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Vocabulary Quiz
must have • monsoons • as crazy as
this guy's • gung ho
  1. You been really scared.
  2. He's a monkey when he climbs.
  3. She is really about her new job.
  4. The made the trip to Vietnam a little difficult.
  5. The first time I met him I thought, ' a real jerk.'
Comprehension Quiz
Answer the following questions about the interview.
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866 The Plan
Jeff talks about the beginning of his trip down the Amazon River.

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it must have been

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It must have been dangerous.

We use the phrase ' must have been' when we guess about something that happened in the past with a high level of certainty.  Notice the following:

  1. It must have been difficult growing up poor.
  2. Breaking up must have been difficult.

monsoon season

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It was monsoon season, so the river was high.

The 'monsoon season,' from about May to October, is a time when it rains a lot in hot Asian countries.  Notice the following:

  1. It's difficult to travel in the monsoon season.
  2. Hotel rates are cheap during the monsoon season.

as crazy as I was

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My partner was a as crazy as I was.

We use 'as + adjective + as' when we compare two things that are the same.  Notice the following:

  1. I think Chinese is just as difficult to learn as English.
  2. A Big Mac in France is just as expensive as in America.

this guy's perfect

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I said, "this guy's perfect."

We use this phrase when we find exactly the kind of person we are looking for.  Notice the following:

  1. From the moment I met her I said to myself, "this girl's perfect!"
  2. When I saw the lobby I thought, "this hotel is perfect."

gung ho

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He was gung ho.

To be 'gung ho' means to be very excited to do something dangerous.  Notice the following:

  1. He was gung ho to try skydiving.
  2. I'm not really gung ho to go bungy jumping.