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Vocabulary Quiz
just off • the other day • hang out with
easy-going • flexible
  1. Guess who I saw ?
  2. Where do you like to friends?
  3. My boss's personality is very .
  4. There is a bookstore campus .
  5. I like to have a work schedule.
Comprehension Quiz
Answer the following questions about the interview.
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Scene 34 Job Offer
Mike talks to Erina about his job and asks her about considering working there.

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just off campus

I work at a pizza place just off campus.

If something is just off campus, that means it is right outside of the the college campus. The phrase 'just off' or 'just ofj of' basically means near, or next to a boundary when discussing location. Here are a few uses:

  1. There is a park just off the highway.
  2. There is a nice cafe just off the boardwalk.

the other day

I was talking to my boss the other day.

The other day just means a fews days before. The other day can be as recent as two days before, or perhaps a week or two before. Notice the following:

  1. I saw a cute jacket the other day that I want to buy.
  2. I met Joe the other day. He says hello.

hang out with friends

I want to save money to hang out with my friends.

When you hang out with people, that means you spend time with them. English speakers 'hang out with friends' but 'spend time with family'. In general, only young people hang out with friends. Notice the following:

  1. My friends and I like to hang out at the mall.
  2. Adults almost never hang out with their friends.

easy-going

The boss is very easy-going.

When someone is very easy-going, they are very understanding and not strict. An easy-going person does not get upset much. Notice the following:

  1. My teacher is very easy-going. He allows us to turn in work late.
  2. My mother is very serious, but my dad is very easy-going, so I always talk to him if I have a problem.

flexible (schedule)

He lets you be flexible with the schedule.

When something is flexible, that means it is easy to change or move. The opposite of flexible is stiff. If you have a flexible schedule, then you can change the times of the schedule with no problem.

  1. I have a very flexible schedule. I can work whenever I want.
  2. My wife is very flexible. She understands I often need to work weekends.