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looks down • feel down • miss
going out • entry fee
  1. How much is the tonight?
  2. Where are you for his birthday?
  3. He because he lost his favorite toy.
  4. Rainy days make me .
  5. I a lot of the food from my country.
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279 Going Home
Doris talks about her plans to return to England.

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

look down

You look a little bit down. What's the matter?

If you 'look down' it means that your expression makes it obvious that you are sad. Notice the following:

  1. She looks really down about losing the game.
  2. He has been looking really down lately.

feel down

I do feel a bit down because I am leaving Japan tomorrow.

If you 'feel down' it means that your current emotions are sad. Notice the following:

  1. Seeing poor people always makes me feel down.
  2. She is feeling really down about her test score.


I am going to miss a lot of things here in Japan.

If you 'miss' something it means that you feel sad about something that you used to have or be near that is not close to you now. Notice the following:

  1. I miss my family a lot when I'm gone.
  2. We actually miss the winters.

going out

I enjoy going out to night clubs and restaurants.

When you do fun things socially with your friends we call this 'going out.' Notice the following:

  1. I am going out with my friends tonight.
  2. She really likes going out for music on Tuesday nights.

entry fee

It's expensive in London, because clubs have entry fees.

An 'entry fee' is an amount of money that you pay to go into a place like a club or bar. Notice the following:

  1. The music is always the best when they have an entry fee.
  2. Many people don't like to pay an entry fee to go to a club.