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Q. Thank you for your application. I would like you to answer a few questions about yourself so that we can find out if you are right for the job.

Correct entry:   yourself
The error was: (a) you

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A. I shall do the best I can but I don't know whether I can say any more than what I have already put on the form, you see.

Correct entry:   whether
The error was: (b) weather

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Q. Well I don't think you need to worry about that because there are always things that people don't write on their application forms.

Correct entry:   about
The error was: (a) on

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A. Well I would say that I haven't got anything more to say except of course that I do need the money and that's it.

Correct entry:   anything
The error was: (b) nothing

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Q. All right we'll come to the matter of money in a minute but first I can say we are very impressed by the number of posts you have held.

Correct entry:   impressed
The error was: (c) expressed

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A. Yes, I have done a lot of jobs when you come to think about it and in all sorts of places, here and there you might say.

Correct entry:   here
The error was: (b) hear

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Q. Now a question about the sort of person you really are, particularly when it comes to children. Do you have a lot of patience?

Correct entry:   patience
The error was: (c) patients

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A. Oh yes, well you have to, don't you? Take me for example, I've got ten children and so you have to keep your eyes on them, don't you?

Correct entry:   don't you
The error was: (c) won't you

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Q. Well of course the classes here usually have about thirty children on average. How do you manage as a teacher looking after that number?

Correct entry:   after
The error was: (c) about

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A. Excuse me I'm not a teacher. I think you must have the wrong application form. I came here for the job of school cleaner.

Correct entry:   wrong
The error was: (b) false

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