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Vocabulary Quiz
to mind • deal with • cordial
aversion • engaging
  1. She must a lot of students.
  2. He has an to studying.
  3. When you are polite, you are .
  4. She likes with students.
  5. Nothing comes .
Comprehension Quiz
Answer the following questions about the interview.

1290 Sizing Up Students

Julia and Todd continue talking about the different types of students they teach.

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

come to mind

Names and faces were coming to mind.

To come to mind means to think of or remember. Notice the following:

  1. When you say sports, soccer comes to mind.
  2. Nothing comes to mind. Sorry, I don't remember.

deal with

You know how to deal with everyone differently.

To deal with someone means how you act around that person. Notice the following:

  1. I have to be very strict when dealing with him.
  2. She acts differently when she deals with other students.


I try to talk with them and be cordial.

Cordial means warm or friendly. Notice the following:

  1. He was cordial when he met his friend's parents.
  2. She was a cordial dinner host.


they were mildly engaging.

Engaging means interesting. Notice the following:

  1. Science is an engaging subject.
  2. The movie was very engaging.


I didn't have an aversion to them.

An aversion is a dislike for something. Notice the following:

  1. I have an aversion to waking up early.
  2. She has an aversion to snakes.