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Quiz 1: Vocabulary Focus
treats • make a living • keen on
livestock • to and fro
  1. It's really windy outside. Do you see the branches blowing .
  2. Our farm grows vegetable, but most of the money we make comes from selling .
  3. He isn't so sweets.
  4. I wish I could hanging out at the beach.
  5. I hate it when he me like a child.
Quiz 2: Comprehension Q's
Answer the following questions about the interview.
Mixer Topic

MX46 Favorite Country

Listen to six people talk about the best country they have visited.

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  • Vocabulary

treats

Every time I come here, everybody treats me really well.

We use the word treat to talk about how we behave towards someone.  It can be positive or negative.  Notice the following:

  1. He treats his girlfriend badly.
  2. We were treated well by the hotel staff.

make a living

It's a place where I can make a living as an English teacher.

To make a living means to earn enough money by working.  Notice the following:

  1. Every student must think about making a living after graduation.
  2. I hate my job!  There must be a better way to make a living.

keen on

I'm not keen on Europe for vacation.

When we are 'keen on something' that means we like it.  Notice the following:

  1. I'm not keen on Thai food.  It's too spicy.
  2. My boyfriend's not keen on my new hairstyle, but I love it!.

livestock

In the countryside you have livestock running to and fro.

'Livestock' means farm animals such as pigs or chickens.  Pets and animals found in nature are not livestock.  Notice the following:

  1. Sometimes dogs are used to control livestock.
  2. Livestock can often block traffic on country roads.

to and fro

At the station there are people going to and fro.

People going 'to and fro' simply means people walking around.  Notice the following:

  1. I love to have coffee at an outdoor cafe and watch people going to and fro.
  2. Heavy traffic and busy people going to and fro are part of city life.
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