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door-to-door • pack • mistletoe
entrepreneur • allure
  1. He smokes a of cigarettes every day.
  2. Paris has a special for many people.
  3. The businessman went asking people to invest in his cleaning products.
  4. Being a natural , he is very good at getting his ideas into production.
  5. We should buy to put up around the house.
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608 Part-Time Job
Greg talks about the various part-time jobs he had growing up as a kid.

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go door-to-door

I would go door-to-door and knock on people's doors.

When you go from one house, to another, and then another, you are 'going from door-to-door.' Notice the following:

  1. We had to go door-to-door to sell cookies for our group.
  2. They went door-to-door looking for her dog.

a pack

People would buy a couple packs of the seeds I was selling.

Here, a 'pack' refers to a packet or a small sealed envelope with something inside. Notice the following:

  1. Can you buy me a pack of cookies at the store?
  2. I can't believe you just ate a whole pack of crackers in 5 minutes.


Putting mistletoe up on the roof for Christmas is an American tradition.

'Mistletoe' is a plant with green leaves and red berries that is hung above a doorway at Christmas time. When two people are underneath the mistletoe, they have to kiss. Notice the following:

  1. You can tell these are Christmas decorations because of the mistletoe.
  2. Hang some mistletoe above the front door.


You were quite the entrepreneur, the young businessman.

An 'entrepreneur' is a person who is interested in business and making money. We especially use this word to refer to someone who has new ideas or takes business risks. Notice the following:

  1. He was an entrepreneur and made a lot of money when he was very young.
  2. The entrepreneur started the company.


The big allure of the job was the free food.

Here, 'allure' is used as a noun and is similar to 'attraction,' referring to why something is desirable. Notice the following:

  1. I don't understand the allure of buying designer clothes.
  2. She has some kind of special allure that makes almost all men crazy about her.