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My Dream As A Writer

I didn’t know my career path when I was younger. I was confused because there were too many options. When I entered secondary school, I had a better idea of what I wanted to be: a writer or, more precisely, a journalist.

A journalist is someone who goes out to find stories about people. They try to find problems in society and tell a story about that problem in the hopes the public will want to help and gain support from the community. A journalist has to do many things like make videos, do audio recordings or radio, but most of all, write. Writing is the most important thing to do as a journalist.

I wanted to be a journalist because it is creative. I can be creative in writing to make it enjoyable for those to read, watch, or listen to what I have to say. Also, I like writing a lot thus I feel it would be the perfect career for me.

Digital Media Lab at the University Of Hong Kong

To become a journalist, you have to be good at writing and speaking. It doesn’t matter if you know English or not because many good journalists in both China and Hong Kong do not know English but write for Chinese newspapers and news broadcasts. In Hong Kong, the best universities for journalism programs are at the University of Hong Kong, Baptist University, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.  

It would take a long time, but in the end, the job would be worth it.

Homework:
1) I want you to read the above passage as many times as you can. If there are words you can’t understand, please look on google/Baidu to find the pronunciation. After reading it two or three times to yourself, I would like you to do a voice recording and send it to me through voice chat on WeChat.

2) You will write about what you want to be when you grow up (future tense). Please state what you want to do and what do they do. If they help people, how. If they make something, how. What things they do?

Why do you want to do it? Give some characteristics (brave, clever, helpful, supportive..) but also give some examples fo how it fits your personality.

What do you have to do to do it? What subjects in school are important for that job? What university or training would you have to go to train to do that job?

Finally, a conclusion to let us know it is done.

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