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Quiz 1: Vocabulary Focus
been around • deal with • well versed
overall • gung-ho
  1. For me, it is much easier to men than women.
  2. She is a fun person to have around because she is so about life.
  3. He is in legal issues like this.
  4. , it was an incredible vacation .
  5. For a position like this we need someone who has a bit more.
Quiz 2: Comprehension Q's
Answer the following questions about the interview.
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MX37 Young Doctor vs. Older Doctor

Six people state what kind of doctor they would prefer.

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been around

I trust an older doctor who's been around.

Someone who has 'been around' is usually older and has many life experiences.  Notice the following:

  1. I have confidence in the new manager.  He's been around a bit.
  2. People who have been around know that success takes hard work.

easier to deal with

They're easier to deal with.

People who are 'easy to deal with' are easy to work with.  Notice the following:

  1. Customers are sometimes not easy to deal with.
  2. As a teacher, I find university students easier to deal with than younger kids.

well versed

He might not be as well versed in new medicines.

Someone who is 'well versed' has a lot of knowledge of or experience with something.  Notice the following:

  1. I'm not well versed in modern cell phone Apps.
  2. Chan Ho speaks fluent French and is well versed in the culture.

overall

Old doctors have more experience overall.

The phrase 'overall' is similar in meaning to 'in general'.  Notice the following:

  1. We had some problems, but overall it was a good trip.
  2. The new Batman movie was pretty good overall.

gung-ho

They're probably more gung-ho.

Someone who is 'gung-ho' is very excited about doing something.  Notice the following:

  1. Everyone seems gung-ho about the new marketing plan.
  2. The new CEO has a very gung-ho management style.
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