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    There are hundreds of teaching opportunities for native English speakers, and they’re just a few clicks away. Most university careers centres advertise openings to students, and they provide an excellent start for finding your perfect job abroad. A Google search will reveal a wide variety of information.Two websites in particular are worthy of note; The Big Choice regularly showcases short-term positions overseas, while TEFL.com is the go-to place for longer-term employment.
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    Does a few clicks away refer to Two websites in particular are worthy of note?


    Also, click means a kilometer.

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    I think it means that you only need to make a few clicks (with your computer mouse) to find a lot of teaching opportunities.
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post

    Does a few clicks away refer to Two websites in particular are worthy of note?
    Of course they are connected logically - if you make a few clicks with your mouse, you'll find lots of websites and those two are of particular interest.
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    "A few clicks away" doesn't just refer to two websites. It is a way of saying it is easy to find the information.

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    Please go to the police station to settle the matter. It is just a few clicks away. Question: Is this statement syntactically and semantically acceptable?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    Please go to the police station to settle the matter. It is just a few clicks away. Question: Is this statement syntactically and semantically acceptable?
    That has meaning only if 'clicks' is being used as a slang term for 'kilometres'.

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    And we don't have any slang terms for "kilometer" in AmE. Maybe on Star Trek, but not in real life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    And we don't have any slang terms for "kilometer" in AmE. Maybe on Star Trek, but not in real life.
    Interesting. I heard it only from Americans, but that was forty-five years ago when I was working with American soldiers in Germany

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    And we don't have any slang terms for "kilometer" in AmE. Maybe on Star Trek, but not in real life.
    According to this website, "klicks" was being used by US soldiers in Vietnam and probably earlier, to mean "kilometers".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Thank you, people, so very much for your satisfactory and definitive answers. The Free Dictionary says that the word click not only American slang, but also Canadian.


    click [klɪk]n
    4. (Mathematics & Measurements / Units) US and Canadian slang a kilometre


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