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.
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.
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?
1.dying art 垂死的艺术
例句:In this electronic age, letter-writing may be a dying art.
2.graduate from 毕业
例句:I will have learned English for10 years by the time I graduate from university nextyear.
3.like what 像什么;比方说
例句:You are like what I imagined.
4.long apprenticeship 长期学徒
例句:Our day of dependence, our long apprenticeship to the learning of other lands,draws to a close.