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normally • canteen • find exciting
  looking forward • nice talking
  1. It was her, but I don't think I'll get the job.
  2. We are really to some time to relax.
  3. What subjects do you ?
  4. Do you usually eat lunch at the ?
  5. Do you take the bus to work?
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931 Middle School
Naomi talks about her daily life in middle school.

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I normally bring sandwiches.

The word 'normally' is similar in meaning to 'usually'.  Notice the following:

  1. I normally go to bed before midnight.
  2. He normally drives to work.


What kind of food do they serve up in the canteen?

We sometimes call the restaurant at school or work the canteen.  Notice the following:

  1. The canteen serves mainly fried food.
  2. The soldiers can only eat in the canteen.

find boring

What subjects do you find boring?

The phrase 'I find' is similar in meaning to 'I think'.  Notice the following: 

  1. I find legal dramas too difficult to follow.
  2. I find Chinese action films really exciting.

Are you looking forward to that?

We look forward to something positive that will happen in the future.  Notice the following:

  1. I look forward to our next meeting.
  2. We are all looking forward to the holiday break.

nice talking to you

It was very nice talking to you and good luck in your next school.

'Nice talking to you' is a polite way to end a conversation with people we don't know well.  Notice the following:

  1. It was nice talking to you. We'll be in touch.
  2. Nice talking to you Joe. I hope to see you around.