4. An alternative opinion

Now let’s listen to Mike Rowe, making an introductory speech to students at an online university. Rowe is an American TV presenter, known in the USA for programmes such as Dirty Jobs and Somebody’s Gotta Do It.

Listen to the clip and answer the questions below.

a. Do you prefer Rowe’s or Watts’ approach to career choice?

b. On what point(s) do both speakers agree?

c. What example does Rowe give for someone who made a successful career?

d. Do you know anyone who has developed a career in the way that Mike Rowe suggests?


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