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Vocabulary Quiz
internship • hire • adapt
barrier • tell
  1. After a series of interviews, the company called to me.
  2. I could from his eyes that he was not telling the truth.
  3. Lack of trust is a to good relationship.
  4. Children seem to to changes more easily than adults do.
  5. I spent one year of at the hospital.
Comprehension Quiz
Answer the following questions about the interview.
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1111 Argentina

Katia talks about her time in Argentina and her language background.

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internship

I went there to do an internship for five months.

Students often do an internship at a company where they work for no pay to gain work experience. Notice the following:

  1. The local TV station offered me an internship.
  2. She's doing an internship at Dell Computer.

hire

They decided to hire me.

When we get hired, that means some one gives us a job. Notice the following:

  1. They said they weren't hiring now.
  2. We need to hire two more employees.

adapt

So was it easy for you to adapt?

When we adapt, that means we become comfortable with something new or different than we are use to. Notice the following:

  1. I was difficult to adapt to the hot weather.
  2. Companies must learn to adapt to the changing global economy.

barrier

Regarding the language of course it wasn't a barrier.

A barrier is something that makes it difficult to get what we want. Notice the following:

  1. The language barrier made it difficult to communicate.
  2. Was language a barrier?

tell

Can they tell instantly that you are from Mexico?

When we can tell something that means we know it is true by observation. Notice the following:

  1. I could tell he was nervous.
  2. The teacher could tell we didn't understand.
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