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good at • did together • discipline
recitals • get out of
  1. I will have to see if I can my meeting today.
  2. Cooking was always something my grandmother and I .
  3. There are two dance every year.
  4. She has very good about getting her homework done right away.
  5. He is really meeting new people.
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303 Music

Adrienne talks about playing the violin.

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good at

What are you good at?

When you are 'good at' something it means you excel at it or it comes naturally to you in life.

Notice the following:

  1. Mozart was very good at playing music from a very early age.
  2. My sister is an excellent gymnast, she is very good at it.

what we do together

It's part of what we do together as a family.

'What we do together' is used to describe the activities people usually do with each other. In this case, it is how they spend their time together as a family.

Notice the following:

  1. What we do together is always fun, but I especially like it when we go to the cinema.
  2. I will let you decide what we do together.

discipline

It's good for discipline though, or at least that's what she told me.

In this case 'discipline' refers to a repeated activity or a schedule that helps improve a particular skill.

Notice the following:

  1. This school focuses on the fact that discipline will help you reach your goals.
  2. A little bit of discipline will do you good.

recital

I really wanted to play in the recital.

A 'recital' is a type of concert or performance. This is usually a time when students show what they have learned.

Notice the following:

  1. Do you want to come to my piano recital on Friday?
  2. I think I would like to do a dance recital next year.

get out of

That's basically how she got me out of my diapers.

When used in this way, 'get me out of' diapers means to motivate someone not to use diapers anymore. It can also mean to physically remove someone from a place or situation or to avoid doing something he doesn't want to to.

Notice the following:

  1. I want to get out of these wet clothes.
  2. I want to try and get out of my piano lesson.

 

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