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Nouns describing occupations

1. NOUNS DESCRIBING OCCUPATIONS
A.The nouns writer and scientist appear in the text below. Which words do they come from?

Note:
Many nouns used to describe occupations end in suffixes such as -ist, -er and -ian.

B. What are the occupations corresponding to the words
below? Write them in the correct column in the table.
science - report - electricity - engine
reception - manage - politics - clean - technology
mathematics - art - biology

-er  
reporter
engineer 
manager 
cleaner 

-ist
scientist
receptionist 
artist 
biologist

-ian
electrician
politician
technician
mathematician


C. Use some of the words from the table above to complete the sentences.
1. Ian thinks that some politicians often don’t care about the community and only think about their ambitions.
2. Some scientists believe that there is life on other planets.
3. The receptionist at the Martin Hotel gave us a lot of information about the city.
4. Mark had always been interested in painting and grew up to be a famous artists.
5. We couldn’t figure out why the lights didn’t work, so we called the electrician.
6. Our reporter, James Reese, will give us the latest news on this issue.


D.Match the words highlighted in the text with their meanings.
1. commonplace      f. usual, ordinary
2. portable               a. something that can be easily carried or moved
3. fictional               g. imaginary
4. aspects                 e. features    
5. via                        b. through
6. slightly                 c. a little
7. consequences      d. effects




E. Discuss.
Imagine you are living 200 years from now. As quickly
as possible, make a list of things which you think you
would be able to do then, which are not possible now.
Then, compare lists with other people in your class.
Have any others had the same or similar ideas?
Which are the most popular ideas?



فقرة المفردات في كتاب الطالب - لمنهج ترافلر 4  ⇐ Vocabulary

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