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Unit Three Job Interview. New Words and Expressions. III cultural notes. 1. Job interview 2.Michael Jordan(1963-- ) 3.John Michael Landy (1930-- ) 4.Sir Roger Bannister(1929--?) 5.The New York Marathon. interview:.

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iii cultural notes
III cultural notes
  • 1.Job interview
  • 2.Michael Jordan(1963-- )
  • 3.John Michael Landy (1930-- )
  • 4.Sir Roger Bannister(1929--?)
  • 5.The New York Marathon
  • No matter where you went to school, no mutter what your GPA is, no matter how much experience you have, no matter who you know -- if you aren't able to interview successfully,you won't get the job. Following are some insights designed to help the interviewee successfully interview and get the job he / she wants:
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michael jordan 1963
Michael Jordan(1963-- )
  • American professional basketball player, considered by many to be the greatest player in basketball history. The 6 ft 6 in (198 cm) shooting guard first became known as an explosive individual scorer, but as he matured as a player he adopted a more team-oriented approach to the game. Jordan led the Chicago Bulls to six National Basketball Association(NBA) championships (1991-1993, 1996-1998). His widespread appeal to fans has helped keep basketball one of the world' s most popular spectator sports.
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john michael landy 1930
John Michael Landy (1930-- )
  • Australian athlete, and the second runner, alter England's Sir Roger Bannister, to break the four-minute mile. He did so in 3 minutes 58 seconds in 1954, two months after Bannister set his mark.


sir roger bannister 1929
Sir Roger Bannister(1929--?)
  • British physician and the first athlete in history to run a mile in less than 4 min. Born in Harrow, England, he was educated at the University of Oxford and at Saint Mary's Hospital Medical School. At a meet in Oxford on May 6, 1954, Bannister ran the mile in 3 min 59.4 sec, establishing a world record. This was bettered less than two months later by the Australian athlete John Landy, who set a record of 3 min 58 sec. Bannister defeated Landy in a mile race held at Vancouver, Canada, in August 1954. Although neither set a record, both men again ran the mile in less than 4 min. Bannister retired from athletic competition in December 1954 to practice medicine. He wrote an autobiography, Four Minute Mile, published in 1955, and was knighted in 1975.


the new york marathon
The New York Marathon
  • in the fall, the largest running event in the U.S., annually attracting 30,000 or more entrants in a race through the five boroughs.


language points
Language Points

grillfollow up prospective

endeavorgo after incidentally


take/have a crack deadline


in the neighborhood ofgenerous

beyond anyone’s wildest dreams sparkle

grill : question intensely; cook under or over direct heat(grill sb. about/on sth)

The senior detective grilled the young suspect about the robbery case.


We could grill the chops on the barbecue. back

follow up :take traditional steps further

(followed by “with”)

If you make a hotel booking by phone, follow it up with written confirmation.


We are worried that terrorists will follow up their threats with bomb attacks.

prospective: likely to become or be

The chief function of direct-mail advertising is to familiarize prospective buyers with a product.



The college had applications from nearly 200 prospective students.

endeavor: an effort or attempt to do sth.;


The government has endeavored to forbid the employment of children under the age of 16.

The company endeavors to deal with the clients’ complains as promptly as possible.

go after: try hard to obtain


Are you planning to go after Peter’s job when he leaves?


He went after first prize in the English speech contest.

incidentally: by the way( used when adding more information to what was said before,

Or when you want to talk about sth. Else you have just thought of)


Incidentally, if you want to see him again,

let me know.

chuckle: laugh quietly

She sat reading the comic, chuckling to herself.


The professor chuckled when we told her that we were afraid of her.



This new car is out of my price bracket.

Women outnumbered men three to two in the over-65 age bracket.

physical: of or concerning the body/laws of nature

It is a physical impossibility to be in two places at once.


take/ have a crack (at) : try to do (sth.)


I would like to take a crack at the Olympic title again before I retire.

deadline: a time limit by which sth. must be done.


Tomorrow is the deadline for the students to hand in their term paper.

partition: a thin wall or screen that divides

a room into individual space

Her taxicab has a thick Perspex partition between the passenger’s seats and the driver.


blurt: utter abruptly and thoughtlessly


Peter blurted the secret (out) before we could stop him.

pry: try to look into private facts about a person ( pry into sth.)


Some reporters like to pry into film stars’ private life.

in the neighborhood of : about


He has an annual salary in the neighborhood of $40,000.


I am hoping to buy an apartment in the neighborhood of 200,000 yuan .

generous: giving or ready to give freely

It was generous of you to share your food with me.

The company announced a generous, unprecedented $20 per day wage for new workers.

beyond anyone’s / one’s wildest dreams: more than anyone/one can ever imagine


Ten years ago it was beyond my wildest dreams that I could afford a car.

sparkle: shine in small bright flashes


The diamond sparkled in the sunlight.

The stone sparkles when properly cut.