31. Childhood Dream Jobs | Dialogue Conversation

Listen to a short dialogue conversation in English for listening, speaking and shadowing practice. This week, Luke and Emma talk about the jobs they wanted to have when they were children.

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Luke 0:02
You're listening to Dialogue Frog's short English conversations. Um, so I think for a lot of us, um, what we do for a living takes up a pretty large chunk of our time. Um, but it wasn't always that way, um, some of us when we were growing up, we had more free time in school, and we could think about what we wanted to do when we grew up. So, Emma, what did that look like for you?

Emma 0:31
It probably changed over time. The earliest that I remember, oh man, I think I might have been like, six or seven, I wanted to be an astronaut. And then it turns out, there's a lot of math involved-

Luke 0:48
Yeah.

Emma 0:48
-in astronomy. Really hard math.

Luke 0:52
Yeah.

Emma 0:53
And the hard kind of physics. Turned out-

Luke 0:55
Was it out of this world?

Emma 0:56
It was out of this world. Yeah, and you, you might seem a bit spacey. No, no, it I learned quickly that it was not my strong suit, and so it kind of changed over time.

Luke 1:11
Those astronauts did have pretty strong suits.

Emma 1:14
You know, they do even today, they have, they have strong suits.

Luke 1:16
Yeah.

Emma 1:17
Yeah. What did you want to be?

Luke 1:20
Um, from long as I could remember I always wanted to be a rock star, like a musician.

Emma 1:27
Yeah.

Luke 1:28
And um, that's what I'm still trying to be. Although a lot of people say I haven't grown up yet, so, I'm not sure. When I grow up, I'll know.

Emma 1:37
There you go. There you go. When do we ever grow up?

Luke 1:40
That's true.

Emma 1:41
Yeah.

Luke 1:43
Young at heart.

Emma 1:43
Young at heart.

Luke 1:48
Yeah, so today, in, when you're work-working, do you still kind of think about that?

Emma 2:01
Um, I still, it's kind of interesting. I-I don't really think that "Oh, man, I wish I was an astronaut!" but if I'm reading the news, for example, and I see they just sent like a new satellite, or whatever, or there's more people who are sent to the space station and they're doing these kinds of studies or, or any of that. I often I like to read those kinds of news articles, but I, I definitely don't have the scientific background to read, uh like scientific or academic articles-

Luke 2:30
Uh huh.

Emma 2:30
-that explain the physics of the universe.

Luke 2:34
Yeah.

Emma 2:34
So that's, that's beyond me, and I, I definitely don't, at this point in my life, ever plan to revisit that.

Luke 2:42
Well, it's kind of cool, though, 'cause with your current interest in archaeology, it's like, your dream then was to go out and explore the future, but now you're going back and exploring the past. So, in a lot of ways, you're still doing the same mission, and it's just as important. It's just a different aspect to it.

Emma 3:01
Someone actually said something similar, um, like a, I think it was a famous archaeologist uh, said recently that archaeology is one of the fields that has the greatest potential for discovery.

Luke 3:12
Huh, yeah.

Emma 3:13
So that's, it's it's being said, I guess, at least by people in the field-

Luke 3:18
Yeah.

Emma 3:19
-as well. Yep.

Luke 3:21
I'm pretty sure that they're also saying thank you for listening to Dialogue Frog.

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