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diagonal • yelling • arcade style
trouble • go over to
  1. I lost my voice because I was all day at the football game.
  2. He lied to his parents because he didn't want to get in .
  3. When I was young I had to ask permission to a friend's house after school.
  4. He has a lot of games in his family room as decoration.
  5. You have to find the words in this puzzle. The are across, up and down or .
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394 Video Games
Joel talks about a technology most kids love.

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You could also make it go backwards or in diagonal.

A 'diagonal' is the direction a line takes when it goes from one corner to another. If you have a line going right to left and a line going top to bottom a diagonal line would connect the ends of these two lines to form a triangle.

Notice the following:

  1. The footpath follows a diagonal across the field.
  2. The shirt has lots of diagonal lines.


Stop just before it ran into your mom, and back up before she kicked it and yelled at you.

When you 'yell' it means that you shout at the top of your voice.

Notice the following:

  1. Please do not yell at me.
  2. I can hear you, you don't have to yell.

arcade style

Not only home video games but the arcade style games.

An 'arcade style' game is a computer game that you find in a public arcade, which is a place to go and play video games. Arcade style games are played on a big machine and you play standing up. Pac-Man is an example of a traditional arcade style game.

Notice the following:

  1. I like to play arcade style games.
  2. Those arcade style games are collectors items now.

get in trouble

I got in trouble with my dad because I ended up at an arcade.

When you 'get in trouble' it means that you have done something that you shouldn't have done and that you will be shouted at or be punished.

Notice the following:

  1. I do not want to get in trouble.
  2. If you take those without asking you will get in trouble.

go over to

I always had to find friends and go over to their house to play.

'To go over to' means to go to to another place.

Notice the following:

1. I would love to go over to your house for dinner.
2. Would you go over to Spain for your holiday?