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“a walking encyclopedia” = someone who seems to know everything
“My roommate would do well on a trivia game show. He’s a walking encyclopedia.”
“have the right stuff” = have the needed skills to succeed
“Susan has the right stuff to get into any school she chooses.”
A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.
Dave: Uh... I haven't decided for sure, but I think I'd like to work for a hotel or travel agency in this area.
Maria: Well, when I first started college, I wanted to major in French, but I realized I might have a hard time finding a job using the language, so I changed majors to computer science. [Oh]. With the right skills, landing a job in the computer industry shouldn't be as difficult.
Maria: Well, fortunately for me, I received a four-year academic scholarship [Wow] that pays for all of my tuition and books.
Dave: Yeah. I work three times a week at a restaurant near campus.
Dave: It's okay. The other workers are friendly, and the pay isn't bad.
Do the vocabulary quizzes using the words from the conversation for more practice:
Interview another student about the topics below and report your findings to the class:
Finding the right school for you can be a long process. What advertising techniques do colleges and universities use to get the attention of students? What things are important to you when you choose a school?
Compare the Web sites of two schools that interest you. Think about the classes, the cost of tuition, the experience of the teaching staff, and finally the learning/cultural opportunities in the local community where you want to study.