Best Approach to Learn English Registers for External Examinations


Registers could be defined as the technical or specialized variation of words or phrases relating to different disciplines, professions, or courses of study. The following disciplines are registered terms:

Medicine and Health

Study the following registered words very carefully:

Contagious disease: It is a disease spread by having contact with a patient suffering from it, etc. sexually transmitted diseases.

Infectious disease: It is a disease contracted by being in the same place as a person who has it, e.g. smallpox, tuberculosis, etc.

A pathologist: A doctor who studied pathology, and examines a dead body to find out the cause of death. Pathology is the science of examining the dead body and finding out the cause of the death.

Pandemic: This is a disease that spreads over the whole world, e.g. HIV/AIDS, cholera, Coronavirus (COVID-19), etc.

A pediatrician: A doctor who studied pediatrics, and treats the diseases of children. Pediatrics means the study of the diseases of children.

Orthopedics: This is the branch of medicine concerned with injuries and diseases of the bones or the muscles.

An ophthalmologist: A doctor who treats the disease’s eyes. He is also called an optician. Ophthalmology is the study of how to treat the diseases in eyes.

An obstetrician: A doctor who is trained in obstetrics is concerned with the birth of children. Obstetrics is the study concerning the birth of children.

Surgeon: A doctor specializing in surgical operation or surgery. Surgery is the medical treatment of injuries or diseases that involve cutting open a person’s body and removing or replacing some parts.

A physiotherapist: A person whose job is to give patients physiotherapy. Physiotherapy is the treatment of disease, injury, or weakness in the joints or muscles by exercise.

A pharmacist: A person whose job is to prepare medicine and sell or give them to the public in a shop/store or a hospital

A neurologist: A doctor who treats the diseases of the nerves. Neurology is the scientific study of nerves and their diseases.

A gynecologist: A doctor who treats the medical conditions and diseases of women. Gynecology is the study of how to treat medical conditions and diseases in women.

A dentist: An expert in the treatment of teeth

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Hematology: A doctor who treats the blood and its diseases

Hematology: This is the scientific study of blood and its diseases.

A radiologist: A doctor who is trained in radiology. Radiology is the study and use of different types of radiation in medicine, for example for treating diseases.

Patient: A person who visits a hospital for treatment

Sprain: Injury to a ligament/tendon

Debilitating: Weakening, e.g. malaria fever, etc.

Chronic: Long-lasting, e.g. tuberculosis, pneumonia, etc.


Study the following registered words very carefully:

A client: A person who uses the services or the advice of a professional person or organization, particularly an insurance company.

Insurance Agents: Those who are working with insurance companies

Comprehensive policy: A policy has to do with insurance that covers the outsider and his property.

Third-party insurance: Insurance that covers you if you injure somebody or damage somebody else’s property.

Insurance policy: A written contract between a person and an insurance company

Insured: Being insured or having insurance

The insured: The person who has agreed with an insurance company and who receives money if, for example, they are ill or if they lost or damage some things.

Bonus: This is an extra amount of money that is added to payment, especially to somebody else’s wages as a reward.

Policyholder: She/he is the beneficiary of the insurance or the claimant.

Actuary: A person whose job involves calculating insurance risks and payments for insurance companies by studying how frequently accidents, fires, death, etc. occur.

Claimant: A person who claims something because he believes he has a right to it.

Premium: An amount of money that you pay once or regularly for an insurance policy.

A risk: A person or a  that an insurance company is willing or unwilling to lend money or sell insurance to because they are likely or unlikely to pay back the money, e.g. a good/bad/poor insurance risk.

Practice Question

Use your dictionary and provide meanings for the following insurance registered terms

emergencies, contract, insurance broker, collision, insurance administrators, write-off, and take out.

Government Administration

Study the meanings of the following registered words very carefully:

Three organs of government: Legislature, Executive, and Judiciary

Legislature: Makes or enacts laws.

Judiciary: Interprets laws.

Executive: Implements or executes laws.

Authoritarian: Legislating by degrees

Source of revenue: The money which a government receives from taxes

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Taxation: Money that has to be paid as tax

Tax: Money that you have to pay to the government so that it can pay for public services

Budget: An official statement by the government of a country’s income from taxes and how it will be spent

Borrow: To take money from a person or a bank and agree to pay it back to the person at a later time

Practice Question

Use your dictionary and suggest the meanings of the following registered terms:

revenue, capital, planning, investment, salary, surplus, resources, services, supply, royalties, gratuities, grants, economy, subsidy

Aircraft and Air Travel

Study the following registered words very carefully:

Navigator: A person who navigates, for example, on a ship or aircraft. Navigation is the process of planning a route for a ship or other vehicle and taking it there or the movement of ships or aircraft

Captain: The person in charge of a ship or commercial aircraft

Crew: All the people working on a ship, plane, etc except the officers who are in charge

Steward and stewardess: A man/woman whose job is to take care of passengers on a ship, an aircraft, or a train and who brings them meals

Take off: The starting movement of aircraft, ships, vehicles, etc.

Landing: To come down through the air onto the ground or another surface to bring a plane down to the ground in a controlled way

Co-pilot: A second pilot who helps the main pilot in an aircraft

Crashland: To land an aircraft suddenly because it is damaged and cannot land normally. Crash landing Crashlandingmeans to make a crash land.

The tarmac: An area with a tarmac surface, especially at an airport

Departure lounge: A room for waiting in at an airport

The boarding pass or card: A card that you show before you get on a plane or boat

A terminal building: This is a boarding that contains officers for airport workers and facilities for passengers who embark or disembark the aircraft

Freight: Goods that are transported by ships, planes, trains, or lorries/trunks

Practice Questions

Use your dictionary and suggest the meanings of the following registered terms:

airship, airlifted, corridor, air hostess

Animal Husbandry

Study the following registered words very carefully:

A herd: A group of animals, especially a herd of cattle

Pen: A small piece of land surrounded by a fence in which animals are kept, e.g. a sheep pen

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Cattle rearer: A person who rears or takes care of cattle

Veterinary doctor: A doctor caring for the health of animals

Rinderpest: An infectious disease that affects cows and similar animals

Dairy cattle: Dairy cattle are the cattle that are reared mainly to produce milk

Farrowing: The act of parturition in pigs

Barrow: A castrated male pig

Fodder: Food for horses and farm animals

Poultry: Chicken, ducks, and geese are kept for their meat or eggs. It also refers to a group of herd reared for food and other purposes.

Piglet: The young or baby pig but piggery is a place where pigs are kept or bred.

Practice Question

Use your dictionary and provide the meanings of the following words:

pasture, rudder, broiler, cage, rooster, duck, animal feed, feed mill, director.

The Military

Study the following registered words very carefully:

Armory: A place where weapons and armors are kept or all the weapons and military equipment that a country has.

Arms: Weapons, especially as used by the army

Armour: Special metal clothing that soldiers wore in the past to protect their bodies while fighting

Battle: A fight between armies, ships, or planes especially during the war; a violent fight between groups of people

Field marshal: An officer of the highest rank in the British army

Artillery: Large, heavy guns which are often moved on wheels. The artillery means the section of an army trained to use these guns.

Shelling: The firing of shells from large guns; shell means a metal case filled with explosive to be fired from a large gun

Brigadier General: An official of high rank in the United States army, air force

Commander: A person who is in charge of something, especially an office in charge of a particular group of soldiers or a military operation

Commando: A soldier or a group of soldiers who are trained to make quick attacks in an enemy area

Bombarding: Attacking a place by firing large guns at it or dropping bombs on it continuously

Guerrilla: A member of a small group of soldiers who are not part of an official army and who fights against the official soldier, usually to change the government.

Author: Deola Adelakun


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