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Quiz 1: Vocabulary Focus
buddies • wait on • any chance
no comparison • pick
  1. There is between Mexican food in Mexico and in the US.
  2. I've worked in a restaurant and some people are just horrible to .
  3. I will buy you one shirt. You can your favorite.
  4. One of my high school is coming to town for the weekend.
  5. He plays video games he gets.
Quiz 2: Comprehension Q's
Answer the following questions about the interview.
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MX34 Where to Eat

Six people answer this question: Do you prefer to eat out or cook at home?

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I'm with with a good buddy of mine.

A 'buddy' is another name for a friend.  It's most often, but not always, used by males.  Notice the following:

  1. My buddy and I both love football.
  2. Hey buddy!  What's up?

wait on

You have someone wait on you and serve you.

Someone usually 'waits on' us when we have a meal at a restaurant.  They bring food and drink to the table.  Notice the following:

  1. At fast food restaurants, there's nobody to wait on you.
  2. I love to be waited on.  Cooking and washing dishes are not for me.

any chance I can get

I prefer to eat out any chance I can get.

The phrase 'any chance I can get' is similar in meaning to 'as often as possible'.  Notice the following:

  1. I practice my English with native speakers any chance I can get.
  2. Working part-time and going to school, I sleep any chance I can get.

no comparison

There's absolutely no comparison.

When we like one thing much better than another similar thing, we say there in no comparison.  Notice the following:

  1. There's no comparison between playing Guitar Hero and really playing guitar.
  2. Fast food is no comparison to an old-fashioned home cooked meal.


I would definitely pick eating out.

Here, the word 'pick' has exactly the same meaning as 'choose'.  Notice the following:

  1. If I had to choose a favorite ice cream, I'd pick Strawberry.
  2. If I had to pick a favorite ice cream, I'd choose Strawberry.
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