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1182 The Real World

Katia talks about making the transition from college to the working world.

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Vocabulary notes (text only) explain key vocabulary and phrases from the interview.

depend on

When you are working there are people depending on you.

If someone 'depends on you,' he needs you for some reason.  Notice the following:

  1. Everyone is depending on me to be there.
  2. Did you still depend on your parents a lot in university?

come out all right

Everything came out all right.

When something 'comes out all right,' it means that it works out or ends in a positive way. Notice the following:

  1. The dough looked a little funny, but the cookies came out all right.
  2. The party started out as a complete disaster, but everything came out all right in the end.

meet a deadline

All you do is learn and do work and meet deadlines

If you 'meet a deadline,' you complete your work by a designated time or day. Notice the following:

  1. Our boss is always checking in just to make sure we'll meet our deadlines.
  2. It gets very stressful around here at the end of the month, but we always meet our deadlines.


They often have a lot of anxiety and worry.

When you have 'anxiety' you feel nervous about something. Notice the following:

  1. Appointments with doctor can create some anxiety.
  2. She has a lot of anxiety about flying.

make it in the real world

They will make it in the real world and will they survive in the real world.

If you 'make it in the real world,' you are capable and successful in real life. Notice the following:

  1. She did very well in school, so nobody thought she'd have a problem making it in the new world.
  2. With an attitude like that you will never make it in the real world.