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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
interview
interview:
  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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language points
Language Points

grillfollow up prospective

endeavorgo after incidentally

chucklebracketphysical

take/have a crack deadline

partitionblurtpry

in the neighborhood ofgenerous

beyond anyone’s wildest dreams sparkle

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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.

我们可以在野餐的时候烤排骨。

We could grill the chops on the barbecue. back

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follow up :take traditional steps further

(followed by “with”)

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

我们担心恐怖分子会进一步采取炸弹袭击的方式进行威胁。

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

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prospective: likely to become or be

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

直邮广告的最主要的作用就是可以让有预期的买主能够对产品有足够了解。

这所大学已经收到了接近200名学生的申请。

The college had applications from nearly 200 prospective students.

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endeavor: an effort or attempt to do sth.;

政府已经努力禁止雇佣16岁以下的童工。

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.

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go after: try hard to obtain

你打算在PETER离开后尽力争取到他的工作么?

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

他经过努力终于获得了英语演讲比赛一等奖。

He went after first prize in the English speech contest.

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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)

顺便说一句,你如果还想见他,请告诉我。

Incidentally, if you want to see him again,

let me know.

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chuckle: laugh quietly

She sat reading the comic, chuckling to herself.

我们告诉教授我们有点怵她的时候她咯咯地笑了。

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

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bracket:

这辆新车超出了我的价格档次。

This new car is out of my price bracket.

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

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physical: of or concerning the body/laws of nature

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

根据自然法则,同一时间是不可能出现在两个不同的地方的。

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

我想在退役前再尝试冲击一下奥运冠军。

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

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

明天是学生们交学期报告的最后期限了。

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

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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.

她的出租车在乘客和司机的座位之间有一块很厚的有机玻璃隔板。

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blurt: utter abruptly and thoughtlessly

我们还没来得及阻止他,彼得已经将那个秘密冲口说出。

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

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

有些记者喜欢探究影星们的私生活。

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

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in the neighborhood of : about

他年薪大约有40,000美元。

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

我希望能买一套20万左右的公寓。

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

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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.

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

十年之前我做梦都没有想过我买得起汽车。

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

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sparkle: shine in small bright flashes

钻石在太阳照射下闪闪发光。

The diamond sparkled in the sunlight.

The stone sparkles when properly cut.

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