in the running

by | Last updated Apr 19, 2019 | Expressions | 0 comments

in the running

by | Last updated Apr 19, 2019 | Expressions | 0 comments

This micro-dictation contains the expression 'in the running'.

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Language: C1 (Advanced)  //  Accent: English (Northern England)

This micro-dictation contains the expression 'in the running'.

 

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Language: C1 (Advanced)  //  Accent: English (Northern England)

, .

I didn't interview went , but apparently I'm still for the job.

I didn't the interview went very , but apparently I'm still in the for the job.

About the sentence

to be in the running for sth

If you are in the running for something, you are still involved in the competition for something and therefore still have a chance of being successful.

For example - if you say that four people are in the running for a job, it means that the company are considering four different people - they all have a chance of getting the job,


Remember, we use apparently to mean that you aren't certain that something is true, but that you have been told it or read it somewhere. This is often used when we are gossiping.

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  • The photo for this exercise is of an athletics track. Why do you think I chose this photo?

  • Are you currently in the running for anything?

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