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gripping • on end • non-fiction
tribe • stick around
  1. The party was boring so people didn't .
  2. It was a movie. I really loved it.
  3. The protests has gone on for month .
  4. I only read such as history or biographies.
  5. The news reported a new in the Amazon.
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1295 Love of Reading

Sarah and Peter talk about some books they like and their love of reading.

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notesit was one of the most gripping stories.

Gripping is very interesting. Notice the following:

  1. The movie was gripping, I couldn't stop watching it.
  2. It was the most gripping book I have ever read.

on end

notesfor weeks and weeks on end

On end means continuing without stopping. Notice the following:

  1. I worked on the project for days on end.
  2. For years on end, she practiced volleyball every day.


notesI tend to like non-fiction books.

Non-fiction is true information, not an imagined story. Notice the following:

  1. I like love-stories, but I love to read non-fiction.
  2. You can learn a lot by reading non-fiction books.


notesIt's about a tribe out in the Amazon.

A tribe is a small group of people, or society. Usually this refers to native local people. Notice the following:

  1. There were many wars between the different tribes.
  2. The leader of the tribe is a wise man.

stick around

notesNobody seemed to stick around.

To stick around is to stay in one place. Notice the following:

  1. If you stick around until 3pm, I'll take you home.
  2. He didn't stick around, so he missed the best part of the meal.

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