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Quiz 1: Vocabulary Focus
prevent • heavy • skip
work out • on the go
  1. I hope everything will for you at your new job.
  2. I am so full. I just ate a breakfast.
  3. She is alwasy . She never slows down.
  4. Why did you class?
  5. A large hat is a cheap way to sunburn on the face.
Quiz 2: Comprehension Q's
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Mixer 122 Big meals and skipped meals
Listen to six people talk about what their biggest meal of the day is and if they skip meals.
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My work schedule prevents me from eating lunch.

To prevent something means to keep it from happening. Notice the following:

  1. My bum knee prevents me from running.
  2. The cold weather prevents the kids from playing outside.

heavy / light

I heard you should have a heavier breakfast and a lighter dinner.

A big meal that makes a person full is called a heavy meal. A small, healthy meal is called a light meal. Notice the following:

  1. I usually eat a light lunch.
  2. We always have a heavy meal during the holidays.


Breakfast, I skip most every day.

When you skip something, you do not do it at its scheduled time. Notice the following:

  1. Because the weather was nice, the students skipped class.
  2. It is not healthy to skip two meals a day.

works out

Breakfast should be the biggest meal of the day, but that just never works out for me.

When something does not work out, it is not effectoNotice the following:

  1. My new job is just not working out. I think I will quit.
  2. My first marriage did not work out well, but my second one is working out fine.

on the go

I always try to at least eat something, even if it's on the go.

Notice the following:

  1. She is always on the go. She never stays still.
  2. With my new Adroid phone I can check e-mail on the go.