Interview advice from poor Johnny the injured footballer. Written by Chris Rose.

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Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hmm, job interviews, it's a long past to me, and now I'm a freelance, I needn't take any more interviews, and how I hate wearing tie! When I was working for a private school, I sometimes had an argument over if I needed to put on a tie... I loathe formal suits...

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I couldn't find same word of "type" from episode in the Task 3. I wrote "formal" but it is wrong. Which word is it?

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