People who take care of us. People we encounter at schools. People we see working in businesses. People are all around us. Let’s take a look at some of the core vocabulary words that describe the people we encounter. We’ve grouped the words into five categories.


    Family and Friends

    Family and friends are people that we usually see on a regular basis. There are many words that describe how we are related to people in our family and in our circle of friends. 

    Let’s take a look at some of the words used to describe people who are our family and friends.



    People in Myths and Stories

    Some words that come from our myths and stories don’t actually describe real people. For example, there aren’t ghosts in real life. However, we now use that word to describe the way people act in certain situations.

    Let’s take a look at the words that describe people from myths and stories.


    People’s Jobs

    All around us are people who work to make our lives easier, better, and safer. Let’s take a look at the words that describe people’s jobs.



    Age and Gender

    One way to for people to relate to other people is by their age and gender. Am I older or younger than the other person? Am I of the same gender as the other person or not?

    Let’s take a look at the words that describe people based on their age or gender.


    Groups of People

    People gather to work or to play in groups. Business are built by groups of people. Schools are made of groups of children and adults.

    Let’s take a look at the words that describe groups of people.


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