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1124 Katia's Party

Katia tells Todd about her party and invites him over to hang out with friends.

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

I'm always ready for (something)

I'm always ready for a party.

We are always ready to do something we love to do. Notice the following:

  1. I'm always ready to go dancing!
  2. I'm never ready to go back to school.


It's more like a spontaneous thing.

When we do something spontaneous, that means we do it without thinking or planning. Notice the following:

  1. It was a spontaneous decision.
  2. The reaction was spontaneous.


There are no expectations.

Expectations are what we think will happen in a certain situation. Notice the following:

  1. The company had high expectations for the new employee.
  2. We had no expectations of what the trip would be like.

considering the norm

Considering the norm, it's a little bigger.

When we 'consider the norm', that means we think about what is usual or most common. Here, we are comparing something to the norm. Notice the following:

  1. Considering the norm, my apartment is cheap.
  2. It's not so bad considering the norm.


People will be gathering.

When we gather, that means we form groups. Notice the following:

  1. Angry crowds gatherd outside the embassy.
  2. People started gathering hours before the show.