drawing of a monitor    Module 1 – Unit 1:  Language Focus

Word Stress in Pronunciation

  1. Say each word below and decide if the stress is on the first, second, or third syllable.
  2. Write each word in the correct column below and underline the stressed syllable.
  3. Note similar patterns in words with the same endings, for example –ian, -ist, and –ologist. Can you think of other professions with these endings?

assistant

internist

psychiatrist

technician

dentist

oncologist

radiologist

technologist

dietitian

pharmacist

registered nurse

therapist

gynecologist

phlebotomist

surgeon

urologist

 

Stress on first syllable

Stress on second syllable

Stress on third syllable

 

assistant

 

 

 

 

 

Matching Job Titles and Job Duties

  1. Match the job titles in the first column with the responsibilities in the second column below. Write the correct letter on the line.
  2. Practice saying what each person does using correct word stress.
  3. Then describe other health care jobs you know. For example, A pediatrician treats children and teenagers.

JOB TITLES

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITES

___ 1. surgeon

___ 2. dental assistant

___ 3. internist

___ 4. physical therapy assistant

___ 5. oncologist

___ 6. pharmacy technician

___ 7. urologist

___ 8. gynecologist

___ 9. respiratory therapist

___10. dietitian

a. treats diseases of the internal organs (lungs, blood, kidneys, heart)

b. uses nutritional science to plan and supervise menus and food preparation; teaches about nutrition

c. prepares, packages medications; keeps records

d. operates on patients

e. treats conditions of urinary tract in men and women, and the reproductive system of men

f. diagnoses and treats cancers and tumors

g. treats conditions of the reproductive system of women

h. helps dentists; prepares, examines, and treats dental patients

i. diagnoses and treats patients with respiratory problems

j. treats patients under supervision of physical therapists, such as through massage and exercise

Useful Language

  • Asking about job duties

What are the job duties for a radiology technologist?
What does a radiology technologist do?
What else does he or she do?