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marketing • swap out • switch
take off • turnaround
  1. The mechanic suggested that we the tires on the car.
  2. The company is this car for small families.
  3. Will you seats with me? I can't see very well from here.
  4. Sometimes the time of projects is almost impossible.
  5. You should all the plates before you try to move the table.
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172 Airplane Job
Alexandra talks about her job in the aviation industry.

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We did marketing and leasing.

"Marketing" is all the activity that goes into selling a product.  This includes everything from advertising and shipping a product.  Notice the following:

  1. I am involved in marketing, specifically advertising.
  2. Coca-Cola does a very good job marketing their products.

swap out

They need to swap an engine out.

To "swap" something is to exchange it for something similar.  Usually what you are exchanging has been used.  Notice the following:

  1. We decided to swap out computers for the day.
  2. Can we swap out bicycle tires?


They sometimes switch engines.

To "switch" an engine is to change it, maybe with a new one or with one from another plane.  Notice the following:

  1. She tried to switch her schedule and wake up earlier.
  2. Can we go to my house really fast?  I want to switch shoes.

take off

Take the passengers off.

To "take something off" is to remove it.  The example says to remove the passengers from the plane.  Notice the following:

  1. Can you take the suitcase off the top of the car?
  2. Take your dirty shoes off at the door.


Longer than the 10 or 15 minutes turnaround.

"Turnaround" time is the total time between when you receive a project and when you finish it.  Notice the following:

  1. What's the turnaround to change the oil in my car?
  2. My boss wants a 3 day turnaround on this report.