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wander • carry • all walks
breaks • drift in
  1. She is usually very serious, but can be really fun when she out a little bit.
  2. I don't usually buy anything at the mall, but I like to off and look at things.
  3. Our company has people from of life.
  4. My friends and I can on talking for a long time.
  5. He likes to and out of the crowds and just watch people.
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1180 Rave Scene

Peter talks about the rave and trance dance scene in South Africa.

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wander off

You can wander off and find a quiet spot to rest.

When you 'wander off', you walk in one direction because you see something interesting. Notice the following:

  1. My dog always wanders off when I take him outside.
  2. She has a really bad habit of wandering off in busy places.

carry on

Just carry on.

When you 'carry on' with something, you continue doing it. Notice the following:

  1. She can carry on shopping for hours.
  2. You can just carry on playing video games all day.

all walks of life

People of all walks of life would come and join.

People from "all walks of life" are people with different backgrounds. Notice the following:

  1. Teaching English around the world lets you meet people from all walks of life.
  2. My friends come from all walks of life.

break out

Professional people that wanted to break out would come.

Here, 'break out' means to escape from your normal boring routine. Notice the following:

  1. He is a very serious businessman during the week, but every Friday he really breaks out.
  2. It takes her a while to break out and feel comfortable.

drift in and out

They would just drift in and out.

When you 'drift in and out' from some activity, it means that you participate and then go away and then come back, all in a very casual manner. Notice the following:

  1. He is usually kind of distracted during conversations and just kind of drifts in and out.
  2. She never stays with one person very long at a party. She usually just drifts in and out.

 

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