Answer Key: Job Titles

Lesson Plan :  Your Job Title: What’s in a Name?

II. While Reading Tasks

Word Inference

  1. humanize  ˈ(h)yo͞oməˌnīz| verb [ with obj. ]-make (something) more humane or civilized: his purpose was to humanize prison conditions.
  2. cave painting |ˈkeɪv ˌpeɪn(t)ɪŋ| noun-a prehistoric picture on the interior of a cave, often depicting animals.
  3. emphasize |ˈemfəˌsīz| verb-give special importance or prominence to (something) in speaking or writing: he jabbed a finger into the tabletop to emphasize his point
  4. virtual reality |ˈˌvərtʃ(əw)əl riˈælədi| noun-Computing the computer-generated simulation of a three-dimensional image or environment that can be interacted with in a seemingly real or physical way by a person using special electronic equipment, such as a helmet with a screen inside or gloves fitted with sensors.
  5. opaque |ōˈpāk| adjective (opaquer, opaquest) •(esp. of language) hard or impossible to understand; unfathomable: technical jargon that was opaque to her.
  6. media |ˈmēdēə| noun-(usu. the media) [ treated as sing. or pl. ] the main means of mass communication (esp. television, radio, newspapers, and the Internet) regarded collectively: [ as modifier ] : the campaign won media attention.
  7. brand |brand| noun –a particular identity or image regarded as an asset: you can still invent your own career, be your own brand | the Michael Jordan brand certainly hasn’t hurt them.
  8. lawyer |ˈloi-ər, ˈlôyər| noun-a person who practices or studies law; an attorney or a counselor.
  9. emerged |iˈmərj| verb-become apparent, important, or prominent: Philadelphia has emerged as the clear favorite
  10. interpret |inˈtərprit| verb (interprets, interpreting, interpreted) explain the meaning of (information, words, or actions): the evidence is difficult to interpret.

Reading Comprehension

Word -Recognition

“There was a time, Dr. Cappelli said, “when employees actually had two sets of business cards: one that identified you within the company, and another for people on the outside.

Employment is ever more fragmented, freelance, entrepreneurial and digitally focused, and there are plenty of jobs that never existed before. In many cases, the roles are changing faster than the titles can even reflect.”

 Grammar Focus: Structure and Usage


These days, two business cards would hardly be enough.


The company was founded in 2012.


I have known an intern who worked as the head of marketing.