IELTS- Work & Study Vocabulary Game

Level: Advanced

Topic: Profession, work or study

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IELTS Work and Study vocabulary game 

Worksheet 1 

Listen to your teacher reading out words and phrases connected to work or study and hold up the correct 

card depending on what they say. 

 

Write “W” for “work” or “S” for “study” next to each of the following words and phrases: 

Career 

   A 

business  A 

company 

state 

school 

  College 

  University 

fees 

A three year course   

 

A study timetable 

 

A fresher/ a freshman 

Classmates   A 

graduate 

student 

 Graduation 

The lab/ the laboratory 

 

An employer 

 

Job satisfaction 

Monthly salary 

 

 

A full-time job 

 

A manager 

An 

office 

   A 

farmer 

  True 

or 

false 

questions 

Multiple choice questions 

 

Practice tests 

 

Maths/ mathematics 

temporary 

worker 

  Part-time 

staff 

 Job 

security 

Job-hunting 

  Marking 

homework 

 A 

tutor 

A campus tour 

 

 

A bachelor’s degree   

A BSc/ a BA 

lecture 

   A 

lecturer 

  A 

lecture 

theatre 

Stats/ 

statistics 

  Geography  Sociology 

Humanities   A 

tutorial 

  A 

new 

recruit 

A care worker/ a carer 

 

A shop assistant 

 

A kitchen hand 

Spring 

term 

  A 

postgraduate 

 An 

undergraduate 

Halls of residence/ halls 

 

A final year project   

A score 

The 

pass 

mark 

  A 

grant 

  An 

auditorium 

Revision 

   An 

essay 

  Exam 

week 

Recruitment 

 

 

A curriculum vitae/ a CV/ a resume 

A surgeon  

 

 

Earnings   

 

Rag week 

field 

trip   Handouts 

  Enrol 

Refectory 

 

 

Check in your dictionary 

 

Ask any you are still not sure about to your teacher 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2008 

 

Find things above that mean the same as these things: 

 

Two examples of bachelor’s degrees- 

A person who gives lectures-   

A place where lectures are given- 

A person who gives tutorials 

A person who has already graduated from university once and is studying more 

This word is short for laboratory 

This word is short for examination 

This word is short for statistics 

A person who works on a farm 

New people in a company and new people in a university 

People you work with and people you study with 

What the letters CV stand for 

A student who has studied less than a postgraduate student 

Questions where you have to chose the right answer from A, B, C or D 

 

Test each other in pairs on the words and phrases above using the sentences given 

 

Do the same for other words and phrases above, making your own sentences to describe them 

 

Turn over your sheets and try to write as many words and expressions as you can in the “Work” column 

on Worksheet 2 in 3 minutes. When you stop, your teacher will give you two more minutes to decide how 

many you are sure are correct.   

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2008 

 

IELTS Work and Study vocabulary game 

Worksheet 2- Work and Study Vocabulary by column 

Work Study 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do the same for the “Study” column above. 

 

Using the vocabulary above, take turns being a examiner and asking each other IELTS Part One 

questions about Work and Studies. 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2008 

 

IELTS Work and Study vocabulary game 

Worksheet 3- IELTS Speaking Part Two Tasks 

Match the IELTS Speaking Part Two tasks below to the topics “Work” or “Study” 

Task A 

Describe a teacher who has greatly influenced you in your education. 

You should say: 

where you met them; 

what subject they taught; 

what was special about them; 

and explain why this person influenced you so much. 

Task B 

Describe an English language speaking test you have taken or are planning to take. 

You should say: 

Why you decided to take the test 

How the experience of taking the test was or how you expect to be 

How you have studied for the test and how useful that study has been in improving your general English 

level 

And say if you think the test is well designed and if not how it could be improved 

Task C 

Describe an English language course you have studied 

You should say: 

Why you chose that course 

If it matched your expectations 

What, if anything, you would change about the course if you could 

And explain what you plan to do next to improve your English 

Match these sub-topics to the different IELTS Speaking Part Two task cards above. 

Why you were disappointed with your course. 

This person’s personality 

How your life has been changed by this person 

How you would like to change IELTS 

How you want to use English in the future 

How you felt when you last took IELTS 

Your revision tactics 

 

Take turns being an examiner and setting the Part Two tasks above for your partner. Don’t forget to ask 

them one more question after they finish.

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2008 

 

IELTS Work and Study vocabulary game 

Worksheet 4-Answer key 

Work Study 

Careers 

A business 

A company 

An employer 

Job satisfaction 

Monthly salary 

A full-time job 

A temporary worker 

Part-time staff 

A manager 

An office 

Job security 

Job-hunting 

A new recruit 

A care worker/ a carer 

A shop assistant 

A kitchen hand 

Recruitment 

A curriculum vitae/ a CV/ a resume 

A farmer 

A surgeon 

Earnings 

Colleagues 

A state school/ College 

University fees/ A three year course 

A study timetable/ A fresher/ a freshman 

Classmates/ A graduate student 

Graduation 

The lab/ the laboratory 

True or false questions/ Multiple choice questions 

Practice tests 

Maths/ mathematics 

Marking homework/ A tutor 

A campus tour/ A bachelor’s degree 

A BSc/ a BA 

A lecture/ A lecturer 

A lecture theatre 

Stats/ statistics 

Geography/ Sociology 

Humanities/ A tutorial 

Spring term/ A postgraduate 

An undergraduate 

Halls of residence/ halls 

A final year project 

A score 

The pass mark 

A grant 

An auditorium 

Revision 

An essay 

Exam week 

Rag week 

A field trip 

Handouts 

Enrol 

Refectory 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2008 

 

IELTS Work and Study vocabulary game 

Worksheet 5- Game cards 

Teacher’s instructions: Photocopy and cut out enough cards for one of each per student, maybe blown 

up to A3 size. 

Work Study Work Study

Work Study Work Study

Work Study Work Study

Work Study Work Study

Work Study Work Study

Work Study Work Study

Work Study Work Study

Work Study Work Study

Work Study Work Study

Work Study Work Study

 

 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2008