Jobs (English Vocabulary)

ESL Vocabulary for Jobs

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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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 icon

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 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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