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Episode 03

Marcia calls the candidates to give them details of the interview.

Do the preparation task first. Then watch the video and do the exercises. You can also read the transcript.

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Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2

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I got it. Thank you!

Thanks a lot, very clear~

Dear moderator,
The third question is "flipchart". In the dictionary, the word has a space in the middle of it. So does it right? And I want to know why we use "flip chart" to mean this. Because the flip is meaning turns over quickly. Can you help me? Thanks a lot.
Best regards,
Leo

Hello Leo,

Many compound nouns have alternative spellings. Flipchart, for example, can be written as one or two words:

https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/flipchart

 

The name clearly comes from the movement used to turn a new page on such a chart, but words are used quite flexibly when new technology comes along and I wouldn't search for an exact match between names which have earlier uses in different contexts.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Very clear, thanks a lot.

Dear moderator,
I have met another question. What is the "routine" mean in the sentence "Good cop / Bad cop routine"? Because I remember the "routine" means things we regularly do. Can you help me? Thanks a lot.
Best regards,
Leo

Hi again Leo,

Many words in English (as well as most languages, for that matter), have different meanings or uses in different contexts. In the phrase you ask about it, 'routine' refers to a way of questioning or interrogating people that is used very often by police officers.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks a lot, can you help me to answer another two questions? Thank you.

Dear moderator,
I have a question. What the sentence "in the pursuit of " mean? Because I can't find the meaning in the dictionary. I only knows the "pursuit" is means an activity. I think the phrase means the purpose. Can you help me? Thanks a lot.
Best regards,
Leo

Hi Leo,

In 'in pursuit of', 'pursuit' means something like 'attempt' or 'try'. So 'in the pursuit of gold' would mean 'trying to obtain gold'.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

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