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Quiz 1: Vocabulary Focus
typical • complain • pick up
domestic • come along
  1. You should a movie on your way home.
  2. I hate cleaning, but many of my other hobbies are . I like to cook and sew.
  3. I have to go to the supermarket. Would you like to ?
  4. Life is good right now. I really can't about anything.
  5. This behavior is very for him.
Quiz 2: Comprehension Q's
Answer the following questions about the interview.
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MX39 Typical Evening

Find out what these six people usually do in the evening.

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typical

What is a typical workday for me?

The word 'typical' is similar in meaning to 'usual'.  Notice the following:

  1. A typical day in London is cool, wet and cloudy.
  2. I'm a good student, but I hate homework.  I guess that's pretty typical.

complain

I basically listen to my girlfriend complain.

We 'complain' to other people when we are not happy about something.  Notice the following:

  1. The food was great, but I complained about the poor service.
  2. John is never happy.  He complains about everything.

pick up

On the way home, pick up my dinner.

The phrasal verb 'pick up' means to go and get someone or something.  Notice the following:

  1. Can you pick me up at the airport next Saturday?
  2. Let's pick up a newspaper and see if any good movies are showing.

domestic

It is basically a very domestic evening.

We use the word 'domestic' to talk about things relating to the home.  Notice the following:

  1. Domestic work includes cooking, cleaning and childcare.
  2. The police were called to investigate a domestic problem.

comes along

Sometimes my wife comes along with me.

To 'come along' means to go someplace together with one or more people.  Notice the following:

  1. We're going for coffee after class.  Do you want to come along?
  2. I asked Annie to come along, but she was busy.
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