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celebrity • respect • easy-going
modest • kidding
  1. You didn't know he was just about moving to California?
  2. He was a big sports at university.
  3. I know it was difficult and I for making that decision.
  4. When you are traveling for a long time you become more .
  5. She is really about her singing abilities.
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134 Cool Dude
Roe talks about a surfer he admires and why he is go good.

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celebrity

You can talk about a friend, family, a celebrity.

A famous person is a 'celebrity.'  There are local celebrities, known only in their own city, or there are international celebrities that people know all over the world.  Notice the following:

  1. It was very hard to keep her personal life private after she became a celebrity.
  2. Have you ever seen an international celebrity?

respect

If you rip then you get respect.

When someone 'respects' you they honor you or are impressed by what you do.  Notice the following:

  1. Please respect my house and don't throw you garbage in front of it.
  2. Although it was a very difficult decision for her, her friends respected her afterward.

easy-going

Very easy-going, very friendly, not serious.

An 'easy-going' person is very relaxed about things.  He will do whatever other people want to do.  Notice the following:

  1. If you don't learn to be more easy-going you will hate living here.
  2. She is a good person to travel with, very easy-going.

modest

Maybe you're being modest.

To be 'humble' about something is describe a skill that you have or something that you have done in a way that makes it seem less important or impressive.  Notice the following:

  1. Don't be so modest, you're an incredible athlete.
  2. She always talks a lot about herself and has never been a modest person.

kidding

No I was just kidding.

If you are 'kidding' you are making a joke or not being serious about something.  Notice the following:

  1. I know you are kidding, but please don't make jokes like that.
  2. It is difficult to decide if he is kidding because his face is always so serious.