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Quiz 1: Vocabulary Focus
  1. Facebook is a good way to with friends.
  2. Are there many in your area?
  3. I work at a cafe just .
  4. Worry about the future sometimes at night.
  5. Your homework is very late. You need to in a hurry.
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Audio Notes Scene #25 Quiet Foo-foo!

keep awake

There is a baby the dog has been keeping awake.

When you keep something awake, that means you prevent it from sleeping. For example, you can keep your roommate awake by playing loud music. Here are a few other examples:

  1. I was kept awake by the party next door.
  2. Coffee keeps me awake when I am sleepy.

down the road

There is a place not far down the road called Pet Palace.

When something is down the road, that means it is on a nearby street. The term 'down the road' and 'up the road' basically mean the same thing: that a place is nearby on the street being mentioned. Here are a few examples:

  1. There is a cute little cafe just down the road.
  2. I work out at a gym up the street.

worth pursuing

A dog walker might be something worth pursuing.

When something is worth pursuing that means if you do it, you will benefit from doing it. For example, a college degree is worth pursuing because it will usually lead to a higher income. Notice the following:

  1. Those tax benefits are worth pursuing. (i.e. they might say the person money)
  2. Free legal advice is always something worth pursuing.

get on (onto) something

You need to get onto that.

Here the phrase "to get on something" means to take care of something. We usually try to get on something before it is too late or it is a problem. Here are a few examples:

  1. My phone bill is really overdue. I need to get on that soon. (i.e. you need to pay the phone bill)
  2. Your roof is leaking. You better get on that soon. (i.e. you need to fix the roof)

outdoor eateries

There's a lot of outdoor eateries.

An eatery is just a place where you can eat food. An eatery can be a restaurant, cafe, or a pub. An outdoor eatery would be an eatery where you can sit outside at a table while you eat. Notice the following:

  1. There are many cheap eateries in this area.
  2. Many of the eateries are closed on Sunday.

keep in touch

Just keep in touch with me.

When you keep in touch with somebody that means you stay in contact with them, or keep correspondence with them. We usually keep in touch with letters, e-mail, or phone calls. Notice the following:

  1. Have a safe trip and keep in touch.
  2. I am really bad at keeping in touch with old friends.

let me know

Please let me know if there is anything I can do.

When you let someone know something, you tell them something. 'Let me know' just means 'tell me'. It is often used to inform someone that you would like to help them if they need it. Here are a few other uses:

  1. Let me know if you need anything.
  2. Let me know if you are in town again.