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charter boats • tycoon • mix
super • can't wait
  1. That movie was short. Didn't you think?
  2. There was a of people at their wedding. They have friends from all over the world.
  3. It's only Tuesday and I for the weekend already. It's going to be a long week.
  4. During the summer we rent out for special company parties.
  5. His father was a big tobacco.
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385 New Job
Trina talks about her new job in the airline industry.

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charter

I am a flight attendant for a charter airline.

Charter means that it is scheduled specifically for members of a group or association.

Notice the following:

  1. They offer a lot of charter flights for vacations in the spring.
  2. She likes to go on charter holidays.

tycoon

We do some other American football teams and some oil tycoons into Africa.

A 'tycoon' is a very rich and successful business person.

Notice the following:

  1. I think he is some rich business tycoon.
  2. All of these houses are owned by billionaires and business tycoons.

a mix

I see so it's kind of a mix of some big cities and then some smaller cities that you visit.

'A mix' means that that more than one type of something has been included. It is a combination of two or more elements.

Notice the following:

  1. There was a real mix of people at the party tonight.
  2. I have a good mix of friends.

super

Very fun, but super cold.

When used like this 'super' can be replaced with 'very'.

Notice the following:

  1. The club was super busy.
  2. I have met a new person and they are super nice.

can't wait

I can't wait.

When you 'can't wait' it means that you are impatient for something to happen because you are excited.

Notice the following:

  1. I can't wait to start my new job.
  2. She says she can't wait to meet you.