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Job Applications | Intermediate Vocabulary

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Vocabulary about Applying for Jobs in English

Do you know the best way to talk about applying for a job? This topic focuses on the vocabulary to describe your achievements, qualifications, experience and other skills. You can see a list of the terms in the table below. Check out the games and exercises to practice the vocabulary, and then take the quiz to see if you get it!

Learn 12 words to describe job applications

Use these flashcards to learn the meaning of the terms for this unit. You can also practice the pronunciation by listening to the audio on each card.

Practice Exercises for Job Application Vocabulary

Exercise 1 – Find the vocabulary words in this word search game

Exercise 2 – Practice using the vocabulary in context

Exercise 3 – Speaking activity

To do this activity, you must use the Google Chrome web browser. You also must give permission to use your microphone.

Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Exercise 3

To do this activity, you must use the Google Chrome web browser. You also must give permission to use your microphone.

Vocabulary Quiz

Let us review the vocabulary terms about job applications

ability tothe power or skill to do something
achievementsomething that has been done or achieved through effort
benefitsomething extra (such as vacation time or health insurance) that is given by an employer to workers in addition to their regular pay
candidatea person who is being considered for a job, position, award, etc.
CVCurrriculum Vitae: a short document that describes your education, work experience, etc.
experience skill or knowledge that you get by doing something
interview a formal meeting with someone who is being considered for a job or other position
opportunityan amount of time or a situation in which something can be done 
positionthe rank or role of someone or something in an organization or society
qualificationa special skill or type of experience or knowledge that makes someone suitable to do a particular job or activity
salaryan amount of money that an employee is paid each year
skillthe ability to do something that comes from training, experience, or practice