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Quiz 1: Vocabulary Focus
regrets • fulfill • picked up
down • at right now
  1. I know you're sad, but try not to let yourself get too about it.
  2. He has a lot of new vocabulary from listening to music in English.
  3. She really that she never told him how much she loved him.
  4. She has so many obligations to that she has almost no time to relax.
  5. Someday I hope to have a better job, but for the present I'm happy where I'm .
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MX73 Big Regret

Listen to six people talk about something they wish they had or had not done.

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My one regret...

A regret is a negative feeling we have about something we did or didn't do in the past.  Notice the following:

  1. I regret not studying English earlier.
  2. She regrets getting angry at the meeting.


I am able to fulfill my dreams.

When we fulfill something, that means we reach our goal.  Notice the following:

  1. I wasn't able to fulfill my promise.
  2. She foolishly depends on others to fulfill her dreams.

pick up

I didn't pick up any music.

Here, pick up means to learn something.  Notice the following:

  1. He picked up English quickly while abroad.
  2. Most people pick up a hobby sometime in their lives.

where I'm at right now

I'm happy where I'm at right now.

We use the phrase 'where I'm at right now' to describe how we feel about our life at the moment.  Notice the following:

  1.  She's not happy with where she's at right now.
  2. I'm happy with where the business is at right now.


It does have down problems,

Here, down simply means something negative.  Notice the following:

  1. He was down and depressed.
  2. There is a down side to working for yourself.

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