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Vocabulary Quiz
struggled • at one time • think about
conjures • supernatural
  1. It's hard to children who have no homes.
  2. This song up images of the beach.
  3. His whole family believes in the .
  4. She has with her weight since she was a child.
  5. I was working in four different places at the same time. I was always tired.
Comprehension Quiz
Answer the following questions about the interview.
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Mixer #55 Ghosts

Six people discuss if they believe in ghosts and why or why not.

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struggle with


I struggle with it.

We struggle with something that is difficult for us.  Notice the following:

  1. I struggle with English grammar.
  2. He struggled with math in high school.

at one time


I lived with one at one time.

'At one time' means a time in the past. Notice the following:

  1. I tried working in sales at one time, but didn't like it.
  2. I had a dog at one time.

hard to think about


It was hard to think about.

Something that is hard to think about is sad or uncomfortable. Notice the following:

  1. It's hard to think about losing my job.
  2. The damage from the quake is hard to think about.



My mind conjured the image.

When we conjure something (up), that means we form a picture or an idea in our mind. Notice the following:

  1. The smell of sun block conjures up images of summers at the beach.
  2. Samba conjures up thoughts of Carnival in Brazil.



There's supernatural beings everywhere.

Something that is supernatural can't be explained by science or logic.  Notice the following:

  1. I don't believe in the supernatural.
  2. Should we study the supernatural at school?