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in the mood • stay hip • bargains
tries to be • never know
  1. I when the next time I will see you will be.
  2. She relaxed about things, but she gets stressed easily.
  3. You are almost 60 and you still manage to .
  4. She looks for at the end of the season.
  5. Are you for dancing tonight?
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852 Shopping
Rebecca talks about her shopping preferences and an item she bought.

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Vocabulary notes (text only) explain key vocabulary and phrases from the interview.

in the mood

When I'm in the mood for it.

The phrase 'in the mood' describes our feelings about doing something. It can be used to talk about the past, present or future.  Notice the following:

  1. I'm in the mood to see a movie.
  2. She wasn't in the mood to talk.

Try to stay hip

Rebecca follows fashion to try to stay hip.

To 'stay hip' means to stay in style. We can use this term to talk about fashion, music, hairstyles, etc.  Notice the following:

  1. I don't try to stay hip.
  2. He's too old to try to stay hip.

a bargain shopper

Rebecca is a bargain shopper.

A 'bargain shopper' waits for sales and always searches for the cheapest prices.  Notice the following:

  1. My mom's a bargain shopper.
  2. Are you a bargain shopper?

I try to be

I try to be, but if I like it, I'll buy it.

We 'try to be' something positive, but we are not always successful.  Notice the following:

  1. I try to be on time, but I'm often late.
  2. If I try to be polite, they don't listen.

You never know

You never know if they're going to fit.

We use the phrase 'you never know ' when we can't guess about a result or the future in general.  Notice the following:

  1. You never know when you'll get sick.
  2. You'll never know if you don't try.