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Vocabulary Quiz
flowery • predict • all of sudden
crisp • can't handle
  1. The weather turned bad .
  2. It was a autumn afternoon.
  3. You can never if a restaurant will become popular.
  4. He it when people make fun of him.
  5. His shirt was very .
Comprehension Quiz
Answer the following questions about the interview.

Mixer 148 What is your favorite season?

Listen to what six people talk about their favorite season and why they like it so much.

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Everything is getting all flowery and new and fresh again

When something is flowery, it has lots of flowers. Notice the following:

  1. The hills are all flowery in spring.
  2. I don't like this flowery wallpaper.



You can't predict if it's going to be a warm day or a cold day.

When you predict something, you are saying it will happen in the future. Notice the following:

  1. You can never predict the weather.
  2. He predicted they would in win and they did!

all of a sudden


In the fall, but all of a sudden it gets very cold

When something happens all of a sudden, it happens quickly and without warning. Notice the following:

  1. He got really angry all of a sudden.
  2. The restaurant got busy all of a sudden.



I love the crisp autumn wind that blows the leaves around.

Crisp air is cool air. Notice the following:

  1. I love the feel of the crisp air on your face.
  2. There was a crisp wind, but it is not strong enough to fly kites.

can't handle


I can't handle the cold

When you can't handle something, you do not like it and want it to stop. Notice the following:

  1. You want the truth. You can't handle the truth.
  2. I can't handle this traffic to and from work.