Job Titles in British English

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The nine cards in this set are also found in Jobs Set A, Jobs Set B, and Jobs Set C, labelled with the terms more commonly used in North American English.

Instead of making duplicates of each of those rather large collections of occupations, I’ve taken the terms which are different in British English and grouped them into this set.

Here’s the caveat: I’m not British, so I’ve been searching the Collins and other dictionaries to find regional differences. Mistakes and oversights are inevitable, so please let me know what you find 🙂 Thanks!!

For reference, these are the terms as they appear in the other Jobs sets.

British English – American English

  • custodian – janitor
  • delivery driver – delivery person
  • estate agent – real estate agent (realtor)
  • footballer – soccer player
  • minister – preacher
  • optician – optometrist
  • postman – mail carrier
  • refuse collector – waste collector
  • vet – veterinarian

Job Titles in British English Word List

  • custodian
  • delivery driver
  • estate agent
  • footballer
  • minister
  • optician
  • postman
  • refuse collector
  • vet

14 comments for Job Titles in British English

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    Felismino José

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    Joe Kim

    All gud cards! But as i know in UK, they call truck driver as the lorry driver.

    • Karen

      Thanks for your comment! I had trouble finding British English words for some cards. I will update the set in the new year. Thank you 🙂

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    Joe Kim

    ouh. About Lorry thing! The reason that i know is came from always listening BBC. Not a special! For me, English is my 2nd language. I reckon that you would be more pro than me. Again, thanks for your endeavour. Have a gud one!

    • Karen

      No worries! I’m in Canada and Canadian English is more like American than British. We never say “lorry”, so I have to look it up 🙂

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