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healthy diet • other day • crazy about
take turns • room
  1. I didn't know you were so ice cream.
  2. It takes a lot of effort to have a with my busy schedule.
  3. You and your brother can playing the new game.
  4. Is there enough to move the bed over there?
  5. It rains about every in the winter here.
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209 The Fridge
John talks about what he has in refrigerator.

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healthy diet

Do you follow a healthy diet?

A 'healthy diet' is food that is good for you.  It is usually low in fat,salt and sugar. Notice the following:

  1. The doctor told him that he needs to have a healthy diet to protect his heart.
  2. A healthy diet has always been very important to her.

every other day

About every other day, I try to eat healthy.

The phrase 'every other' means to alternate. One day you eat healthy and the next day you don't, then the day after you eat healthy again. Notice the following:

  1. It seems like he goes on vacation every other month.
  2. I travel every other week for work.

crazy about

I'm really crazy about any kind of cake or sweet bread.

If you are 'crazy about' something it means that you really like it. Notice the following:

  1. They are completely crazy about each other.
  2. He is really crazy about this restaurant.

take turns

Do you cook together or do you take turns cooking?

If two people 'take turns' doing something it means that they switch.  On Monday one person cooks and on Tuesday the other person cooks. Notice the following:

  1. We all hate cleaning the bathroom so we take turns.
  2. We usually take turns going to the supermarket.

room

We have a really small kitchen and there's just room for one.

In this case 'room' means physical space to put something. Notice the following:

  1. There isn't enough room for this sofa in our living room.
  2. Is there room for my suitcase in your car?