Describing People – Solution Examples | Meaning into Words Grade XI

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Describing People – Complete Guide
For: Class 11 – English Grammar
Meanings into Words

1. Compound noun phrases
He teaches English. → He is an English teacher.
He mends shoes. → He is a shoe mender.
He drives buses. → He is a bus driver.
She sweeps road. → She is a road sweeper.

Examples:

1. Explain what these people do.
Example: a secretary
Answer: A secretary writes letters and keeps records.
(a) a cashier
(b) a mechanic
(c) a plumber
(d) a night watchman
(e) a receptionist
Answers:
(a) A cashier deals with clients/money in a bank.
(b) A mechanic repairs machines in a repairing shop.
(c) A plumber mends pipes.
(d) A night watchman guards buildings.
(e) A receptionist welcomes guests or customers in an office.

2. Read the following conversation carefully and then construct similar conversation, using the ideas given. Each time, say exactly what you do in your job.
Example: hospital/doctor?/gardener
A: Where do you work?
B: I work at the hospital.
A: Oh, so you are a doctor, are you?
B: No, I’m a gardener. I look after the gardens around the hospital.

(a) police station/ police man?/ secretary
A: Where do you work?
B: I work at the police station.
A: Oh, so you are a policeman, are you?
B: No, I’m a secretary. I do official work.

(b) library/librarian?/cleaner
A: Where do you work?
B: I work at library.
A: Oh, so you re a librarian, are you?
B: No, I’m a cleaner. I clean library.

(c) language school/language teacher?/sweeper
A: Where do you work?
B: I work at language school.
C: Oh, so you’re a language teacher, are you?
D: No: I’m a sweeper. I sweep and clean the classroom.

(d) bus station/ticket collectors?/porter
A: Where do you work?
B: I work at the bus station.
C: oh, so you’re a ticket collector, are you?
D: No, I’m a porter, I carry luggage.

(e) airport/pilot?/air hostages
A: Where do you work?
B: I work at the airport.
C: Oh, so you’re a pilot, are you?
D: No, I’m an air hostess. I serve the passengers.

Exercises:

1. Explain what these people do.
Example: a bus driver
Answer: A bus driver drives buses.
(a) A book-seller
(b) A photographer
(c) A musician
(d) A gardener
(e) An air hostessool.

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