English for construction – machines

English for construction – machines. Learn words for names of machines that you can find on a construction site. You will get to know 12 new words connected with engineering.

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English for construction – machines:

a bulldozer
a tower crane
a truck crane
a tipper truck
a cement pump
a concrete mixer truck
a back-hoe loader
a digger / an excavator
a lift
a grader
a scraper
a road roller

Exercise 1. Guess the names of machines.

Which machine is used for ……….

  1. digging holes in the ground – ………………………………
  2. transporting heavy loads and lifting – …………………………..
  3. scraping off the surface of ground – ……………………..
  4. transporting concrete – ……………………………..
  5. levelling off the ground – ………………………………
  6. demolishing things – …………………………….
  7. pouring concrete – ……………………………
  8. transporting things like stones, gravel – …………………………….

Answer key:

Exercise 1. Guess the names of machines.

Which machine is used for ……….

  1. digging holes in the ground – ………………………………a digger / an excavator
  2. transporting heavy loads and lifting – …………………………..a tower crane / a truck crane
  3. removing the surface of ground – ……………………..a scraper
  4. transporting concrete – ……………………………..a concrete mixer truck
  5. levelling off the ground – ………………………………a grader
  6. demolishing things – …………………………….a bulldozer
  7. pouring concrete – …………………………… a cement pump
  8. transporting things like stones, gravel – ……………………………. a tipper truck

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