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  1. After my internship this summer, I know that I could never work a 9-5 in an office.
  2. It seems like you are really into the banking . Have you thought about studying finance?
  3. I know you are nervous about trying new things, but you need to give it .
  4. Things are very different in the real than what you learn in books.
  5. From the time she started to read she has been a .
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800 Student Life

Tini talks about being a students and her plans for the real world.

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bookworm

I like studying although I'm not that much of a bookworm.

A 'bookworm' is someone who likes to study and read. Notice the following:

  1. I have never been much of a bookworm.
  2. She did very well at school, as she was a real bookworm.

the real world

It's about time to get out to the real world and earn some money.

'In the real world' means 'in reality.'

Notice the following:

  1. In the real world things are not as romantic as in the movies.
  2. She needs to get in the real world and understand that she needs to earn money.

a 9-5 schedule

You get so much time off, and you don't have to work a 9-5 schedule.

A '9-5 schedule' means that you are working normal office hours, which start at 9 AM and go to 5 PM.

Notice the following:

  1. Because I run my own business I don't have a 9-5 schedule.
  2. It suits her that she does not have the regular 9-5 schedule.

I'm really into the banking industry

I have given it a couple of thoughts but right now, I'm really into the banking industry.

'I'm really into the banking industry' means that you are interested in the world of banking and would like to make that your career.

Notice the following:

  1. I'm really into the banking industry, and I would like to get some work experience in that field.
  2. She says that she is really into the banking industry and would like a job in a bank.

give it a go

The financing industry, and so probably I might give it a go.

When you 'give something a go,' it means that you try it. Notice the following:

  1. I have never done it before but I will give it a go.
  2. Why don't you give it a go? You never know; you might like it.

 

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