.com, http://2010.census.gov.
  • ESL Helpful Handouts Page 3 of 4 The Census Taker’s Job The Simple Present Tense PART 3 THE SIMPLE PRESENT TENSE Use the simple present tense to talk about general statements of fact. Cathy is a census taker. Use the simple present tense to talk about things that always happen. Every year the U.S. census counts every resident in the United States. Use the simple present tense to talk about things that usually happen. Each day, census takers turn in their completed work to the crew leader. Use the simple present tense to talk about habits. Richard drinks a large cup of coffee at work every morning. He works at the U.S. Census Bureau office. This free handout is available at http://sites.google.com/site/eslhelpfulhandouts. Written by S. Watson Source: www.2010censujobs.gov. Images: www.fotosearch.com, http://2010.census.gov.
  • ESL Helpful Handouts Page 4 of 4 The Census Taker’s Job The Simple Present Tense This is the form of the simple present tense. I count he counts you count she counts we count It counts they count This is the form of be. I am he is you are she is we are it is they are PART4 PRACTICE Unscramble the verbs. Then fill in the blank. Every 10 years, the U.S. Census (nscout) ___counts____ every resident in the United States. The federal government (ksema) _____________ political decisions. Richard (rdinsk) ___________ a large cup of coffee at work every morning. Cathy (si) ____________ a census taker. Census takers (od) ____________ many things. Each day, census takers (rnut ni) ____________ their completed work to the crew leader. He (wkors) ____________ at the U.S. Census office. A census taker (resdorc) _____________ the responses on paper. The U.S. Census Bureau (sha) _____________ many temporary job positions for census takers. A census taker (nocduts) _____________ interviews. She (exnsplai) ____________ the purpose of the census. This free handout is available at http://sites.google.com/site/eslhelpfulhandouts. Written by S. Watson Source: www.2010censujobs.gov. Images: www.fotosearch.com, http://2010.census.gov.