68 Addiction


Find out what six people say they are addicted to.

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Arienne, Norway
speakerWhat am I addicted to? Unfortunately, I'm addicted to smoking, which is really bad because cigarettes are very bad for everyone's body and health basically. In Norway, where I'm from, we're not allowed to smoke ins restaurants, whereas a lot of other places in the world people smoke in restaurants, so when I'm abroad it makes it very difficult to try to quit, which I have many times.

Jeff, Canada
speakerI'm addicted to exercise, physical activity. I played sports all my life and I do it every day and I need to do it every day and if I don't do it every day then I don't feel very good so I'm addicted to sports.

Fred, Canada
speakerWhat am I addicted to? Well, I believe I am addicted to going to the gym every day. When I have a lot of work from school, or I feel stressed out, it really relieves me from quite a bit of pressure and so I think going to the gym is a good thing for me.

Kevin, Korea
speakerOh, I'm addicted to sweets. I like to eat chocolates, cookies, especially puddings. These puddings are really good. I my fridge I have... I always keep at least three or four puddings, always there ready for eating.

Reky, Indonesia
speakerI'm addicted to TV shows. Now there is a very interesting TV show called Heroes. It comes every Monday night, so I usually download it and I can watch it. I like heroes because it's a fiction story and there are very interesting characters inside it. And the character, the people have supernatural power, so people... someone can disappear or read people's minds or can do many different things, so I kind of like it. It's very interesting.

Rebecca, Australia
speakerWhat am I addicted to? I am addicted to chocolate. I can eat chocolate every morning, lunch and dinner. My favorite chocolate is milk chocolate. I do like white chocolate as well, and I also love bananas, chocolate and ice-cream all together. That is my favorite meal of the day... is chocolate.

 

 

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addicted to

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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

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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

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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

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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.

characters

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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.
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Vocabulary Challenge

Complete the sentences with the words below.
addicted to • allowed • stressed
quite a bit • character
  1. Are you sure you're okay? You've been sleeping lately.
  2. I have been very television recently because I have been too tired to do anything else.
  3. His is the funniest one on this show.
  4. I'm very out about my classes right now.
  5. Are we to record the classes to review them later?