Job, Jobs, Jobs!

Read one story from Class 2P about jobs, then take the quiz to test your understanding:

Ling Ling Zhao

My Past Job

I came to the United States in 2011. When I came here, I was looking for a job as a waitress because I was a waitress in China. I had four years’ experience. But when I went to an interview the supervisor didn’t employ me. He told me I couldn’t speak English well, so I couldn’t get the job. When I heard that, I was very disappointed.

One month later my friend called me and he told me some good news. He said his restaurant needed a cashier. No experience was required. The restaurant was in New Jersey. It was a Japanese restaurant and the name was Sarku Japan. It was a franchise company. I told him I didn’t know how to use a cash register and I couldn’t speak English well. He said, “It doesn’t matter. You can learn. The people who work there are very nice. Take it easy.”

The first day I went to work I was very nervous and made many mistakes, but they didn’t get angry. They encouraged me, saying, “Try your best. You can do it.” After that I worked very hard and I assisted customers very well. Some customers became my friends.

I liked this job because my co-workers were friendly and the customers were generous. They always gave me tips. I worked there for three years. I was not only a cashier but also a cook. The manager taught me how to make sushi and cut fish. I was happy that I could learn more job skills.

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Martin Luther King, Jr.

To help you learn more about American Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., has provided a video and interactive quiz. Just click here or on the image below to begin:



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As Good As New Revisited Revisited

We’re recycling our latest Idiom of the Week, As Good As New, yet again – this time in a classic song by Abba:

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As Good As New Revisited

Here are some fun images for you from the internet using our latest Idiom of the Week – just click on any image for a larger view:


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Idiom of the Week: As Good As New

Meaning: Describing an old or used thing that looks good and works well, maybe because of cleaning or repairs.


I shined my shoes and now they look as good as new.

I went to visit him in the hospital after his surgery, and when I asked him how he felt, he answered, “As good as new.”

My car runs as good as new after I brought it to the mechanic.


Pop Quiz:

If something is as good as new, it’s…

A.  New.

B.  Not new.

C.  Not good.

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