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Quiz 1: Vocabulary Focus
can tell • campus • green
take some • a pound
  1. Watermelon is on sale this week for 30 cents .
  2. As you I'm a little upset right now.
  3. Even though it's a city it's still very because it has a lot of parks and trees.
  4. The at my university was so big that I got exercise just walking to and from my classes.
  5. It is always a lot easier to focus on my work after I exercise.
Quiz 2: Comprehension Q's
Answer the following questions about the interview.
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Introduce Yourself
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Mixer #17 Introductions

Six people introduce themselves and say something about their country.

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as you can tell

As you can tell, it’s a very sunny place.

The phrase 'as you can tell', means that something is obvious. If you are sneezing and blowing your nose, you can say, “As you can tell, I have a terrible cold.”  Notice the following.

  1. Jake is in great shape.  As you can tell, he works out almost everyday.
  2. As you can tell from those clouds, we should probably take an umbrella.

campus

It's a very beautiful campus.

A 'campus' is the buildings and land at your school or university.  Notice the following:

  1. We are not allowed to smoke on campus.
  2. On-campus housing is really expensive.

green

I love the green that’s everywhere.

'Green' means nature here. The green that is so beautiful in Ireland might be the forest or the mountains that have green grass, plants and trees.   Notice the following:

  1. The city has made an effort to go green by planting more trees.
  2. The green of the Amazon looks amazing from the air.

take some exercise

I feel like taking some exercise.

To 'take some exercise' means the same as to get some exercise, or using the verb form, simply exercise.  If you go running, go to the gym, or even just take a walk, then you are taking some exercise.  Notice the following:

  1. I take exercise before work in the morning.
  2. I exercise before work in the morning.

cents a pound

Apples are 99 cents a pound.

One cent is one hundredth of a US dollar.  99 cents a pound is a way to describe the price of food. One pound (About 0.45 kg) is a measurement of weight, and for a pound of apples, it costs Akane 99 cents.  Notice the following:

  1. When I was a kid, bananas were about 10 cents a pound. Now they are over 50 cents!
  2. Rice is about 60 cents a pound in the US.

 

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