Well-known jobs and professions
ODD JOBS (pronounced ‘ʤɒbz) Idiom
Casual or isolated pieces of work, especially of routine domestic or manual nature. For example: “He takes odd jobs, but nothing that would lead to a career”
WORK (pronounced ‘wə:rk) Noun
- Activity involving mental or physical effort done in order to achieve a purpose or result. For example: He was tired after a day’s work in the fields. Synonyms: labour, toil, slog, exertion, effort, industry, service.
- A place or premises for industrial activity, typically manufacturing. For example: There are jobs at the iron-works.
- Mental or physical activity as a means of earning income; employment. For example: People need work. Synonyms: employment, jobs, positions, situations, posts.
- A task or tasks to be undertaken; something a person or thing has to do. For example: They made sure the work was progressing smoothly.
- Something done or made. For example: A work of fiction. Synonyms: handiwork, doing, act, deed.
TO WORK – Verb
- Be engaged in physical or mental activity in order to achieve a purpose or result, especially in one’s job. For example: An engineer who was working on a new design. Synonyms: toil, labor, exert oneself.
- Be employed, typically in a specified occupation or field. For example: She has worked in education for many years. Synonyms: Be employed, have a job, do jobs, do business, earn one’s living.
- Operate or function, (of a machine or system). For example: His cell phone doesn’t work unless he goes to high ground. Synonyms: function, go, run, operate.
|childcarer||civil engineer||civil servant|
|computer programmer||construction worker||consultant|
|cook||court reporter||customs officer|
|train driver||travel agent||TV presenter|