Work horror stories

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In this episode, Christina and Matthew talk about:

  • their work horror stories
  • horror stories related to teaching English
  • the importance of clarification

The extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast):

  • brutal = punishingly hard or uncomfortable
  • to come full circle = to return to a past position or situation, especially in a way considered to be inevitable
  • to sort out = to resolve a problem or difficulty

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Faster Fluency Conversation Club Podcast: Work horror stories

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