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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 .
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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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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.