Lesson two. Career moves.

Career moves
√ Career moves.
√ In-demand careers of the future.
√ PERSPECTIVES Career debate.
√ Gerund phrases as subjects.


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gerund phrase

!    A gerund phrase as a subject takes a singular verb: Taking care of children is a rewarding job. (not: Taking care of children area rewarding job.)

!  There are some common verb + preposition expressions (for example, dream about, feel like, talk about, think about) and adjective + preposition phrases (for example, good/bad at, excited by/about, interested in, tired of, used to) that are followed by a gerund: I'm thinking about looking for a new job. I'm tired of working long hours.

 

Complete the sentences with the correct gerund forms of the verbs in the box.

 

become

have

make

stand

travel

change

learn

solve

take

work

 

1.     My brother's very interested in . becoming._a__ flight attendant. He dreams about ................ to new places.

2.     I'm excited about.......................... a Japanese class next semester. I enjoy................................. languages.

3.     You wouldn't like.......................... in a restaurant. You'd get tired of............................... on your feet throughout the long shifts!

4.     Our teacher is very good at............................ problems. Maybe she should think about .................... careers to become a guidance counselor.

5........................ a living as a photographer could be challenging..................................... an impressive portfolio is really important to attract new clients and employers.

 

2 Comparisons. 

!   When making general comparisons with count nouns, use a/an + singular noun or no article + plural noun: A pilot earns more than a flight attendant. Pilots earn more than flight attendants, (not: The pilots earn more than the flight attendants.)

Make comparisons with the information below. Add articles and other words necessary.

1.     architect / more education / hairstylist

 An architect needs more education than a hairstylist.

2.     college professor / earn more / elementary school teacher

3.     nurses / worse hours / psychiatrists

4.     working as a police officer / as dangerous / being a firefighter

5.     taxi driver / not as well paid / electrician

6.     being a tour guide / less interesting / being an actor

 

Unit 2

 

1 Gerund phrases

 

1. My brother's very interested in becoming a flight attendant. He dreams about traveling to new places.
2. I'm excited about taking a Japanese class next semester. I enjoy learning languages.
3. You wouldn't like working in a restaurant. You'd get tired of standing on your feet throughout the long shifts!
4. Our teacher is very good at solving problems. Maybe she should think about changing careers to become a guidance counselor.
5. Making a living as a photographer could be challenging. Having an impressive portfolio is really important to attract new clients and employers.

 

2 Comparisons

 

Answers may vary. Some possible answers:
2. A college professor earns more than an elementary school teacher.
3. Nurses have worse hours than psychiatrists.
4. Working as a police officer is as dangerous as being a firefighter.
5. A taxi driver isn't as well paid as an electrician.
6. Being a tour guide is less interesting than being an actor.





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