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sappy • in common • taking in
bond • level
  1. She says that they aren't really on the same about getting married.
  2. He has always had a special with his grandfather.
  3. My little sister is always stray animals off the street.
  4. She has almost nothing with her boyfriend, but they seem to get along very well.
  5. Don't be and cry. I will only be gone for a few weeks.
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706 Chaz the Cat

Phil talks about his cat back in England and why he likes it so much.

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sappy

I'm a bit sappy like that, so I really miss my cat.

A 'sappy' person can get overly emotional about things.

Notice the following:

  1. I do not like to watch sappy films.
  2. My mum is a bit sappy. She always cries when I go off to college.

a lot in common

My cat is black, very fat, very stupid like most cats, but very lazy like me, so we have a lot in common.

When something has 'a lot in common' with something else, it means that it has many similarities.

Notice the following:

  1. I have a lot in common with my sister.
  2. You two have a lot in common so I think you will get on really well.

take them in

People abandon them because they can't look after them and they will take them in and they will give them food.

'Take them in' refers to what people who are kind and caring do for unfortunate animals. They look after them and give them a home and food.

Notice the following:

  1. There were some stray kittens, and she asked me if I would like to take them in.
  2. I would love to take a homeless dog in and give it a nice life.

bond

Why do you have this bond with your cat?

If you have a 'bond' with something, it means that you have a good connection with it.

Notice the following:

  1. I have a close bond with most of my friends.
  2. We grew up together so I think there will always be a strong bond between the two of us.

on the same level

We're on the same level - we both like to spend our weekends sleeping all day.

When you are 'on the same level' as someone else, it means that you think the same and have similar ideas about life.

Notice the following:

  1. I would want to marry someone who is on the same level as me.
  2. You two seem to get on very well; you seem to be on the same level.

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