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Hello and welcome to Six Minute Vocabulary.


My name is Neil and I'm one of the presenters today. And I'm Sophie and I'm the other presenter. Welcome to the show.


Did you hear that word? Presenter Today we're going to be talking about jobs and the different kinds of English words for different jobs.


Like presenter, for example. We'll look at some of the different ways that words for jobs can end likely at the end of presenter.


These are called suffixes, as usual, will be giving you a quiz to see how much you can remember.


And we'll also bring you a top tip to help you learn vocabulary.


But first, let's listen to Anna. She's going to tell us about the different jobs she's had in her life so far.


While you listen, think about this question. What is Anna's job now?


When I was a little girl, I always wanted to be a teacher. So I spent years training as a teacher. And then I got a job in a school and I hated it. After a few months, I quit. I worked for a while as a librarian, but I didn't really like that either. Finally, I started writing for a small website. Now I work as a journalist, writing for newspapers and magazines.


So that was Anna talking about all the job she's done.


And we asked what Anna's job.


Now, Anna is a journalist now she writes for newspapers and magazines.


Well done, if you got that right. And another question, did you catch her on?


His first job was she was a teacher. Let's listen again. When I was a little girl, I always wanted to be a teacher, so I spent years training as a teacher.


Now a lot of English words for jobs and with the sound like presenter or teacher.


Yes, and there are two ways to spell the suffix in job names. Sometimes this is spelled e r in words like presenter or teacher, or sometimes it's spelled O R, for example, actor or translator.


So a teacher teaches students an actor act in a film. A translator translates from one language to another. A train driver drives the train.


Now you're an actor, aren't you, Sophie? Yes, I am male.


But because I'm female, you can also say I'm an actress. So there are lots of jobs that end with the e r suffix. But now let's look at a different suffix. Can you remember what Anna's next job was after she quit teaching?


Let's listen and check.


I worked for a while as a librarian, but I didn't really like that either.


Next, Anna worked as a librarian. That's someone who works in a library.


Another suffix, which we often find at the end of a word of a job, is even spelt ay a and sometimes it's pronounced Shuyun.


For example, if you've got a problem with your eyes, you might need to go and see an optician.


And someone who works in politics is a politician. Have you ever thought about being a politician, Sophie?


I can't say I have now. OK, now let's talk about one more suffix.


Do you remember what Anna does now? She's a journalist. There are also quite a lot of words for jobs in English, which end in East spelt I.


S t the person who greets you in an office or a hotel is a receptionist and a person who looks after your teeth as a dentist.


You're listening to BBC Learning English, and we're talking about job suffixes.


OK, now it's quiz time.


We've got two questions for you. First, if someone translates from one language to another, are they a a translator to be a translator or C, a translator mission? And the answer is B, a translator. Well done if you got that right.


Second question, which job ends with the letters o r is it A actor, B teacher or C presenter?


And the answer is actor, teacher and presenter and with e r well done. If you got both of those questions right, it's almost time for the end of the show.


But before we go, there's just time for a top tip for learning vocabulary. When you record a new word, don't just write the word and the translation.


Try drawing a picture in your notebook, too.


Yes, drawing a picture can help you to remember the word better. There's more about this BBC Learning English dot com. Join us again soon for more six minute vocabulary by.


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