Gap-fill exercise

Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!
A man who cuts men’s hair, and perhaps shaves them as well is called a .
People who do heavy manual work on roads and farms are called or . Another term for ‘skilled workman’ is .
A is a person who illegally hunts on private or government property.
Someone who works in one of the various departments of government (but not in the military) is called a ; a person who works as a member of the town council is called a .
A man who solicits for a prostitute and takes charge of her earnings is called a .
Buildings are taken care of by or .
A member of the nobility in Britain is called a . This indicates that the person holds one of the titles of (low to high) baron, viscount, earl, marquees, or duke.
The person who is in charge of a museum or art gallery is called a .
People who murder prominent political figures are known as : professional soldiers who work for any government or group that pays them are called .
The term is mostly used to indicate that someone is not in the military.
A or is a person who swindles others of money or goods.
The person responsible for the preparation of the dead for burial, and for funeral ceremonies is called an : the people who carry the coffin are called the , and the family and friends attending the funeral are known as the .
Church services are conducted by or : the worshippers who attend the services are called the .
Makers of beer are known as .
If you wish to have a name imprinted on a ring or plaque, you go to an .
In stories and films, the plot often deals with the doings of the honest person (hero), as opposed to the doings of the dishonest person ().
A is a person responsible for the finances of an organisation or government.
Someone who is forced to flee his country and seek protection in another country is called a .
The lady who flies about on a broomstick, and turns people into frogs and things is called a . Her male counterpart is called a .
A is a person who hordes his money, and likes to count it regularly.
Two terms used to mean, ’person in charge of a group of workmen’ are and .
A is a person who works in a mine: a is a young person who is not yet old enough to take legal authority for him- / herself.
If you wish to have your future predicted, you can go to a .
The main speaker during ceremonies like weddings is called the of .
People who choose to withdraw from society and live in solitude are called : people who have no work or dwelling place and live on the streets are called (GB), and (USA), and (both).
are people who illegally take over and live in an empty building.
Some occupations share a common ending: smith - a (a person who works gold), a (a person who works iron), a and (a person who works with keys and locks). monger - a (a person who trades in fish), and an (a person who trades in iron). warden - a (a person who regulates the traffic and reports traffic offences) and a (a person who takes care of the animals in a game reserve). Also prison warder (a person who guards the inmates in a prison).
A is a person who acts as an advisor to a client. This could, for instance, be in a legal or educational capacity. A collective term for customers or clients is .
A person travelling from place to place and selling his wares is called a : a person who conducts an auction by announcing the lots and controlling the bidding is called an .
People who belong to a religious community bound by vows of obedience and chastity are called (the men), and (the women). The men live in monasteries headed by abbots, and the women live in convents headed by abbesses.
In recognition of her subjects’ services and personal achievements, the Queen bestows the title of ‘Sir’ on some of them. The title indicates that the man then has the rank of a : If a woman receives an Order of the British Empire from the Queen, or if she is married to a knight, she carries the title of ‘Dame’.
Children who tend to criminal or anti-social activities and who are, perhaps, beyond parental control are called : a is a rough lawless young person, and a is a violent and lawless person.
A person who would rather suffer death than renounce his religious beliefs is known as a .
Another term for ‘trader’ is .
If people need money, they can take their more valuable possessions to the , who will lend them a small amount, using their possession as security.
A is a person who puts covers on books.
A person who hurts, intimidates, or persecutes a weaker person is called a .
The person who takes care of a forest is called a .
A female homosexual is called a : a male homosexual is called a homosexual or, informally, a .
People who perform a service (e.g. military) of their own free will are called .
An is a person in an upper-management position.
An owner or manager of a business enterprise, who by risk and initiative, attempts to make profits, is called an .
A dealer in fabrics and sewing materials is called a .
Groups of people who are sent by a Christian church to a foreign country to do social and religious work are called .
A is a person who is skilled at building in stone, and in dressing stone.
A public official, usually a solicitor, who is legally authorised to administer oaths and certify various documents is called a .
A person who writes plays for the stage is called a playwright or a .