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Daily English 1200 - Learning a Skilled Trade

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Jeannine: What are you going to do now that you’ve graduated from high school?

Orlando: I’m going to trade school. My father was a stone and brick mason and my brother is a mechanic, but I think I’m going to try something different.

Jeannine: Like what?

Orlando: Maybe I’ll study to become an electrician or plumber. Those are skills that are always in demand.

Jeannine: Don’t they have long apprenticeships?

Orlando: Yes, but it’s better than training to be a machinist or technician. It’s easier to open your own shop as an electrician or plumber.

Jeannine: With your skills, you can always get a job as a carpenter.

Orlando: I think carpentry is a dying art. Most people don’t get furniture or other things custom-made anymore.

Jeannine: You know, you could always take a completely different path, learning a completely different skilled trade.

Orlando: Like what?

Jeannine: You could become a medical or dental technician or even get a cosmetology degree.

Orlando: Are you serious?! Would you want these hands cutting your hair?

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