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major • handle • not much of
give it a try • have you over
  1. We would like to for dinner next week.
  2. This project is hard. Can you it?
  3. I am a coffee drinker.
  4. I have never made bread before but I would like to .
  5. He quit is job to go work for a bank.
Comprehension Quiz
Answer the following questions about the interview.

1043 Eggplant Curry

Nabeel shares the secret for his eggplant curry.

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the major ones


If you can't find them at the major ones, you might want to look for an international food store.

In this case, "major" means the biggest and most common.

  1. McDonalds is a major fast food chain store.
  2. A major contributor to drug abuse is violence in the home.



I can handle that.

To "handle" something is to manage it.

  1. I can handle visiting my parents once a week, but not twice.
  2. I can't handle dance practice four times a week and being on the tennis team as well.

not much of


I'm not much of a cook.

In this case, "not much of" means to be not good at something or not do it often.

  1. Tony is not much of a talker, but he's an excellent listener.
  2. I'm not much of a musician, I have no ear for music and no co-ordination.

give it a try


I'll give it a try.

To make an effort to do something, possibly for the first time.

  1. Jamie doesn't like water, but he does like excitement so when Helen suggested white water rafting, he decided to give it a try.
  2. "I've never eaten raw fish before, but I'm in Japan so I'll give it a try" said Gil.

have you over


I'll have you over and let you try it.

To "have someone over" means to invite them to come to your house, usually for a meal or some relaxation time.

  1. Let's have our friends over for Halloween and tell them they must wear a costume.
  2. It's convenient having friends over for dinner, because if they drink too much they can sleep in the spare room and
    don't have to drive home.