The 10,000 hours rule?

What The Duck – The 10,000 Hours Rules – By Aaron Johnson

What The Duck – The 10,000 Hours Rules – By Aaron Johnson

Test Your Understanding

Box 1: “Are you familiar with the 10,000 hours rule?” If you are familiar with something, it means …

 
 
 
 

Box 2: “It’s the estimated amount of practice time it takes to become professional in a lot of fields.” If you estimate something, …

 
 
 
 

Box 2: “It’s the estimated amount of practice time it takes to become professional in a lot of fields.”

Below are some definitions of the word field. Choose the definition(s) that would apply to the meaning of the word in this context.

 
 
 
 
 

This comic strip is making fun of the fact that …

 
 
 
 

 

Transcript

  • Box 1: Are you familiar with the 10,000 hours rule?
  • Box 1: No.
  • Box 2: It’s the estimated amount of practice time it takes to become professional in a lot of fields.
  • Box 2: Except in photography.
  • Box 3: It’s the $10,000 rule.

Vocabulary

  • If you are familiar with (adj. /fəˈmɪl.i.ər/) something, you know it well.
  • Estimate (v.) /ˈes.tɪ.meɪt/ to guess the cost, size, or value of something.
  • field (n.) /fiːld/ an area of activity or interest

Context

  • This cartoon is making fun of the fact that many people believe that you only need to have an expensive camera to become a good photographer.

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