Best Approach to Learn English Registers for External Examinations

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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.

Insurance

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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