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Quiz 1: Vocabulary Focus
dress up • mature • relive
function • merely
  1. I was going to get her flowers as a present.
  2. He looks much more with a beard.
  3. This is the first family that my boyfriend will come to.
  4. Do I have to for this party or is it a casual event?
  5. I wish I could that moment so I could do things differently.
Quiz 2: Comprehension Q's
Answer the following questions about the interview.
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MX50 Dressing Up

Six people discuss when, where and why they dress up.

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dress up

I usually dress up for work.

When we 'dress up' it means that we wear nice or formal clothes.  Notice the following:

  1. I hated to dress up when I was a kid.  Now I love it!
  2. We don't need to dress up at our company.  It's very causal. 

look more mature

You look more mature.

To look 'more mature' means to look older or more serious.  Notice the following:

  1. Jack looks more mature in a suit.
  2. I look more mature with short hair.


I've always wanted to go back and relive my prom situation.

When we want to 'relive' something it means we want experience a past situation again.  Notice the following:

  1. Now that I'm working, I'd love to relive my university years.
  2. When I was a kid my family was poor.  I'd hate to relive those years.

a family function

I dress up if I'm going to a family function.

A 'family function' can mean a wedding, special dinner, a reunion or just a situation where you do something with your family.  Notice the following:

  1. I can't meet you this weekend.  I've got a family function to attend.
  2. For me, large family functions are so boring!


I would merely wear jeans.

The word 'merely' is similar in meaning to 'just' or 'only'.  Notice the following:

  1. Medication won't cure your cold.  It merely makes you feel better.
  2. I'm not angry.  I merely said wasn't happy with you.
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