Vocabulary Activities
Quiz 1: Vocab Gap Fill
  1. He had to of school to support his family.
  2. I hope to and make new friends this year.
  3. She is, , the nicest person I have ever met.
  4. My math class is .
  5. The power keeps cutting . We need to call the electric company.
Quiz 3: Vocab Q&A
Here are five questions about the vocabulary. Either answer the questions or try to write them down as a dictation.





Audio Notes #999 elllo then and now

without a doubt

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I, without a doubt, knew the least of anyone there.

When you say the phrase 'without a doubt' you mean that something is obvious or very clear. Notice the following:

  1. He was, without a doubt, the worst teacher I ever had.
  2. New York is, without a doubt, the most expensive city in America.

dropped out

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I almost dropped out of school.

When you drop out of school, that means you quit school or you stop going to class. A drop-out is a person who quit school. Notice the following:

  1. My father was a high school drop-out but he still went on to succeed.
  2. I dropped out of college to help my family when my dad got sick.

way over my head

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The course was way over my head.

When something is 'way over your head' that means it is too difficult to understand. For example, in school a lecture or chapter from a book can be way over your head if it is too hard to comprehend. Notice the following:

  1. What she was saying was way over my head.
  2. I took biology, but is was way over my head, so I dropped out.

on and off

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He's been involved on and off since the beginning.

When something happens 'on and off' that means it happens, and then stops, and then continues again. Notice the following:

  1. My relationship with my girlfriend has been on and off since I last saw you.
  2. The plans to build a new bridge have been on and off for awhile.

branch out

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We plan to branch out and try new things.

When you branch out, that means you experiment and take risks and try new ideas. Notice the following:

  1. This year I plan to branch out and explore new areas.
  2. The restaurant plans to branch with a new international menu.