Views #800 | Intermediate 5

Student Life

Tini talks about being a students and her plans for the real world.
Todd: Tini, you are a student, correct?

Tini: Yeah, I am a student.

Todd: OK, do you like to study? Do you like the student life?

Tini: Of course, you know. Actually, I, myself, I like studying although I'm not that much of a bookworm, but, yes, I like studying. I like spending time with my friends, and I just like enjoying my student life.

Todd: Now, soon, you are going to graduate, correct?

Tini: Yes,, fortunately or unfortunately, yes.

Todd: Well, why would you say fortunately?

Tini: Fortunately, in the sense that, you know, it's about time to get out to the real world and, you know, earn some money, and earn some experience but unfortunately in the sense that all of these precious memories, like you are putting them all behind.

Todd: Yeah, soon they are going to be over.

Tini: Right, right, and then you have more responsibility as soon as you step into the real world, you know. No more spring vacation. No more summer vacation.

Todd: Actually, that's why I'm a teacher. People always ask me, why are you a teacher? And I say, because the time off. You get so much time off, and you don't have to work a 9-5 schedule.

Tini: Yes, that is a very smart choice, I think.

Todd: Yeah, but you make no money.

Tini: I don't think so.

Todd: You think teachers make good money?

Tini: Well, not actually, but you know you can be fresher and then forever young.

Todd: Well, I don't know about forever young but it does... you do feel invigorated when you're teacher. I do agree. Well, you know, if you don't want to give up the student life, you can just become a teacher. Would you like to become a teacher?

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

Todd: Banking?

Tini: Yeah, the financing industry, and then so probably I might like give it a go.

Todd: That's going to be very stressful.

Tini: It is, but you know, I pretty much like the fast-paced lifestyle, and I'm interested in the content of the work.

Todd: Well, good-luck with banking.

Tini: Thank you. It's going to be really harsh, I know.

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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 health industry, and I would like to get some work experience in that field.
  2. She says that she is really into the music industry.

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.

Vocabulary Quiz

bookworm • world • schedule
industry • a go
  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 .
Answer the following questions about the interview.

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