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Talking about Future Jobs

Bella and Alice are talking about what jobs they want to have in the future…

Bella: Alice, what job do you want to have in the future?

Alice: Well, I’d love to be a solicitor because it’s a very challenging and rewarding career. My plan is to study law at the University of Oxford. What about you? What job do you want to have in the future?

Bella: Mm…I can’t decide! I’d like to be a physiotherapist or a doctor because I love helping people and my favourite subjects are biology and chemistry. They are both very rewarding jobs too.

Alice: My aunt is a doctor in A&E. She loves her job although it can be very stressful at times. Do you want to talk to her about being a doctor?

Bella: Yes, I’d love that, Alice! I have so many questions that I want to ask…

Alice: What questions do you want to ask?

Bella: Well, I want to ask her all about studying medicine, her experience and what she likes and dislikes about her job.

Alice: No problem, I’m sure she’ll be happy to talk to you! She’s very friendly and helpful…

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Talking about Future Jobs


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