CLASSROOM Grammar Elite
for Junior Secondary Students
Words by Theme

Unit 6

Theme: Study and work—career path (p.69)

  1. Career choice (n. phr.): the selection of a job

    Many graduates (大學畢業生) feel anxious (焦慮的) about their career choices (職業選擇) because of their lack (缺乏) of confidence and the uncertainty (不確定性) about their future.

  2. Career preference (n. phr.): a greater interest in a job than any other jobs

    Some experienced (經驗豐富的) teachers suggest that students should think about their career preferences (職業偏好) according to their interests and strengths (長處).

  3. Profession (n.): a job that requires a high level of education and training

    During the pandemic (大流行病), lots of young people expressed their desire (願望) to engage in (從事) medicine-related (醫學相關的) professions (專業), hoping to help those in need.

  4. Customer service (n. phr.): the fact of treating customers in a polite and helpful way

    In addition to (除了) the quality of products, people also value (重視) customer service (客戶服務). This vital (重要的) part can greatly affect (影響) a company's reputation (聲譽).

  5. Recommendation (n.): a suggestion on what to do

    The senior manager (高級經理) made a recommendation (提議) to his boss that the company should hire (僱用) more porters (搬運工).

  6. A broad set of skills (n. phr.): a wide range of abilities to do things well

    Being a qualified (合格的) journalist requires a broad set of skills (一套廣泛的技能) to deal with (處理) complicated (複雜的) and changeable (變化莫測的) situations.

  7. Creativity (n.): the ability to develop new and original ideas

    The unique (獨特的) tailoring (裁縫風格) and refreshing (令人耳目一新的) accessories (配飾) presented by the models (模特兒) have shown the creativity (創意) of the designers (設計師).

  8. Critical thinking (n. phr.): the process of analysing information in order to make a logical decision

    The well-known (著名的) entrepreneur (企業家) always encourages young people to develop critical thinking (批判思考) to make good decisions.

  9. Collaboration (n.): when two or more people work together to achieve something

    Owing to (由於) the huge investment (投資), both companies attach great importance to (重視) the collaboration (合作) in the development (開發) of new energy (新能源).

  10. Flexibility (n.): the ability to adapt to different situations

    Flexibility (靈活性) is necessary in public relations (公共關係) so that emergencies (突發情況) can be handled in a timely (及時的) and reasonable (合理的) manner.

  11. Competent (adj.): able to do something well

    In a debate (辯論), a competent (有能力的) debater (辯手) can handle any kinds of refutations (反駁) and doubts (質疑) from the other side.

  12. Independently (adv.): without needing help from other people

    Taking part (參加) in more practical activities will help equip (使……備有) students with the ability to solve problems independently (獨立地).

  13. Open-minded (adj.): willing to listen to different ideas

    Some managers are praised for being open-minded (開明的) because they listen widely (廣泛地) to employees and adopt (採納) feasible (可行的) suggestions from them.

  14. Innovative (adj.): using new ideas

    The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (香港會議展覽中心) has become a landmark (地標) of the city because of its many innovative (創新的) elements.

  15. Take on challenges (v. phr.): to accept something difficult

    Many start-ups (初創公司) have to take on challenges (接受挑戰) such as lack of funding (資金), talents (人才) and management experience (管理經驗) at the very beginning.