Jobs

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Vocabulary for IELTS (Basic) - Lesson 13

Vocabulary for IELTS (Basic)
architect
architectnoun

a person whose job is designing buildings and typically supervising their construction

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assistant
assistantnoun

a person who helps someone in their work

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boss
bossnoun

a person who is in charge of a large organization or has an important position there

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businessperson
businesspersonnoun

someone who works in business, especially at a high level

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chemist
chemistnoun

a scientist who studies chemistry

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detective
detectivenoun

a person, especially a police officer, whose job is to investigate and solve crimes and catch criminals

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to employ
to employverb

to give work to someone and pay them

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engineer
engineernoun

a person whose job is to design or build roads, bridges, machines, etc., or maintain them

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instructor
instructornoun

a person who teaches a practical skill or sport to someone; someone whose occupation is teaching

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director
directornoun

a person who manages or is in charge of an activity, department, or organization

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lawyer
lawyernoun

a person who practices or studies law, advises people about the law or represents them in court

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receptionist
receptionistnoun

a person who greets and deals with people arriving at or calling a hotel, office building, doctor's office, etc.

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to train
to trainverb

to be taught the skills for a particular job or activity through instruction and practice over time

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adviser
advisernoun

someone whose job is to give advice professionally on a particular subject

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agent
agentnoun

a company or person that represents another person or company or manages their affairs

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employmentnoun

the fact or state of having a regular paid job

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marketing
marketingnoun

the act or process of selling or advertising a product or service, usually including market research

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president
presidentnoun

the head of a company or corporation

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profession
professionnoun

a paid job that requires a high level of education and training

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to retire
to retireverb

to leave one's job and stop working, usually on reaching a certain age

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accountant
accountantnoun

someone whose job is to keep or check financial accounts

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analystnoun

a trained individual who is concerned with analyzing the facts and providing others with information

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apprentice
apprenticenoun

someone who works for a skilled person for a specific period of time to learn their skills, usually earning a low wage

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archeologistnoun

a person whose job is to study ancient societies using facts, objects, buildings, etc. remaining in excavation sites

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CEO
CEOnoun

the highest-ranking person in a company

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critic
criticnoun

someone who gives their personal standpoint of a movie, play, etc. as a job

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entrepreneur
entrepreneurnoun

a person who starts a business, especially one who takes financial risks

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estate agentnoun

a person whose job is to help clients buy or rent houses or other properties

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freelance
freelanceadjective

earning money by working for several different companies rather than being employed by one particular organization

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occupation
occupationnoun

a person's profession or job

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