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実ビジ・ディクテーション:11/14:Meaningful Internships(4)

Lyons says H and B deliberately has its interns work on wide variety of tasks including activities not directly connected with its business such as town meetings and holidays celebrations.
Garcia says she's learned a interns isshould be responsible for at least one specific project, Lyons says teaching interns has also helped him grow as a manager. Garcia stresses the importance of making internships enjoyable.

Just the opposite:
Exactly the opposite, in other words, complete opposite. You might read something like
Analysts predicted higher gas prices this summer but just the opposite has occurred. Prices have dropped 10%. Or someone asked you, Has Mary lived up to her good reputation? You might say, Just the opposite I'm afraid we were very disappointed at with her work.

Experience has taught me:
Garcia has learned through experience, she means.
Experience has taught me that first expressions are often wrong for example. And You cancould put many other words atin the place of experience, you might say my losses on the stock market have taught me to go for safe long term investments. Or being a father has taught me to put family before work.

In a business context:
Garcia uses context to mean the circumstances , the setting in which something happens
And which affected. Context is also used to describe the words or statements that surround another word or statement and affect its meaning.
If someone asked me to translate the Japanese word 真面目 for example, I'd ask what’s the context, because 真面目 can be translated many different ways depending on full sentence or situation which it is being used in.

Look good on a resume:
Well thisIt means just what it sounds like something will be impressive one wasit's read on someone’s resume. We also have the expression look good on paper. Which means something is impressive when you read about it like on a resume or in a proposal, for example. But it may not be an accurate representation of its real value. A job candidate might look good on paper for example have an impressive resume, but not actually do a good job when he’s hired.

Show someone the ropes:
This expression uses the image of sailors handling the ropes on a ship, on a sailing ship. If we show someone the ropes we show them how to do something. We also teach people the ropes and they learn the ropes. Imagine you are using some software for the first time. You could say to thea colleague, I've never used this before, could you teach me the ropes?

Overlook:
Overlook is often used to mean miss something, fail to notice, or recognize it.
You could say his contribution to this project is completely overlooked. He didn’t get any credit at all.

Tied-dyed: This takes me back.
Tied dying is extremely common in at Us summer camps for at least it was back in my day. When you tied dye a T shirt you tie up one or more sections.So dye can't reach them. And that produces patterns of white and colors on the shirt.
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実ビジ・ディクテーション:11/9:Meaningful Internships(3)

Garcia recommends that interns try to stand out through such efforts staying later than others. And Lyons urges finding a role model in yourthe office. Umemura asks how companies should select the most effectively utilized intenrs and Garcia says H and B chooses them as carefully as it does to regular staff It meansaiming to hire studnets with appropriate skills.Lyons adds H and B tries to link interns with other employees once they join the company.

Work later than everyone else:
In extreme cases, Garcia might recommend that interns burn the midnight oil. In other words, stay up very late working or studying. This expression refers to the oil that people used to burn in lamps a long time ago. For example, my son has anhis entrance exams next month so he is burning the midnight oil. Or I have to burn the midnight oil
to finish this repot on time.

Office role model:
A role model is someone whose behavior is imitated by others, who serves as an example on how to behave.
We also discibe people in things as a model of something.
In other words, an excellent example of it, who should be emulated in that regard.
A person could be a model of kindness.
A company could be a model of efficiency.

Get the most out of:
This means to acquire, achieve a maximum benefit or output from something.
I saw an article with the headline, how to get the most out of your fund raiser.
And It was advice about how to conduct fund raiser so it would collect the most money possible.

There is also the expression make the most of.
Which means use something to best advantage, get the most benefit out of it.
I use a lot of shelves to make the most of the limited space in my apartment. for example.

Compatible with:
Garcia's using compatible to mean matches, fits, it can also mean, able to exist harmoniously with something else.
Imagine Mr.A you know who is very serious and Mr.B who's always telling jokes.
They might not get along, because their personalities are not compatible. Thetheir personalities are incompatible.

We also use compatible regarding computers and other technologies to mean they can be used together.
For example, this old software isn't compatible with athe new operating system.

Stuff an envelope:
Here stuff is a verb, meaning fill, pack with something. It can also be a noun as in anthe idiom, know one's stuff.
And This refers to someone being very knowledgeable in a certain field, a certain area.
You might tell someone, oh go to this shop if you want a camera, the owner really knows his stuff, and can tell you just which model is best for you

Fend for oneself:
This means to take care of oneself, get by on one's own. There is also this expression fend off, which means to repel something or ward it off.
The company fended it off ora take over a bid for example, or the team fended it off a 9th inning rally by its opponent.

Hook someone up with:
This means to create a tie, an association between certain parties.
I needed a help recently filing my tax returns so I asked a firend and she hooked me up with a good accountant.

実ビジ・ディクテーション:11/8:Meaningful Internships(2)

Lyons tells Umemura and Garcia about a working dinner he’s recently attended at which members of a business organization asked him and other executives about how intern to turn college students into excellent interns. He adds that internship gives students huge advantage in finding jobs after graduation. And says nearly 40% of this year entry level positions werewill be taken by former interns.

Hottopic:
Now This is the topic that's beenbeing discussed with great energy inand by many people, that many people are strongly interested in. Whether to focus on stimulus measures or austerity policies has been a hot topic in Europe, for example.

Pick someone's brain about:
The image here is going through someone's brain to get ideas or information from them. A friend of mine is a veteran political reporter, it's very interesting to talk to him to pick his brain on issues like national security.

There's also the expression, rack one's brain, which means try hard to remenber something or think of something. As in I've racked my brain but I can't think of a good example sentence for rack one's brain.

Outstanding:
Lyons uses this to mean excellent, superior. You hear about outstanding students, outstanding food. If you read an excellent report, you could tell the person who wrote it, outstanding work, really outstanding.

Outstanding can also mean, unpaid or unsettled as in, outstanding bills or outstanding debts.

Give someone a head start:
A head start is an early start that gives someone an advantage in someway, originally the expression is from horse racesing. If I say I want to get a head start on this report, then I want to start early so I am sure to make the deadline, have plenty of time gatheringto gather the information that sort of things.

In the hope:
NowWell this means we do something hoping it will result in some outcome, leavelead to some outcome. For example, she is taking anone extra work in the hope of impressing her boss. Or he's studying French in the hope of being transferred to Europe.

Entry level position:
Lyons's using entry level to mean the lowest level job in the company or field thandone by people when they first enter that organization or field. It can be hard to get by on an entry level salary for example.

Entry level can also refer to a product that has relatively simpler features and costlesscosts less than other models and types. You could say, XYZ Technology 's just released a new entry level tablet computer a priced at just 200$.

Prospective:
This means possible, potential. If you have a meeting with a prospective client, then you have a meeting with someone who may become a client.

Any number of:
Garcia is using this expression to mean many, as in there are any number of places where we can have lunch this area is full of great restaurants.

実ビジ・ディクテーション:10/3:Endangered(1)

Collins declines Umemura's invitation to lunch, saying she brought sandwiches from home.
She adds that 65% US workers now eat at their desk or don't take lunch breaks.
Umemura expresses surprise at this change from what he thought was a fixed custom,
And Collins says the pressure to be productive has left many people with no time for break.
Umemura says going out to eat helps think him more clearly.

Take a break from:
A similar expressions to this is take a breazerbreather.
I'lli.e. take a short break , a rest or something.
As if we're posingpausing to catch our breath.
Imagine, you're in a long meeting.
After 1 hour or so, someone says
Let's take a breazerbreather, have some coffee.

Pull someone's leg:
This is trying to trick someone into believing something that is not true.
put someone's on is another way to say this.
In Japanese 赤の他人 is a total stranger, right?
A friend once tried to convince me that 黄色の他人
meant someone you know slightly.
He was pulling my leg, of course. He was pulling me on.

Catch up on:
Collins means make up for lost ground or tackle a backlog in some activity.
She also could have said get clockcaught up on.
So if I need to catch up on my sleep, then I haven't been getting enough sleep
and I need to make up for that.
Or you might read a newspaper to get caught up on worlds events
If you haven't been following the news recently.

Sad to say:
This is pretty self-explanatory, it means, unfortunately, I'm sad to say this.
A business article could contain athe sentence,
Sad to say, exports will remain sluggish next year.

Institution:
Umemura is talking about a long established, familiar custom or practice in some society or group.
And there is a sense of being unchanging you know a fixture.
Football andon thanks giving day is an another American institution.
Going to a shrine at new year is a Japanese institution.

Spare:
Spare has a number of meanings this one is give or use something out of our resources.
Let's say a chairdablecharitable organization asks me for a donation.
I might say, I'm sorry I can't spare the money right now.
But I could spare some time to volunteer.

Go out for a bite:
Go out to get something to eat in other words.
It's common to invite someone this way.
Shall we go out for a bite?
Or want to grab a bite?

Gain a new perspective on:
Prospective is a mental view oryou know, outlook on something.
For example, living in a foreign country or learning foreign language gives us a new prospective on many aspects of life.

実ビジ・ディクテーション:9/21:Losing Weight(3)

Nissen says his wife uses small plates and bowls to avoid large portions
and make sure he doesnt snack after 8 pm.
To help with exercise, he wears patdametaersa pedometer in an and aims tofor 10000 steps a day.
Garcia says she is careful to get a good night's sleep and weighs herself every evening and morning.
Nissen says insufficient sleep increases levels of hunger hormone.

pedometer:
This is a device that measures how many steps we take
In this case, the root ped means foot
I'D also shows up in pedicure and
meter means measure, Thermometer, speedometer, chronometer.

Come to:
In this case, come to means amount to, add up to some number
Imagine, you're buying a plane ticket.
You could say,
With tax and the fuel surcharge, it comes to 85000yen.

Step in the right direction:
This is an action that will make some improvement in a situation, make some progress toward desired goal.
Let's say I'm pretty disorganized person.
I'm always forgetting appointments and loosing people's phone numbers
If I buy myself an appointment book, that's step in the right direction.

Get a good night's sleep:
Sleep well, in other words. Another common expressions using sleep is sleep like a log, which means sleep very soundly, as if you were an unmovableimmovable log.
I sleep like a log, myself.I once slept through a fire alarm when I was a little girl.

Weigh oneself:
Garcia uses "weigh" in the sense of measure one's physical weight, see many pounds or kilograms we have.However weigh can also mean evaluate, consider, you know as if forwe're putting something on a scale, I'mand saying
how valuable is this to me, Is this thean option I wannna choose?
For example, the goverment is weighing more stimulus mesures, the goverment is considering
whether it should implement more stimulus measures.

Work out:
Garcia uses work out to mean, prove effective or successful or develop in a satisfactory manner.
For example, we got some new software last month and it's worked out great, in other words,
It's functioning well, people were able to use it, etc.
Work out can also mean, find the solution to something, solve some issue, like
I haven't worked out how to use this software yet.

Endorphin buzz:
In this case, buzz means a statement of excitement, euphoria as if we've just taken a drug orof some kind.
Garcia also could have said I'm getting an endorphin high or I'm getting an at whatwhen I succeed.
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