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came along • be nice • varies
last • goes on
  1. The weather so much from day to day that it's difficult to know what to wear.
  2. These shoes were cheap, so they won't long.
  3. We are only about halfway through the movie. It a lot longer.
  4. I have to go out and do a few things, but I would love it if you .
  5. It would if we brought some snacks to the party.
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1179 Salsa Dancing

Peter gets and invite from Jana to go salsa dancing as she explains the details.

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

come along

We need some guys to come along.

Notice the following:

  1. My brother and sister are going to come along if that's okay.
  2. We're going camping this weekend. Would you like to come along?

it would be nice if ...

We thought it would be nice if we get some more people.

You can use this phrase to show that something is a good idea. It is a nice way of making a suggestion about what somebody should do. Notice the following:

  1. It would be nice if he would call when he said he would.
  2. It would be nice if you could come for dinner at our house tonight.

It varies

It sort of varies, but the teacher comes in once a month.

When something 'varies,' it changes from one time to the next. Notice the following:

  1. It varies depending on traffic, but usually it takes about three hours to get there.
  2. Her mood really varies from one day to the next.


How long does it last for?

When you ask how long something 'lasts,' you are asking about time duration. Notice the following:

  1. The movie will last about an hour and a half.
  2. That meeting lasted longer than I expected.

go on for

Usually the class goes on for about an hour.

'Go on for' is a way to say the duration of time that something continues for. Notice the following:

  1. All of this has been going on for a couple years now.
  2. The classes will go on for about a week.