385 New Job


Trina talks about her new job in the airline industry.

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Adrienne: So, Trina I understand you got a new job recently. What are you doing?

Trina: I am a flight attendant for a charter airline, World Airways, out of the United States, and we do mostly military charters into military air force bases and we do some other American football teams and some oil tycoons into Africa.

Adrienne: Ooh, that sounds like an interesting job.

Trina: It is. It's very interesting. I get to travel all over the world to some destinations that people normally would not travel to.

Adrienne: Like what?

Trina: Like Osan Korea, which would not actually be a city if it were not for our American military being in the city. I've also been to Kuwait, and Frankfurt, and Tachikawa, Japan.

Adrienne: I see so it's kind of a mix of some big cities and then some smaller cities that you visit. What's your favorite city so far?

Trina: So far, I'd have to say that Tokyo is my favorite city. Lots of stuff to do. My sister lives there. Lots of shopping. Very fun, but super cold.

Adrienne: Well, that's because of the time of year. Wait till you come in the summer. It gets really hot.

Trina: I can't wait.

Learn Vocabulary from the lesson

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.

 

Answer the following questions about the interview.

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Vocabulary Challenge

Complete the sentences with the words below.
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.