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debating • tempted • same page
interactive • chances
  1. I feel to eat one more piece of cake.
  2. Before we start, are we all on the ?
  3. This game is so boring. It needs to be more .
  4. If you eat lots of pizza, are you will gain weight.
  5. She is whether she should move overseas.
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1266 E-Books

Sarah and Peter discuss the trend of using e-books instead or regular books in school and college.

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debating

It’s one I've been debating myself for quite some time.

When you are debating something to yourself, you are considering whether to do something. Notice the following:

  1. I'm debating whether to go back to school.
  2. She's debating to get a new car or not.

tempted

They'll be more tempted to do other things.

When you are tempted to do something, you want to do it even though you shouldn't. Notice the following:

  1. The weather is so nice. I am tempted to call in sick.
  2. These cookies are delicious. I am tempted to have another.

be on the same page

It makes it difficult to all be on the same page.

When you are on the same page, you are all looking at the same page in a book. It also means in slang to have the same feelings about a topic or decision. Notice the following:

  1. Before we continue, are we all on the same page?
  2. I don't think we are on the same page.

interactive

They’ve got a lot of interactive material.

Interactive material requires action by the reader. Notice the following:

  1. These days, textbooks are interactive.
  2. You can make a website interactive by adding a comment box or discussion board.

chances are

If you’re not doing that in the classroom then chances are you’re probably not doing it on your own later either.

'Chances are' means 'most likely'.Notice the following:

  1. Chances are it will rain tomorrow.
  2. If you lose your job, chances are you will get a new one.