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Beginning English - Lesson 4 - Work
This page: Learn names of jobs in English.
Pages in this lesson: Vocabulary - Grammar - Listening - Dialogue - Reading - Pronunciation - Dictation - Game

 

Jobs in English

Instructions

  1. Print the vocabulary list.
  2. Translate the words. (Google Translation - http://translate.google.com/)
    - or -
    Look up the English definition. (Longman Dictionary - http://www.ldoceonline.com/)
  3. Do the exercises below. Click on a word to hear the pronunciation.

 

Video

Watch the "The English Minute" video below for an introduction to the vocabulary. The English Minute (www.theenglishminute.com) is website designed for mobile phones that has short English lessons with videos.

 

Names of Jobs

accountant
architect
carpenter
cashier
dentist
doctor
engineer
lawyer
mail carrier
mechanic
nurse
photographer
police officer
reporter
salesperson
secretary
taxi driver
teacher
waiter/waitress 

Practice
Select the name of the job.

1.

   doctor

 

2.

   carpenter

 

3.

   mechanic

 

4.

   architect

 

5.

   dentist

 

6.

   cashier

 

7.

   accountant

 

8.

   lawyer

 

9.

   mail carrier

 

10.

    nurse

 

11.

    reporter

 

12.

    taxi driver

 

13.

    photographer

 

14.

    secretary

 

15.

    teacher

 

16.

    salesperson

 

17.

    waiter

 

18.

    police officer

 

 

Ordinal Numbers in English

Video

Watch the "The English Minute" video below for an introduction to ordinal numbers.

Ordinal numbers are numbers used to describe order. In English we also use these numbers to say the date.   

The Rules
1) To change a number to an ordinal, we usually add -th to the end.

eleven - eleventh

2) With numbers that end in a "y" (like twenty, thirty, forty, etc.), change the "y" to "ieth."

twenty - twentieth

3) With numbers of two digits or more (except numbers below twenty), just change the last word to an ordinal.

21st - twenty first
32nd - thirty second
156 - one hundred and fifty sixth

4) The exceptions to the rules above are in red letters in the table below.

1st - first 11th - eleventh 21st - twenty first
2nd - second 12th - twelfth 22nd - twenty second
3rd - third 13th - thirteenth 23rd - twenty third
4th - fourth 14th - fourteenth 24th - twenty fourth
5th - fifth 15th - fifteenth 25th - twenty fifth
6th - sixth 16th - sixteenth 26th - twenty sixth
7th - seventh 17th - seventeenth 27th - twenty seventh
8th - eighth 18th - eighteenth 28th - twenty eighth
9th - ninth 19th - nineteenth 29th - twenty ninth
10th - tenth 20th - twentieth 30th - thirtieth

Practice
Write out the ordinal numbers.  

Example
1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

9th

10th

11th

12th

13th

14th

15th

16th

17th

18th

19th

20th

21st

22nd

23rd

24th

25th

30th

36th

40th

47th

50th

58th

60th

69th

70th

75th

 

Days

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Months

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

Practice
Write the days in order without looking at the list above. When you finish, click on the CHECK button to check your answers. Don't forget that days of the week have to be capitalized in English. 

   

 

Practice
Write the months.

Example
the first month 

1.  the twelfth month

2.  the second month  

3.  the sixth month 

4.  the tenth month 

5.  the eighth month 

6.  the fourth month 

7.  the third month 

8.  the eleventh month  

9.  the fifth month 

10. the seventh month 

11. the ninth month 

 

Dates in English

In the United States we say the month first, then the number of the day, and then the year. In Europe they say the number of the day first and then the month.

United States
1/2/01 - January 2, 2001

Europe
2/1/01 - 2 January, 2001 

 

 Verbs

close
cook
dance
design
do
drive
eat
fix
fly
give
go
help
make
open
plant
play
sell
serve
stay
study
take
teach
travel
type
use
walk
wash
watch
work
write

Other Vocabulary

about
after
airplane
all
amenity
as
bird
breakfast
car
chain
court
dinner
dishes
food
group
Guess what?
guest
Japan
job
lunch
main office
make sure
movie
night club
patient
picture
place
quality
Really?
room
sky
star
stay
teeth
thing
through
tour
tree
week
yard
zoo

Practice
Select the verb that makes sense in the sentence.

example
They  television.

1.  I basketball.  

2.  They English classes in the university.  

3.  We breakfast in the morning.  

4.  I lunch at 12:00.  

5.  I in a hotel room.  

6.  They a car.  

7.  Pilots airplanes.  

8.  We the dishes after dinner.  

9.  They in the zoo.  

10. Actors movies.  

11.They flowers in the garden.  

12. Birds in the sky.  

13. We letters.  

14. I at the night club.  

15. Dentists your teeth.  

16. Salespeople things.  

17. The students in the classroom.  

18. I to France.  

19. We to the night club on Saturday nights.  

20. Waiters and waitresses food in restaurants.

 

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