I want to be a.....

Writing examples for our M3 Unit 1 wrap-up activity.

I want to be a.....
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Example 1

My name is Evan, and I'm a high school student with a dream: to be a butler.

I know what you're thinking. Butlers are old-fashioned, stuffy, and boring. But I beg to differ. Butlers are the unsung heroes of the hospitality industry. They're the ones who make sure everything runs smoothly behind the scenes, so that guests can relax and enjoy their stay.

I've always been fascinated by the idea of being a butler. I love the idea of being able to provide excellent service and make people's lives easier. I'm a natural organizer, and I have a knack for anticipating people's needs. I'm also a hard worker, and I'm always willing to go the extra mile.

I believe that butlers are more than just servants. They're partners, confidants, and friends. They're the ones who make people feel welcome and at home. They're the ones who make special occasions even more special.

Example 2

My name is Penny, and ever since I was a little girl, I wanted to be a vet.

It all started when I found a stray kitten in the park. She was injured and scared, and I felt sorry for her. I took her home and nursed her back to health. She became my best friend, and I named her Fluffy. That’s when I realized how much I love animals and how rewarding it is to help them.

I’m a high school student now, and I’m working hard to get good grades and learn as much as I can about animal science. I also volunteer at a local animal shelter, where I get to interact with different kinds of animals and assist the vets there.

I’m determined to achieve my goal and become a vet someday. I know it won’t be easy, but I’m ready for the challenge. Animals are my passion, and being a vet is my calling.

butler: a servant in charge of a household hospitality: the act of being friendly and welcoming to guests unsung: not praised or recognized enough behind the scenes: not visible to the public fascinated: very interested and attracted by something provide: to give or supply something service: the act of helping or doing work for someone organizer: a person who arranges or plans things knack: a special skill or ability extra mile: to do more than what is expected confidant: a person who one trusts and shares secrets with occasion: a special or important event stray: an animal that has no home or owner injured: hurt or wounded nurse (verb): to take care of someone who is sick or injured
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