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overseas • obsessed • settling
take care • support
  1. He doesn't know about this yet, so to keep it a secret.
  2. That is a decent salary, but not enough to my family.
  3. She has been living for almost 15 years.
  4. It's hard for me to imagine down at 22 years old.
  5. That was the time in my life when I was with shopping for clothes.
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Mixer #64 Worry

Six people talk about what makes them worry.

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overseas

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I am living overseas.

"Overseas" talks about a foreign country across an ocean. Sometimes we say "abroad". See the samples below:

  1. My brother Ernesto is studying overseas in America.
  2. Overseas shipping is cheaper but slower than Air-mail.

obsessed about

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That's what they're obsessed about.

When we are obsessed, we can't stop thinking about someone or something. Notice the following:

  1. Nguyen visits elllo everyday. He's obsessed with learning English.
  2. My sister Hates football, but she's obsessed with David Beckham.

settle down

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Most of my friends have settled down.

Settle down talks about a time in our lives when find a good job, a place to live for a long time, and maybe get married. Here are two examples:

  1. I'd like to stop living abroad, go home, buy a house and settle down.
  2. Jack loves travel and adventure. He could never settle down.

take care to

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I take care to exercise.

We "take care to" do something that is important. In this mixer, exercise is important for Barbara's health. Look at the samples:

  1. The weather is rainy so take care to drive carefully.
  2. I take care to include a lot of fruits and vegetables in my diet.

support

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Can I still support them?

Here, to support someone means to take care of them. Parents usually support their children while they are young and at school. Notice the sample sentences:

  1. Hans had to take a second job to support his family.
  2. My parents will support me until I graduate.