Jobs- Compound Nouns Matching Pairwork

Level: Intermediate

Topic: Profession, work or study

Grammar Topic: Nouns

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Jobs Compound Nouns Pairwork Matching Student A 

First, read the word in bold only to your partner. Together try to work out which of their words in bold it 

goes together with to make the name of a job. To check your answer, read out the whole of your half 

sentence. When you are sure of your answer, write one word in the gap below. Do not look at each 

other’s sheets until your teacher tells you to. 

 

For every one hundred actors, only one or two become movie_________ 

 

Job advertisements never say that flight _____________ 

 

The tour________ 

 

Many women have to work as part time __________ 

 

Professional __________ 

 

Although there are many business __________ 

 

Stock_______________ 

 

The worst part of being an airline ___________ 

 

Using head ____________ 

 

Even though security ____________ 

 

To be a check in    _______________ 

 

Being an assistant ______________ 

 

Although television _________ 

 

 

Do you think the whole sentences about the jobs are true? Which jobs would and wouldn’t you like?

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2007 

 

Jobs Compound Nouns Pairwork Matching Student B 

First, read the word in bold only to your partner. Together try to work out which of their words in bold it 

goes together with to make the name of a job. To check your answer, read out the whole of your half 

sentence. When you are sure of your answer, write one word in the gap below. Do not look at each 

other’s sheets until your teacher tells you to. 

________guide told us everything about the history of the castle but I couldn’t remember any of it when I 

got home 

 

__________athletes nowadays get paid too much money for what is basically a hobby 

 

_________ pilot is always being away from home 

 

__________ workers so they can pick their children up from school at 3 or 4 o’clock 

 

__________brokers have such high pressure jobs that they often have to retire in their 30s or 40s. 

Luckily, they can make a lot of money before that time. 

 

_________ hunters to steal the top staff or other companies is unfair business practice. 

 

________ guards do a job that is similar to a police officer, they don’t get nearly as much money or 

respect 

 

____________stars 

 

_____________ clerk in an international airport, it’s important to speak as many languages as possible 

 

____ manager in a company is the worst possible position, because you get pressure from above and 

below 

 

_________ women nowadays, they still don’t have the same opportunities as men 

 

_________ personalities are almost as famous as film stars, they don’t get very much money at all 

 

__________ attendants must be good looking, but this is actually the real reason they get the job 

 

Do you think the whole sentences about the jobs are true? Which jobs would and wouldn’t you like? 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2007