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glad • manage • carried
worthwhile • brilliant
  1. Watching TV call day isn't a very use of my time, but sometimes I just need to relax.
  2. She gets away with some of the projects that she starts, and then she can't finish them.
  3. Her new CD is just .
  4. I'm actually that I have to stay home tonight. I just want to be alone.
  5. Do you think you can to find my house if I just give you the address?
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#509 Day Trip

Ruth and Akane talk about their day.

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We had a great time. I’m glad we went.

If you are glad you feel joy or pleasure, and this is usually the result of doing something that makes you feel good. Notice the following:

  1. I'm very glad you like your present.
  2. He was glad that he received a good score on his exam.

manage to

Wasn’t it good that we managed to get some shopping done?

If you "manage to" do something, you complete or achieve something even though is difficult. Notice the following:

  1. Even though his salary is very low, he always manages to save a little money.
  2. We didn't manage to see her on her birthday.

get carried away

Definitely. I think we got a little carried away though.

If you "get carried away," you become too excited or emotional about something and become irrational. Notice the following:

  1. When he tries to plan a party he always gets a bit carried away and becomes stressed.
  2. She isn't always practical.  She has a tendency to get carried away with problems.


But it was worthwhile.

If something is "worthwhile" then it is worth the amount of time, effort or money that you use to obtain it.  Notice the following:

  1. Going to night school was very worthwhile. She got an excellent job when she graduated.
  2. The trip to the mall wasn't worthwhile, because we didn't buy anything.


Brilliant! OK, let’s do that next weekend.

If something is brilliant it is great, fantastic or really good. Notice the following:

  1. That's a brilliant idea!
  2. Your new hair color looks absolutely brilliant.


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