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go out • reciprocated • bring up
make out • get a room
  1. Teens like to at the movies.
  2. By boyfriend and I started to about a month ago.
  3. Be sure not to his weight. He is very sensitive about it.
  4. I gave my friend a gift and he by taking me to dinner.
  5. You two need to . You should not be so kissy and huggy in public.
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1003 Displays of Affection

Cheryl and Nick discuss showing affection to other people through hugs, kisses and holding hands.

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

went out ( go out )


When we first went out ....

Here, the phrase 'went out' means dating, not moving to a particular place. When two people are 'going out' that means they are a couple and dating each other. Notice the following:

  1. How long have you two been going out?
  2. We've gone out for two months now.



She reciprocated

When you reciprocate something, that means you do something in return for something someone did for you. For example, if someone gives you a gift, you can reciprocate by giving them a gift back. Here are some samples:

  1. In Asia, if someone bows to you, you should reciprocate and bow back.
  2. She cooked me dinner last week, so I reciprocated by buying her lunch.

bring something up


That's funny you bring that up.

When you bring something up, that means you mention or talk about something for discussion. Here are some examples:

  1. The boss brought up the topic of the recent policy change.
  2. I never bring up serious issues at the dinner table.

making out (make out)


I see couples making out in public.

When two people 'make out' that means they kiss for a long time. When people make out they are often sitting down and only kissing each other and not talking. Making out is something only young people usually do. Notice the following:

  1. The two teens were making out in the park. It was embarrassing.
  2. Have you made out with your new boyfriend yet?

Why don't you get a room?


This phrase 'Why don't you get a room?' is used as a joke to let two people ( or lovers ) know that their affection is obvious to other people and people feel a little uncomfortable and that they should 'get a room' so they can have some privacy.