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word of mouth • grow on you • collaborate
downfall • so and so
  1. I was just talking to .
  2. It became popular by .
  3. This book, you will hate it at first, but it will .
  4. We hope to on a project next year.
  5. Drugs lead to her .
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Answer the following questions about the interview.

1272 Viewing Habits

Abiedemi talks about how people prefer to watch movies in her country.

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word of mouth

It spreads through word of mouth very quickly.

When something spreads word-of-mouth, people learn about it by talking to people. Notice the following:

  1. Most successful businesses grow by word-of-mouth.
  2. In the modern era, social media is similar to word-of-mouth.

so and so

Have you seen so and so movie?

The term 'so and so' refers to the name of a thing or person the speaker cannot remember. Notice the following:

  1. I was talking to so-andso yesterday and ...
  2. People love to tweet about every so-and-so rumor they hear on the internet.


A lot of Nigerian artists are collaborating with artists from Ghana.

When you collaborate, you work together with people to accomplish something. Notice the following:

  1. The two authors collaborated on a book.
  2. George Lucas and Steven Speilberg have collaborated on three films.

grow on you

It the beginning you may not like it, but it grows on you.

When something grows on you, you do not like it at first, but it becomes more likeable overtime. Notice the following:

  1. I did not like manga at first, but it has grown on me.
  2. Overtime, Lady Gaga's music has grown on me.

sucked in

You just get sucked in.

When you get sucked in to something, you become highly interested in something, even though it was not your intention. Notice the following:

  1. All of his books suck you in. Once you start reading you cannot put them down.
  2. I did not like classical music at first, but I was sucked into it it once I heard my first symphony live.

lead to her down fall

That leads to her downfall.

Something that leads to your downfall is something that starts a series of bad outcomes. Notice the following:

  1. Drugs lead to her downfall and cost her her job.
  2. Alcohol leads to many people's downfall.