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require • impressive • go through
paperwork • recruit
  1. His resume is very .
  2. You need to do a lot of to complete your taxes.
  3. You need to all the steps when you login.
  4. That company does not men to wear ties.
  5. Her job is to new students.
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1083 Earth Hour

Steven talks about a special event to raise awareness about our dependcy on electricity.

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not require

The event doesn't require electricity.

When something is not required, it means we don’t need it or it’s not necessary in order to do something else. Notice the following.

  1. In many countries, teaching English doesn’t require a Master’s degree.
  2. My calculator doesn’t require batteries.


It is impressive that all these people came.

Something or someone we respect or admire is impressive. Note the samples.

  1. After only a year abroad, her English skills are impressive.
  2. The band’s live performance was impressive.

go through steps

What were the steps you went through?

The steps you go through tell what you do first, second, third, etc., to complete something. Notice the following.

  1. You need to go through several steps to get a visa.
  2. It was a four step process to gain acceptance to the university.


We went through lots of paperwork.

Paperwork usually means administrative tasks such as sending e-mail, writing reports and updating or managing files. Notice the sample sentences.

  1. I’m a secretary, so I spend most of my day doing paperwork.
  2. These days, most paperwork is digital.

recruit people

We tried to recruit people through advertisements.

When we recruit people, we try to get them to join our group or organization. Here are two examples of the phrase ‘recruit people’.

  1. Our company often recruits people at university job fairs.
  2. The salary is low so it’s difficult to recruit people for that job.