“That seems like a tough field to break into.”
You meet someone at a party. She says that she's a veterinarian (animal doctor) at a zoo. You're really impressed because it seems hard to get that job. You comment on it.
That seems like a tough field to break into.
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When you're having a conversation, it's good to respond to what the other person says. For example:
A: I'm going to Spain next weekend.
B: Cool. That seems exciting!
The phrase "That seems ___" is a useful way to comment on what someone has just said. You follow it with an adjective like "fun" or "difficult".
If you wan to use a noun instead of an adjective, change the phrase to "That seems like ___."
That seems like a lot of work.
The word "tough" can mean "difficult", like in this conversation:
A: How was the movie?
B: It was good, but it was a little tough to understand.
Some industries or fields of work are very competitive. It can be difficult to become something like
- an actor
- a politician
- an artist
- a university professor
Getting a job in a competitive field is known as "breaking into" that field. For example:
Thousands of people move to Hollywood every year hoping to break into the movie industry.