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one-offs • depict • walking route
beyond • a deal
  1. If he wants to agree to independent classes twice a week, then he's got himself a .
  2. He is famous for the way his photographs farm life.
  3. All of her sculptures are . There are no replicas made.
  4. I have been going jogging on the local every morning.
  5. I love the car, but it's just a little my budget.
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480 At the Gallery
Ruth and Akane role-play a scene in an art gallery.

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Most of his paintings are one-offs, and this one is a one-off.

Used like this, 'one-off' refers to something that is made only once. There are no copies made of it. Notice the following:

  1. He is very particular about the fact that he wants all of his photographs to be one-offs.
  2. The coolest thing about buying clothes here is that they are all one-offs.


I like how this one depicts the local landscape.

A painting that 'depicts' the local landscape represents it or show images of it. Notice the following:

  1. His most famous painting depicts a young mother holding her baby.
  2. I think these photographs really depict what life is like in the city.

local walking route

This is a picture of a local walking route which is quite popular with hikers.

A 'local walking route' is an unpaved trail that is used for walking around in nature. Notice the following:

  1. One of the best things about this house is how close it is to the local walking route.
  2. My favorite place to run around here is the local walking route.

beyond my budget

Well, a hundred and eighty pounds is a bit beyond my budget.

Something that is 'beyond your budget' is too expensive for you to pay. Notice the following:

  1. He lives a style of life that is beyond his budget.
  2. All of the things in this store are just a little beyond my budget.

got yourself a deal

Why don't we say three hundred and you've got yourself a deal?

When you are negotiating prices with someone and they tell you that 'you've got yourself a deal,' it means that they agree with the price that you have stated. Notice the following:

  1. I was actually quite surprised when he told me that I had myself a deal.
  2. If you can lower your price $10 more, you've got yourself a deal.