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Vocabulary Quiz
shy • reserved • interacting
socialize • in the mood
  1. We with many famous people as a part of our job.
  2. I don't know if I'm to see a movie right now.
  3. She is very when she meets someone for the first time.
  4. It's impossible to know what she's thinking because she's always so .
  5. She has lived in many different countries, so she has experience with people from other cultures.
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Are you shy?
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Mixer #77 Shyness

Listen to six people talk about whether they are shy.

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  • Vocabulary

 shy

Am I shy?

When we are 'shy,' that means we are not comfortable meeting new people. A shy person is timid in many situations. Notice the following:

  1. My son is very shy with strangers.
  2. She's a shy, quiet girl.

a reserved person

I'm a a reserved person.

Someone who is 'reserved' is quiet and does not often express opinions or feelings with others.  Notice the following:

  1. My boss is never reserved during office meetings.
  2. I was shy and reserved as a kid.

interacting with people

I like interacting with people.

People who 'interact' talk, work, study, or socialize with each other.  Notice the following:

  1. My job includes interacting with people.
  2. She hates interacting with customers.

socializing

I like making friends and socializing.

When we 'socialize' it means we spend our free time with other people.  The word is a bit formal. Notice the following:

  1. Her busy job leaves little time for socializing.
  2. I usually socialize on weekends.

not in the mood

I'm not in the mood to talk.

Our mood is how we feel.  If we are in a bad mood, our feeling is negative.  We often use the phrase 'not in the mood' when we don't want to do something.  Notice the following:

  1. I'm not in the mood to study.
  2. I love Japanese food, but I'm not in the mood for it.
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