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English phrases to talk about Tradespeople

A “tradesperson” is the one who is skilled in a field that requires both manual labor and expertise (detailed knowledge about how to do something).
In this lesson Niharika explains some skilled trades.

A mechanic is someone who fixes machines. When someone talks about “a mechanic”, they
usually mean an auto mechanic.

An electrician fixes the electrical systems in a building.

A mason (or bricklayer) is someone who makes things out of bricks or stone.

A plumber fixes water pipes and drainage for a building.

A welder connects pieces of metal using a torch, which heats the metal to high temperatures.

A locksmith fixes locks or opens locks when the keys have been lost.

A landscaper cares for lawns and gardens for people’s homes or businesses.

A roofer installs or fixes roofs: installing shingles, fixing leaks, etc.

A carpenter builds things out of wood.

A repairman fixes things, ranging from electronics to shoes.

Here are some of the activities that tradespeople do:

  • repair things that are broken
  • install things
  • operate machinery
  • maintain equipment
  • construct buildings
  • lay a material like bricks, shingles, etc.
  • restore an old machine or item to a working state
  • diagnose problems.

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2 thoughts on “English phrases to talk about Tradespeople”

  1. jac says:

    Niharika wrote down on the blackboard landscraper and it is landscaper. and roffer instead of roofer. Please tell her to take care of the Words she writes

  2. Hitesh_k says:

    thanks nice lesson.

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