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Mixer #68 Addiction

Find out what six people say they are addicted to.

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addicted to


What am I addicted to?

When we are addicted to something, we can't stop doing it. We are usually addicted to bad things, but sometimes we can become addicted to good things too. See below:

  1. My best friend never studies. He's addicted to computer games.
  2. I'm addicted to exercise. I go jogging everyday.

allowed to


We're not allowed to smoke.

"Allowed to" do something means it's OK. "Not allowed to" means it's not OK. Here are two more examples:

  1. We are not allowed to eat or drink in class.
  2. You are allowed to walk you dog in the park after 3:00 PM.

stressed out


I feel stressed out.

We feel stressed out when we have a problem in our lives. Notice the samples:

  1. I feel stressed out about the test tomorrow.
  2. My dad is really stressed out about his job.

quite a bit


I was under quite a bit of pressure.

"Quite a bit" means very much. Pressure is similar to stress. Read the samples below:

  1. The board is feeling quite a bit of pressure to reach a decision quickly.
  2. I have spent quite a bit of time traveling around Europe.



There are many interesting characters.

A character is usually a person in a movie or a book, but we can also use "characters" to talk about interesting people. Notice the following:

  1. Johhny Depp always plays interesting characters in his movies.
  2. My uncle tells jokes all the time. He's a funny character.