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qualities • a shot • laugh at
open minded • fresh ideas
  1. She was much more when she was younger.
  2. I've never been skiing before, but I would like to give it .
  3. He has a lot of for fashion.
  4. If you don't learn to yourself, you will never try new things.
  5. His loyalty is one of his best .
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Mixer #66 What is your best quality?

Listen to what six people say are their best qualities.

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What are my best qualities?

"Qualities" are good and bad things about our behavior or personality. Here are some samples:

  1. He has a lot of good qualities, but being on time is not one of them.
  2. I don't have the qualities to be a good teacher. I'm too impatient.

give it a shot


I'll give it a shot.

When we want to try something and we are not sure we can do it, we "give it a shot". See the following examples:

  1. Bungy jumping looks dangerous, but let's give it a shot.
  2. I'm not sure if I'm strong enough, but I'll give it a shot.

Laugh at myself


It is important to have the ability to laugh at yourself.

To laugh at ourselves means not to get angry or serious when we do something wrong. Notice the following:

  1. I sometimes laugh at myself when I try to speak English.
  2. When he tried to use the chopsticks, he just laughed at himself.

open minded


I am very open minded.

To be open minded means to consider ideas that may be different from yours. Here are two examples:

  1. I hate talking about politics, but I'm very open minded.
  2. My grandfather is not very open minded. He has strong opinions about everything.

fresh ideas


I have fresh ideas.

When we have fresh ideas, we think of new ways to do things. Notice the samples:

  1. The sales team has some fresh ideas on how to market the new software.
  2. I've got some fresh ideas for the website.