字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Adjective Phrase 18. The adjective phrase today is between jobs. Okay, Let's take a look at the note here. Technically speaking, the phrase between jobs was supposed to mean someone left one job and was going to start another job in the near future. Now this could really be. I mean maybe you actually got another job in another company, but it's probably not going to start until maybe next month and maybe you know you're leaving your other job maybe three weeks early, or a month early. And then in that sense you are truly between jobs. However, today it's used mostly in another way. So that's basically what I what it meant. It meant leaving one job was planning to start a new job in the near future. However, today is mostly used as a euphemism. Remember, when we say euphemism that's a word we use that's just a nicer word. It's it's a nicer word instead of saying ... instead of saying another word. So it's a used as a euphemism for unemployed . Unemployed doesn't sound good. It sounds negative. It sounds like you're out of work. I don't know, maybe you're not ambitious enough. I don't know but anyway between jobs sounds much nicer than unemployed. So sometimes ... a lot of times people will use between jobs. What are you doing right now ? I'm between jobs. A lot of people, they don't want to say I'm unemployed. I haven't worked for a long time. No. I'm between jobs. It sounds more inspirational. It sounds more like , you know maybe something's going to happen pretty soon. So this is why it's used. So let's take a look at a few examples here. Example number one. what does her husband do for a living ? Remember that's a very common way that we ask what is somebody's job ? it's a very formal way. It is one of the most common ways to ask what someone does for a living . What someone does for their job. And this of course is an a/b part. So B says, he is between jobs. He got downsized from his last company six months ago. Basically he got fired. Downsized doesn't sound quite so bad. It sounds like it wasn't your fault. It probably means the company was running out of work. They're not doing as well. So they'll let people go. Maybe they let a lot of people go at the same time. So he got downsized, but still it's been a while. Maybe it's been six months, but still he's saying he's between job. Or maybe the wife or somebody else is saying he's between jobs. It sounds much nicer. And number two. Well it's this again is an a/b part. Now A would probably be the interviewer. So it might actually be on an interview And the interviewer may say what is your present employment ? And of course you're probably not working. You probably are unemployed. So B would answer, I'm between jobs at the moment. Again it's a nicer way of saying I'm unemployed at the moment. I don't have a job at this time. Okay. Anyway, I hope you got it. I hope it's clear. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.