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Jobs Vocabulary Activity – Odd One Out

by | Jun 24, 2022


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How to use this activity

Share the PDF or print a copy for your students. Each card contains 5 words or phrases. One of them doesn’t fit the rest.

Students must find the odd one out and explain why. Simple!

For example: “Engineer doesn’t fit because all the other words finish with the sound ‘-cian’!”

Play as a group or let your students try to find all 9 answers individually. Then, check the answers as a class. Give a point for each correct answer (the odd one out and the explanation).

Here is a list of answers for you, just in case:

1:  Teacher – the other professions all work outdoors;

2:  Engineer – the others end in “cian”’

3:  Photographer – the others deal with health;

4:  Mechanic – the others end in “ant”;

5:  Driver – the others are dangerous / protect people; 

6:  Accountant – the others end in “ist”;

7:  Plumber – the others are “creative” professions;

8:  Waiter – the others end in “or”;

9:  Lawyer – the others follow the verb + /er/ construction to denote the person who does that verb. 



This version is designed specifically to review the vocabulary related to professions and will fit perfectly in any lesson plan about Jobs and Work, be it as a warm-up, a time-killer, or an end-of-lesson activity.

Just like our other jukeboxes, it can be used online and offline, for groups or one-on-one lessons!


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Nicolas Bragard

Nicolas Bragard

As a teacher of ESL and French as a foreign language for several years, I have had the opportunity to work in several countries and with a wide variety of students. Now my job got even better: I get to help make your lessons all pretty and fun! Rather cool, I'd say.


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