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full-time • visualize • rejection
motivated • stop by
  1. from her doesn't even bother him anymore.
  2. She is going to to say goodbye on the way to the airport.
  3. I can't even what your new apartment is like.
  4. It is very difficult to go to school and have a job.
  5. After he became a father he was more to change his life.
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113 First Job
Roe talks about his first job and how successful he was at it.

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full-time job

My first full-time job.

A 'full-time job' is a job where you work 40 hours a week or more.  Notice the following:

  1. I started working here part-time, but now it's a full-time job.
  2. He worked a full-time job the whole time he was in university.


It's not something people can see or visualize.

To 'visualize' something is to imagine it and see it inside your head.  Notice the following:

  1. I know the area that you are talking about, but I can't visualize the exact store.
  2. I am trying to visualize my life twenty years from now.


That's a lot of rejection.

To 'reject' something or somebody is to refuse it, or say no.  A boss can reject you if you apply for a job, somebody you romantically like can reject you if you ask her on a date.  Notice the following:

  1. He applied for a visa but was rejected.
  2. She applied for a job as a receptionist, but she was rejected because she had no experience.


It was hard to motivate myself.

To 'motivate' someone is to stimulate them or verbally push them forward, often when they are trying to do something difficult.  Notice the following:

  1. We are trying to motivate him to go to university next year.
  2. My terrible score on my exam motivated me to study more.

stop by

People are going to stop by.

To 'stop by' a place is to make a short and informal visit or stop.  We use this word to describe a general plan that has no exact time.  I will stop by your house sometime tomorrow. Notice the following:

  1. Will you please stop by the supermarket on the way home and buy some milk?
  2. They stopped by on the way to the movie last night.