Audio Notes Game #63 Life Goals

as long as


Everyone should travel as long as they get the chance.

The conjunction as long as can refer to time or condition. In this case it means "provided that" or "if". Notice the following:

  1. We will hire more teachers as long as we get more students.
  2. As long as you work hard, you will always have a job.



People don't expect you to speak that language.

When people expect something to happen, they assume it will happen. If it does not happen, they will be surprised or disappointed. Here are a few sample sentences:

  1. We did not expect to see you so soon.
  2. I expect he might be a little late.

give orders


I want to give employees orders.

When you give orders, you tell someone to do something. In class the teacher often gives the students orders, such as stand up, get in pairs, take out your books, etc. Notice the following:

  1. He gave me orders to stop my project.
  2. My boss is really good at giving orders in a nice way.

exotic country


I want to live in an exotic country.

An exotic country usually refers to a warm country that has nice weather and often a unique culture. Notice the following:

  1. Exotic places are popular for honeymoons.
  2. Most Southeast Asian countries are termed exotic.

overcome my fear


I have to overcome my fear of heights.

When you overcome something, such as a fear, you no longer are worried about it. When someone is overcome with fear, they have a hard time functioning normally. Notice the following:

  1. I have never overcome my fear of darkness. I still sleep with the lights on in my bedroom.
  2. He overcame a life of poverty to become rich.