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terrible • embarrassed • don't care
train • reality
  1. I used to get really when I had to speak in front of many people.
  2. He seems like a very nice person, but in he only thinks about himself.
  3. They live in Los Angeles, but they about celebrities at all.
  4. The fact that he has a voice is part of the reason why it's so funny.
  5. I could never your voice to sound like Mariah Carey, but you can definitely improve what you have now.
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335 Three Wishes

Todd talks about what he would change if he had three wishes about himself.

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terrible voice

Unfortunately I have a terrible voice. I cannot sing at all.

When you have a 'terrible voice' it means that you cannot sing in tune very well.

Notice the following:

  1. I can't believe she won the singing competition. She has a terrible voice.
  2. I would like to learn to sing as I have a terrible voice.

embarrassed

"No, no, no, you sing. Oh, no, it's OK. It's OK. Don't worry. Don't be embarrassed,"

When you are 'embarrassed' it means that you feel foolish and ashamed. Usually when you are embarrassed your face feels hot and looks red.

Notice the following:

  1. I could never wear that hat as I would be too embarrassed.
  2. I was embarrassed to ask the teacher for help.

don't care

Luckily the kids really don't care.

When you 'don't care' about something it means that it is not important to you.

Notice the following:

  1. I don't care if we do not win, I have had great fun.
  2. I don't think they care if we can come or not.

train your voice

You need to sing when you're little to train your voice so it can learn tones.

When you 'train your voice' it means that you learn to sing the notes in a correct tune.

Notice the following:

  1. Classical singers spend years training their voices.
  2. You can go to singing lessons and train your voice.

reality

But I just don't think that it's ever going to be a reality.

When something is a 'reality' it means that is actually happening in the real world.

Notice the following:

  1. You live in fantasy land, you need to come back down to reality.
  2. In reality you have to work very hard to become a professional singer.

 

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