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head back • max • take a nap
big night • turn over
  1. Fifty people is the that can be in this room.
  2. We can home whenever you want.
  3. I think I need to when we get home.
  4. You should the egg now.
  5. Are you ready for your out with your friends?
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56 Night Out
Clare talks about getting ready to go out for a night on the town and playing cards.

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head back home

I'm going to head back home to get some rest.

The informal expression 'head back home' means go back to your house.  We would use this around friends, family or in casual situations.  Notice the following:

  1. When are you going to head back home?
  2. I need to head back home after we finish here.


I only have an hour and a half max before I need to get ready.

'Max' is a common shortened form of the word 'maximum' which means limit.  This is commonly used in speech, but isn't used often in written English.  Notice the following:

  1. The max she will pay for jeans is $60.
  2. What was the max temperature today?

take a nap

I'm going home to take a nap.

To 'take a nap' is to sleep for a short amount of time during the middle of the day.  A nap is used to increase energy.  Notice the following:

  1. You should go take a nap if you feel so tired.
  2. My son usually takes a nap in the afternoon.

big night

I have a big night ahead of me.

A 'big night' is a common way of saying a busy or important night.  This is also an informal phrase.  Notice the following:

  1. You will have a big night with the ceremony and celebrity party tomorrow.
  2. It was a really big night for me last night.

turn over

You have a row of cards, and you turn over the first one.

To 'turn something over' is to change it from one side to the other.  For example you turn meat over when you cook it so that both sides are cooked.  Notice the following:

  1. I like to turn the blanket over because the other side is softer.
  2. Can you please turn the sandwich over in a few minutes?