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Vocabulary Quiz
annoy • irritating • out loud
rustling • obnoxious
  1. My little brother loves to me.
  2. I find it when people forget my name.
  3. At dinner he was so . He kept telling rude jokes.
  4. I love to hear the leaves in the wind.
  5. It is so irritating when people chew their food at the table.
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Answer the following questions about the interview.

Mixer 144 Movie Annoyance

Listen to six people share the things that annoy them when then go to the movies.

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The typical thing that annoys me, in the theater is the rustling and crunching of different food types.

When something annoys you, it bothers you. Notice the following:

  1. I get annoyed when people spit on the ground.
  2. Does this annoy you?


I find this habit rather irritating.

Irritating means annoying or bothersome. Notice the following:

  1. I find it irritating when people come late.
  2. Are you irritated by that noise?

chew out loud

Chewing out loud really bothers me.

When you chew out loud, you chew food with your mouth open. Notice the following:

  1. Please don't chew out loud. It's annoying.
  2. Chewing out loud is accepted in some cultures.


You hear the bag rustling behind you.

Rustling is a soft, cracking sound of moving paper or leaves. Notice the following:

  1. I love the rustling of the leaves in fall.
  2. When I heard the rustling of his jacket, I knew dad was home.


Teenagers can be a little obnoxious in the theaters.

When someone is obnoxious, they are annoying, even though they often know they are annoying. Notice the following:

  1. TV commercials are so obnoxious sometimes.
  2. That child is so obnoxious.