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conveyor • gorge • stuffed
costumes • chant
  1. The fans of the basketball team have a special the do before every game.
  2. I can't believe how many people buy for their dogs and cats.
  3. After belts were invented, factories became a lot faster.
  4. I ate so much at dinner! I'm and really uncomfortable.
  5. Children usually themselves on candy on Halloween.
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327 Sunday

Eli talks about a relaxing Sunday with her friend.

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conveyor belt

It's one of those ones with all the sushi on a little conveyor belt.

A 'conveyor belt' is a mechanical rotating surface that transfers things from one place to another. It is frequently used in a factory.

Notice the following:

  1. There were lots of things on the conveyor belt.
  2. When I go shopping with my mum I help her to put the groceries on the conveyor belt.

gorge

You end up, just gorging yourself eating loads and loads.

When you 'gorge' yourself with food it means you eat far more than you need.

Notice the following:

  1. I had not eaten all day so I gorged myself at the restaurant that night.
  2. Christmas is the one time of year that I allow myself to gorge on food.

stuffed

So after that we were both stuffed.

When you are 'stuffed' it means that you are really full after having a good meal. When you are stuffed you can't eat any more.

Notice the following:

  1. I have eaten so much food that I am totally stuffed.
  2. Look at all the lovely food, I am going to stuff myself silly!

costume

Where all the crazy kids hang out wearing costume.

A 'costume' is an outfit that people wear to look like a character from a story or a famous person.

Notice the following:

  1. I am going to a fancy dress party and I am going to wear a fairy costume.
  2. I love to dress up, I have lots of costumes.

chant

Carry this big heavy thing through the streets all in their traditional Japanese clothes, and all that chanting and singing and whistling.

When people 'chant' it means that a group of people repeat the same thing again and again, loudly and in unison.

Notice the following:

  1. There was a large group gathered around the palace and they were all chanting the King's name.
  2. When I go to football matches I always join in with the chanting.

 

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