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annoyed • sleeping • early
hangover • queasy • buzz
  1. I can only have a couple drinks, because I can't have a tomorrow.
  2. These drinks are strong.  I only had one and I already have a big .
  3. I think I need to eat a piece of bread.  I'm feeling a little .
  4. We plan on in tomorrow morning, so don't call until after 11 o'clock.
  5. Sugar turns my daughter into a .
  6. Working at a farm for the summer turned him into an bird.
  7. You get so easily. Try to be a little more patient.
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458 Wake Up
Ruth and Todd talk about their morning.

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Vocabulary notes (text only) explain key vocabulary and phrases from the interview.


I couldn't sleep so I was a little annoyed.

When you are 'annoyed' about something, you are either frustrated or irritated.  Notice the following:

  1. He gets really annoyed when he has to wait for people.
  2. She gets really annoyed by the sound of the phone ringing.

sleeping in

Getting up at 7 o'clock is not early; it's sleeping in for me.

If you 'sleep in,' you are sleeping later than you usually do. Notice the following:

  1. You look really tired.  You should try to sleep in tomorrow.
  2. I enjoy sleeping in on the weekends.

early bird

You're an early bird, aren't you?

An 'early bird' is someone who naturally wakes up early.  Notice the following:

  1. My husband and I are complete opposites.  He's an early bird, and I'm a night owl.
  2. People know not to talk to me until after I have my coffee.  I am not an early bird.


I was actually quite happy this morning because I had no hangover from last night.

You get a 'hangover' from drinking alcohol. It is when you head hurts the next day because you drank too much.  Notice the following:

  1. If I have a hangover, all I want to do is sleep.
  2. I had one glass of wine last night, and I have a hangover today.


I felt a little bit queasy this morning, and I didn't even drink very much.

When you are 'queasy,' you feel like you might vomit. Notice the following:

  1. I'm not really hungry right now.  I actually feel kind of queasy.
  2. I can't read in the car, because I get queasy.

beer buzz

Did you feel guilty in church knowing that you still had the beer buzz?

You have a 'buzz' when you feel the effects of alcohol, in this case beer, in your body.  You are not drunk, but you can feel some changes.  Notice the following:

  1. You've only had one drink.  How can you have a beer buzz.
  2. I usually only drink until I get a little beer buzz, then I stop.


If you got up this morning at 5:45, you must be a lunatic!

A 'lunatic' is a person who is crazy. Notice the following:

  1. He's a real lunatic when he's angry.
  2. She's kind of a lunatic, in terms of exercise.