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anniversary • majority of • somebody else
engaged • proposed • in service
  1. He with the most beautiful ring she had ever seen.
  2. I was away for the the summer.
  3. Were you for a few years?
  4. She was once before when she was 24 years old.
  5. We are having a party to celebrate our 25th wedding .
  6. Every time I go to that store there is working.
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212 The Anniversary
Ashley talks about a special anniversary.

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Vocabulary notes (text only) explain key vocabulary and phrases from the interview.

wedding anniversary

This summer, I'm going to my grandparents' 50th wedding anniversary.

A 'wedding anniversary' is like the birthday of your wedding.  You celebrate the date that you got married every year. Notice the following:

  1. Their first baby was born on their second wedding anniversary.
  2. This year we are taking a vacation to celebrate our wedding anniversary.

majority of life

Lake Tahoe is where my grandparents spent the majority of their life together.

'Majority' is similar to most.  In the case of the example, my grandparents lived most of their life together at Lake Tahoe.  Notice the following:

  1. He moved to the United States when he was young and has lived here for the majority of his life.
  2. He worked for that company the majority of his life.

somebody else

Every time I speak to my mom, I hear somebody else is going to be there.

In this case, 'somebody else' can be replaced with 'an additional person' Notice the following:

  1. She wants to find somebody else to do her office work.
  2. It seems like there is always somebody else around her.

engaged or proposed

My grandfather proposed and they got engaged in February.

When a man 'proposes' to a woman he asks her to marry him.  If she says yes then they are 'engaged.' Notice the following:

  1. He proposed to her on a hike in the mountains.
  2. They were engaged for over two years before they got married.

in service

My grandfather was in service so he went away until August.

In a person is in the military we say that he is 'in service.' Notice the following:

  1. My father was in service so we moved around a lot.
  2. He was in service for four years after high school.