tutorStudy Options
Improve your vocabulary, listening or reading skills with the quizzes below.
Vocabulary Quiz
yummy • like I said • the trick
watered down • throw a party
  1. Let's for the end of term.
  2. I think to getting good grades is good study habits.
  3. It is yesterday. You cannot trust that man.
  4. Some people think light beer tastes .
  5. The cake was very .
Comprehension Quiz
Answer the following questions about the interview.

1044 Ginger Snacks

Ginger talks about making pumpkin dip and fruit smoothies.

  • Transcript
  • Slide Show
  • Audio Notes

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

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



That sounds yummy.

"Yummy" is a slang word meaning delicious.

  1. I heard that the chocolate gateau at the new French restaurant is yummy.
  2. "Umm, that stew smells yummy, let's eat!"

like I said


Well, like I said, I'm not much of a cook.

This expression is used when the speaker wants to emphasize that they have already made that comment or point previously in the conversation.

  1. Like I said, Sunday is my favorite day of the week because I can sleep in.
  2. If you had kept to the speed limit like I said, you would not have gotten a speeding ticket!

That's the trick


Keep the fruit in the freezer. That's the trick.

In this case, "that's the trick" means the successful or short way to do something.

  1. Keep your balance on the bike by putting your weight back in the seat. That's the trick.
  2. Making your spoken English easy to understand is all about catching the rhythm of the language. That's the trick.

watered down


You don't use ice so it doesn't taste watered down.

"Watered down" means to dilute something, usually a liquid by adding water. It can also refer to statements or ideas that have been made weaker than the original.

  1. The hostess bars serve watered down drinks to keep costs down.
  2. The original proposal to ban all guns was watered down when the pro-gun group protested.

throw (a party)


We'll throw a party on your rooftop.

In this context, "throw" means to have.

  1. Let's throw a fancy dress party for New Year.
  2. Let's throw a bachelorette party for Sue, she is getting married next week.