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Vocabulary Quiz
take-away • ready meals • instruments
scale • tune

  1. That sounds very familiar. Do you know the words?
  2. I don't feel like cooking. Let's just get again.
  3. There are some in the freezer if you get hungry.
  4. I want you to play the over and over until you get it right.
  5. He has always been very good at playing musical .
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Buy take-away food.

A 'take-away' is a meal that you buy from a restaurant and then take it home to eat.

Notice the following:

  1. I hardly ever cook, I always eat take-away.
  2. Take-away food can be very high in fat.

ready meals

Normally, stuff from the supermarket you can just throw in the microwave, ready meals.

A 'ready meal' is a meal that has already been prepared and only needs to be heated to be ready to eat.

Notice the following:

  1. My fridge is full of ready meals.
  2. You have to be careful with ready meals as they can be very high in salt.

musical instruments

Can you play any musical instruments?

A 'musical instrument' is something that you play in order to make music, such as a guitar, piano or saxophone.

Notice the following:

  1. I would very much like to learn a musical instrument.
  2. When you play a musical instrument you have to make sure that you practice every day.


I had to play scales all the time and it was really boring.

A 'scale' is a series of musical notes that all have different tones.

Notice the following:

  1. Have you learned all of your scales?
  2. I can not really play tunes yet I have only just learned my scales.


I hardly ever got to play any tunes.

A 'tune' is a melody or a song.

Notice the following:

  1. That is a really nice tune.
  2. I do not know the words so I only hum the tune.