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close • go on • boarding
term time • call home
  1. He went to school from the time he was 15, so he doesn't have much experience with women.
  2. She got to the people she met while she was living in China.
  3. About 75% of our students to university studies.
  4. I just want a nice apartment that I can for the year.
  5. I spend the summer doing things that I don't have time for during.
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330 Books and Movies

Eli talks about a book she likes and the movie it was made into.

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get close to

You get close to people.

When you 'get close to' someone it means that you form an emotional attachment to her.

Notice the following:

  1. I spent a lot of time with him and we got very close to each other.
  2. I think you need to get close to someone before you can ask them personal questions.

go on to

You have to move, and move house, go on to somewhere else.

When you 'go on to' somewhere or something it means you move along to that place or thing.

Notice the following:

  1. When we have finished our meal we will go on to the cinema.
  2. I am planning on going on to Africa after I have visited Europe.

boarding school

When I was 8, I went off to boarding school in England.

'Boarding school' is a type of school where the pupils live during the school year.

Notice the following:

  1. Boarding schools are usually very expensive.
  2. I had great fun at boarding school.

term time

Their school friends were just their friends in term time.

'Term time' is the time that children spend at school when they are not on holiday. The school year is split into different terms.

Notice the following:

  1. In term time I do a lot of extra curricular activities.
  2. The school is only open in term time.

call your home

It's kind of hard as well, not having a root, not having a place where you can actually call your home.

When you 'call somewhere your home' it means that you feel as though that is where you belong or feel most comfortable.

Notice the following:

  1. I would just love a place where I can call home.
  2. I lived there for so long that I started to call it my home. 

 

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