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stop off • close • went off
envies • roots
  1. I was very to her when we were children.
  2. She was adopted and she's trying to learn more about her .
  3. Do we need and get anything on the way home?
  4. She was really frustrated so she on a walk alone.
  5. He his brother in a lot of ways.
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363 On the Move
Eli talks about having to move a lot when she was younger.

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stop off

I stopped off in Africa and Nigeria.

When you 'stop off' somewhere it means you spend short period of time there on your way to another place.

Notice the following:

  1. On the way to town we will stop off and get some lunch.
  2. I think she plans on stopping off at the nearest town before she arrives at your house.

close to people

You get close to people and then suddenly you have to move.

When you 'get close to someone' it means that you form an emotional attachment with them and have struck up a friendship.

Notice the following:

1. I get close to people very easily.
2. In my job you have to be careful not to get too close to people as it can be very upsetting.

I went off

When I was 8, I went off to boarding school in England.

'I went off' means that you leave the place where you are to go somewhere else.

Notice the following:

  1. I went off on my own as I needed some space.
  2. They asked if we had any cookies so I went off and got some.


I've kind of always envied that because we've always been moving around.

When you 'envy' someone it means that you are jealous of something that person has or can do.

Notice the following:

  1. Envy can be very destructive. You have to watch the green eyed monster!
  2. She envies your beautiful hair.


It's kind of hard as well, not having a root, not having a place where you can actually call your home.

Your 'roots' are where you come from or belong. This can refer to a place of your family history.

Notice the following:

  1. I want to study my family history and explore my roots.
  2. I went back to England to discover my roots.