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  1. I think I would get if I lived alone.
  2. It is really expensive to things internationally.
  3. We met through an online dating service, and tonight we are meeting for the first time.
  4. Mostly we just through email and telephone.
  5. That's a solution to the problem.
  6. I designed this dress, and a in Vietnam made it for me.
  7. He has been the actor in commercials for this store for as long as I can remember.
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1246 Outsource on the Small

Todd and Julia talk about how now many things can be outsourced around the world.

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voice actor

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You can find voice actors online.

A 'voice actor' is a person who records his voice for commercials or something where you don't see his face. Notice the following:

  1. You have such a great voice that I think you could be a voice actor.
  2. He's a voice actor for commercial, so that's why you recognize his voice.

brilliant

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It sounds flexible and brilliant.

'Brilliant' is a very common word in British English to mean great or fantastic. In U.S. English it means intelligent. Notice the following:

  1. His parties area always brilliant.
  2. That's a brilliant idea. Why didn't I think of that?

tailor

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My mother is a qualified tailor. Is outsourcing something she could do?

A 'tailor' is a person who makes new clothes or makes changes to already made clothes. Notice the following:

  1. Can you recommend a great tailor in the area'
  2. A tailor actually made this dress.

ship

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You might be able to get a contract and then ship people the work.

You are 'shipping' something when you send it in the mail or using a package company. Notice the following:

  1. It takes a few days for the shoes to be shipped here.
  2. It must be really expensive to ship a box like that home.

interact

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I'm a yoga instructor, so I have to interact with people.

'Interacting' with other people involves having a conversation with them. Notice the following:

  1. The best way to learn about a different culture is to interact with the people.
  2. Facebook is a good way for people to interact on the internet.

lonely

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It might be quite lonely working with a computer all the time.

You feel 'lonely' when you are by yourself, but you want to be with other people. Notice the following:

  1. Do you ever get lonely when you are traveling?
  2. My cat gets lonely when she is left alone all day.

face-to-face

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I like working with people face-to-face.

Working with people 'face-to-face' means physically being in the same room and being able to see each other. Notice the following:

  1. We've talked many times on the phone, but it's very nice to meet face to face.
  2. It's difficult for me to speak another language on the phone. I prefer to be face-to-face.
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