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Vocabulary Quiz
device • by accident • see the point
in the first place • no longer
  1. We don't of memorizing these words.
  2. He got lost so we had to call for help.
  3. You should never have gone there .
  4. You need a GPS to help you find your way.
  5. People use maps now that there are GPS systems.
Comprehension Quiz
Answer the following questions about the interview.

Mixer 147 Do you have enough gadgets?

Six people share their thoughts about gadgets and whether they wish they had more.

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I want a few more devices for work.

A device is a gadget. It is a small electronic machine used to simplify a task. Notice the following:

  1. Do you know how to work this device?
  2. That's a new device. What does it do?

by accident


I put my iPod through the washing machine by accident.

When something happens by accident, that means you made it happen by mistake. Notice the following:

  1. I hit your car by accident. I promise to fix it.
  2. We broke the machine by accident. I promise to get you a new one.

see the point


I don't see the point of having it

When you see the point of something, you understand it why it happens. Notice the following:

  1. I don't see the point of studying if I can use my book on the test.
  2. I see your point, but I still disagree.

in the first place


I'll just not buy it in the first place.

'In the first place' means 'to begin with'. Notice the following:

  1. This hotel is terrible. We should never have come here in the first place.
  2. I hate the topic of my paper. It is so boring. I wish I had not chosen it in the first place.

no longer


I have quite a few gadgets I no longer use.

'No longer' meand 'not anymore'. Notice the following:

  1. I now ride my bike everywhere so I no longer need my car.
  2. That family no longer lives there. They moved.