You're a university student, and your major is landscape architecture. You're trying to get a summer internship. You're explaining to a friend with another major why it's important to get this internship. You say:
Landscape architecture is an extremely competitive field.
An "architect" is someone whose job is to create plans for the design of buildings. A "landscape architect" plans the layout of the outdoor areas around buildings. A landscape architect will decide where to put different plants, paths, rocks, benches, and other outdoor features.
"Architecture" is a field or a subject of study. An "architect" is someone who works in that field.
"Extremely" means "very" but is even stronger. "Extremely competitive" is a commonly-used phrase when you're talking about a job or a field. But the most common adjectives that are used with "extremely" are:
extremely high/low (for a number or amount, not for actual height)
A "field" is an area of study and work. Some examples of "fields" include:
- the field of accounting
- the medical field (doctors, nurses, etc.)
- the field of education
A field is similar to an "industry". An "industry" is an area of business. Here are some examples of industries:
- the automotive industry (building and selling cars)
- the hospitality industry (hotels)
- the entertainment industry (movies, TV, and music)
A "competitive" field is one that a lot of people are trying to get jobs in. Acting, professional sports, and veterinary medicine are examples of very competitive fields in the U.S.
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