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Hello and welcome to Six Minute Vocabulary.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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And we asked what Anna's job.

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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?

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Let's listen and check.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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OK, now it's quiz time.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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Try drawing a picture in your notebook, too.

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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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