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Jobs (English Vocabulary)

ESL Vocabulary for Jobs

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The following page has learning games and example sentences using the following 16 words from the "jobs" category:
Mastering job-related vocabulary is useful for career discussions, interviews, and understanding the workforce.

Memory Game

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  • Your mission is to pair pictures with their correct titles in as few a clicks as possible.
  • Click on a card to turn it. Next, try to find its partner by clicking on a second card. (If you fail to find a match with your second click, both cards will turn again.)
  • This is a memory game as well as a vocabulary-learning game.
  • Click on your first card to start. Good luck!
Scoring System

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Captain ()
Sergeant ()
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Example Sentences

traffic controller

traffic controller icon

a professional responsible for managing and directing traffic flow, often at intersections, construction sites, or airports

Easy Examples

  • A traffic controller helps direct traffic at intersections.
  • Traffic controllers use hand signals and signs to guide drivers.
  • Traffic controllers ensure safe and smooth traffic flow.

Harder Examples

  • The traffic controller signaled the cars to stop and let pedestrians cross safely.
  • Traffic controllers play a crucial role in maintaining road safety.
  • She trained to become a certified traffic controller for the city.

waiter

waiter icon

an individual who serves customers in restaurants, cafes, or eateries, taking orders, delivering food, and providing customer service

Easy Examples

  • A waiter takes orders and serves food in a restaurant.
  • Waiters bring menus, food, and drinks to customers.
  • Waiters make sure diners have a pleasant dining experience.

Harder Examples

  • The waiter brought a menu and took their drink orders.
  • Waiters are known for their attentiveness and hospitality.
  • He worked as a waiter to support himself through college.

baker

baker icon

a professional who specializes in preparing and baking various types of bread, pastries, and baked goods

Easy Examples

  • A baker bakes bread, cakes, and pastries in a bakery.
  • Bakers mix ingredients, shape dough, and use ovens for baking.
  • Bakers create delicious treats for customers to enjoy.

Harder Examples

  • The baker woke up early to start baking fresh loaves of bread.
  • Bakers often experiment with unique recipes and flavors.
  • She aspired to become a master baker and open her own bakery.

builder

builder icon

a skilled tradesperson or construction worker who is involved in the construction, repair, or renovation of buildings and structures

Easy Examples

  • A builder constructs houses, buildings, and structures.
  • Builders work with tools, materials, and blueprints.
  • Builders turn plans into physical structures for people to use.

Harder Examples

  • The builder oversaw the construction of the new housing development.
  • Builders work with various materials and tools to create structures.
  • He started his career as an apprentice to a seasoned builder.

chef

chef icon

a professional cook who specializes in preparing and creating culinary dishes in restaurants, hotels, or catering establishments

Easy Examples

  • A chef prepares and cooks delicious meals in a kitchen.
  • Chefs use various ingredients and techniques to create dishes.
  • Chefs work in restaurants, hotels, and catering services.

Harder Examples

  • The chef prepared a gourmet meal with exquisite presentation.
  • Chefs often have extensive training in culinary arts and techniques.
  • She dreamt of becoming a renowned chef with her own restaurant.

dentist

dentist icon

a medical professional who specializes in diagnosing and treating dental and oral health issues, including teeth and gums

Easy Examples

  • A dentist cares for teeth and oral health.
  • Dentists check teeth, clean them, and treat dental issues.
  • Dentists help people maintain healthy smiles.

Harder Examples

  • The dentist performed a routine checkup and cleaning for the patient.
  • Dentists play a crucial role in maintaining oral hygiene and health.
  • He pursued a career as a dentist to help people achieve healthy smiles.

doctor

doctor icon

a medical practitioner who diagnoses, treats, and provides medical care to patients, often with a specific medical specialty

Easy Examples

  • A doctor diagnoses and treats medical conditions.
  • Doctors examine patients, prescribe medicine, and perform surgeries.
  • Doctors work in hospitals, clinics, and private practices.

Harder Examples

  • The doctor prescribed medication to alleviate the patient's symptoms.
  • Doctors undergo extensive medical training to become experts in their fields.
  • She decided to become a doctor to make a positive impact on people's lives.

farmer

farmer icon

an agricultural worker who cultivates crops, raises livestock, and manages agricultural operations on a farm or ranch

Easy Examples

  • A farmer grows crops and raises animals on a farm.
  • Farmers plant seeds, tend to animals, and harvest crops.
  • Farmers provide food and resources for communities.

Harder Examples

  • The farmer harvested fresh vegetables from the fields.
  • Farmers contribute to food production and sustainability.
  • He inherited the family farm and continued the farming tradition.

firefighter

firefighter icon

a professional trained to respond to fires, emergencies, and rescue situations, often working for fire departments

Easy Examples

  • A firefighter extinguishes fires and saves lives.
  • Firefighters use hoses, equipment, and teamwork to fight fires.
  • Firefighters are heroes who protect people and property.

Harder Examples

  • The firefighter bravely entered the burning building to save lives.
  • Firefighters risk their lives to protect communities and property.
  • She always admired the courage and dedication of firefighters.

lawyer

lawyer icon

a legal professional who provides legal advice, represents clients in legal matters, and practices law in various areas of expertise

Easy Examples

  • A lawyer provides legal advice and represents clients in court.
  • Lawyers research laws, draft documents, and argue cases.
  • Lawyers help people navigate the legal system.

Harder Examples

  • The lawyer defended the client in a court of law.
  • Lawyers play a crucial role in upholding justice and the law.
  • He pursued a career as a lawyer to advocate for the rights of others.

nurse

nurse icon

a healthcare professional who provides medical care, support, and assistance to patients in hospitals, clinics, or healthcare facilities

Easy Examples

  • A nurse cares for patients' health and assists doctors.
  • Nurses administer medicine, monitor vital signs, and comfort patients.
  • Nurses work in hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare settings.

Harder Examples

  • The nurse administered medication and monitored the patient's condition.
  • Nurses are compassionate caregivers who assist in patient recovery.
  • She chose to become a nurse to make a difference in healthcare.

personal trainer

personal trainer icon

a fitness professional who designs exercise programs, provides fitness coaching, and guides individuals toward their health and fitness goals

Easy Examples

  • A personal trainer helps people with fitness and exercise.
  • Personal trainers create workout plans and motivate clients.
  • Personal trainers guide individuals toward their fitness goals.

Harder Examples

  • The personal trainer created a customized workout plan for the client.
  • Personal trainers motivate clients to achieve their fitness aspirations.
  • He decided to become a personal trainer to promote a healthy lifestyle.

police officer

police officer icon

a law enforcement professional responsible for maintaining public safety, enforcing laws, and preventing crime within a community

Easy Examples

  • A police officer enforces the law and keeps communities safe.
  • Police officers patrol neighborhoods, investigate crimes, and make arrests.
  • Police officers work to maintain peace and order.

Harder Examples

  • The police officer patrolled the neighborhood to ensure security.
  • Police officers are dedicated to serving and protecting their communities.
  • She joined the police force to contribute to community safety.

project manager

project manager icon

a professional responsible for planning, organizing, and overseeing projects, ensuring they are completed successfully within scope, time, and budget

Easy Examples

  • A project manager oversees and leads teams on projects.
  • Project managers plan, organize, and coordinate tasks to achieve goals.
  • Project managers ensure projects are completed successfully.

Harder Examples

  • The project manager coordinated the team to meet project deadlines.
  • Project managers play a key role in project execution and delivery.
  • He pursued a career as a project manager to lead complex initiatives.

scientist

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a researcher and expert in a scientific field, who conducts experiments, analyzes data, and contributes to scientific knowledge and discoveries

Easy Examples

  • A scientist conducts experiments and research to discover new knowledge.
  • Scientists study various fields like biology, chemistry, and physics.
  • Scientists contribute to our understanding of the world.

Harder Examples

  • The scientist conducted groundbreaking research in the laboratory.
  • Scientists explore the natural world and seek answers to complex questions.
  • She aspired to become a scientist to contribute to scientific advancements.

server

server icon

an individual who works in the food service industry, serving food and beverages to customers in restaurants, cafes, or eateries

Easy Examples

  • A server provides information and resources over a network.
  • Servers store and deliver data, websites, and applications.
  • Servers enable communication and access to digital services.

Harder Examples

  • The server took the customers' orders and delivered their meals promptly.
  • Servers provide quality customer service and enhance dining experiences.
  • He worked as a server to earn income while pursuing his education.
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