- What do you do?
- Do you love what you do?
- experience /ik-SPEER-ee-uhns/
- expect /ik-SPEKT/
- opportunity /op-er-TOO-ni-tee/
- take advantage of /teyk ad-VAN-tij uhv/
- challenge /CHAL-inj/
[noun] – (the process of getting) knowledge or skill from doing, seeing, or feeling things
Do you have any experience working with kids?
[verb] – to think or believe something will happen, or someone will arrive
When do you expect him back?
[noun] – an occasion or situation that makes it possible to do something that you want to do or have to do, or the possibility of doing something
Today is an opportunity to get better. Don’t waste it.
[phrasal verb] – to use the good things in a situation
I can take advantage of the sports facilities while I’m here.
[noun] – (the situation of being faced with) something that needs great mental or physical effort in order to be done successfully and therefore tests a person’s ability
I’m ready for any challenge.
Ryan expected his father’s disapproval when he decided to pursue a teaching degree. The 25-year-old American special education supervisor from Maryland wished to improve the lives of kids. His successful physician father encouraged him to choose a career in medicine. The opportunities in the US that Ryan’s father had worked so hard to make available to his children were something he wanted them to take advantage of. Ryan had long considered himself to be his father’s successor. But he realized medicine wasn’t the proper profession for him when he began studying physics in college.
Children who grow up in their parents’ shadows may experience a range of challenges as adults, according to Alex Leff, a psychologist and relationship expert in New York City who works with many famous or socially prominent children. She has noticed that many of her clients use worry, success, and perfectionism as coping skills for a continuous sense of unhappiness in their lives.
True or False:
- Children of successful parents are not the only ones hiding behind their successful parents’ shadows.
- Rey expected his father’s disapproval when he decided to pursue a teaching degree.
- Rey is a 25-year-old American special education supervisor from Maryland.
- Rey had long considered himself to be his father’s successor.
- Alex Leff is a psychologist and relationship expert in New York City.
Fill in the blanks:
|experience||expect||opportunity||take advantage of||challenge|
- Everyone will have an ______ to comment.
- He ______ some reward after working so hard.
- It’s going to be a difficult job, but I’m sure she’ll do the ______.
- The ______ of pain differs from one person to another.
- Why not_____ this special offer?