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  1. The first applicant himself as a friendly, yet professional, individual.
  2. Online classes allow students to create a character for themselves in a world.
  3. We don't need to make this into an . Let's just find a solution and be done with it.
  4. Cost is something you need to when you are choosing a university.
  5. Facebook makes it easier to up with people you care about.
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1165 Social Connections

Alex and Katia talk about using social media and how it affects their lifes.

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catch up

...trying to catch up with everybody on Facebook.

'Catch up,' used like this, refers to finding out recent information about a friend. When you get together to talk about what is new, you are catching up. Notice the following:

  1. I feel like I have no idea what's going on in your life. We really need to catch up.
  2. We should go out for coffee and catch up sometime soon.

an issue

It has really become an issue, hasn't it?

Here, 'issue' can be replaced with 'problem.' Notice the following:

  1. They are going to have a crazy wedding, because money is not an issue for them.
  2. Transportation will definitely be an issue.

virtual world

You can get lost from what's actually happening around you and get lost in a virtual world.

A 'virtual world' refers to the world of the internet or a world created by technology, instead of the real world. Notice the following:

  1. His parents are concerned, because most of his social interaction happens in a virtual world, instead of in real life.
  2. Most communication now happens in a virtual world, instead of between real people.

present

...how we present ourselves to others.

The way that we 'present' ourselves to others includes our physical appearance, as well as social interaction.  Notice the following:

  1. It is important to present yourself in a professional way.
  2. Even though she is still quite young, she presents herself as a responsible adult.

consider

...That you might have to consider.

'Consider' is another way to say 'think about.' Notice the following:

  1. Did you consider the fact that this might become a problem?
  2. You should consider all the possibilities before you make a decision.

 

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