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  1. Some of the I had when I was traveling are hard to believe.
  2. I am looking for a new to wear to a wedding.
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337 The Interview

Kawabe talks about a time he had an Interview for a job he really wanted.

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applicant

There are so many applicants to the same position.

An 'applicant' is the person who has applied for a job vacancy.

Notice the following:

  1. Make sure you ask the applicant the right type of questions at the interview.
  2. There are so many applicants for the same job that I do not think I have a hope of getting an interview.

suit

I was late and in my bag, when I was driving the motorcycle I put my suit and shoes.

A 'suit' is a smart outfit that is worn to work or another formal occasion. It is usually nice pants and a nice jacket with a button-up shirt and a tie.

Notice the following:

  1. You only need a couple a suits for work.
  2. I need to take my suit to be cleaned.

change clothes

And then I changed my clothes, very very quickly in the toilet.

When you 'change clothes' it means that you put on a different outfit.

Notice the following: 

1. After I leave school I always change clothes before I go out to play.
2. You need to change your clothes, the ones you are wearing need to be washed.

experience

I learned a lot of things from that experience.

In this case, 'experience' refers to something that you have done or seen in your life. 

Notice the following:

  1. I would like to do charity work as I think it would be a very good experience.
  2. This is an experience I will never forget.

all worked out

It all worked out at the end!

If something 'all worked out' means that there was a positive outcome despite initial problems.

Notice the following:

  1. Even though we ran into some difficulties it all worked out in the end.
  2. Don't worry, it will all work out in the end.

 

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