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Vocabulary Quiz
color • dressed up • chirping
lively • bloom
  1. She always gets for parties, even the casual ones.
  2. Holidays are always a time at our house.
  3. Fall is a time full of .
  4. These flowers will either today or tomorrow.
  5. There was a bird outside my window this morning who would not let me sleep.
Comprehension Quiz
Answer the following questions about the interview.
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Mixer #72 Favorite Season

Listen to six people talk about what season they enjoy the most.

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lots of color


There's lots of color in the earth.

Here, lots of color means many natural colors.  Notice the following:

  1. There's notS lots of color during the winter months.
  2. Spring flowers bring lots of color to the mountains.

dressed up


You have to be all dressed up,

When we get dressed up, that means we wear fashionable clothes.  Notice the following:

  1. Do we need to get dressed up?
  2. She was all dressed up for the wedding.



All the birds start chirping.

A chirp is a short high pitched sound that birds make.  Notice the following:

  1. Birds were singing and chirping up in the trees.
  2. Chirping birds signal the arrival of spring.



I think summer is a lively season.

Something or someone who is lively is active and energetic.  Notice the following:

  1. It was a lively concert.
  2. The festival was lively and fun.



The flowers are blooming.

A flower begins to bloom when it starts to open.  Notice the following:

  1. It's best to visit when the flowers are blooming.
  2. The flowers begin blooming in the spring.