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pay attention • potentially • impact
foster home • inappropriate
  1. His behavior is starting to bother everyone in the room.
  2. A teacher's words have a huge on children.
  3. It's rude not to to the person speaking.
  4. They've found a good for the two abandoned kids.
  5. His medical condition is related to stress.
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1136 Crime Reduction

Rebecca and Gareth look at ways that crime can be reduced or prevented.

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pay attention

They just want people to pay attention.

People who want us to pay attention, want us to notice, listen to, or think about them. Notice the following:

  1. The teacher repeatedly asked him to pay attention.
  2. Stop talking and pay attention!

potentially be related

Abortion might potentially be related to a decrease in crime rate.

Things that are potentially related are possibly connected in some way. Notice the following:

  1. Some think the unusual weather lately is potentially related to global warming.
  2. Doctors believe stress and heart disease are potentially related.

huge impact

That can have a huge impact.

When something has a huge impact, that means it affects someone or something in a serious way. It can be positive or negative. Notice the following:

  1. The tsunami had a huge impact on the economy.
  2. The large salary increase had a huge impact on his standard of living..

foster home

Children who go from one foster home to another.

A foster home is a temporary place where children are cared for by people who are not their parents. Notice the following:

  1. He spent much of his childhood in foster homes.
  2. Life in foster homes is generally not great for kids.


I don't know if this is appropriate.

Something that is appropriate is suitable or correct for a situation. Notice the following:

  1. We couldn't decide on an appropriate gift.
  2. I think the gray suit is more appropriate, don't you?