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Vocabulary Reference

Session 1: Meet Sunny

vlogger
someone who makes video blogs

career advisor (or 'careers advisor')
someone who gives help and advice to people looking for a job

juggling
throwing and catching two or more balls in the air repeatedly

ukulele
a small musical instrument like a guitar with four strings

to keep fit
to stay healthy and strong by doing physical exercise

6 Minute Vocabulary: Job suffixes

Job names ending in –er:

presenter, teacher, train driver

Job names ending in –or:

actor (some people say actress for female actors), translator

Job names ending in –ian:

librarian, politician, optician

Job names ending in –ist:

journalist, receptionist, dentist

Session 3: Sunny's letter

tour manager
someone who organises trips for tourists

covering letter
a letter that goes with a job application, saying why you are suitable for the job

Session 4: The job interview

prep
short for 'preparation' – getting things ready in advance

job description
an official description of a job used by employers

person specification
a list of skills and experience someone needs to do a job

potential
(here) possible, probable

head start
advantage; something that increases the possibility of success

feedback
statements about how well someone is doing something, to help them do it better next time

first and foremost
most importantly

nerve-wracking
very scary

body language
movements of your body that show what you are thinking and feeling

non-verbal communication
communication without words

eye contact
looking at someone in their eyes

nod
moving your head up and down to show you agree or understand

assertive
describes confident behaviour that shows someone's opinions

go back to the top
go back to the beginning

rephrase
say something in another way

speedy response
quick answer

panel
the people at an interview who ask questions and decide who to give the job to

position
a formal or official word for ‘job’

authentic
real and true, not a copy

host families
families that guests stay with

maintaining
keeping

News Report: Girl power in Ghana's schools

quality
how good or bad something is

variable
not always the same; sometimes high, sometimes low

studio
(here) a special room where TV programmes are made and broadcast

wonder
(here) something extraordinary, or amazingly good

confidence
belief that you can succeed

role model
someone who you admire, and who you would like to copy

launch
start something officially

local
from this area

frustrated
annoyed or angry because you cannot do something

active
doing things; influencing a situation

join in
take part; become involved

the key to
(here) the only way or the best way to achieve a goal

politician
a person who works in politics or government

Session 5: Drama

courageous
being brave in a difficult or scary situation

brave
able to deal with a difficult situation without showing fear

determination
not allowing anything to stop you doing what you are trying to do

impressive
describes someone or something that is special, large or shows great skill

hero
someone who you love or admire because they have done something brave or impressive

Session Grammar

  • Verb patterns: gerunds and infinitives