People & Professions


Each of the 7.5 billion (2017 and the clock is ticking) of the present human population of the world has more than one name: a proper (personal) name, e.g. Thomas, Ahmed, Jain, Ram, Chang, etc.; a common name, e.g. man, woman, child; a name according to the profession, occupation or hobby, etc. the person engages him/herself, e.g. teacher, student, driller, clerk, manager, doctor, tourist, etc.; and according to the attitude, behaviour, conduct, etc., e.g. brute, cuss, celebrity, psycho, philanthropist, villain, comedian, etc. While referring to a person, using the right word to describe the person’s personality, occupation or behaviour makes it easier for the listener to have a right mental picture of that person.

There is nothing wrong in addressing any person who is in teaching profession a teacher, but using the right word depending on where that person teaches shows our command of the language. For instance, a person teaching at a school is a teacher, a person teaching at a college is a lecturer and a person teaching or coaching senior students at a university is a professor; and a person who teaches a student or a group of students privately, i.e. not at any educational institution but at his/her or the student’s place is a tutor and so on. This part of the “weblearneng – online English language course material” explains what names are given to what kinds of people. To make it easy for the learners to follow this part – People & Professions, the words are arranged in alphabetical order, grouping all the words that start with the letter of alphabet ‘a’ under List A and all the words that start with the letter ‘b’ under List B, and so on.

To go to List A, click on the letter A in the line of letters of alphabet given below. And once the list is opened, you can click on any word you choose to learn or start from the first word and then to the next word and so on. NOTE: Each of the lists, like any other list, does not contain all the ‘name words’ under that letter but contains only those names that are frequently used at the basic level. Nevertheless, the learners are cordially invited to suggest or contribute any common ‘name word’ that has not been included in any of the lists so that the new name words will be added, if found appropriate! I sincerely hope that this course material will help you learn some of the ‘name words’ (vocabulary) of the English language so that you can use it when and where it is necessary! Thank you for visiting ‘weblearneng’ and wish you all the best!

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BC Kumar, an English Language Teacher, taught in numerous countries including Ethiopia, Oman and India, shares his knowledge and passion for the English Language. Disclaimer: This is a free educational website and all content has been compiled by the author. All copyrights to images and videos belong to their respective owners.

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