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Talking about Future Careers

Walter and Jessica are talking about different jobs they would like to have in the future…

Walter: Hey, Jessica! I’m just curious… what do you want to do for a living when you’re older?

Jessica: Hey, Walter! That’s a good question. Well, I’d like to go to medical or law school, because I’d like to be either a microsurgeon or a lawyer. They’re both great careers.

Walter: Those are fantastic professions!

Jessica: Yeh, plus I have a sister who is a lawyer and a brother who is a paediatric surgeon so they could help me if I choose one of those career paths. What about you? What job would you like to have in the future?

Walter: Well, I’d love to pursue a career in interior design or in real estate.

Jessica: Those are great professions too!

Walter: Yes, they are. I think either an interior designer or a real estate agent would be the right career choice for me.

Jessica: Good luck with that! You have plenty of time to decide. I have to go to class now because I’m already late…  

Walter: Thanks Jessica. Good luck to you too!

Jessica: OK, see you later!


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Talking about Future Careers


Phrasal verb
Example sentence
To set about

 To start to do


  1. I have no idea how to set about changing the wheel on my car.

  2. I tried to apologise but I think I set about it in the wrong way.

To look ahead

To think about what

might happen in the


I’m trying to look ahead to see how I can expand the business.

To think ahead

To think about what

might happen in the


It’s time to think

ahead and plan

what we are going

to do this year.

To carry something out

To do or complete


I’m planning to

carry out more

research on digital

technology for


To look forward to

To be exciting about something that is going to happen.

I’m really looking forward to going on holiday this summer.

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