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Professional – IELTS word of the day

Today’s word from the academic word list is



This is another extremely useful word that you need to be able to use when you write and talk about work.

The main forms  are: professional, professionally and professionalism. You should be also familiar with the noun profession

Professional is commonly used both as a noun and an adjective.

What are the professions?

The professions are traditionally careers such law, medicine and accountancy for which you need special training. Nowadays, the word is also used for newer careers such as IT.

Some common combinations

If you receive training at work, this is often called professional development

Very often countries give priority to trained/experienced professionals in immigration

Sometimes graduates find it hard to find a first job because they lack professional qualifications 

Because this is a highly specialised area, it would be better if a professional body was set up to monitor the problem

The first step should be to consult leading professionals for their advice on how to prevent this from happening again.

Not all healthcare professionals would agree that inoculation is the most effective method of prevention.




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