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Vocabulary Quiz
oddly • conducive • emphasized
short-term • wireless
  1. The internet isn't working because of the storm yesterday.
  2. The doctor really the fact that you need to lose weight.
  3. Working alone at home isn't really to meeting new people.
  4. They almost never cancel school because of snow, but, enough, they did today.
  5. Most students stay in housing during the course.
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1248 Work on the Go

Todd continues talking about his daily life as a web creator living on the road.

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oddly enough/ put in

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Oddly enough, when I was traveling, I usually put in more than 40 hours a week.

You can use the phrase 'oddly enough' to introduce something that is strange or unexpected. Here, 'put in' hours means to work. Notice the following:

  1. Oddly enough, I was just going to send you an email when you called me.
  2. How many hours did you put in this week?

conducive

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You have to look for places that are conducive to working.

A situation that is 'conducive' to working is helpful or makes working easier, like a quiet place where you could concentrate. Notice the following:

  1. Having all this junk food around the house isn't conducive to dieting.
  2. My house isn't very conducive to studying, because it is so loud.

emphasize

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I cannot emphasize enough the importance of a good chair.

When you 'emphasize' something, you stress or discuss its significance. Notice the following:

  1. Today, in class, she emphasized the important things to study for the exam.
  2. I need to emphasize that it is very important to stay quiet.

short-term housing

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Usually you want to get short-term housing.

'Short-term housing' would be an apartment, room or house where you stay for a short time but longer than a normal hotel stay.  Notice the following:

  1. We prefer to stay in short-term housing instead of a hotel.
  2. Most people stay here for short-term housing, but he has lived here for years.

wireless

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In Vietnam, you can work wireless from the beach.

You are working 'wireless' on your computer when you are using the internet, and you don't have to be connected to anything with cables. Notice the following:

  1. This is the best cafe, because they have really fast wireless internet.
  2. I remember when wireless phones were an exciting thing to have in your house.
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