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movement • drawn • fool
metropolitan • herself
  1. There is a large local and organic food in this area.
  2. There are more things to do if you live in a area.
  3. If you live in a rich and fashionable area it is easy to get into materialism.
  4. It was very difficult, but she managed to herself through law school.
  5. Even though he is just a kid, he's really smart. You can't him.
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379 University Life
Miki talks about her university.

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movement

It was a center for the freedom of speech movement.

A 'movement' is a group or association of people who all believe in the same thing and who are working towards the same cause. 'Movement' can also be used to describe a particular action by a group or association.

Notice the following:

  1. I think he belongs to some sort of political movement.
  2. There was a march through the city to do with the freedom of speech movement.

get drawn

Students kind of get drawn to that, the political aspect of it.

When you 'get drawn' to something it means that you become interested in something or feel a pull to be a part of it.

Notice the following:

  1. Don't get drawn into an argument as it is pointless.
  2. I got drawn into a group of people who were not good for me.

metropolitan

It's right smack in the middle of a metropolitan area which is the Bay Area.

A 'metropolitan' area is a large city and usually includes the suburbs around it.

Notice the following:

  1. The metropolitan transport system is very good.
  2. I don't really want to live in an metropolitan area.

can't fool

Well, that's good. You can't fool nature.

When you 'can't fool' something it means that you cannot trick it or deceive it.

Notice the following:

  1. You can't fool me!
  2. You can't fool her as she has a lot of common sense.

put myself through school

I worked as a secretary to put myself through school.

When you 'put yourself through school' it means that you finance your own studies. Maybe you do this by saving a lot of money before you start school or maybe by working while you are in school.

Notice the following:

  1. I had to work in a bar in my spare time so that I could put myself through school.
  2. A lot of people are having trouble putting themselves through school these days, as the fees are getting more and more expensive.